Let's talk about the basics for your car and must have household tools. For cars we go over, knowing about tire pressure and how to find it, how to change a flat tire, how to check the battery and basic fluid levels for your car. As well as getting to know some of the basic tools we think you should have around the house for everyday fixes. We’ve put together an Amazon list to help you get the proper items to add to your car and household tool kit. In this new series, we go over these and so much more on this episode of The Social Chameleon Show.
Amazon List - Car Basics
Amazon List - Household Tools
Tyson: 00:00:12 Welcome to the social chameleon show. What's our goal to help you learn, grow and transform, into the person you want to become. Today part two of our ongoing series. What you should know about Handyman 101. That's Today's topic. We're gonna. Do some car basics , and some general tool knowledge.
Ransom: 00:00:31 I think I'm most handymen out there and know the skill or if you're looking to be a handyman, maybe this'll be your start. We'll see.
Tyson: 00:00:40 Well the goal here is to familiarize people like with, with things you should easily be able to do with your car and not be scared of being able to, you know, have a few basic tools around the house that we've gone through and think that will be the patient tools. Everybody should kind of have so you can tighten up a table leg or you know, hang a picture or something like that. Just things around the house, you know, that should easily be done. You shouldn't have to be worried or scared or about them. You should have that self reliance and ability to.
Ransom: 00:01:17 Again, not all people are created equal, so we'll just talk about things in general here. Definitely if you, I mean you should know yourself by now and if you don't just watch a youtube video or where you are using some of this stuff, but yeah, but anyway, I digress. It's a so what are we going to start on car basics or do you want to do.
Tyson: 00:01:39 Let's start with some basics. I think that's the thing people seem in my life to know maybe the least about or, or scared of, um, you know, messing something up or not knowing. And most things are really, really simple and the owner's manual really does really draw these things out, really detailed and really in a simple method, um, if you're, if you're, if you're unfamiliar with your, your whatever, go jumping owner's manual it, what does that light on the dash or what is that thing or what is the recommended air pressure and tires, whatever, you know, there's the only manual really spell those things out really, really quite well to, a lot of times I have pictures for you, so, you know. Yeah,
Ransom: 00:02:21 yeah, those are, those are some out there. And then, you know, for those of you don't want to get a little bit more and maybe we'll do like the next handyman one or two or two old one or something like that. But uh, they also have books that you can buy, like buy or online services that you can subscribe to. You don't have to buy the whole book. You just subscribed to the online service for your vehicle, you know what I mean? They'll take you to a Qa or whatever you want to know about your car was all pretty simple things swell. But anyway, getting to the basics.
Tyson: 00:02:51 Yeah. So the tire pressure, I mean, um, I think a lot of modern cars now, they have little sensors that monitor that for you. Um, the thing on the dash, whether it's just on warning, it says one of your tires as low pressure or some more advanced ones will tell you exactly which tire and how and the current pressure and where it's at versus where it should be. Depending on your car, you know, that differs. But if you, if you either don't have it or you have something that's a little dumber that just says, hey, attire is low, um, every, I think everybody should have a temperature gauge in your car so you can go and see which one is low. And, and know to fill it up. If you opened up your driver's door right along that side panel, um, either where the door latches to or on the door, there's little little pieces like a sticker there from the manufacturer that says the recommended tire pressure in each tire easily.
Tyson: 00:03:46 Just follow that. If you have aftermarket wheels or tires, um, you would want to have, you know, you know, it's on the tire. It'll tell you the Max pressure in there. In the old days they used to have a tire. Just kind of depends. Yeah. So just know, have your car. If you've got the stock tires in stock, um, wheels and stuff on there, it'll be running in the door. If you don't, you want to. You'd want to reference who you know, where you got those tires from, what they recommend in those tires. But get yourself a little, a little gauge, those ones that kind of pop up and out of the thing. Those are. Those are really not very accurate. Not the greatest idea to have. You have something more like a clock that's like a dial kind of thing. Those are really more accurate. Digital ones are pretty cool.
Tyson: 00:04:27 I don't know how much I would trust those, but that is an option as well. Not that one's better than the digital myself, but yeah, but those, those ones that pop up out of the thing, those just aren't very accurate at all. If you can get a couple of dollars extra and why we got to get a good seal on it properly. In seat. Yeah, they're good. They're good for a general rule of thumb, like at 32 is probably. Yeah, that's where I'm at. Yeah. No, no, for sure. I mean whatever it is definitely out there. Again, your car should have one hub or there are times when I found that those are the ones on your car are faulty, so it'll say low tire pressure of like 26. But when you actually go out there with a tire gauge and check ins, like my tires at 35, so sometimes just be wearing, you got to go replace those things and look, look at your owner's manual.
