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SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014
ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD, CORVALLIS (OR) GAZETTE-TIMES
How to learn how
to do it? From a
home repair manual
The first home repair manual I
owned was issued by Reader’s Digest back in the days when folks
still were replacing washers in
their kitchen faucets and bending
the arms on the floats in their toilet tanks.
Back then — it was the early
’80s — we needed to know how to
repair lath-and-plaster walls, how
to clean enamel paint from our
brushes and how to replace sash
cords to make our old doublehung windows operate again.
People still are doing all that, of
course. Houses last a long time.
But times and repairs have
changed.
For those with more “modern”
house parts and house problems, it
would be hard to beat “The Book
of Home How-To” (Cool Springs
Press; $35; over-sized hardback), a
new release from Black + Decker.
The thick, heavy tome is
arranged logically and alphabetically from Basement Floors to
Wood Shakes and Shingles. There
is, of course, a detailed index for
those who may not know exactly
what they’re looking for.
Among home improvement
how-to’s I’ve never seen in other
books — and since the Reader’s
Digest days, I’ve amassed quite a
collection — are directions for installing sliding bathtub doors, laying and stretching wall-to-wall
carpeting, mitering window casing and crown molding, and even
installing pocket doors.
(I dearly wish I’d had that last to
consult 15 years ago, when I was
foolish enough to hang a pocket
door on the powder room in the
new-old house. I feel the same
about the pages devoted to hanging a suspended ceiling.)
The book is heavily illustrated
with clearly written, step-by-step
instructions for all manner of
home repairs and installations.
The drywall section alone runs
more than 20 pages, and that
doesn’t include a separate entry
on textured ceilings!
The plumbing section not only
STEVE BATIE
HOUSEWORKS
will show you how to solder copper pipes, but it will give you clear
steps for installing PEX plumbing
and even show you how to put in a
radiant heat system — or repair
the one you have.
Despite the many times I’ve
done it successfully during the
past 30’ish years, I picked up three
good tips on cutting and laying
ceramic tile — one of which I’ll
make good use of in the fall when I
tackle that bathroom floor.
(I do have one quibble with the
way spacers are shown used in
tiling a floor: If you stand the little
cross-shaped spacers up — and
use a lot of them — they’re a whole
lot easier to remove than if you
place them in the corners as Black
& Decker suggests.)
Admittedly, nearly the entire
book is devoted to improving a
home, installing new gadgets and
building new areas. But the truth
is, if you learn how things are put
together, you likely can figure out
how to repair them when they go
awry.
That said, if you need to know
how to replace the frayed cord on a
table lamp — or rewire your whole
house — you’ll find it here. If you
need to replace a water heater,
you’ll learn how it’s done. And if
you have a broken sash cord, well,
that’s in this book, too.
Finally, wonder of wonders,
there’s no chapter to be found on
types of common tools or lumber
measurements — features common to how-to manuals.
They’ve always irritated me as
wasted paper.
Send your questions to: HouseWorks,
P.O. Box 81609, Lincoln, NE 68501, or
email: [email protected]
Sunday Evening
workshops on specific
preservation methods. At 1
p.m., Linda Ziedrich, author of The Joy of Pickling
and The Joy of Jams, Jellies,
and Other Sweet Preserves,
will demonstrate the
process of fermentation.
At 2:30 p.m., Janice
Gregg, OSU Extension Faculty, will demystify the
pressure canner.
“It’s fulfilling to be able
to prepare food from
ground to table, hands-on
all the way,” said Gregg.
“It’s also fun to see people
wanting to learn how to
make food for their family
from the things they can
grow. I feed off their excitement of learning.”
Master Food Preservers
are volunteers who are
trained by OSU Extension
in food safety and preservation and who are ready to
share this information with
friends, neighbors, and
anyone wanting to learn
how to preserve food.
For more information
about the OSU Extension
Master Food Preserver program, visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/linn/.
OSU Extension Service
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On Saturday, June 28,
Oregon State University
Extension and Albany
Parks and Recreation will
co-sponsor Preserve Food
At Home, a food preservation fair.
With information tables,
two short workshops,
printed handouts, and food
samples, the event will run
from noon to 5 p.m. in the
Albany Senior Center at
489 Water Ave. N.W. in Albany.
The Center is at the entrance of Monteith Park.
Topics will include basic
canning methods and
equipment, dehydration,
fermenting vegetables,
pickling with vinegar, making jams and jellies, root
cellaring, freezing, making
jerky, and the many ways to
safely preserve tomatoes.
For all who bring their
pressure canner lids, Master Food Preservers will
provide free tests of the
canner gauges (which
should be tested annually).
Demonstrations of
meat/fish smoking will run
continuously.
Local experts will give
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