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The cheap handyman : true and disastrous tales from a home improvement expert guy who should know better / B.S. Harris.

Harris, B. S. (Author).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Clinton PL - Clinton 814 HAR (Text) 36806010353769 NEW ITEMS Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 814 HAR (Text) 33187004765620 Nonfiction In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982150983
  • ISBN: 198215098X
  • Physical Description: 205 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Tiller Press trade paperback May 2021.

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Meet Brian Harris, a (mostly) retired, self-proclaimed jack of all trades with a penchant for DIY and inventive money-saving schemes. Armed with a soldering gun, his trusty nine-foot ladder, and of course the handyman’s secret weapon—duct tape—Brian’s projects start out as simple chores: trim a tree branch, stain the cedar siding on his home...but all too often they end in costly disaster.Sometimes he’s trying to do the right thing, like the time he wrecked his pool while saving some baby ducks. Often, he channels his inner MacGyver: he once taped his hockey skate back together so he could finish his rec-league game, only to get suspended for falling on the referee when it broke (again). But usually he’s just being, well, cheap! Like the time he inadvertently destroyed a $295 car key fob because he wouldn’t pay the (outrageous) $10 fee to have the battery professionally replaced.In The Cheap Handyman, Brian anthologizes his hard-won wisdom, teaching us how (not) to cut down a tree, what to do if a stray cat has kittens in your HVAC system, three very incorrect uses for duct tape, the manifold hazards of pool maintenance, and more.Filled with unforgettable true stories from the everyday life of an average guy just trying to save a few bucks, The Cheap Handyman is a delightful tribute to anyone who has ever thought, “Sure! I can do that!”
Subject: Home maintenance.
Satire & humor.
Home renovation.
Genre: Humor > nonfiction.

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