By Jerri Farris, Jodie Carter, Matthew Palmer, Steve Wilson, David Griffin

New support for brand spanking new homeowners
Homeowners who're able to rework, simply relocating in, or able to take on their first DIY fix will locate Black & Decker the whole photograph advisor for brand spanking new Homeowners vital. choked with easy-to-follow tasks for all the commonest maintenance and installations owners confront, this can be the fundamental advisor for readers with little to no homemade experience.
This e-book is thoroughly adapted for the wishes of owners new to the paintings of domestic fix and upkeep. every one part comprises an summary of the subject; together with details on universal instruments and fabrics, total condominium structures, and the way to judge various occasions. Then particular tasks commence with an inventory of universal phrases and a photographed checklist of the instruments and fabrics wanted for the undertaking handy. distinctive, step by step picture directions stick with.

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Reconnect the ends of the cord and tighten the screws. But if the connections seem sound, then you'll need to continue by unscrewing the two screws to disconnect the socket. 28 THE COMPLETE PHOTO GUIDE TO HOMEOWNER BASICS WHAT IF ... W hat if my lamp is old and the shell is held in place by screws? Some older lamps may have an outer shell held together with small screws. Simply undo the screws, remove the outer shell, and proceed as described here. 4 To rule out a bad cord as the cause of the problem, attach the clip of your continuity tester to one prong of the lamp's plug; then touch the probe first to one of the bare wires and then to the other.

Instead, bring it to a hazardous waste disposal site, or a mercury recycling site if your area has one (check with your local solid waste disposal agency). The best way to determine if you old thermostat contains mercury is simply to remove the cover and look for the small glass vials or ampules containing the silver mercury substance. If you are unsure, it is always better to be safe and keep the device in question out of the normal waste stream. O 7 These thermostats require batteries to store the programs so they won't disappear if the electric power goes out in a storm.

Tighten the screw so it's snug. If there is a second black wire, wrap it around the other brass screw in the same way. Now take one of the white wires and wrap the end of the w ire around one of the silver screws. Tighten the screw so it's snug. Do the same for the second white wire, if there is one. Connect the copper wire to the green-colored screw on the receptacle. WHAT IF ... W hat if I want a tamper-re sistant GFCI receptacle? No proble m. GFCls are available with the same shutter mechanism.

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