Tyson: 00:05:16 It'll tell you how often those tire pressure sensors need to be changed. Um, I think for my car, I had to, when I put brand new tires on, I put, they recommended new parts for the sensor. So it was just a few few box from Costco. The sensor itself didn't really replaced, but the, all the subsequent seals and o rings and different things like that have to be follow your manufacturer's recommendations for, for those things. So what do we do if the tire pressure is continually low and we actually changed the tire? Well in that case you probably have some type of foreign object of their nail or a screw or something along those lines in a tire, an object
Ransom: 00:05:58 or an object. My friend,
Speaker 3: 00:06:00 I think I felt good listening to too many, uh, peter at a podcast then
Ransom: 00:06:05 object this. It's still maybe in your tire or those of you that don't know. I guess the census censuses handyman one. Oh, if you have a nail in your tire, it's not always the best idea to pull that nail out. Just kinda do not like when somebody stabs you with a knife, like you know, you might not want to just pull that out. You know, it's gonna bleed out all over the place. But the nail if it, especially if it has a flat head on it or whatever the case might be, once the nail is country into the tire and it's pressed in there pretty good. It does actually kind of seal itself rather well. I mean obviously if your tire pressure light is going off, it's not completely sealed but it's a lot better than if you just pull it out because then you're just going to let all the pressure out of your tire at one time. Now you have a whole so just. But anyway,
Speaker 3: 00:06:59 if your tire pressure sensor is on, I would say it's a good idea to just at least if not just yourself, you know, check to see if you have any screws or nails like that. If you're filling your tires with nitrogen, you really shouldn't have those types of problems. I'm not an all, from my understanding, all the new cars, tires come with nitrogen filled. If you get a score, sounds something like that. Those are all common things. And then like personally with my tires, with the nitrogen fill, I don't get those common areas leaked out. So you have low tire pressure even without a foreign object in there. Um, that's what I've noticed since switching over to nitrogen with the car I had bought, um, previously in the past. The recommendations and I guess the recognition of still hold true if you don't have nitrogen and if you don't know, you can have them filled and then you would know.
Speaker 3: 00:07:52 But the recommendation would be like every month you'd want to check your tire pressure because I'm, the air does tend to seek out of the tire, um, with the nitrogen that's being a little bit more dense and stuff. The air doesn't leak out like they used to. So you don't really have to check them as often as you used to. But if you do have that low tire thing, um, it's a good idea to just at least visually try yourself and do a visual check or head over to a costco or something like that or some type of tire place and say, Hey, can you guys just check on my tightrope act mixtures? No nails or screws in them,
Ransom: 00:08:25 other common leaks or like on the sidewalk side was damaged. And then from there I guess air leaks between the rim or another place as the tire stem. Stem is. Those are, those are commonly Gary. Those spare tires. Tire changes.
Speaker 3: 00:08:42 Yeah. And for those, you guys don't know what the stem is. That's the little thing that sticks out that where you connect to air nozzle to, to fill up air into the tire.
Ransom: 00:08:49 And also to check the tire pressure.
Speaker 3: 00:08:52 Yeah, exactly as well. And also with that, um, make you guys are checking
Tyson: 00:08:56 your spare tire, making sure that air is full in there. I, I took it for granted that the service shop I was taking my car to was checking the tire in there. And then I got a flat and I put the spare on and it was empty. So make sure every six months to a year, whatever it is, you're checking that tire pressure in that spare tire to make sure it is good to go or when you do need that in that situation.
Ransom: 00:09:19 Nice. Okay. So I guess about changing the tire, um, so changing the tire if, if you're going to accomplish that, that's a little bit more than handyman one-on-one. But again, we're trying to just give you a little bit of information and try not to be scared of these things. Maybe just take a look at it. Um, but things that you're going to need should mostly be in your car, especially if you're. The first owner of the vehicle should be in there. If you're a secondhand owner, when you're purchasing the vehicle, you might want to take a look around in the trunk or the undercarriage depending on what type of vehicle you have. Um, those are common places for the spare tire itself to be held in the trunk. They have like the little carpet area or whatever. You should be able to just reach underneath there, pull that up and you should have the tire and there and slash or the tools, some vehicles, like I said, the spare tire is actually on the undercarriage, on the backside of the vehicle. And for those of you that don't have the actual Jack set in where the spare tires located, sometimes in the trunk, they'll have panels on the side. Um, you just kinda gotta check those areas on the side panel. Again, all of your cars should come with a jack standard and slash or tools that should match your, your stock lug nuts.
Tyson: 00:10:36 Yeah. And, and with that, um, a lot of the new cars now, they are not coming with spare tires and jacks on there with the little can of tire, fix it flat. So familiarize yourself with what your car has. So, um, my car personally, I have those tools. I know all my grandma's car does not. She's got a little kind of like fix a flat thing that comes with her car and that's what they given that situation. But it depends on manufacturer and, and even within manufacturer. That makes and models of what comes in, so if you're unfamiliar with with that or you're kind of scared to pull up an open panels and things and whatnot and grab your owner's manual and if you don't have one you can easily get one to the dealer and possibly even online. Maybe a pdf or something.
Ransom: 00:11:19 Wow. I didn't. I didn't know that. I'm speaking of those tire fixed things, you know, if you got your costco, if your tires from costco or something like that, you've got to be careful about using those because sometimes if you use those kits, they may actually void the warranty that you have on your tires.
Tyson: 00:11:35 Yeah. Yeah. Be aware of that. Absolutely. And even if you've got your tires from Costco, some of that, a lot of times you can get free flat repair and they'll check your tire pressure for you and they'll refill it with nitrogen.
Ransom: 00:11:49 Still got to get your car to Costco, but once you get it right.
Speaker 3: 00:11:54 Absolutely. Absolutely. But with that said, if you do have this situation where you have a actual spare tire, you know, before you get a flat, like we've talked to my priest ourselves, get familiar with these things, get in the situation of what do I need to go through, where are these parts, where are these things so you're not panicked when you're on your way to work and you're like, I'm going to be late now and you're, you're in a panic state and we're going to be flaring all around the side of the road. I'm trying to figure out this out on the fly. You should, in my opinion, um, have gone through at least familiar ourselves. Where are, these are, how they work. Make sure the ranch, I've had a car in the past, the ranch that was in there was not the right size for the lug nuts.
