How Handy Are You?

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How Handy Are You?

Are you confident tackling major home improvement projects? Are you nervous around home repairs or renovation projects and would rather leave it to the professionals? Take this fun quiz and find out if you're a DIY All Star a DIY Disaster Waiting to Happen!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is currently in your tool box?
    • A. 

      Hammer

    • B. 

      Bottle Opener

    • C. 

      Ratchet set

  • 2. 
    Should the power go out, how can you make it easier to reset the circuit?
    • A. 

      Make a list of all the rooms and areas in your house that are connected on one circuit in order to identify which circuit breaker to reset

    • B. 

      Replace all of your switches to the non-blowable kind

    • C. 

      Keep a flashlight near the electrical panel box

  • 3. 
    What tool should you use to cut drywall?
    • A. 

      Utility Knife

    • B. 

      Table Saw

    • C. 

      Circular Saw

  • 4. 
    How can you easily fix a squeaking door?
    • A. 

      Lightly tap the hinge with a hammer.

    • B. 

      Buy a new door.

    • C. 

      Use a little petroleum jelly in the hinge.

  • 5. 
    What is the main purpose of primer when painting an interior wall?
    • A. 

      To act as a sealant to prepare the surface for a new coat of paint

    • B. 

      So paint companies can make more money by selling more products

    • C. 

      It allows you to cover up a dark coloured wall with a lighter colour with less coats of paint.

  • 6. 
    You're caulking your bathtub.  What's the first thing you should do?
    • A. 

      Remove the existing caulking with a putty knife and clean the seal area

    • B. 

      Place masking or painters tape along either side of the area you wish to put the caulking bead to ensure a clean, straight line of silicone.

    • C. 

      Load up the caulking gun and let 'er rip!

  • 7. 
    You've dropped your wedding ring down the bathroom sink! What is the best way to get it out?
    • A. 

      Turn on the tap.

    • B. 

      Remove the drain trap under the sink.

    • C. 

      See if you can suck it out with the vacuum or by using a really strong magnet .

  • 8. 
    If you're building a wooden deck, how much space should you have between each deck board?
    • A. 

      Just eye ball it!

    • B. 

      1-2 inches

    • C. 

      1/4"-1/2"

  • 9. 
    What does MDF stand for?
    • A. 

      Medium Density Fiberboard

    • B. 

      Maximum Durability Fiberboard

    • C. 

      Medium Density Fiberboard

  • 10. 
    You want to install ceramic tile over your old vinyl floors. What should you do first?
    • A. 

      You cannot install ceramic tile over vinyl flooring.

    • B. 

      Rough up the vinyl flooring with a disk sander so the tile adhesive or mortar will stick to the floor properly.

    • C. 

      Check the underlay beneath the vinyl, it's condition and how it was installed to the sub-floor.