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Home Maintenance And Repair

WAFFLE IRON
SMALL ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE-CARE
WAFFLE IRON-CARE AND CLEANING

WALL
WALL REPAIR AND FASTENERS
REPAIRING WALL ELECTRICAL OUTLETS
WALL REPAIR AND FASTENERS
REPAIRING WALL SWITCHES
FABRIC WALLCOVERINGS-CARE, SELECTION
CLEANING FABRIC WALLCOVERS
WALLPAPER-GENERAL INFORMATION
FABRIC WALLCOVERINGS-CARE, SELECTION
WALLPAPER-DUSTING
WALLPAPER-CLEANING-NONWASHABLE PAPERS
WALLPAPER-CLEANING-WASHABLE PAPERS
WALLPAPER-CLEANING-SCRUBBABLE PAPERS
CLEANING FABRIC WALLCOVERS
WALLPAPER-REMOVING SPOTS AND STAINS
WALLPAPER-REPAIR
CLEANING WALLS, SURFACES AFTER A FIRE
REMOVING SMOKE ODORS AFTER A FIRE
CHECKING BUILDINGS AFTER A FLOOD
CLEANING WALLS AFTER A FLOOD
DRYING WALLS AFTER A FLOOD
WASHING PAINTED WALLS, WOODWORK
CLEANING PANELED WALLS, WOODWORK
CLEANING HARDBOARD PANELS
CLEANING SOOTY WALLS
WALLPAPER-GENERAL INFORMATION
FABRIC WALLCOVERINGS-CARE, SELECTION
CLEANING CERAMIC TILE WALLS
REPAIRING POPPING NAILS ON DRY WALL
FASTENERS FOR PLASTER WALL
WALLPAPER-DUSTING
WALLPAPER-CLEANING-NONWASHABLE PAPERS
WALLPAPER-CLEANING-WASHABLE PAPERS
WALLPAPER-CLEANING-SCRUBBABLE PAPERS
CLEANING FABRIC WALLCOVERS
WALLPAPER-REMOVING SPOTS AND STAINS
WALLPAPER-REPAIR
REPAIRING PLASTER WALLS-LARGE CRACKS
REPAIRING PLASTER WALLS-HOLE IN WALL
REPAIRING PLASTER WALLS-SMALL CRACKS
HOMEMADE CLEANERS 1991
HOME INSULATION: LOWER YOUR ENERGY COSTS AND PROVIDE CREATURE COMFORTS

WASHABLE
WALLPAPER-CLEANING-WASHABLE PAPERS

WASHER
WINTERIZING VACATION HOMES
RECONDITIONING FLOODED APPLIANCES
SANITIZING FLOODED LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT
SYNTHETIC ENAMEL CHARACTERISTICS
SYNTHETIC ENAMEL-CARE AND CLEANING
CARING FOR PLASTIC
WASHER-CARE
WASHER-CLEANING
CONTROLLING COSTS FOR HOME HOT WATER PRODUCTION AND USE

WASHING
WASHING PAINTED WALLS, WOODWORK
WASHING BLANKETS-SYNTHETIC, COTTON
ELECTRIC BLANKETS-CARE AND LAUNDERING
SLEEPING BAGS-CARE AND CLEANING
WINDOW GLASS CLEANING
CLEANING SHEER CURTAINS
WASHING WOOLEN BLANKETS
POLYESTER, FEATHER PILLOWS-LAUNDERING
FOAM PILLOWS-LAUNDERING
RECONDITIONING FLOODED APPLIANCES
SANITIZING FLOODED LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT
SYNTHETIC ENAMEL CHARACTERISTICS
SYNTHETIC ENAMEL-CARE AND CLEANING
CARING FOR PLASTIC
WASHER-CARE
WASHER-CLEANING
ALKALI CLEANERS

WASPS
SOLITARY WASPS, CICADA KILLERS, MUD D

WASTE
WASTE MANAGEMENT
HOUSEHOLD WASTE MANAGEMENT
WASTE REDUCTION PRACTICES

WATER
WINTERIZING VACATION HOMES
WATER CONSERVATION
WATER HEATER-CARE
WATER TREATMENT
WHY TEST YOUR WATER?
HOW TO TAKE A WATER SAMPLE
CONSERVATION OF WATER IN THE HOME
PLUMBING SYSTEMS
WATER CONSERVATION
SEPTIC SYSTEM FAILURE
TESTING OF PRIVATE WELLS
DISTILLATION WATER TREATMENT
ACTIVATED CARBON WATER TREATMENT
REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER TREATMENT
NITRATES IN DRINKING WATER
WOOD FURNITURE-WATER RING,WHITE HAZE
WATER TREATMENT
PLUMBING SYSTEMS
WHY TEST YOUR WATER?
HOW TO TAKE A WATER SAMPLE
WATER TREATMENT  
CONSERVATION OF WATER IN THE HOME
CONTROLLING COSTS FOR HOME HOT WATER PRODUCTION AND USE

