A Sunset Book Basic Home Repairs 1974
Basic Home Repairs Illustrated focuses on the type of repair that demands fixing right now—leaks in plumbing, leaks in roofs, locks that will not work. It also deals extensively with repairs of long-term annoyances—squeaking floors or stairs, stuck windows, peeling wallpaper.
In every case the text assumes that you have never attempted such a repair in your life. As a result, the instructions will seem kindergartenish in those cases where you have some practical experience. We beg your indulgence in remembering that everybody faces each problem for a first time, so, somewhere, someone else will bless the thing you find too simple and grumble about one that makes you glad.
With that in mind, the following organizations deserve your thanks and ours for supplying much of the information presented here:
A&B Veteran Locksmith Shop; Agalite Bronson Company, Inc.; Armstrong Cork Company; Atlas Heating and Ventilating Company; Bickell Bros. Lumber & Building Supplies; Bud’s Electric, Inc.; California Redwood Association; Devcon Corporation; Doors, Incorporated; Fraser-Johnston Furnaces; General Electric Company; Hardware Products Company; Heise’s Plumbing and Heating; W. W. Henry Company; Hubbard & Johnson Lumber Company; Imperial Paper Company; Kirhill, Inc.; Kirsch Company; Macklanburg-Duncan Company; Naganuma Plumbing; Owens- Corning Fiberglas Company; Overhead Door Company of San Francisco; Pacific Gas & Electric Company; Edward J. Panky Distributors; Parker Weather Strip Company; Pemko Manufacturing Company; Peninsula Building Materials; R. L. Reaves Roofing Company; Richmond Glass Company; Robertshaw Controls Company, Grayson Controls Division; Roof Drainage Manufacturers’ Institute; Schlage Lock Company; Sylvania/General Telephone and Electronics; Tuff-Kote Company; Westinghouse Electric Corporation; Wilhold Glues, Inc.; Window Shade Manufacturer’s Association.
Special editorial research and writing by: Lee Klein, Bart Benedict, Richard Osborne, Wallace Tennyson, Esther Hornik, and Carol Blitzer.
Art direction (and unfailing source of information and advice): E. D. Bills. Drawings executed by Joseph Seney, Lawrence Laukhuf, and Dale Rusch. Cover design consultant was John Flack.