Offerings from Home Repair Resource Center
Home Repair Resource Center offers free home repair workshops, with “hands-on” practice using tools and techniques. Most classes will be held at HRRC’s Teaching Center, 2520 Noble Road (two blocks north of Monticello, at the corner of Oxford). The workshops are limited to Cleveland Heights residents and reservations are requested; call 216-381-9560 to save your spot.
Intro to Electricity: What electricity is, how it comes to your home and is distributed to your appliances, how to compute the load on your circuits and how to work safely with electricity. (This lecture class; must be taken before other electrical workshops.) Monday, January 5, 7 - 9 p.m.
Basic Electrical Repairs: How to replace single-pole switches and outlets (including GFCIs) and install simple fixtures. Monday, January 12, 7 - 9 p.m.
Intermediate Electrical Repairs: (2-part class): How to run wires through finished walls, add or change circuits, install more complex fixtures and three-way switches, and correct overloaded circuits.Tuesday, January 20 and Monday, January 26, 7 - 9 p.m.
Advanced Electrical Repairs: How to update your service panel (and replace your old fuse boxes with circuit breakers) and install 220-volt lines and outlets for appliances. Monday, February 2, 7 - 9 p.m.
Doorbells & Other Low-Voltage Systems: How to install and repair low-voltage systems (like doorbells, telephone wiring and landscape lighting), easily and safely. Monday, February 9, 7 - 9 p.m.
Wet Basements: How water can enter a basement, and how you may be able to keep it out – without an expensive dig-down around the foundation or channels through your basement walls. Monday, February 23, 7 - 9 p.m.
During January and February, Home Repair Resource Center will hold two of its interactive financial fitness classes through the city schools. Residents of Cleveland Heights and University Heights who are interested in attending Power of a Personal Budget or Improving Your Credit are invited to call 381-6100 for dates and locations.
HRRC’s House Mender University series is open to residents of all communities. Reservations are requested; call 216-381-9560:
Repairing Special Features in Older Houses: How to find products and specialized craftspersons who can help preserve the unique details of an older home. Speaker: Jamie Phillips-Bertram, Cleveland Restoration Society. Thursday, January 29, 7-9 p.m.
Tips from a Handyman: Suggestions from a handyman with decades of experience. Speaker: Jack Kleinman. Thursday, February 26, 7-9 p.m.
Becky Stager has been the repair education programs coordinator for Home Repair Resource Center since 1989.