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  1. Mar 23, 2019 #1

    _BP_

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    Howdy,
    first time joining this site. First time home owner with lots of minor issues with my newish home.
    Anybody have a favorite home improvement book for inexperienced home owners like me?

    thanks
    Ben
     
  2. Mar 24, 2019 #2

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    Hi Ben and welcome to the forum.


    I haven’t read too many books on home improvements and the like. I grew up watching my dad build our house and fixing stuff and we had a neighbor I bugged constantly watching him do projects and building stuff.


    My dad had a set of books called (The Illustrated Do It Yourself Encyclopedia) it’s funny I haven’t thought about those long lost books in close to 50 years. So I just googled them and OMG there they are. Printed in 1958 three years after I was born my dad bought these. If I remember correctly he told me they sent you one each month for a year and the first one was free to get you hooked. I’m sure they are very dated by today’s codes but as a kid I sat for hours paging thru these books and then asking him questions or more than likely trying to talk him into building something I saw in the books.


    I’m very tempted to buy them.


    Thanks for triggering the walk down memory lane for me.


    Don’t be afraid to ask questions and post pictures of what you need help with. The folks here will do their best to walk you thru it. :welcome:


    https://www.etsy.com/listing/654549...N3PCodwtvk0A2YkqmluAfXQKSjrob5HxoC1ToQAvD_BwE
     
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    I even found the ad. The internet is amazing.

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    No book reccomendations, just a :welcome: to House Repair Talk.
     
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