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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 | Fire Water

7/21/2021
Pam Pybas found something really unique inside the attic of a home during a recent inspection. It's called a fire grenade and is an old-fashioned form of home fire suppressant. (SImilar to the cover photo) The good news is that these are highly collectible antiques. The bad news is that it could be filled with a highly volatile solvent. Or it could be saltwater. Either way, the handyman hangout keeps their cool and tackles another round of home improvement questions including leaking...

Duration:00:50:38

Fix It 101 | Pouring Concrete

7/14/2021
When Jeff is out of the studio it is the perfect time for Pam and Jason to mess with him. So while Jeff is on a worksite pouring concrete, they call him out on a few of his advice suggestions while answering another round of home improvement questions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:50:47

Fix It 101 | Summer Shimmy

6/30/2021
High temps, scattered showers, and extended daylight are all signs that summer is here. And if you can believe it July 4th is this weekend. So if you have a DIY project on your summer to-do list now is the time to jump on it. Pam, Jeff, and Jason are here for another round of home improvement and DIY advice. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:50:47

Fix It 101 | Universal Design

6/16/2021
Jeff Salmons used the escalator as a really simple way to explain the concept of universal design. During this episode of Fix It 101, he states that an escalator is a great tool that anyone can use, but some people have to use it. Universal design is all about making things available so it can be experienced equally by people of various sizes, ages, and abilities. Between home improvement advice Pam, Jeff, and Jason explore more about this concept and how it can be applied easily in your...

Duration:00:49:23

Fix It 101 | Windows First

6/9/2021
Fix It 101 is here for all opinions when it comes to home improvement and the proper way of doing things. Even among our hosts, there is no set way of handling business. Pam and Jeff get into a spat over the proper way to place gutters on your home and home warranty issues are giving one of today's callers a real headache. Also during the show, they help with issues ranging from a noisy water hammer to the proper way to paint soffit. Let's work! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:00:49:34

Fix It 101 | Busy Summer

6/2/2021
Now that summer vacation has started for kids around the state the Fix It 101 crew has some home improvement projects to keep them engaged and busy all summer long. Also if you have some PVC piping laying around we have a few ideas of how to put it to great use. And as always Pam, Jeff, and Jason answer another round of home improvement questions. From the roof to the plumbing this edition of Fix It 101 covers it all. Let's work! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:49:27

Fix It 101 | Reunited And Its Feels Better Than Zoom

5/26/2021
In this episode of Fix It 101, you can really feel the energy with all three hosts in the same studio. This is the first time Jason, Jeff, and Pam have been in the same room in over a year! And they really pick up where they left off last March. Zoom and Skype show have been nice but there is no substitute for face-to-face conversation and laughs. Between helping with your Pre-Memorial Day projects, Jeff talks about the effects of high lumber prices on new home construction, and Pam shares...

Duration:00:49:16

Fix It 101 | It's Electric

5/19/2021
Today we welcome Master Electrician Georgia Everett from Everett Electrical to talk about your home’s electrical connections. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:50:08

Fix It 101 | Pam, Shane, and The Remodel

5/12/2021
Contractor Shane McLendon was one of the first few guests on Fix it 101 and always is the first call to fill in when someone is out. Today Shane steps up again while Jeff Salmons is out and shares his advice for a kitchen remodel, including the do's and dont's, for your average homeowner tackling a kitchen remodel. Along with Pam and Jason sharing their stories of recent fixes and kitchen remodels of yesteryear, another Fix It 101 podcast is here for you. Let's work! See acast.com/privacy...

Duration:00:50:46

Fix It 101 | Hiring After a Storm

5/5/2021
The recent storms that hit Mississippi provided the perfect opportunity to revisit a popular topic: hiring a contractor. There are several do's and don'ts when hiring a contractor, but hiring after a storm can come with its own set of circumstances. Between phone calls and emails Pam, Jeff, and Jason discuss the factors to consider when hiring a contractor after a storm. Show Links: Mississippi State Board of ContractorsMississippi Housing Institute See acast.com/privacy for privacy and...

Duration:00:48:48

Fix It 101 | Pest Control with John Able

4/28/2021
One of our favorite guests, John Able from Able's Premier Pest joins the show to talk about keeping your home safe from pest. Show Links Do It Yourself Pest Control See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:50:53

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