Speaker 3: 00:12:31 And then, you know, I was shit of luck until somebody came with a, another wrench for me. So make sure you're familiar with so spent in getting your garage or wherever you know you live, when you parked, you know, go open up the trunk or wherever it is that you have, and sometimes in trucks and stuff there in the, in the back seat area, wherever yours is, go get the parts, take them out, get the owner's manual of, watch a youtube video on your car. It'll walk you through. Where does it Jack Go? There's going to be a little place underneath there where were the jack goes on in that specific to your car or if you have your own Jack, um, there'll be a point that a jack point where you want to put the Jack to, um, you know, so find all those things that go through the owner's manual, go through the steps or, and, or youtube and, and go through a loosening the lug nuts.
Speaker 3: 00:13:19 Um, even if you just go through the process of loosening the lug nuts, lifting the car, the car up. Now I understand the order I'm in. Loosen the lug nuts first. Get them loose on the ground so that there's pressure. So the tire's not rotating on you, okay? That's very critical. People make that mistake, they jacked the car up and then try to loosen the lug nuts and the tire is going to be spinning that car on the ground, loosen those up, just loose. Um, maybe just like a kind of a hand tight kind of thing where you could easily take them off with your head after, loosen those up a bit and if you're having trouble loosening them, um, you know, you can, you can use leverage whether it's people with a pipe, sometimes you could use your, you can use your foot and stand on it.
Speaker 3: 00:14:00 I would just be cautious with different things that understand your strength and add the additional things you're going to need, whether it's getting a breaker bar. And we can, uh, I'll put a picture up here with a breaker bar is you might need to keep one of those in your car for your little. Um, if you're, if you don't, you can't quite create that leverage or you can get a piece of pipe you can carry in your trunk so you can create more leveraged. And not understand, um, you know, back in elementary physics or whatever, the longer the lever, the more force you can exert with less effort. So if that's you, that's fine, that's great. No big deal. Just understand you're going to need a longer lever to create more force on those nuts. They're usually about 25 foot pounds of Torque on them. It's not incredibly high amount, but it can be hard, especially if they haven't come off in a while. There'll be a little gunk and stuff in there that's kind of stopping it from coming on. Loose Jack the car
Tyson: 00:14:52 up. Um, you know, under the lug nuts, put the tire off and put it back on and put the lug nuts on. Lightly tightening those. They're lowering the car that got, making sure that tire is seated up against, um, the hub nicely. And then lowering the car back down and then finish finding your final torque on those.
Ransom: 00:15:10 Yeah. Again, I mean these are just things, you know, when, uh, we went over a lot already, but basically just changing your spare tire are nowhere, Jack is. No, we're tools are. And just understand the process, you know, you gotta loosen it, loosen the tight bolts, father our lug nuts while the car is on the ground, and then you lift the car up. Then from there you can take those off. We'll the wheel off. Then you can put the new wheel on again. You want to at least hand tight the lug nuts while the car is up, and then once it's down that he can fully tighten up and just kind of do that in reverse order. Yeah,
Tyson: 00:15:48 I would do, um, what, what, what I like to call it hand tight was tight as you can make with your hands and enforce a quarter turn. So if you're at nine and three, try and get that to 12 and six. And then from there you could probably be, you should be okay. And also understand the pattern you need to tighten lugnuts with. You can't just go in a circle, you've got to go. I'm from from one side to the opposite. And then on and on and on and on and on, all the opposite around until everything's tight that way. What happens is for those on video, if you don't do that, your tire can seat off, off angle, you know, whatever different angles you can see. And then the tire is not going to be seated while you use start to drive. That can be a dangerous situation for you. I have, I have seen instances where the tire wasn't seated right under the tension on the lugnuts was too much and the bolts have shared quite often. Um, your tire goes by as you're driving and that's not it for fun.
Ransom: 00:16:41 That's not a funder replace either.
Tyson: 00:16:44 No, no. That's going to be a bit of repairs for you, but I'm familiar. I shuffled how that works. And then like I said, hand tight quarter turn gets you to a service station where they can repair the old tire and put on the proper torque for those those bolts.
Ransom: 00:17:01 Cool. Alright. What else? We needed all bald tires. Usually one thing. Um, but there are also other components of your vehicle. One for me I think is another big one is the battery, you know, just kind of know where the batteries at as common sense as that may seem. There's a, there may be some people out there who don't know what a battery is or where it's located. I'm just like most batteries. They have a positive and a negative. Right.
Tyson: 00:17:30 And there'll be labeled black and red.
Ransom: 00:17:33 So Rad I guess for hot, just Kinda know that part is usually negative. Just kind of you know, know that the batteries out there and I mean you don't necessarily, it's not like you can get a gauge to check like how charged your battery is. But uh,
Tyson: 00:17:49 and you can go
Ransom: 00:17:50 to places like autozone is forgotten. They'll check those for you for free. They will. But I mean just basically you want to know that you know, if the battery is charging. And I guess for battery basics people who don't know, there's actually a generator and electric generator inside your car. It's called the alternator. So basically the battery system is only to run the run the vehicle while it's parked. And while the engine is not on, and basically the batteries goal is to start the vehicle, so that's all you really need to do, especially with older vehicles as a new vehicles come, there's a lot more computerized components and it just gets a little bit more technical on that kind of stuff. But all you need is enough juice in there to actually start your vehicle once the vehicle started and it's running, you just kind of leave it running for a little bit. And the alternator on the vehicle will recharge the battery, provided that it's good. Right? So, and then again check your manual to see how often you should replace that battery. Uh, you know what I mean, and how long it lasts. I don't know nowadays with the new stuff, but in the old days you're probably looking at about three to five years of battery life in general.
