am an independant contractor specializing in home repairs. I do all sorts of carpentry work, interior/exterior painting, and specialize in decks and arbors.
I know very littler concerning electricity and plumbing, but we have people like Harold and others that fill in that gap.
We, or I feel, that I have been blessed with information from others or hand me downs from time and I just like to do the same for others. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction when my and ours suggestions give others the relief of "fixing" and the thank you's really put the icing on the cake.
I am in my mid 50's and have alot of remedies that are from old books and just shortcuts that do work and I pass them on. Some of my remedies are out dated and others have better ideas, but all work and that is the end result.
for example: putting wooden golf tees in wallored out hinge plate holes, to shore up the sides for a new screw, and the neat one of putting a straw on the comode flange bolts to assist in the lining up of the comode base holes to the screws. I never go to a job with out tees and straws.