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New York City College of Technology’s Division of Continuing Education presents eight individual sessions of “Hands-On Home Repairs: Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Home (But Were Afraid to Ask),” Thursdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m., October 16 through December 7. There will be no class November 27.

The price is $35 for each class, or three classes for $95.

These hands-on workshops teach you how to make basic home repairs and avoid calling in a professional plumber, electrician, carpenter or painter. You’ll learn how to repair a leaking toilet, patch and plaster a wall, caulk your tub and bleed a radiator.

Learn the basics of electrical circuitry, service panels and circuit breakers and how to install a light fixture. Find out how to plant a shrub or grow an indoor garden. You’ll also learn to open valves and unclog traps, and become your own favorite handyperson.

The schedule of classes is as follows:

Beginners Guide to Tools, October 16: Beginners guide to tools and power tool safety.

Homeowner’s Guide to Basic Plumbing, October 23: Basic plumbing: How to fix a toilet, bleed a radiator, unclog a drain.

Plaster and Sheetrock Repair, October 30: Repairing drywall, patching plaster, hanging shelves.

Electricity 101, November 6: A primer on electricity, wiring and fixture installation.

Basic Carpentry, November 13: How to fix a door that sticks, repair a window sash, install a molding and hang a towel bar.

A Gardner’s Handbook – Inside and Outside, November 20: Finding the beauty of plants in your backyard, or place an orchid in a sunny window and be amazed when it blooms. Gardening soothes the spirit and creates year round color, both inside and outside.

Floating Floors and Ceramic Tiles, December 4: When it comes to laying a floor, the secret is in the preparation. Learn how to create a level surface, do a dry run of your pattern, and install a floor that will last for years.

Hanging Wallpaper, December 11: Wallpaper hides a range of flaws and is easy to install once you get the hang of it. You’ll learn how to remove old wallpaper, clean the residue, and line up strips so the pattern blends precisely.

For more, call City Tech’s Department of Continuing Education at 718-552-1170 or go to

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