Also, repairing a hole in a wall is not rocket science, depending on the size of the hole. It might be worth it to get a quickie lesson in that so that you could do your own repairs.
Thats a cool Idea. Its good to know lots of little repair stuff like that especially when you are on your own
Yeah, I went to college (Russell Sage College in scenic Troy, NY) knowing how to do a couple of small home repairs (and use hand tools safely). It came in handy one day when 2 out of the 4 toilets on our floor weren't working. I opened the back of the tank (tells you something about the age of these buildings - the toilets had tanks in the back like a home toilet versus those tankless ones that are in most institutions). The little chain bit had separated from the flusher handle (I know how to do the repair - but not the names of the parts). So, I went back to my room and got my roommates needle nosed pliers and was doing the repair when she found me with her tools in the toilet tank. She was NOT pleased. Explaining to her that the water in the tank is clean didn't work, nor did explaining that my 5 minutes of work fixed two toilets rather than waiting 24-48 hours for maintainence to come. I washed the pliers well with hot soapy water. She may have bleached them.
Toilet repair was beneath her. "That what we pay these people for."
~amey (whose 5 year old son is currently fascinated with how the toilet works
I know what you mean. Im in auto tech this year (not by choice, unfortunately) but it is pretty cool because at the end of this class no machanic will be able to cheat this little helpless female