Tyson: 00:19:02 And it depends on where you live in the here and now is one of the batteries don't last that long because of extreme summer heat. Yeah. And in winter areas where it gets extremely cold, um, they even have to protect the battery. So I understand where you live in the lifecycle of a battery in your region.
Ransom: 00:19:15 Yeah. What other kinds of things we needed to know about batteries in this list here?
Tyson: 00:19:20 Well, one thing that I find in my experiences with helping people out a lot is a, those terminals and stuff they corrode and then that's when, when there's a corrosion there you're going to see like some type of like a crystal lake looking things. Sometimes it's Greens and this white powder brush, right? There's a difference. So it should look like this. I'm dull silver. Uh, and if there's anything else is there, other than those silver or some type of coating that's on there that's not supposed to be there.
Ransom: 00:19:52 Asbestos,
Tyson: 00:19:53 right? Yeah. Right, right, right. But like, uh, yeah, like you ever even like, um, it kinda reminds me of like a, like sea salt lake drying out. It's just like the water's all gone with the left behind, you know, it kind of reminds us something like that are those little science kits you got as a kid, were you mix chemicals together? These little crystal structures grow out. That's kind of reminds me of, but that's going to be an indication that your battery is, is not going to be good, but it's longer than the acid and seals are leaking. Um, and it also there that connection between the stud on the battery and then the terminal, they're not going to be, I'm not going to be getting a good tight connection. So the electricity traveling between them isn't going to be good. You may have problems studying your battery, um, those are easily fixed with some general kind of household things that you may have laying around. A mix of a little baking soda and water kind of slurry. I guess they kind of paste
Speaker 3: 00:20:48 or whatever. Put a little bit of that on there. And then that baking soda, what we'll do will neutralize the acid and then you'll see they're all bubble up in there. All that crystal kind of structure will all kind of go away and you can just lightly rinse that down a little bit of water. Um, and then from there I would, I would recommend, um, after it dries, putting some type of coating on there. I personally liked those spray kind of coatings that they have ransom. What is it that you like to put on your batteries?
Ransom: 00:21:14 Um, I actually like those little felt things by it. It's like a, it's like a little felt circle goes on the red side and it goes on the black side and then from there, if you don't want to go out there and buy those expensive. I mean they're not even that expensive. I think this is like $5 maybe and it lasts for a while. Felt themselves I think are like two or $3. Pretty easy fix. But again, if you, if you don't want to spend the money, you can just go grab vaseline, vaseline in the house, you can just kind of put that on the battery terminals itself. Basically, you know, these devices are used either some type of chemical composition that protects those things from the outside air and slash or you know, the felts or whatever chemical composition that kind of had just helped prevent corrosion on the battery terminals and slash, or the battery connectors itself.
Ransom: 00:22:08 Um, this kind of comes to a little bit of tricks when trying to, um, if your car won't start, um, it is a battery issue. A lot of the times it's just the connector, so whatever reason, if you can imagine this as a connector, you gotta spend this down and it kind of seats there. Sometimes the connectors Kinda like, popped up a little bit so you just, you know, just tap it out or you know, whatever, screw it back on and like 70 percent of the time that'll fix it. Occasionally it is the starter, you know, especially if it's an older vehicle, you know, again, you gotta kind of know where these things are on the vehicle, but you just tap on, start it a little bit. Sometimes that'll get us started. I'm not, I think those are kind of common fixes maybe.
Speaker 3: 00:22:52 Yeah. Um, you know, I read, I read a and I personally do, I have, you know, that size wrench or something that can get down to the car. So, um, I've had people call me and man, my car's not starting. Whenever I say, Hey, go check your battery. And it's like, okay, we'll go to the cables, all it's loose. It was like, tighten that up. And then like, car start right up. They're like, oh, thanks man. Appreciate it. Sometimes you know, no fault of anybody. We're all humans is the person that did it. Um, they just didn't tighten that bolt quite the way it needed to be tightened. And over time it's the nut's gonna start to reduce what they call back off. So it's going to come back in, off of the boat and it's just gonna start the vibration. It'll back off a little bit and that term will become loose and you're not going to get a good connection. Your battery may be fine, but the connection is no good. So I'm just tighten that up and you be married on your way. Perhaps some type of rancher leatherman or something like that in your car where you could tighten those up. Just real, uh, until you can get to a better situation to.
Ransom: 00:23:47 Same thing with the lug nuts on your vehicle. Just make sure that you have the proper tools for your tire slash or common things like your battery. I'm myself also keep a toil and tooling there for the oil pan. Um, and that's just me because I like to have that on the goal. I don't know why, but it's just like whenever it's time to change the oil, I know that the ranch is in the backseat or in the trunk, right? Kind of common stuff.
Speaker 3: 00:24:12 And also too, if you, there's different types of batteries. I'm not only just, you know, brands and styles and stuff, um, I in my car now or what I have is what they call a sealed battery. So you can't get into it at all. Some of the different types of batteries. They have these little two little oblong kind of caps on the top and if you pull those up, um, and you're, you're having a problem starting your car. If you, if you be careful, you don't want acid splashing your face. I would recommend eye protection or something like that. You're going to pull those up. But if you do pull those up, you're getting brave. Um, you're venturing onto handyman to or two classes, you pull those up and you look down inside there, you'll see nothing in there, there should be fluid. And what it is is going to be low on water. Now you can't just go run off to your faucet and get some water. You need distilled water. Yes, I would recommend buying distilled water so you can guarantee it's distilled. And if you know how to distill water, by all means, get into still some water. It's usually a dollar or two for a gallon of distilled water. You're not going to need it all, but you can fill those up and you'll get some life back to your battery.
