When Working For Women

When Working For Women

When working for women, I do what they say. I will suggest, discuss, and tell them what I think. But the customer is the boss. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Needs support in the middle, but we do what the customer wants00:40 Working for women I do what they say01:05 End of the project. … Read more

Why I Don’t Use Roof Sealant #Shorts

Why I Don't Use Roof Sealant #Shorts

I’m going to tell you something about sealant. before I even show you how I do it. A lot of people, you’ve got some really high engineered and expensive silicones that come in tubes and they work, okay. Anything that comes in a tube, is going to shrink and that’s why I quit using it. … Read more

Installing Can Lights In Existing Ceiling In A Mobile Home

Installing Can Lights In Existing Ceiling In A Mobile Home

Phil is installing can lights in a mobile home ceiling. He’s going to show a little trick you can do even when you don’t have a lot of room. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Little trick for installing can lights01:10 Over bend the springs or flip them02:20 What you do with the connection02:55 All … Read more

Subfloor – Across the Joists #Shorts

Subfloor - Across the Joists

When doing subfloor, you always want your plywood to go across the floor joists, not with them. If you go with them, you will end up with humps and dips in the floor. Transcript:So, we’re going to go across the floor, for the strength. Across the floor joist, not with it. Across, if you go … Read more

How To Build Up Floor Joists In A Mobile Home

How To Build Up Floor Joists In A Mobile Home

How to build up floor joists without crawling around and making a bunch of cuts. When working on mobile homes you always have the frame. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 An easier way to build up floor joists in a mobile home02:40 Be an American, not an American’t 🙏 Subscribe, 👍, it helps a … Read more

Mobile Home Ductwork Troubleshooting

Mobile Home Ductwork Troubleshooting

Phil shows you a quick and easy way to check your ductwork for blockages and holes. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Trick to check ductwork in mobile home01:00 Put light on one end01:28 Just using a cheap mirror from Dollar Tree01:45 Adjusting the mirror so he can look through the ductwork02:10 No holes, only … Read more

Plug In Electric Tester #shorts

Short Tips and tricks By Straight Arrow Repair

We ah, tore down a wall, and the wiring has got to be figured out. It actually is hot. I have this plug in tester which I think is one of the most comprehensive tools that you can have, particularly the individual. Who doesn’t have a lot of experience. Tells you a lot of different … Read more

How to Loosen Mobile Home Anchors

How to Loosen Mobile Home Anchors

Phil shows you how to loosen up the anchor straps on a mobile home. 00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Need to loosen up the earth anchors and straps00:40 Want to loosen the nut00:50 Want to take the nut all the way to the end so you can hit it and drive it back over01:05 … Read more

Mobile Home Shower Faucet

Mobile Home Shower Faucet

While pulling out a shower Phil goes through what’s different in a mobile home vs a house type shower head. When you pull a stand-in shower out of a mobile home, it’s the same as you tub and tub surround. Just need to take out the screws. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Taking out … Read more

Kobalt Pipe Cutter Review

Kobalt Pipe Cutter Review

Phil is using the Kobalt pipe cutters to cut pex pipes. He’s impressed with them. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Kobalt Pex Review01:04 Be an American, not an American’t Hi, I’m Phil Bridges, owner of Straight Arrow Repair. Ever want to know how a repairman fixes things? Well come with me, and I’ll show … Read more

How To Patch Holes In Masonite Siding

How To Patch Holes In Masonite Siding

A way to improve the look and cover over holes in Masonite siding. We’re putting PVC trim to cover the damage. That will prevent the animals from getting in while still staying with in the budget the customer has. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Repair/cover holes on the Masonite siding with PVC trim00:55 Counter … Read more

How To Remove Water Leakage In Air Conditioning

How To Remove Water Leakage In Air Conditioning

Phil shows you what you can do if your window ac is leaking inside and you can’t unclog the drain area. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 What to do if you can’t find the drain hose01:05 New pair of channel locks, and great water drainage02:00 Be an American, not an American’t Hi, I’m Phil … Read more

American Standard Rumson Shower Faucet

American Standard Rumson Shower Faucet

Today we’re opening the American Standard Rumson shower faucet find out what we need to install it. Interesting thing about our videos, you tend to get the experienced teacher and young questioner, Clay our son. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Opening the shower faucet02:00 Bathtub neck, we’re not using because it’s a shower02:40 The … Read more

Inside Of Electric Water Heater

Inside Of Electric Water Heater

Have you ever wanted to know what’s inside your electric water heater? Well, let Phil show you what all there is. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Ever wanted to know what’s inside your water heater?01:40 Using a hammer to pull the top off02:05 Foam insulation to try keeping the heat in02:17 Now to get … Read more

How To Tar & Seal Metal Roof

How To Tar & Seal Metal Roof

Normally, we would recommend you put a new roof on instead of doing this. But the owners of this rental property don’t want to spend that much. We are cleaning up, then tarring, and then applying an elastomeric coating to the roof. This should hold for a few years. It needs to be checked and … Read more

