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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!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!

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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!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!

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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!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!

Rank #1: Fix It 101: Respect the Electric

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The electricity in your house is being used to power more appliances and devices ever. And right now you probably have all 5 of the top energy vampires inside your home. Today on Fix-It 101 Hank Perot from Perot Electrical joins the show to talk about your electrical usage and needs in your home. He also answers your questions and talks about the tools every DIY'er should have before tackling any electrical problems. Let's work!

Oct 02 2019

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Rank #2: Fix It 101: Small Engine Maintenance

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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!

Jun 05 2019

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Rank #3: Smart Home

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In 2018 having a smart device in your home is easier (and more affordable) than easier. The handyman hangout gives out tips about updating your home and answers your questions about various summer projects.

Jul 19 2018

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Rank #4: Bad Home Improvement Ideas

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It’s an open topic show so we’re taking all of your questions. Also we are going to talk about the worst home improvement jobs you can do that aren’t worth the money it takes to get them done.

Dec 15 2016

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Rank #5: DIY Mistakes

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Everybody makes mistakes, but sometimes it includes a nail gun and a trip to the clinic. Today we talk about these mistakes and how to avoid them during your next DIY project.

Apr 11 2018

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Rank #6: Fix It 101: Fall Fixes & Cool Apps

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Its the last week in September and some stores have Christmas decor ready for consumption. October always gets skipped over but do not take the next month off when it comes to your home maintenance. The holidays do come fast, so now is the time to tackle those fixes around the house before it's too late. Also we take a look at some home improvement apps that will help along the way. On the program today we welcome Steve Smith from Charter Builders to help out with your home improvement projects. Let's work!

Sep 25 2019

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Rank #7: Fix It 101: DIY for the Fourth

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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

Jul 03 2019

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Rank #8: Fix It 101: A/C Remedies

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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!

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May 29 2019

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Rank #9: Summer Heat and the Ceiling Fan

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With heat advisories being issued every day, staying cool during your home improvement projects is a major priority. Today the handyman hangout is full of advice to help stay cool while working and once again ask the age-old question: Which way does the ceiling fan spin during the summer?

Jun 27 2018

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Rank #10: Little Fixes Before The Holidays

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It’s time to go back to basics on today’s show and address some of those little fixes you can do before the holidays. Do you have some cupboards cabinets that won’t shut? Are your screens on your doors or windows ripped or rusty? Do your gutters turn into waterfalls when it rains? Or maybe the finish has faded from your fence?

Nov 17 2016

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Rank #11: DIY Mistakes to Avoid

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We champion the DIY spirit on Fix It 101, but sometimes it is not the best way to go. Today we list some of the most costly DIY mistakes you should avoid when making improvements to your home.

Feb 07 2018

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Rank #12: DIYer Gift Ideas

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It’s time to go shopping for the Mr. or Mrs. Fix It on your holiday list. But what do you get them? How do you know what tools they have already? How do you know what they need without asking them? Well we’ve got some suggestions for you. It’s also an open topic show so feel free to ask about the problems in your home.

Dec 01 2016

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Rank #13: Christmas Lights

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The holidays are in full swing! Which means it’s time to decorate the house! But you have to be careful when you’re hanging up those lights. How many strands of lights is safe to connect? What type of extension cords and power strips should we use? And how do you know your lights are safe for bad weather?

Dec 08 2016

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Rank #14: Lawnmowers and You 2

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Back for another round of small engine maintenance, we have Andrew Hitchcock from Fondren Small Engine Repair.

Mar 28 2018

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Rank #15: Plumbing and Everything Else

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Fix It 101 is taking advantage of some decent weather and ready for your home improvement projects. We also have David Sayles from D Rays Plumbing to help figure out what's wrong with your pipes.

Feb 28 2018

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Rank #16: Garage Converson

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The handyman hangout walks through the steps of converting a garage into a livable space. Also, they lend advice about putting up a new fence and other home improvement projects.

Apr 04 2018

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Rank #17: Brick Pavers

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The handyman hangout talks through the process of making a brick paver patio. Everything from the cost, materials, and common mistakes you should avoid.

Jun 28 2017

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Rank #18: Man Cave & Bathroom Refresh

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The man cave is a great place to entertain but your bathroom is one place that gets a lot of action. Let's take a look at your entertainment space and add some DIY touches. Also now is a great time to refresh your bathroom before all the fall guest. The handyman hangout is ready to help.

Aug 29 2018

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Rank #19: August Maintenance List

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The handyman hangout is checking off their August maintenance list and have a surprising conversation about restoring antique furniture.

Aug 08 2018

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Rank #20: A/C and Appliances

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Today on the program we get a quick visit from Timmy McClendon with A/C Remedies and try to get Jason's ice maker to work. Also, the handyman hangout gives tips for longer lasting appliances and talks air conditioner maintenance.

Aug 15 2018

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