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What is the best way to find a handyman in SF to hook up my washer?

I need to find someone in San Francisco to hook up my washing machine. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by trip and a half on Jan 19, 2014 - 9 answers

 

Real-time plumbing question

There is a handyman in my home right now who is in his 3rd hour of installing a new kitchen sink and faucet. Part of that time was devoted to running out to the hardware store to get the right parts to replace the water shut off valve, which apparently was stripped. That took about a half hour (which was reasonable given the distance). He told me originally that he thought the sink replacement would take about an hour, so minus the hardware store run, it's taken 2 and a half times longer than he estimated. Is the amount of time he's spent so far excessive? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Nov 10, 2013 - 14 answers

How much should I bill my landlord for maintenance work?

My landlord asked me to stain the deck and paint the front door. I have no handyman qualities, but said I'd do it. They asked how much they should pay me on an hourly basis for doing it. I have no idea. Suggestions?
posted by BradNelson on Jul 18, 2013 - 15 answers

how to find decent plumber/handyman

We have a plumbing emergency, and a backlog of household projects and repairs. [more inside]
posted by Lizzle on Jun 4, 2013 - 13 answers

How can I get hands-on training in home improvement locally?

Is there some kind of class, part-time apprenticeship, or in-home tutor I can use to get hands-on handyman training near Livonia, MI? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jan 31, 2013 - 3 answers

Looking to start a simple home toolkit

Looking to buy a toolbox with essential tools [more inside]
posted by Highest_Of_Fives on Dec 29, 2012 - 23 answers

Fantastic! Now ... how to hang it

Calling all handymen and women, artists and other problem solvers; how to hang totally awesome (but heavy) acrylic painting my boyfriend made me for Christmas [more inside]
posted by notcomputersavvy06 on Dec 25, 2012 - 12 answers

How can I strengthen my futon frame?

Soliciting suggestions from handyperson types: How can I reinforce my futon to withstand heavier loads? [more inside]
posted by blue t-shirt on May 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Carpenter/Handyman in Arlington, VA

Trying to find a reliable and reasonably priced carpenter/handyman in Arlington, Virginia [more inside]
posted by gemmy on Feb 22, 2012 - 5 answers

How hard is this DIY replacement?

Handyman Help: How do you replace a shower handle? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Oct 28, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I learn to become a handyman?

How do you gain "handyman" skills to the extent that you can manage a rental property? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Aug 16, 2011 - 20 answers

Someone who can rewire my lamp in Brooklyn?

Rewiring an old rusted lamp in Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by rmless on Jul 27, 2011 - 8 answers

How to plug a water leak, food-safe?

My stovetop espresso maker has a small leak. I don't think returning it will help me. Are there any recipes for food-safe 'stop leak' compounds? [more inside]
posted by anthill on Feb 8, 2011 - 10 answers

shelves on a plasterboard wall?

I want to install some shelves on a wall that sounds hollow when I knock on it. I'm pretty sure it's a plasterboard wall. Can I even do this? Or the whole thing will collapse? Do I need special screws and plugs? Will the drill destroy the wall completely? [more inside]
posted by uauage on Jul 25, 2010 - 17 answers

Hacker Blogs?

Hacker Blogs? [more inside]
posted by vostok on Mar 3, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I change a (halogen) light bulb?

How do I change a lightbulb? Sounds like the start of a bad blonde joke, but I'm seriously struggling to work out how to change my blown halogen lights without breaking the halogen leads of bulb after bulb. [more inside]
posted by tobtoh on Feb 26, 2010 - 6 answers

The handyman can?

Who would you recommend for some repairs that need to be done on our recently purchased Toronto home? [more inside]
posted by laroodles on Feb 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Old Bosch jigsaw model equivalent?

I'm looking for a second hand jigsaw that is equivalent in quality to a Bosch GST 100 BCE - any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Sebmojo on Dec 15, 2009 - 2 answers

Stabilizing a wooden bedframe

How can I make my bed more stable? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 14, 2009 - 28 answers

The Handyman Can, the Handyman Can

We need a handyman in the Princeton, NJ area. Qualifications are: competent, neat, honest, reliable. The problem seems to be that everyone wants to do serious remodeling, and we have more of a honey-do list. Tried Angie's List, but the names are mostly in the Philadelphia area.
posted by mmf on Nov 2, 2009 - 3 answers

What a tool.

What is the best open-anything bit/wrench kit you know? [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Aug 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Washing Machine: Boom!

Was that a helicopter in my kitchen? No. It was the washing machine. Um. Help? [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Apr 1, 2009 - 11 answers

Handy(wo)man recommendations in Brooklyn?

Can anyone recommend a reliable, affordable handy(wo)man in Brooklyn / NYC? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Dec 8, 2008 - 2 answers

How to Covert inactive locksets into active locksets?

How difficult is it to convert an 'inactive' lockset to an active lockset. [more inside]
posted by tickettrader on Jul 14, 2008 - 1 answer

how hard is it to install replacement windows?

I'm moderately handy. Is installing a replacement window something I can do? Or should I leave it to the pros? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Jun 10, 2008 - 10 answers

How do you open a stuck window?

How do you un-stick a stuck window? We've tried most of the obvious things, and now don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by meghanmiller on Apr 9, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me hang my curtains!

DIY: I'm hanging two sets of rolling curtains from IKEA today in my apartment. Each one will be hanging from the ceiling of a window niche, which is drywall. [more inside]
posted by syzygy on Feb 2, 2008 - 3 answers

broken sliding window theory

The sliding window in my bedroom is stuck, and it is very cold outside. How can I put it right? [more inside]
posted by wolfsleepy on Jan 10, 2007 - 8 answers

Bay Area handyman

Can anyone recommend a reliable, reasonably priced handyman in the Bay Area/East Bay? Need basic drywall repair and finishing, installation of a French Door, some painting, carpentry, etc. Nothing major.
posted by cubedweller on Oct 26, 2006 - 2 answers

Gas Dryer Exhaust Problem

Is there a safe *internal* exhaust system for a gas dryer? [more inside]
posted by punkrockrat on Aug 5, 2006 - 13 answers

Any good Seattle handyman/contractor recommendations?

Can anyone recommend a good handyman or home/construction type contractor in the Seattle area? (Specifically Bellevue, but most of these guys seem willing to travel.) [more inside]
posted by agropyron on May 11, 2005 - 5 answers

Future Fix-It

How do I learn to build... stuff? Carpentry, woodworking and construction-like activities are foreign to me (I get scared hanging pictures on a wall), and I can't seem to find anything that talks down to my pea-size brain. Can anyone recommend activities and/or reading materials that will help me become handy around the house? [MI] [more inside]
posted by monkeystronghold on Feb 10, 2005 - 17 answers

Can I teach myself MIG welding?

Attention handypersons: I have this idea that simple MIG welding is the sort of thing I'll be able to teach myself, without taking a class or otherwise receiving instruction beyond what I've found on the internets. Is this hubris that will end in missing digits, seared retinas and a Darwin Award? (More self-doubt inside.) [more inside]
posted by psychoticreaction on Jan 2, 2005 - 15 answers

Anyone made their own speaker mounts for walls?

anyone made their own speaker mounts for walls? i can't find any to buy here and am considering what i can make myself (i don't own a welder, but could buy one and have done welding in the past - i also have assorted woodworking/handyman tools). i'm assuming that a fairly rigid mount is important for sound quality, would like it to look good, probably be adjustable for toe-in, and the speakers are fairly large/heavy (b&w 602s2). advice, please. [more inside]
posted by andrew cooke on May 12, 2004 - 7 answers

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