Fix It 101 Do you have a leaky faucet? Would you like to put a ceiling fan in your bedroom? Or maybe you want to mount a flat screen TV to the wall? Welcome to Fix It 101! Tune in Wednesdays at 9am and let's get some of those home projects done! Whether it's a plumbing problem or an electrical question, call in and find out if you can do that home repair yourself or if you need to call a professional. You may be handier than you think you are! It's Fix It 101, Wednesday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.
Fix It 101

Fix It 101

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Do you have a leaky faucet? Would you like to put a ceiling fan in your bedroom? Or maybe you want to mount a flat screen TV to the wall? Welcome to Fix It 101! Tune in Wednesdays at 9am and let's get some of those home projects done! Whether it's a plumbing problem or an electrical question, call in and find out if you can do that home repair yourself or if you need to call a professional. You may be handier than you think you are! It's Fix It 101, Wednesday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.

Most Recent Episodes

Fix It 101: Summer Work

The heat index this time of year is well above 100 but home improvement projects and construction continues. With Jeff away from the handyman hangout today Del and Jason run the gambit of ways to stay cool while working in this Mississippi summer heat. Then answer questions about broken appliances, busted water heaters, and mysterious leaks. The summer always comes with a specific set of fixes and we are always here with advice and more. Let's work!

Fix It 101: DIY for the Fourth

Entertaining for the 4th of July can be a challenge without a designated space and activities to keep your guest busy. Today on the show we share tips for laying brick pavers to create a nice patio area for the back yard and mention a few DIY projects that are fun to make and will not take long to complete. Let's work! Discussed This Episode: How to build a picnic table (This Old House) How to Build a Cornhole Game Set (This Old House) Doug Rye

Fix It 101: Raise The Roof

The roof on your house will not last forever, but extending its life is not hard to do. With routine checks and attention to detail you can stop the small problems before they lead to big trouble. On this episode we discussed the benefits of a metal roof, how to keep it clean, and why you should remove the old roof. Also Del comes up with a new invention to help paint hard to reach areas. Let's work!

Fix It 101: Homeowners Insurance

Most people do not think about homeowners insurance until they really need it. But how do you know if you have enough coverage? What do you do if you have a dispute with your insurance company? One resource is the Mississippi Insurance Department and today the handyman hangout welcomes Ryan Blakeney, Deputy Director of Consumer Services. This episode covers homeowners insurance from the side of the consumer and the contractor. And if you can believe it Del and Jeff even sneak some DIY advice throughout the show. Let's work!

Fix It 101: Summer Checklist

Every season brings a different set of maintenance items for your home and the summer season is no different. Today Jason, Del, and Jeff are in the handyman hangout helping you work through some summer maintenance items and answering your home improvement questions. Also we show you how to add more USB ports to your home and get an update from a listener who followed advice he received a few months back. Let's work!

Fix It 101: Small Engine Maintenance

During the summer in Mississippi, lawn care is a must and nothing is more frustrating than a lawn mower that won't start when you need it. So we called in our small engine repair guy Andrew Hitchcock to join today's show. From his shop, Fondern Small Engine Repair, Andrew works on mowers, string trimmers, chainsaws, and other small engines in need of service. Today he helped our callers with maintenance tips, purchasing advice, and the benefits of non-ethanol gas. Let's work!

Fix It 101: A/C Remedies

Memorial day has come and gone, so now summer is officially here. Is your air conditioner ready for it? The summers in Mississippi keep many A/C technicians busy, but we were lucky to have our resident A/C guy stop by and answer your questions. Timmy McLendon from A/C Remedies is no stranger to the program and always has great advice for your air conditioner and appliance questions. Also Del and Jeff share there dismay about a news story that taints their profession. Let's work! Discussed This Episode A/C Remedies Ameitech South Madison man arrested for stealing money from home repair customers (WLBT)

Fix It 101: The Heat Is On

It's not quite summer but the high temps are here and unlike school, home improvement does not get a summer break. So the handyman hangout serves up some tips on staying hydrated and protecting yourself while working in this Mississippi heat. Also the guys answer your home improvement questions, touching on topics from mold removal, proper uses for caulk, fluorescent light ballast, and more. Jason even shares some news about a government approved tornado shelter that you can actually build yourself. Let's work! Discussed this episode: Home Innovation Research Labs Tornado Shelter

Fix It 101: The Staycation

The summer season is on the way and having a great entertaining space can make your home the ideal spot for a staycation. Everybody needs a place for relaxation, so why not the backyard. Del and Jason share some tips for making sure your deck is ready to entertain and answer your home improvement questions. Also, Jason starts the show with a story about why he has a bandage on his finger and gets "tasty" advice from a caller. Let's work!

Bug Out

John Abel, from Abel's Premier Pest, is back in the handyman hangout giving you the tips you need to keep unwanted pest out of your home. Do you know to tell an ant from a termite? What are the ways to keep rodents out the attic? John answers these questions while Del and Jeff assist with your general home improvement projects. Let's work!

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