Ransom: 00:25:24 Yeah, for sure. And then same thing with your radiator reservoir, like no, I guess that'll be the next thing. You know, just kind of check the common fluids, but distilled water you can also place into your, your reservoir for your radiator. Again, if you're engine is hot, you shouldn't be opening radiator tap right then and there. Um, you know, back in the day we used to do stupid stuff like that. But um,
Speaker 3: 00:25:50 our handyman three, oh, three tricks to opening that we're not going to discuss those
Ransom: 00:25:56 was just like the handyman of last resort. Need one of those. But anyway, yeah,
Speaker 3: 00:26:02 yeah, system is under pressure and very hot. So 220 degrees or so.
Ransom: 00:26:06 Yeah. But when it's cool, definitely can open that up to check the check the fluid levels in there. Um, I guess getting on a Florida was what other kinds of common fluid levels? You said your a car doesn't really have many. Oh,
Speaker 3: 00:26:18 I know my car doesn't have remained fluids at all. My car doesn't have power steering pulley. It's all electronic steering, so I don't have power steering fluid. Um, I also have a sealed transmission, so there's no way to check my transmission fluid. I do have a radiator, fluid engine, oil and power. Sorry, brake fluid.
Speaker 3: 00:26:39 Right? So on each of these things, like I said, get your owner's manual and slash or some youtube videos or some other type of books, antique books that are available. I'm very inexpensive. I'm like, Youtube is free. A lot of times you can get pdfs and some free. The manufacturers give you guys, I'll give us all a ton of information to help us with this, but familiarize yourself, it'll show you in the book, um, where your brake reservoirs and what it looks like, and on those there's a minimum line and the maximum line and make sure you're in between those two. Um, and, and find out what the manufacturer recommends. Not only for the level, you should keep it at. Also the type of fluid that belongs in there. There's different types of fluids for each type of vehicle. You can't just go to the, the, you know, the, the, the car store and just just be like, oh, I didn't break litigious, grab one. No, you don't want to do that. There's different styles.
Ransom: 00:27:30 Yeah, definitely read your manual. I think I had one vehicle that the power steering fluid and the brake fluid were saying same thing as dot three fluid. And it's like, you know, the guys, like you said, break fluid, but we have thought three power steering or whatever. It's like, Hey, I got three and then you can use them in both. Like it's just kinda weird. Well, definitely follow what's in there because those fluids, sometimes they're interchangeable. Just kind of understand. If you were to take this down to the simplest level, these are all hydraulic systems, so basically you have fluid in a pressurized cylinder and it just, that's how it operates. So whatever fluid goes into those systems, that's when you're going to want to use what the manufacturer is designed for, right?
Speaker 3: 00:28:14 And understand to. I'm checking fluids with a Warrenville diversity cold vehicle. Um, there's different levels and different amounts that need to be added. Look in your manual what needs to be there, but all of these reservoirs, you're going to see a minimum and a maximum level. Personally, I like everything to be at Max except for the brakes because what happens with brake fluid is the fluid starts at maximum. The pads are brand new and as a password on the fluid level where it's done because the compression is more on the pad and now what happens if you keep that full all the time when you, when you or whomever goes to change their brakes, the fluid will just come pouring out of the top. That could make, make for a little bit extra work, maybe a little bit advanced, but understand, um, that you know, looking at these things and then going to a reputable place that you trust.
Speaker 3: 00:29:05 And, and then like, Hey, get into change my oil and you guys top off fluids, I noticed a bunch of fluids are low. Maybe once in a while something you want to do and you can pop the hood and you can know they filled this up. They didn't. This is why and these things you want to know, radiator fluid, same thing, engine oil. If something you don't want to, you know, make sure you've got enough of and it's being done. If you do have power steering fluid that that is nice and full and lot of times you know when you're parsing fluids could slow, you can hear like a little look grinding noise or sometimes even the will jiggle a little that, that usually is an indication you're, um, our is low. If on your dashboard, a lot of cars you'll see a brake light come on, like as if you had your handbrake up. Oh, your emergency brake on. That means your brake fluid is low. Generally if your brain is in fact not on, go ahead and check that and then top it off if you need a little or head over to your mechanic shop to get a little top off for yourself.
Ransom: 00:29:58 Yeah. That kind of just goes with, you know, again, checking your owner's manual and just kinda be familiarized with the dashboard lights and, or gauges. Um, my dad always used to tell me if the two most important things to check for our oil and the temperature of your vehicle. Like you start seeing the temperature go up. Like you need to stop driving or figure what that is out. And if your oil light comes on, like you definitely need to get oil in there because those two things will definitely affect your engine, which is like the most expensive part of your vehicle. Um, and trust me, I've learned the hard way over here. My engine just trying to gun it up a hill. I was like, yeah, we can make this, we're going to do it. Ended up that was like $2,000. Change my engine every bad idea. Right? So, um, yeah,
Speaker 3: 00:30:43 don't, don't, don't be scared. Don't be afraid to open these caps. Knowing when is a good time to open the caps and, and checking them all of these for the most part, depending if you have a really old vehicle, maybe your radiator is not a visual check, but you can just look at the um, the levels and see where the minimum line and maximum line. It's just visually look at them all and make sure that you know, they're, they are full, especially if we're going to go on a little road trip, you know, it's nice to be at a pop, open the hood and make sure all these are good. It really sucks to be, you know, 300 miles from home and your car breaks down because of low coolant or low engine oil or something like that. I could have easily been avoided for five bucks.
