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xx   HOUSE

Master plan for a maintenance-free summer. Part 1. (1) Shingle repair, (2) skylight maintenance, (3) cleaning and repairing gutters, and (4) concrete repair.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1972 (v.50#4) pg. 22

Master plan for a maintenance-free summer. Part 2. (1) Caulking, (2) Spot priming and painting of flaking surfaces, (3) cleaning aluminum windows and doors, (4) freeing sticking windows and doors, (5) repairing screens, (6) checking weatherstripping and lubricating locks.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1972 (v.50#5) pg. 10

Home improvements and repairs: when does it pay to do it yourself? Includes a chart showing annual taxable incomes and per hour costs to have work done, along with a graph of the point at which you should do it.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1975 (v.53#5) pg. 37

How to make simple home repairs. Repair a leaky faucet, replace an electrical plug, replace a broken pane of glass, and caulk to keep the house airtight.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1971 (v.61#9) pg. 71

Tips on simple house repairs and maintenance items such as cleaning gutters, grouting bathroom tile, replacing a toilet water control valve washer and faucet washers.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1973 (v.63#10) pg. 58

Saving money on tools. Advice from the "Consumer's Guide to Home Improvement, Renovation & Repair" on which tools to buy, which to rent, and which to leave for the professionals.
COST CUTS Jan-Feb 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 2

Fix-it cards show you exactly how to repair the 12 most common nuisance jobs around the house.
FAMILY CIRCLE Feb 15 1983 (v.96#3) pg. 72

Spring repairs needed for your house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #79 Apr 1964 (v.14#2) pg. 56

Spring repairs that won't wait.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #80 Jun 1964 (v.14#3) pg. 54

Summer maintenance is a breeze.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #81 Aug 1964 (v.14#4) pg. 42

Lubricating jobs and weatherstripping jobs to do before winter.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #94 Oct 1966 (v.16#5) pg. 54

Six steps to seasonal maintenance including caulking, replacing storm panes, realigning storm doors, repairing creaky stairways, and keeping water pipes from freezing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #95 Dec 1966 (v.16#6) pg. 50

Repair the ravages of winter. Includes repair of gutters and downspouts, driveway, roof, flashing, caulking, screen doors and screen windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #97 Apr 1967 (v.17#2) pg. 46

Getting your house ready for spring. Maintenance tips for patio, flagstone walks, brickwork, driveway and window wells. How to repair, patch and repoint.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #125 Mar 1971 (v.21#3) pg. 35

House emergencies and what to do and not do in each case: (1) basement flooding, (2) backed-up drains, (3) water pipe hammer, (4) gas smells, (5) broken window panes, and (6) wind damage.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #133 Feb 1972 (v.22#2) pg. 38

Key to successful home and machinery upkeep is to keep organized maintenance records. Example shown.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #134 Mar 1972 (v.22#3) pg. 30

How to stop winter drafts. Tips on the source of drafts from windows, doors, latches and locks, floors and glass and how to correct the conditions that allow them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #142 Feb 1973 (v.23#2) pg. 44

How to inspect the outside of a house for damage caused by winds, ice and snow and tips on temporary repairs that can be made to check the situation until warm weather comes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #142 Feb 1973 (v.23#2) pg. 50

A look at inside maintenance routines that can be done during the winter.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #169 Jan 1976 (v.26#1) pg. 50

Five easy summer repairs: (1) fixing a broken window pane, (2) repairing brickwork, (3) patching masonry cracks, (4) repairing a chair rung and (5) fixing a sticky door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #174 Aug 1976 (v.26#6) pg. 54

Four half-day home fix-up projects. (1) Tuck-pointing brick, (2) repairing cracked concrete, (3) removing efflorescence from brick and masonry surfaces, and (4) repairing or replacing a broken asbestos shingle.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #182 Jul-Aug 1977 (v.27#5) pg. 24

Guide to emergency repairs around the house. Tips on fixing a broken window, leaking roof, short circuit, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #222 Oct 1981 (v.31#8) pg. 34

Family Handyman's Whole House Repair Manual. The 28 most nagging household problems and how to fix them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #226 Feb 1982 (v.32#2) pg. 37

Second "Whole House Repair Manual".
FAMILY HANDYMAN #236 Feb 1983 (v.33#2) pg. 47

The whole house repair manual.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #241 Sep 1983 (v.33#7) pg. 71

How to fix holes in finished wood, plumbing, wallpaper, metal doors, exterior walls, vinyl flooring, carpet, hollow-core doors, basement walls, metal, drywall and concrete.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #364 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.46#1) pg. 56

The tao of house maintenance. Advice on what you can ignore, what you can postpone, and what you must tend to immediately.
HARROWSMITH #111 Oct 1993 (v.18#3) pg. 54

Six easy home repairs. (1) Fixing a hole in plasterboard, (2) repairing faulty flashing, (3) fixing the hinge on a sagging door, (4) sealing wooden gutters, (5) repairing cracks and holes in concrete, and (6) patching blacktop.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #519 Aug 1971 (v.67) pg. 80

Build low maintenance into your next house. When building or remodeling you can save maintenance and repair dollars by picking products carefully.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #672 May 1984 (v.80) pg. 78

Home energy diagnosis. Part 3. A brick duplex house is used to show how periodic maintenance can cut energy bills.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1982 (v.3#1) pg. 47

An all-house maintenance manual. A chart of what to do and when to do it.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1983 (v.4#4) pg. 32

How to choose durable materials that require less maintenance.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1986 (v.7#6) pg. 74

The crack detective. What cracks are important, what is causing them and how to repair them. Part 1. Beginning the investigation.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1981 (v.9#5) pg. 97

The crack detective. Part 2. Lining up suspects (causes) for the cracks.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1981 (v.9#7) pg. 155

The crack detective. Part 3. More suspects (causes) of cracking.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1981 (v.9#8) pg. 177

The crack detective. Part 4. Planning structural repairs.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1981 (v.9#12) pg. 277

Mothballing buildings. How to put houses safely in hibernation. Emphasis is on the importance of ventilation and techniques for securing windows and doors.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1993 (v.21#4) pg. 35

Controlling old-house maintenance. How to set up a long-term maintenance program for older houses which prioritizes upkeep and helps financial planning.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1993 (v.21#4) pg. 40

How to save wear and tear on your home. Preventative maintenance tips.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1969 (v.131#5) pg. 176

How to read a house. Guide to help diagnose the symptoms of decay in your house and what remedy to apply.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1976 (v.145#3) pg. 122

The seven home repairs you're most likely to face.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1965 (v.187#4) pg. 150

Midwinter maintenance for your home.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Feb 1964 (v.35#2) pg. 77

A review of spring inspections to make around the home to repair the ravages of winter.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Spring 1979 pg. 8

Coping with catastrophe. How to handle five common homeowner nightmares (1) Fire. (2) Robbery. (3) Plumbing leak. (4) Power outage. (5) Tree falls through the roof.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #814 Apr 1997 (v.93) pg. 47

A general spring and fall home maintenance list.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #815 May 1997 (v.93) pg. 80

Picking a professional for emergencies. How to establish a good relationship with reliable repairmen.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #820 Nov 1997 (v.93) pg. 17

Emergency winter repairs. Stopping foundation leaks, thawing pipes, locating and repairing roof leaks, renailing siding.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1965 (v.21#1) pg. 40

Construction cracks in walls, ceilings, foundations, etc. How to diagnose the problem and arrange for its repair.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1980 (v.36#6) pg. 82

Fall home tune-up checklist. Routine maintenance to perform before winter.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1993 (v.49#5) pg. 61