How Not To Patch A Metal Roof

How Not To Patch A Metal Roof

Phil’s trying to find out how bad the patch job on a metal roof was. We are fixing what someone else did. The trailer is rental property that belongs to the customer. We recommended a new metal roof, but they just want us to patch it and stay within their budget. This is the first … Read more

Henshaw Toilet Installation

Henshaw Toilet Installation

Phil unboxes and assembles a Henshaw toilet. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Henshaw toilet unboxing03:50 Ring goes between the tank and the bowel05:05 Bolts into the holes on the bowel07:00 Toilet lid on11:09 Be an American not an American’t Hi, I’m Phil Bridges, owner of Straight Arrow Repair. Ever want to know how a … Read more

Matching Axles For 2003 Ford F150

Matching Axles For 2003 Ford F150

We needed to replace our 2003 Ford F150 axel… Again. Phil walks you through all the things you have to decide on and compare. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Went to AutoZone looking for the axel00:45 For this truck there are 12 different versions of axel01:35 Tag number for that axel02:00 Gentleman who restores … Read more

How To Clean Roof Drip Edge

How To Clean Roof Drip Edge

We’re cleaning out the drip edge on a mobile home. Some call this a gutter, but it actually helps to hold the roof to the mobile home. We’re doing it to get ready to seal the roof, but it would be a good idea to either hire someone or clean them yourself about every year. … Read more

Ryobi One Circular Saw

Ryobi One Circular Saw

New Ryobi One circular saw. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Unboxing Ryobi One Circular Saw03:57 Be an American not American’t Hi, I’m Phil Bridges, owner of Straight Arrow Repair. Ever want to know how a repairman fixes things? Well come with me, and I’ll show you how I solve problems. Let’s make things better … Read more

Removing An Electric Water Heater

Removing An Electric Water Heater

We’re taking out a water heater and installing the new one. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Need to shut off the breaker box01:20 Putting hoses on the water heater02:36 Back inside removing the water heater. How to drain the heater03:10 Disconnecting from everything06:00 Always check the breaker, better than getting shocked07:08 Will the new … Read more

Unusual Breaker Problems Electrical

Unusual Breaker Problems Electrical

Unusual problems you can run into with breakers. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Breaker still not working00:53 Try pulling the breaker completely out01:26 Be an American not an American’t Hi, I’m Phil Bridges, owner of Straight Arrow Repair. Ever want to know how a repairman fixes things? Well come with me, and I’ll show … Read more

Wrought-Iron Railing Install – Decorative Trim

Wrought-Iron-Railing-Install-Decorative-Trim

The guys are completing the handrail. We had to improvise for caps on the lower rail. Turns out pretty good. This is part 3 of 3. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Putting the decorative pieces back on the railing01:43 Marking for each piece02:15 And how many times do you need to count? As many … Read more

Wrought-Iron Railing Install

Wrought Iron Railing Install

Phil and the guys are replacing the wrought-iron railing. They drill and install the railings. This is part 2 of a 3 part series. 00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Installing the new railing posts02:08 Cutting the extra height04:00 Mark for the railings06:10 Deciding if it will look better with shorter railings, they decide not … Read more

Why You Need Deck Maintenance

Why You Need Deck Maintenance

This is an example of what happens if you don’t maintain your deck. It needs some repair ta-da.

Why I Use Stainless Steel Drywall Knife

Why I Use Stainless Steel Drywall Knife

Phil uses drywall knives for doing a variety of things, since he’s so familiar with the tool. Hi, I’m Phil Bridges, owner of Straight Arrow Repair. Ever want to know how a repairman fixes things? Well come with me, and I’ll show you how I solve problems. Let’s make things better together. All right. That … Read more

How To Cut Plywood Around Toilet Flange

How To Cut Plywood Around Toilet Flange

How to measure around the toilet flange and lay down plywood when replacing your sub-floor. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Next step is cutting the sheet of plywood00:36 Water line and toilet flange to deal with, lessons from a toile flange01:17 Pulling the old wax ring off the flange01:50 Have 4 screws that hold … Read more

How To Change An Alternator On A 2003 Ford F150

How To Change An Alternator On A 2003 Ford F150

Phil and Clay work to change the alternator in our 2003 Ford F150 in 16 degree weather. It’s so cold the camera keeps dying. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Changing a Ford F150 Alternator in 16 degree weather01:12 Make sure to prop up the hood01:29 Alternator is right on top01:40 Locate the tensioner02:06 Disconnecting … Read more

How and Why To Do Metal Roof Maintenance

How and Why To Do Metal Roof Maintenance

Back on a roof, Phil shows you all the things you want to check and make sure to clean. Then where you want to seal the roof to prevent metal roof leaks. This metal roof did have some interesting things Phil had never seen done. Not a good sign. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 … Read more

How To Remove A Mobile Home Bathtub

How To Remove A Mobile Home Bathtub

Phil continues with the mobile home bathroom that we plan to put a cast-iron tub into. We’re pulling out the bathtub. He explains what you would do if you needed to save the tub. If you’re replacing the floors, but the bathtub is fine. He just pulls it out. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 … Read more

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