The ultimate primer for
doing it right when it comes time for assembly,
installation and repair of RTA (ready to assemble)
Authored by Mike Mehrle
Beyond the Instructions is an ultimate primer to learn
how to do it right, when it comes time for assembly,
installation and repair of RTA (Ready to Assemble)
This book has been written by Mike Mehrle who is a 40
year experienced technician with field and corporate
experience in the ready to assemble industry.
Everyone should be able to assemble, install and repair
their own products like a professional after learning
the tips, tricks and professional techniques from this
It will help with products like basketball goals,
fitness equipment, play or swing sets, furniture and
Hi everyone my name is Mike Mehrle and I have
been a technician in almost every industry that I worked in for
the last 40 years plus. I have been an assembler in
manufacturing processes, and engineering technician on injection
molding machines and a technician in the very niche and unknown
industry for assembly, installation and repair.
The book "Beyond The
Instructions" was written to help anyone who wants to learn
how to put things together right... the first time.
The industry that I am in is not very well known like a
carpenter, electrician, plumber, mechanic and many other trades
that you may consider requires a skill... the assembly
installation and repair industry may not be very well known but
it definitely requires some skills to do it right.
You wouldn't hire an electrician to fix a leaky faucet, just
like you shouldn't hire a common handyman to assemble products
that require a certain skill set.
Along with my being a technician for 40 plus years, I have also
been a corporate manager in my industry wearing many different
hats from business development, recruiting, managing hundreds of
contractors and of course training even more professional
technicians over the last eight years than anyone else in this
That same informational foundation that I laid for all of the
technicians that I have trained over the years... is right here
in “Beyond the Instructions”. I have compiled all of the
information from technical notes that I had written and sent out
to all of those technicians in the form of a newsletter; and
from all those years of writing... I have developed this primer
so that anyone who wants to save some money and assemble their
own products right the first time... can do so, with just a
little guidance through reading this book.
Just to give you an idea of the content within this book some of
the chapters written in it include but not limited to: why
assembly is required - who can do it - and probably one of the
most important chapters in the book... getting started.
There are a couple of bonus chapters in their covering how to
move ready to assemble products without the manufacturer’s
instructions; and, treadmill repair with basic diagnostic and
I also cover some of the most common products requiring assembly
and the information needed before you really even get started,
like basketball goals, play-sets, fitness equipment and
furniture. If you can assemble any of those items especially the
fitness equipment, there is nothing in a box that requires
assembly that will intimidate you.
In fact after reading this book and it you are an individual
with a mechanical aptitude, maybe you are a common handyman that
sees the potential in getting into a very niche and somewhat
lucrative business if you take the right steps to learn the
industry and promote your business.
There is a chapter or on hardware with photographs and names and
descriptions of common nuts bolts screws and washers that are
used in ready to assemble products.
After reading this book if you decide that you really don't want
to assemble your own products, that's okay, this book also has a
chapter on hiring a professional. What that means is after
reading this book if somebody says that they are a professional;
you should truly know whether they are or are not.
So, whether you are into the DIY thing or looking for a business
opportunity, you will learn enough by reading this book to look
forward to every single assembly project with the confidence
that you know you will build it right the first time.
You can buy the book directly through Amazon, through my website
and it should be available through book stores and libraries
My name is Mike Mehrle, I am a professional technician and
“Beyond the Instructions” will properly prime you to do it
right... you've got my word on that...
"correctly" name the hardware below?
The book will name
all the hardware below and give you a description. Then as time
permits I will be producing videos on the how and why a
piece of hardware in used in a particular area. You will find
those videos with many how to assemble and install things on my
YouTube channel: That Savvy Tech.
If you need help with assembly,
installation or repair; consider: