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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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Location:

Jackson, MS

Description:

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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English

Contact:

6014326364


Episodes

Fix It 101 | Earth Day

4/21/2021
A well-maintained home is one of the best ways to help the Earth stay healthy. Planting a home garden, not wasting utilities, and cleaning with more natural products are just a few ways to help out at home. Earth Day is April 22nd but helping the planet does not have to be a one-day event. Inside this edition of Fix-It 101 Pam, Jeff, and Jason talk about Earth Day, the latest on Milwaukee Tools, and help with your home improvement projects. Let's work! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and...

Duration:00:50:35

Fix It 101 | Listen Up

4/14/2021
The handyman hangout is more than a place full of advice for your next home improvement project. It is a an oasis in a world of uncertainty where a little knowledge, will power, and the right tools will take you along way. Every project does not have to be difficult to be worthwhile or big to have a major impact on your home. Pam, Jeff, and Jason share this message today and every episode whenever they are not laughing at each other. Let's work! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:00:49:26

Fix It 101 | Spring Fever

4/7/2021
Spring is the season of new growth and new home renovations and we are here to help. If you don’t know where to start this season, we have some easy spring maintenance task to get you started. Also during this open topic show we talk about flooring, best practices for putting up a fence, and more. If you ever want to email your home improvement questions to Fix It 101 send them: FixIt101@mpbonline.org. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:50:40

Fix It 101 | Lawnmower People

3/31/2021
The sounds of lawnmowers are filling neighborhoods everywhere because keeping your lawn nice and neat is a must. Unless you do not mind being the talk of the neighborhood. Our resident small engine expert, Andrew Hitchcock from Fondren Small engine Repair, joins this episode of Fix It 101 to talk about your lawnmowers and other small engines. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:50:44

Fix It 101 | Spring Drills

3/10/2021
The Fix-It 101 crew has an opinion about everything. And choosing the right drill is no exception. Should you choose the orange drill or the yellow drill? Cheap drill or expensive drill? How much is an expensive drill? Today Pam, Jeff, and Jason tackle these questions and answer another round of home improvement questions. Also, we revisit the answer Pam gave to a question about taking the door off an oven. Let's work! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:50:59

Fix It 101 | Marching On

3/3/2021
March has come around the bend and brings with it more fixes to be done around the house. Winter is getting ready to end but you might have a few more inside home improvement projects before you move to the exterior of the house. Today the handyman hangout is here to help with oil spills, loud doors, and which method is best to find the elusive stud behind the wall. Also, Pam, Jeff, and Jason open up Women's History Month by highlighting Women in Construction Week. Show Links: National...

Duration:00:48:44

Fix It 101 | After The Storm

2/24/2021
After an unexpected off week, the Fix-It 101 crew is back together with plenty to talk about. The historic ice storm that kept the handyman hangout from opening last week has home generators and busted pipes on everyone's mind. While answers this week of home improvement questions Pam, Jeff, and Jason talk about the proper generator you might need for the next power outage at your home. Also, Jeff talks about how disasters remind us why new tradespeople are always in demand for the...

Duration:00:49:22

Fix It 101 | The Combo

2/10/2021
Shane McClendon from Shane McClendon Builders LLC joins the handyman hangout today, while Jeff is somewhere with his feet in the sand. As one of the original members of the Fix-It 101 crew, Shane joins Pam and Jason to help with your home improvement questions. To start the show they look for the reason a listener's energy bill has suddenly spiked then move to the importance of handy shut-off valves. Also, Pam makes a great discovery about her washing machine that really hangs her out to...

Duration:00:50:17

Fix It 101 | Making Records

2/3/2021
Knowing where the essential valves and switches in your home is very important. This piece of information is the difference between a little bit of water from a busted pipe or $50,000 in repair cost from a flooded home. As Pam, Jeff, and Jason talk about these shut-off valves a rare conversation about Jeff's record collection comes to the forefront and takes things in a totally new direction. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:49:18

Fix It 101 | Getting Organized

1/27/2021
Getting organized for the new year is great to tackle during this weird time for the seasons here in Mississippi. You have plenty of time to tackle inside organizing before the outside of your house starts calling your name. Today on the show, in between talking about microbial growth, finding the right contractor, and set-n-forget it sprays, we share tips for hanging new cabinets and shelves. Getting organized is better when everything has a space to call home. Let's work! See...

Duration:00:49:33

Fix It 101 | Kitchen Style

1/20/2021
With a few weeks between live shows, it is only right that one of our hosts comes to the back with a remodeled kitchen. What else would a handyman do with so much time off? Now that Jason, Pam, and Jeff are back together to answer another round of home improvement questions they also share the reasons "new" does not always mean "best". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:50:41

Fix It 101 | Hello 2021

1/6/2021
The new year is here and now is the time to plan your year of home improvement. As the saying goes, “Rome was not built in a day”. If you start now and plan your fixes or improvements, it will not seem like a rush job when it is time to do the work. Pam, Jeff, and Jason are all back for the first handyman hangout session of the year. After catching up on Pam's holiday ramp build and Jason's shower fix, they dive into one of Jeff's favorite topics, the tankless water heater. Let's work! See...

Duration:00:50:37

Fix It 101 | Bye 2020

12/23/2020
The year known as 2020 is ending, and if you want to start the new year off in the right direction, now is the time to plan your 2021 DIY projects out. The holidays are a great time to take an inventory of your home spot the places you want to change.On this edition of Fix It 101 Jason and Pam answer your DIY questions about repurposed doors, leaky roofs, and explain the difference between drill bits and the materials they are made of. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:00:49:48

Fix It 101 | Insurance Season

12/16/2020
Most homeowners do not think of insurance until it's time to file a claim. So today, Fix It 101 brings homeowners insurance front and center with agent Spencer Radcliff from the Rusty Healy Agency. He along with Pam, Jeff, and Jason talk about coverage options, the always crafty flood insurance policy, and which deductible is right for you. Also, the handyman hangout answers your general home improvement questions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:50:36

Fix It 101 | Open Season

12/9/2020
It is December in Mississippi and the weather is just perfect for any home improvement projects you can think of. Today on the show Pam, Jeff, and Jason field calls about the proper way to remodel older homes, reangling doors, and removing excess moisture from a house. They also discuss the proper uses for a sawzall and share timely tips to keep your home nice and toasty all winter long. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:50:05

Fix It 101 | Tools for the Season

12/2/2020
The holiday season is here and most DIYers would love to have to have something new and shiny under the tree. Today Jason shares a few gift ideas for the handyperson in your life and reveals to a callers that some of the best american made tools are from Mississippi. Also on todays show Pam and Jeff help answer general home improvement questions about freezing pipes, crawl spaces, and patio options. And as always a listener calls in and gives the handyman hangout a very timely tip. Let's...

Duration:00:50:42

Fix It 101 | A Closed Shop

12/2/2020
The handyman hangout was closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, but we did not want to leave you empty handed. Here is a look back at some of our favorite and most interesting calls we have received throughout the year. From critters to cabinets and Jeff's distain for a garbage disposal this edition of Fix It 101 brings together a true reflection of the show. Sound advice, funny exchanges, and lots of DIY spirit. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:50:49

Fix It 101 | Well Layed Plans

11/4/2020
Every Fix It 101 show is "supposed" to have a theme or topic of focus. But often times we get an early call that will swing the show into another direction. With Jeff Salmons returning to the show after his coastal duties, we welcome Todd Sandridge from Superior Foundation Services to talk about home foundation problems. Yet after one hot water heater question, we quickly had a change in plans. We did manage to talk with Todd about a few common foundation problems found in the state, but for...

Duration:00:50:17

Fix It 101 | Nightmare Fixes

10/28/2020
Every home improvement project does not go as planned. Sometimes they really can turn into a true nightmare. First, Jason shares a story about when a simple fix turned into a very expensive mistake. Next, Pam shares her nightmare situation that includes a bathroom, a water shut off valve and a claw footed tub. Also throughout the show they give (and get) advice about foundation repair, exterior painting, and other home issues. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:50:30

Fix It 101 | Small Engine Man

10/21/2020
For this special "Drive Time" edition of Fix It 101 we call on our good friend,Andrew Hitchcock from Fondren Small Engine Repair. He shares tips about properly storing your lawnmower for the winter and.the usual suspects answer your home improvement emails. To show your support for Fix it 101 and MPB Think Radio visit our website, MPBonline.org or call 1-888-372-4483. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:34:25