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Most Men Can’t Perform Basic Home Improvement Repairs

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Larry-Richert Larry Richert
Since September of 2001 Richert has hosted the KDKA Radio Morning Ne...
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PITTSBURGH (NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA) — When you were little, you probably remember your dad fixing things around the house like repairing plumbing, painting, and other home improvement projects.

Today’s man is less inclined to be that handy – in a new survey, 72 percent of men said they could handle VERY basic home repair or improvement stuff, and 40 percent of men say they either can’t do anything around the house, or they probably could but they’d rather call a handyman anyway. Only 51 percent of all men said they knew how to unclog a toilet.

Are there any handy men left?

KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to Pete Delevernois, a neighbor of Larry’s who all his other neighbors turn to for home improvement advice. Pete talks about his handy skills, as well as great tips for winter and why most men are envious of his garage.


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