Fix It 101
Fix It 101 | Spring Fever
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.
Fix It 101 | Lawnmower People
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.
Fix It 101 | Spring Drills
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!
Fix It 101 | Marching On
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 Association of Women in ConstructionWomen in Construction Week - March 7 - 13, 2021
Fix It 101 | After The Storm
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 construction industry.
Fix It 101 | The Combo
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 dry. Let's work!Show LinksShaneTheHomeBuilder.comMississippi State Board of Contractors
Fix It 101 | Making Records
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.
Fix It 101 | Getting Organized
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!
Fix It 101 | Kitchen Style
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".