Ransom: 00:31:23 Yeah, definitely, definitely. And the same things. Same thing with the lights. Like if you're driving, like familiarize yourself, right? Like oh, tire pressure light came on, maybe I got a nail or you know what I mean? Like oh the temperature is going up. Like oh maybe I just need water in my resume, my radiator reservoir or brake lights on, like know simple things like that. Oil Light's on. I got to go check the dipstick, you know, most cars for your, your engine oil. Again, check the manufacturer to see what kind of engine oil is in there because you know when you go to the store, buy engine oil, you got like a plethora of choices. You've got synthetic, he got like 5:40, got 15, 40, 30 slash 50, like whatever. Just make sure if you check the manufacturer's book in there and see how that goes and that way you know what's in there.
Ransom: 00:32:16 But same thing, oil dipstick is a little bit different. Most vehicles kind of have like these little system at the end of the dipstick. Some of them do have minimum than Max are low and high. Um, but basically if you don't have a lower high, you just kind of look, there'll be two dots at the end of the dipstick basically. Again, you want your oil level to kind of be in there and don't be tricked by the side because sometimes there's like oil went up side of the state. Like you want to make sure that, that, that whole stick. It was like a straight line that goes right across. And that's kind of where you want your oil level. Would it be right in between there?
Tyson: 00:32:48 When I check oil, when I like to do is the first pullout I wipe and then I take a second pool and that's the actual reading I'll take. Yeah, and you also want to check, um, oil engines is warm, not, not blasting. Hot legends cold. All the oil from in the engine, that's that circulated around. Um, it, it, it all comes down to the bottom. You can get a false reading. There's all the oil is spent its time coming all the way back down to the oil pan where the dips that goes to. So after you've driven your car for awhile and you let it cool down and it's, it's warm to the touch, not so hot that you're going to burn yourself. That's a good time to check your engine oil. Pull the stick out. Like I said, one white, put it back in and see where you're at. You know you want to be either in between the dots or in between the minimum and full line. You never want to be, especially over full. That's just as bad as below.
Ransom: 00:33:39 Ironically, sometimes going over full is a bad thing, especially with an oil reservoir, not so much, but oil engine, oil, Fisher, and you definitely don't want to be under either because those are the things that can affect your beautiful. Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. Absolutely. Alright, we murder the car section of this video or same thing,
Tyson: 00:34:00 you know, I, I, I've seen so many times in my life with family and friends, uh, such a simple understanding would have saved themselves a lot of heartache, a lot of money, a lot of time in such a very simple thing. I know especially we live such busy lives and sometimes, um, you know, we have whatever single mothers or mothers and fathers had never knew these things and we never were taught and you know, um, you can really save yourself not only potentially thousands of dollars by checking these things and knowing the very, very basics. I'm not saying get in there and wrench around if that's not you're into, but just knowing the very, very basics. Um, so you know, that, you know, there's new mechanic you're seeing, he's not ripping you off or whatever, or they're not topping off fluids properly or, or whatever. Um, and then you can visually pop the hood and say, Oh, batteries that I know now I see that crazy crusty stuff. I know that's acid, I know how to take care of that. And I got my car started real quick so I can head over to wherever you go to get a battery.
Ransom: 00:35:00 That's cool. Nice.
Tyson: 00:35:03 Onto the, to what we've kind of come up with is like the kind of basic tools that everybody should have. Is that, is that accurate?
Ransom: 00:35:11 Yeah, we kind of argue a little bit on what tools they have, but definitely, uh, you know, just around the house or again, we talked about it in your car, like in your car, you should have the right size wrenches or right size themes for your vehicle. Then same thing for your house that you should have just a basic kind of like, Hey, I need to fix something real quick. You just grabbed that little toolkit, walk over to wherever it is you need and just kinda
Tyson: 00:35:38 get in there. So what, what do we got? The four, the four pillars of basic tools or pillars of basic tools. One of the most useful tools. There could be your tool. When in doubt, force it out. No, I'm just joking and just grab a hammer. It fixes so many things. I have lived by that rule, but understand though, all joking aside, I understand what each tool function is. Things are so much easier in all aspects. Life when you have the right tool for the right job and, and hammers. There is a lot of hammers there. There are roofing hammers, ball pin, hammers, slat. There's so many types of hammers I have. What I don't know if it's actually called, like put a general purpose hammer. I'll give you guys a little show here, but because there something, something simple like this, this is, um, I believe it's like some type of fiberglass handle a slight and strong. It's got a steel head here.
Tyson: 00:36:40 Right? Right, right. I like the composite handles. You get a lot later handled with more strength and then it's got this side here. The claw maybe is what it's called. I'm not exactly sure of the terminology is no nail removal tool, but this is how you move now is or how you price things up or you can create some leverage to lift things about these things can be very handy and not just, not just for nails, even though that's their primary function, but you can, you know, remove nails. You can, you can lift, you can try things up to get underneath it or, or bring another object underneath, a lot of uses for hammer. But, you know, most people are gonna use it to hang up a picture or something like that in a wall or, or, um, you know, pound on a loose nail and you know, somewhere on your house or your apartment or whatever it is.