WATER CONSERVATION
CONTROLLING COSTS FOR HOME HOT WATER PRODUCTION AND USE

WATER HEATER
CONTROLLING COSTS FOR HOME HOT WATER PRODUCTION AND USE

WATER USE
CONTROLLING COSTS FOR HOME HOT WATER PRODUCTION AND USE

WAX
CARPET STAIN REMOVAL-GENERAL INFO
UPHOLSTERY-STAIN REMOVAL, GEN INFO
CANDLE WAX OR CHEWING GUM ON FLOORS
REMOVING OLD WAX FROM VINYL FLOORS
CLEANING WOOD FURNITURE-CANDLE WAX
REMOVING CANDLE WAX ON CARPET, UPHOLS
REMOVING WAX ON CARPET, UPHOLSTERY
HOMEMADE CLEANERS
WAXING WOOD FLOORS
SPOTS AND SCRATCHES ON WOOD FLOORS

WEATHERSTRIPPING
WEATHERSTRIPPING DOORS AND WINDOWS
TYPES OF WEATHERSTRIPPING
YOU CAN DO IT WEATHERSTRIPPING
ENERGY TIPS - WEATHERSTRIPPING
ENERGY TIPS - ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOWS
ENERGY TIPS - SELECTION AND COMPARISON OF WEATHERSTRIPPING MATERIALS

WEB
EASTERN TENT CATERPILLAR

WEEDS
POISON IVY CONTROL

WEEVILS
GRAIN AND BEAN WEEVILS
ROOT WEEVILS

WHITE FILM
CLEANING TEFLON

WHITE MARKS
WOOD FURNITURE-WHITE MARKS

WHITE SPOTS
FLOOD-DAMAGED WOOD FURNITURE REPAIR
WOOD FURNITURE-WATER RING,WHITE HAZE
WOOD FURNITURE-WHITE MARKS

WHITE STAIN
CLEANING CERAMIC TILE WALLS

WHITING
ABRASIVE CLEANERS

WICKER
WICKER FURNITURE CARE AND CLEANING
WICKER OUTDOOR FURNITURE - CARE AND C

WIND
ENERGY CONSERVATION LANDSCAPING-WINTER WIND PROTECTION

WINDBREAK
ENERGY CONSERVATION LANDSCAPING-WINTER WIND PROTECTION
 
WINDOW
CLEANING WINDOW SHADES
VENETIAN BLINDS WASHING IN BATHTUB
VENETIAN BLINDS-WASHING AT WINDOW
VENETIAN BLINDS-WASHING OUTDOORS
VENETIAN BLINDS-WAXING
REPAIRING WINDOW SHADES AND ROLLERS
HANGING WINDOW SHADES
HOMEMADE CLEANERS
CLEANING ROMAN SHADES, WINDOW QUILTS
REPAIRING WINDOW SCREENS
REPAIRING HOLES IN WINDOW SCREENS
REPLACING WINDOW SCREEN ON WOOD FRAME
REPLACING WINDOW SCREEN ON ALUMINUM F
MAKING ALUMINUM WINDOW SCREEN FRAMES
CLEANING WINDOW AND DOOR SCREENS
CLEANING WINDOW SHADES
CLEANING WOOD AND FABRIC ROMAN SHADES
CLEANING ROMAN SHADES, WINDOW QUILTS
MAKING WIDE SHADES FIT NARROW WINDOWS
REPAIRING WINDOW SHADES AND ROLLERS
HANGING WINDOW SHADES
CLEANING WALLS, SURFACES AFTER A FIRE
REPLACING BROKEN WINDOW GLASS
REPAIRING WINDOW SCREENS
REPAIRING HOLES IN WINDOW SCREENS
REPLACING WINDOW SCREEN ON WOOD FRAME
REPLACING WINDOW SCREEN ON ALUMINUM F
MAKING ALUMINUM WINDOW SCREEN FRAMES
CAULKING WINDOWS
TYPES OF CAULKING
WEATHERSTRIPPING DOORS AND WINDOWS
TYPES OF WEATHERSTRIPPING
WINDOW GLASS CLEANING
CLEANING WINDOW AND DOOR SCREENS
OPENING FLOODED WINDOWS
MOISTURE ON WINDOWS
CLEANING WOOD WINDOW FRAMES
CLEANING ALUMINUM WINDOW FRAMES
CLEANING WOOD AND FABRIC ROMAN SHADES
CLEANING ROMAN SHADES, WINDOW QUILTS
MAKING WIDE SHADES FIT NARROW WINDOWS
HOMEMADE WINDOW GLASS CLEANER
YOU CAN DO IT WEATHERSTRIPPING
HOMEMADE CLEANERS 1991
ENERGY TIPS - WEATHERSTRIPPING
ENERGY TIPS - ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOWS
ENERGY TIPS - SELECTION AND COMPARISON OF WEATHERSTRIPPING MATERIALS
HOME INSULATION: LOWER YOUR ENERGY COSTS AND PROVIDE CREATURE COMFORTS
LOW-COST, ENERGY-EFFICIENT WINDOW TREATMENTS

