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  • Kelly Andretta says:
    63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    courage to handle the basics, November 12, 2002
    By A Customer
    This review is from: Dare to Repair: A Do-it-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home (Paperback)
    This book demystifies some of the simple, around-the-house chores that you always thought you should be able to handle on your own, but somehow still weren’t sure how to tackle.
    The projects are well explained and have given me the courage and confidence to take some of them on. It’s also nice to know the guide is in the book case, so when I start to think about calling a plumber or an electrician, I’ll be able to look in the book and decide whether or not I really do need to make that call.
    I’ve noticed that some people think the book’s simplistic, while others seem to think it’s too heavily slanted toward a female audience. Since women have not traditionally done a lot of home repair (myself included), I think the book is ideally suited to its target group.

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  • LuAnn D D "LuAnn D D" says:
    46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Very Empowering Book, January 2, 2006
    By 
    Kelly Andretta (Ventnor, NJ) –
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    This review is from: Dare to Repair: A Do-it-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home (Paperback)
    I bought this book for my Mom for Christmas last year. She was on her own for the first time in her life. When I visited her this Christmas, she was complaining about her toilet running. I said, “Mom, get the book” She got the book out, I read the instructions out loud to her, and she fixed her OWN toilet. She was so proud of herself. Everyone that called on Christmas got the blow by blow account of how she fixed her own toilet. Buy this book. You will learn how to fix alot of those annoying household problems. Save money, and get a feeling of accomplishment. Buy it for your Mom, Dad, everyone. Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous says:
    39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
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    It’s 3:00 AM and you have a gas leak..now what?, March 18, 2004
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    LuAnn D D “LuAnn D D” (Grayslake, IL United States) –

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    This review is from: Dare to Repair: A Do-it-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home (Paperback)
    I have to say that this is a great book for anyone who has just purchased their first home. If you are in a position where you have noone to depend on but yourself, get a copy. Although, a reviewer did pan the book, stating that it gave instructions on how to change a bulb, this is not the whole truth-the bulb that they are referring to in the book, is in your gas or electric oven-big difference. It gives details on how to ignite a pilot light on a water heater safely-( which, unfortunately, I have had to do twice )- and several other things that you may not even think about until it is too late. Better to buy the book, and familiarize yourself. Do you know how to shut off your gas supply in an emergency, or repair a leaking water tank on a Sunday, or worse, in the middle of the night? Where is your toolbox? Do you even have a tool box? I admit, I did’nt even consider these things before. Buying a house for the first time, most of us are knee deep in carpet samples, decorating books, and paint chips-and most of us don’t focus on gas leaks, frozen pipes, broken toilets, clogged showers, or loss of hot water. Like a good scout, BE PREPARED!

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