Tyson: 00:37:23 But having a hammer, they're very, very handy there. Um, you know, fun, exciting experiments you need to do my kids like the go side and bust up and rocks and see what's inside of them. But very handy thing to have. I think everybody should have a hammer on the house. They're very inexpensive. You can get one for a few bucks. You don't have to spend of money on them. Just things about hammer basics. Maybe we got a vanity basin over there to demonstrate, but just understand that you know, just like any tool, how you use it, right? So if you're going to go for the optimum power on the hammer, you want to hold it at the lowest point on the handle right there, but you also got to remember that by doing so, you're going to lose accuracy. Yeah. So that will give you the most force, you know, Bang for buck when you hit it. And then the opposite ahead, when you want fine tune stuff, you're going to hold it closer towards the, towards the head of the hammer right there. Especially those tactics are good when you have like ball pin hammers or something like that. Um, you know, you're going to want to hold it closer and just get those little fine find accurate hits, right where you get the effortless power, exactly the power of this effort. But whatever you
Ransom: 00:38:36 want to call it, the nail removal tool, you got to just kind of judge the size of your nail head. But generally speaking, the further away you can get it, the further out by the claw, like where the tips of the claw, that's where you're going to get the most leverage. Maybe he's a pan or something, I don't know. You want to.
Speaker 3: 00:38:58 I have my tool bag but I don't have nails. I'm more of a screw guy.
Ransom: 00:39:02 So yeah, just got screwed there buddy. But anyway, yeah. So if you have it all the way up against the, the, the claw in the pinch there, that's not going to be as much leverage as versus a few. If you have it towards the, the where the nails of the claw right there, you'll get more leverage there, then you will towards a center. But again also depends on the type of nail or screw that you're trying to remove with that
Speaker 3: 00:39:25 or the space there. And he also like with hammering to the different fulcrum points, you can create more or less power. Um, and you also lose and gain control.
Ransom: 00:39:34 Yeah. And then the way it tastes is doing it, that's not how you actually remove it. The screw will actually be in the wall and then you know, you never know that's, this is the actual proper way to want to put it on there and then you need to take it out that way. But anyway, we were just using that as a visual aid to kind of see, you know, where you want to get most of your power from. But you know again, just for instance here, Jason Come in here and you create that we're talking about, but you know, it's not thor's hammer but you know, it's good for around the house kind of stuff.
Speaker 3: 00:40:09 Yeah. And you don't need something that big. I have another, I have to have a really small one for the little kind of thing. Same style, but it's, it's, I want to say half the size of that may be very light. Very nice and stuff.
Ransom: 00:40:24 Yeah.
Speaker 3: 00:40:26 You know, it's, it's, it's a drag when you got a nail head popping out or something and you're like where's the rock? No. Having a hammer and it'll just a couple of taps. Like I said, they're very inexpensive to grab and they're very, very useful.
Ransom: 00:40:40 Yeah. And you got the smaller version, which is like the ball peen hammer. If you're a bigger guy and you like a lot of force, you can get maybe like the mini sledge.
Speaker 3: 00:40:50 It depends what you need a hammer for. And it's one. Oh, one thing I would say everybody should have that general purpose kind of hammer. Um, and as you have different projects and different things, you're going to need different styles of hammers for those things.
Ransom: 00:41:03 Nice. All right. So moving along to the next pillar.
Speaker 3: 00:41:07 Liars
Ransom: 00:41:09 pillar number two of the tool. Workers fires.
Speaker 3: 00:41:14 So it's funny, we had a good argument about what players to have.
Ransom: 00:41:19 Yes. Yes. I don't know what, what, what do you got there?
Speaker 3: 00:41:23 What arguably is my Goto plier this what they call, what was it called? A slight, slight joint. You can see there's. Oh, I should probably turn it around. Huh? There's this little little kind of hole. They're oblong, Egan incited in and you can see when you sign it to one side, you see the closure in closing here and here you can see how that doesn't close all the way and then, you know, these are each our different functions for different things. But um, these are great for a lot of little things. You know, you have little tiny little nails or something like that. You can just grab, you can pull them out. Um, you can easily quickly tighten up things, you know, these are something maybe nice to have in a car where you can, um, you can get up and added a bunch of different bolt sizes and just quickly grab onto it and you can grab onto.
Speaker 3: 00:42:08 There's, there's, um, all kinds of different ways on here. If you guys can see that and you can, you can grab things from a bunch of different English can grab it from this angle. You could get onto it for something like this. Um, I think these are a nice thing to have around the house. You can usually pick this up for like a, you know, a dollar or so like that, you know, Walmart's the dollars type stores, um, but like everything, you know, you do, um, you do get what you pay for kind of thing. So I think that in mind, but I think the average every day, um, I just need to tighten up as something you can get something quite inexpensive in this category and we're, we've put together a Amazon lists of all these different things and you guys don't do any, at least discover what they are. Maybe that's not the best place or price to get them, but I wanted a resource for you guys easily click through and know exactly which ones we are talking about.
Ransom: 00:43:02 Nice. In general, you just kind of understand that your hand strength, hand muscles, like you use them the most often out of any of your other muscles, maybe other than your heart. But um, but, uh, yeah, you know, so you know, your hand strength actually is again, you're using the whole level of lever fulcrum thing. So by equipping suppliers you're just increasing the pressure. That's at the tip of the fire so that you can apply force to whatever it is, whether you're going to be turning something, pulling it out, push it in, whatever you need to do. Um, I don't know if you have the ones I was talking about, but I kind of like the, you know, I guess the little thinner buyers and as, as a combo with a wire cutter on it.
Speaker 3: 00:43:46 I have a, this is what, yeah, so this is called a linesman pliers. What there is, it's to have to see because it's steel is really dark, but there's this creepy part here. And then here is um, a, a cutting, a cutting edge there. Um, I don't know if you guys can see. You can kind of see this little cutting edge here. You can, you can, I don't want to stick my finger in there. Safety, safety third, but be careful. You can, you can snip off, um, different types of like fence, kind of like why are like a chain link fence? You could snip that. You could snip the speaker wire, electrical wire, a different things like that. And you can get really finessed that this, you can even kind of strip wire, strip the coating off of wire. These are good to have to. Um, they have a lot of different functions are called line's been fires. Uh, there'll be on the Amazon list. There's a flyer type thing here. And then a cutting device on the bottom of it are pretty big. So also mine, there's also a, a gripper here. We can crimp clamp things as well down in this bottom piece here.
