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Question DetailsAsked on 3/31/2015

handyman home repair s. Atascadero. ca.

Jammed g. Disposer
Electric outlets
Ceiling fan repair
Shower door hardware replaced

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Handymen is your Search the list category - though thatmight or might not be the best category for your projects.

Garbage disposal you can probably do yourself - some have an allen (hex) head opening in the bottom of the center shaft to allow you to turn the cutterhead - others you have to use a garbage disposal wrench (about $5 at box store) or right sized socket wrench on the center nut down inside (obviously, disconnect cord or turn off breaker first) to back it off (usually counterclockwise), then a flashlight and either a long pair of needlenose pliers or a stick with some chewing gum or peanut butter on the end to grab the thing that was blocking it - you need to push the rubber drain basket open to see the item, which will almost always be at the outside serrated edge down inside. When you have it out, usethe wrench to turn the disposal a full revolution first to be sure there was only one item blocking it, before plugging back in and using.

Electric outlet problems and ceiling fan sound more like an Electrical contractor job, and in most states a handyman would be illegal to work on them.

Shower door hardware a handyman should be able to do - though I am guessing that it is quite likely just derailed if you are talking a sliding glass door sticking or dragging. if that is the case, try carefully lifting the door up at the end that is dragging and push the top toward the solid side of the upper track, letting the top roller drop back into its slot or rail (may have to fiddle with it a bit to get aligned right) - if it derails it will drag and hang a bit low. Commonly just lifting the dragging end an inch or so will rerail it without having to align it at all.

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