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ABI News

Press Release Jan. 26, 2006
Accurate Building Inspectors®

Online Book: Recipes for Home Repair

1-26-06 New York's home inspector and guru of how-to Alvin Ubell of Accurate Building Inspectors® announces the online release of the book, Recipes of Home Repair, available free for download.


Recipes For Home Repair

Helping All Of America To Go Forth & Fix

P r e s s R e l e a s e

Distribution Date: January 26th, 2006

Alvin Ubell the author of a best selling home repair book, published by the New York Times, the Encyclopedia Britannica and the New American Library, Recipes for Home Repair, is available as a free download, page-by-page, in it entirety with all the sketches. Copyright 1974 by Alvin Ubell & Sam Bittman.

Download Page:

Chapter 1: Tool Basics: Beginners Guide to Using Tools
Chapter 2: Carpentry Basics: Furniture, Window & Door, Walls, Floors
Chapter 3: Electricity: Home Wiring Basics
Chapter 4: Plumbing Basics: Toilet Repairs, Drains, Water Pipes, etc.
Chapter 5: Masonry: Home Foundation & Exterior Repair
Chapter 6: Charts & Tables: Measurements & Materials Reference

Sections of the book were profiled on ABC's Good Morning America and the Regis Philbin show, used in civil court case presentations and tort investigations.


“Takes the apartment dweller and home owner by the hand and leads them through a wide variety of Do-It-Yourself steps.”
--Christian Science Monitor

“A clear, concise text excellent drawings make this a valuable and recommended work.”
--Engineering and Technology

“Represents all that a how-to book can be. It is easy and enjoyable to use, it makes the jobs fun. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful.”
--Indiana Journal Courier

“A clever book succinctly written with a twist of wryness and humor…
“It has the answers-for everything from the drain to the grouting to the floor tiles to the replastering.”
“A good, quick easy-to-read, step-by-step reference that every homeowner (and a lot of impatient tenants) should have on their shelves.”
--Brooklyn Heights Press

Go Forth & Fix! Advises Alvin Ubell author of Recipes For Home Repair, the book written primarily for men and women who have never turned a screwdriver or wielded a hammer.

Mr Ubell uses a unique and easy to follow format. Each repair is a recipe; tools and materials are utensils and ingredients. Step-by-step procedures, accompanied by clear, precise illustrations, provide excellent instruction and make any home repair seem easy.

Browse and download home repair tutorials:

For information on Alvin Ubell, Recipes for Home Repair, and the site, visit:


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