By Scott McGregor
By no means brain the large renos, it's all of the little jobs round the condo which could prove costing you a fortune - until you are able to do them yourself!
Find out how, with handyman and DIYer Scott McGregor, during this crucial consultant to solving every thing round the domestic. choked with step-by-steps, basic directions and plenty of within assistance, repair it's going to enable you do all these tough little jobs you'd relatively now not pay a tradie for. Get the nice oil on: instruments; items; fabrics; greening your place; minor and significant upkeep; portray; furnishings fix and recovery; uncomplicated plumbing; decks; outdoors furnishings; photo placing; damp; kitchens; rainy components; flooring, partitions, doorways and home windows; carpet upkeep; repairing built-ins; and masses more.
With easy-to-understand diagrams, repair it's a must-have merchandise in any domestic instrument package, subsequent to the hammer, the facility drill and a size of twine (just in case . . .).
With repair It, you are able to do it!
About the Author
Scott McGregor is a revered DIY author, and a former presenter for a couple of DIY tv exhibits.
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Stainless steel is expensive and should be saved for use in highly corrosive environments or to fix stainless steel fittings. Brass is soft and should be used for decorative work or as part of historical refitting. Screw heads come in various types: Slotted, Phillips, Pozidriv—the most common styles of screwdriver designs. The head is shaped in various ways for various functions. Countersunk style screws—these have a downward-facing coneshaped head designed to sit neatly into a cone-shaped recess and finish flush on top.
High speed router. For more advanced woodworking, it machines wood for tight-fitting joints and cuts intricate patterns and contours. Used for making decorative edges, rebates, grooves and channels. It has interchangeable bits, and the depth of the cut can be altered. Very useful bits that you’ll like to have for your router include jointing bits, finishing bits, shaping bits and flush trimming bits. 30 FIX IT Fix It PAGES 29/8/07 12:54 PM Page 31 Hiring tools For many DIYers it’s a wise move to hire expensive power tools—often you’ll only want to use them once and it’ll save you money.
Fibre cement nails—are much like clouts but have a blunt point to punch through the fibre cement. Decking nails—designed with a slightly domed head and a twisted shank. The head just penetrates the timber, leaving only the slight dome on the surface that will not catch on your feet. The twisted shank is to improve the holding power of the nail. Ring shank—these have ridges along the shaft for extra grip, and are used anywhere you need more holding power than a regular nail. Panel pin Flat head Clout Fibre sheet nail Bullet head Some types of nails 42 FIX IT Decking nail Ring shank Fix It PAGES 29/8/07 12:54 PM Page 43 THE 2⁄3—1⁄3 RULE When selecting fasteners such as nails, try to remember the ‘2⁄3—1⁄3 rule’ to get the correct length.