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Why hire someone to fix something when you can do it yourself?! Find out how with this helpful guide. (Source: www.npl.org)

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643 Housing & household equipment
644 Household utilities
683 Hardware & household appliances
684 Furnishings & home workshops
690 Buildings
691 Building materials
692 Auxiliary construction practices
693 Specific materials & purposes
694 Wood construction & carpentry
695 Roof covering
696 Utilities
697 Heating, ventilating & air-conditioning

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General Information - Websites

American Society of Home Inspectors
http://www.ashi.org
Locate a home inspector in your area, view the Virtual Home Inspection Tour, and find consumer protection information.

BeJane.com
http://www.bejane.com 
"An online neighborhood where women of all ages and do-it-herself skill levels could find the inspiration, information and encouragement to change their homes." Visitors will find discussion forums, a tool corner, videos, lifestyle topics, room by room projects, and much more.

BobVila.com
http://www.bobvila.com 
Step-by-step videos, how-to articles, remodeling tools, and home plans.

DIY Network
http://www.diynetwork.com 
Tips, project show and tell videos, popular projects, and a "Cool Tools" section.

Do It Yourself Home Repair
http://www.doityourself.com 
Community forums, questions and answers, product information and reviews, and lots of how-to information.

GreenHomeGuide
http://www.greenhomeguide.com
"GreenHomeGuide is a trusted, community-based resource whose combination of tips, case studies, expert Q&A articles and regional directories of products and services has helped millions of homeowners create homes that make them feel good."

HammerZone.com
http://www.hammerzone.com 
Decorating tips, questions and answers, links to other useful sites, and step-by-step illustrated projects.

Handyman USA
http://www.handymanusa.com 
How to select a paint roller, how to remove wall paper, what to do if you have a wet basement, how to patch a hole in drywall, and many other handy articles.

HGTV
http://www.hgtv.com 
Beginner's guides to gardening, decorating, designing and reviving kitchens, remodeling bathrooms, organizing, etc.

HomeDoctor.net
http://www.homedoctor.net 
"Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or are planning to hire someone to work on your home, HomeDoctor offers a collection of helpful home remodeling projects and repair tips."

Hometime on PBS
http://www.pbs.org/hometime
Glossaries (garden, electrical, plumbing, framing, and real-estate related), articles, and information about past shows.

Hometime.com
http://www.hometime.com/Howto/projectlist.htm
Project information, including electrical, plumbing, roofing, framing, flooring, landscaping, painting, contracting, ceramic tile, decks, and garages.

Home Tips
http://www.hometips.com/index.php 
Helpful features include buying guides and articles.

This Old House
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh 
How-to videos, home improvement articles, photo galleries, and more. Home calculators are provided to assist you with your projects; for instance, discover what type of air conditioning unit would sufficiently cool a particular room based on area, wall exposure, and insulation.

 

Electronic Resources

MasterFile Premier
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Provides full text for nearly 1,840 periodicals covering nearly all subjects including Consumer Reports, This Old House and more!

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