Fix-It Friday: Ask The Expert Your Burning Questions About DIY Home Maintenance

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Because we believe that every woman should know the basics of home maintenance, each week WYSK brings you our exclusive, editorial series, Fix-It Friday with home improvement pro, Norma Vally (a.k.a. the Toolbelt Diva). So now is your chance to “ask the expert” anything and everything you ever wanted to know about home improvements and maintenance projects or fixes big and small.

Plumbing, electricity, heating/cooling, walls, floors, doors, windows, kitchen, baths, gardens, and more, from the aesthetic to the functional… bring it on because Norma has seen and done it all and has all the answers to share here. Your burning question may just be the next “star” of an upcoming Fix-It Friday column.

fix-it-fridaySo weekend warriors, aspiring handywomen, and even seasoned DIYers we want to hear from you.

What do you want to know?

Just add your question to the comments section below or email it directly to Women You Should Know.

  • gargouille

    Hey Toolbelt Diva,
    I’ve got a question about rattling pipes. About 2 months ago, I noticed that when I turned on the faucet, a pipe somewhere in the walls of the house shook and made a pretty loud roaring sound that was strong enough to be felt in vibrations. It only lasted a few seconds. Over the next few weeks it got worse and would go on for 3-5 seconds. Then it seemed to ease up (no more vibrations, shorter duration) and not occur every time I turn the faucet on, but it never did go away. Should I be worried about this? Is there any way to fix it? Thanks!

  • Rick Blimkie

    My light fixture above the stove (not an appliance light), is now blowing bulbs (not when changing them, but after a short while of being on). I use/and have been using regular incandescent 40 W light bulbs in the receptacle (although the receptacle is rated for 60 watts . This never used to result in the bulbs blowing, but now it does.Could it be that should be using the max rated bulb (i.e 60 watt bulbs_? If so, why all of a sudden is this happening? What else could it be? (loose wiring in the fixture/ I don’t believe that there is additional load of any sort, on the circuit…Thank you…..Carmela

    • WomenYSK

      Thanks so much for your great question Carmela! We have passed it
      along to Norma for her response. Stay tuned…