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By Deanna Sclar

The top-selling automobile fix guide--400,000 copies sold--now widely reorganized and updated.

Forty-eight percentage of U.S. families practice no less than a few vehicle upkeep on their lonesome, with ladies now accounting for one 3rd of this $34 billion car home made marketplace. for brand new or would-be home made mechanics, this illustrated how-to consultant has lengthy been a needs to and now it's even higher. a whole reorganization now places suitable fix and upkeep details at once after every one car approach assessment, making it a lot more uncomplicated to discover hands-on fix-it directions. writer Deanna Sclar has up to date structures and service details all through, getting rid of discussions of carburetors and including assurance of hybrid and substitute gasoline automobiles. She's additionally revised schedules for tune-ups and oil adjustments, integrated using assistance which may store on upkeep and service bills, and additional new recommendation on troubleshooting difficulties and picking out while to name in a qualified mechanic. For someone who desires to get a better price on automobile upkeep and upkeep, this publication is where to start.

Deanna Sclar (Long seashore, CA), an acclaimed car fix professional and client suggest, has contributed to the la instances and has been interviewed at the this day express, NBC Nightly information, and different tv courses.

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If you're installing a third hinge, center it between the two. The thresholds inside your house and the sills and thresholds in exterior doorways are the hardest-working parts of your doors. Because they're exposed to continual foot traffic and, in the case of exterior doorways, the elements, both may eventually need to be replaced. The sill forms the bottom of the frame of an exterior doorway and serves the same function as a window sill—it diverts water away from the door and house. The sill fits snugly under the casing and against or under the jambs.

Sure the replacement door you purchase will fit your opening. CAUTION: Be sure to double check all measurements before cutting. Here are a few points to keep in mind when hanging a door: ready beveled, install it so the beveled edge is on the lock side. • Sand or plane any excess wood up to 1/16 inch on the door's top and bottom, up to 1/4 inch on the sides. Saw off any excess that's greater; sand. • Leave a 1/16-inch clearance around the door on the top and sides. Bottom clearance should be at least 1/2 inch—more if you need to clear a rug.

You may be able to compensate for a slightly warped door by repositioning the stop, partially shimming the hinges, or adding a hinge. It's best to replace a door that's badly warped (pages 72-73). Where there's a slight bow on the hinge side, centering a third hinge between the top and bottom ones often pulls the door back into alignment. If the bow is near the lock side and the door latches only when slammed, first try adjusting the latch (page 72). If this doesn't help, remove and reposition the stop as for a window (page 55) and, if necessary adjust the strike plate alignment (page 72).

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