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Setting up a Basic DIY Toolkit

Every home should have a good toolkit, but you do not need to buy a lavish kit all at once. It is best to acquire tools as you need and can afford them. As a general rule it is best to invest in well-made items that will last a lifetime.

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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Teflon (Plumbers) Tape and Electrical

Teflon tape (left) is a lightweight, thin tape that's part of every plumber's toolkit. Teflon tape is used on threaded plumbing connections to prevent leaks. Electrical tape is an insulating tape used in many electrical tasks.

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