Author Topic: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09  (Read 16244 times)

Offline Bratvold

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2009, 01:26:09 PM »
I deserve the book because it's not so much about the cost of appliance repair.  Its about the satisfaction of doing a job yourself and not having to rely on others.

Offline theqb

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2009, 01:35:07 PM »
If I were to win this book I wouldn't have to talk my wife out of buying the "extended service plans" anymore. :2funny:

Offline sosc1

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2009, 01:39:55 PM »
I'd love to have this book as a part of my DIY library.  Presently I generally have to run to my local library or post on "Appliance Junk" for direction.  Good luck to all entries.

Offline grindliner

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2009, 01:42:08 PM »
I would like the book to save me the hours of looking the info up online on how to do a particular repair.

Offline fixmeplz

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2009, 01:44:34 PM »
As a single mom, I have to do my repairs on my own - don't have the luxury of a repairman.  The book would become my new "best friend".

Even if I am not the lucky recipient, thanks for running the contest!! 

Thanks,
fixmeplz

Offline MickDQ

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2009, 01:53:30 PM »
All right, I have just fixed the old Kenmore washer and dryer, both are agitating and rolling beautifully by the way, thanks! 
I installed the dishwasher, pulled the ceramic igniting element from the oven and replaced that...
I searched the net for solutions to these adventures and would love a book that has it all in one place like my Chilton's car manuals. 
Something I can get my fingerprints all over besides my computer keyboard! 
Thanks again!

Offline frankla10

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2009, 02:01:45 PM »
I've used the Appliance Repair Forum to repair my washing machine (motor coupler) and gas dryer (valve solenoids).  While extremely helpful, this book could save a lot of time that I spent looking up YouTube videos of how to take the washing machine apart and days spent emailing back and forth to determine what the different problems were.  I'm sure I'm just beginning to have appliance repair "opportunities".

Offline musicman

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2009, 02:05:25 PM »
 :D I'd like to win this book because i need the guidance on how to fix my appliances. You wouldn't want me taking things apart blindly would you?

Peace, Andy

Offline kidsteele

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2009, 02:38:53 PM »
Super cool.  If I wanted to buy it, where is it available?

Wonderul idea!

Offline maypo52

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2009, 02:44:00 PM »
Fixing things is in my blood. Before I toss something I will have repaired it several times if possible before it goes in the trash. I have gotten many extra years of service from items I have repaired and usually for little or no cost to me except for time.
My philosophies:

If it ain't broke, don't fix it and When all else fails RTFM (read the "funny" manual)

Offline bigme

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2009, 02:44:06 PM »
Last month I replaced a drain pump in a Maytag Neptune that was headed to the dump, adding this book to my shelf will only speed up my ascent to the top of the Handy Hubbie ladder!

Offline hardwaremonkey

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2009, 02:50:59 PM »
I love manuals, for they double not only as (a) helpful information but also (b) an instrument that can be used to hold the lid open while working on a unit ::).

I am a DIY kinda guy. PLUS, I have 4 boys (yes 4) that we homeschool and who love to learn from dad as he attempts new repairs (with an estimated 95% success rate). So if I win, it is like giving a single book to 5 DIY'ers. My oldest (almost 15) will be thrilled that our repair time will be cut in half (or more) since dad will have a better idea what he is doing.;D

Offline ronatchoo

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2009, 02:56:12 PM »
I wouldn't mind another "how to" book.
Great website,

Thanks

Offline IdahoBackwoods

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2009, 03:13:37 PM »
Sure, I'd love to win a copy of the book! 
And I love the forum too!

Offline Handywithtools

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2009, 03:58:29 PM »
The Top Ten Reasons:
10. Pride in doing the job yourself
9.   Saving both time and money
8.   Learning something useful that you can pass on to the next generation.
7.   Helping a friend or neighbor in thier hour in need.
6.   Great coffee table book per Seinfeld.
5.   Unleash the hidden Tim "The Toolman" Taylor in all of us.
4.   Being able to use great pick lines like " Need help with your spin cycle?"
3.   Reduce health care costs by less trips to the emergency room.
2.   Eliminate having to explain 100 times on Monday at work how you lost your eye brows.
1.   Using it to level out the dryer that has the one leg stuck in the lowest position.

 

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