WINDSHIELD
HOMEMADE CLEANERS

WINE
CLEANING GLASS ACCESSORIES
CARPET STAIN REMOVAL-GENERAL INFO
UPHOLSTERY-STAIN REMOVAL, GEN INFO
REMOVING WINE ON CARPET, UPHOLSTERY

WINTER
ENERGY CONSERVATION LANDSCAPING-WINTER WIND PROTECTION

WINTERIZING
WINTERIZING VACATION HOMES
REFRIGERATOR CARE

WOLF SPIDER
SPIDERS-BIOLOGY AND CONTROL

WOOD
CLEANING WOOD FURNITURE AFTER A FIRE
CLEANING FLOODED FLOORS AND WOODWORK
TREATING WARPED, DE-LAMINATED FLOORS
FLOOD-DAMAGED WOOD FURNITURE REPAIR
REMOVING MILDEW FROM WOOD
CLEANING KITCHEN CABINETS
WOODEN BLOCK-CARE
WOODEN BLOCK-CLEANING
CLEANING WOODENWARE
WOOD-CARE AND CLEANING
REPLACING WINDOW SCREEN ON WOOD FRAME
WASHING PAINTED WALLS, WOODWORK
CLEANING PANELED WALLS, WOODWORK
CLEANING HARDBOARD PANELS
CLEANING WOOD FURNITURE
FINISH REPAIRS ON WOOD FURNITURE
REPAIRING DENTS ON WOOD FURNITURE
REGLUING WOOD FURNITURE JOINTS
REGLUING WOOD FURNITURE VENEER
ANTIQUE FURNITURE/CARE AND CLEANING
LACQUERED WOOD/CARE AND CLEANING
OIL FINISH WOOD FURNITURE CLEANING
VARNISHED WOOD CARE AND CLEANING
POLYURETHANE FINISH CARE AND CLEANING
CLEANING PAINTED FINISHES
PIANO CARE AND CLEANING
OUTDOOR WOOD FURNITURE - CARE AND CLE
KITCHEN CABINETS - SPECIAL CLEANING
REMOVING STAINS FROM WOODEN BLOCKS
CLEANING WOOD WINDOW FRAMES
CLEANING WOOD AND FABRIC ROMAN SHADES
CLEANING WOOD FURNITURE-SPECIAL
CLEANING WOOD FURNITURE-ALCOHOL STAIN
CLEANING WOOD FURNITURE-BURNS
CLEANING WOOD FURNITURE-CANDLE WAX
WOOD FURNITURE-CLOUDY,STREAKED SURFAC
WOOD FURNITURE-CRACKING AND CHECKING
WOOD FURNITURE-DARK SPOTS
WOOD FURNITURE-GREASE STAINS
WOOD FURNITURE-INK STAINS
WOOD FURNITURE-NAIL POLISH
WOOD FURNITURE-PAINT STAINS
WOOD FURNITURE-SCRATCHES
WOOD FURNITURE-WATER RING,WHITE HAZE
WOOD FURNITURE-WHITE MARKS
WOOD FURNITURE-YELLOW SPOTS
EXTERIOR FINISHES FOR WOOD
WOOD FINISHING
WOOD FLOORS AND FINISHING
SMOKE PROBLEMS
CHIMNEY PROBLEMS
WORKING WITH CHEMICAL TREATED WOOD
CARE OF WOOD FURNITURE
BARK BEETLES
CARPENTER ANTS
TERMITES
POWDER POST BEETLES
CLEANING FLOORS AFTER A FIRE
WOOD-CARE AND CLEANING
WAXING WOOD FLOORS
SPOTS AND SCRATCHES ON WOOD FLOORS
WOOD FLOORS AND FINISHING
WOOD FINISHING
WOOD STOVE
SMOKE PROBLEMS
CHIMNEY PROBLEMS
WOODEN BLOCK-CARE
WOODEN BLOCK-CLEANING
REMOVING STAINS FROM WOODEN BLOCKS
CLEANING WOODENWARE
CLEANING WALLS, SURFACES AFTER A FIRE
CLEANING FLOODED FLOORS AND WOODWORK
TREATING WARPED, DE-LAMINATED FLOORS
WASHING PAINTED WALLS, WOODWORK
CLEANING PANELED WALLS, WOODWORK
HOMEMADE CLEANERS 1991
ENERGY TIPS - SELECTION AND COMPARISON OF WEATHERSTRIPPING MATERIALS

WOOL
WASHING WOOLEN BLANKETS
CLEANING WOOLEN BLANKETS

WROUGHT IRON
WROUGHT IRON CHARACTERISTICS
CARING FOR WROUGHT IRON
CLEANING WROUGHT IRON


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