Ransom: 00:44:50 Yeah, definitely. Again, some of other honorable mentions that we have are like needle nose pliers, needle nose pliers, or to get in there to find like hard to reach places like Dang, it just grabbed that paper clip at the very bottom of the, the lint filter. It's like you just got to get down there and, and get into those. Those are, those are pretty much honorable mentions. I guess as far as fires concern,
Speaker 3: 00:45:15 I'm kinda locks also to apply to half. I am, I am. I go to bag. I didn't have those. I think I have them done in my toolbox downstairs. But this, um, I guess I have this, this, this bag here, uh, it's just uh, a craftsman bag. It's got this metal frame, but you know, it's, I got a bunch of, you know, ha, you know, random stuff that like you need all the time, but it's just a nice little simple bag. I think they're, you know, 20 or 30 bucks. You don't need something that's crazy and extravagant. I have a lot more tools. I'd like to do more things, but you can get a little tupperware container from the dollar store or something like that. Or a little, uh, like a, what are those, those little marker trays and stuff like that or whatever. Those shower caddies and something like that. You don't need nothing crazy. Especially if you're just doing around the house, you're kind of like, I should know these skills. I should have a couple of different things around the house. You don't just do something like that. Keep it simple for yourself.
Ransom: 00:46:05 Nice. Nice. All right.
Speaker 3: 00:46:07 I don't link these different things down. Like I said, it'll be all on the Amazon list for you guys.
Ransom: 00:46:12 Right.
Speaker 3: 00:46:13 And then on until the wrenches, wrenches, dodger wrench, you can dodge
Ransom: 00:46:20 wrenches, ratchets got a, there's a, there's a plethora of wrenches. I think this is probably the most versatile tool you can go in on a rental real fast, real quick. I mean, you got all kinds of stuff you do. I guess me, um, I generally speaking, I, I go to what's called the open ranch or the closed French. Tyson is probably there, right? So basically the open side is the part that's open so you can basically go there and have, you know, go sideways on it. And then the close side is, you know, for those bolts that you're just going to go, you know, this put aside their and then just crank it over there. Um, whatever it's going to be. I'm also kind of know that there are usually two standards, right? We're going to have the millimeters right. And then, you know, because in some, in some civilizations we have what's called the metric system, right? And then in the US we have things called
Tyson: 00:47:30 in America, we have the metric system, but then we convert it to the standard system or the imperial system for whatever weird reason.
Ransom: 00:47:37 So you know, we've got, you know, different sizes and then we a different, you know, so you can do like three quarter inch or half inch or a 22 millimeter. Like it just gets a little crazy there as far as the different sizes. But as far as ranch basics go, you basically want to have the ranch that is the right size for the nut that you are trying or that you are trying to remove. Um, because if you have the wrong side, you can, you know, I guess either strip and or I don't know what they call it,
Tyson: 00:48:11 damaged that either not or bolthead. What generally is there some type of hexagon shape and we have the wrong size wrench. You're going to round this off on the video. You can see I'm trying to get around those edges off. Then you're going to need a special tool or technique to get that rounded off nut or bolt. You're going to really create a lot more work for yourself if you can afford it and you maybe interested in doing some of the things. I'm getting a couple of these quick little sets like this one standard, one metric, sometimes you're working on one project and there'll be both tools needed. You know, it's kind of weird, you know, um, you can be, you can be taken off a bike tire with metric and then tighten up the handlebars with standard size. Sometimes that's just the way it goes. But if you don't want to, you're not interested in. There are some alternative wrenches that you can get that I'm can to kind of accomplish. A lot of these things they have. Um, but they have a, I call it a monkey wrench. I don't know the exact term is
Ransom: 00:49:07 monkey.
Tyson: 00:49:08 I guess it's, I guess a little wheel on it and one of the jaws slides open and close and you can put it onto a nut and then it will clamp down to the size. That's something if you only have maybe one that's an option.
Ransom: 00:49:23 Yeah. I think for me that's Kinda the Goto I guess to say that I have different theories about that you'd like the supplier method versus a question I read did I do like a supplier versus slip joint pliers or on some of the, some of the bolts and nuts that aren't as tight, um, you know, but for me I kinda like that crescent because again, you can adjust the size of it. Again, the open or the close is going to get to the most Torque, right? Because it's fixed and you're going to get exactly the right size that you need versus a crescent wrench kinda might have a little wiggle, literally wiggle room on there. Um, and because it is adjustable, it doesn't have as much torque that you can get on there. However, in any case situation you can most likely use a crescent wrench a versus if you had just a metric or standard set, you probably wouldn't be able to use one or the other.
Tyson: 00:50:18 Also they have what they call like a vice grip. I think that may be a brand name versus a product, but whatever it is, it's, it's kind of a hybrid between that sliding ranch and the you can,
Speaker 3: 00:50:28 you look to another boat, you put the player down and there's like a little set screw kind of thing. You wind it in or out and then the prior head will get bigger and smaller and you can lock down in that and when you feel that is like a click that'll happen and then that thing is on there and it's not going to come off. Um, versus you know, something like we're talking about the downfall of the other siding wrench. You will have that. So that's an option if you're looking for maybe a one size fits all kind of thing that you could most use most of the time. That is also another option that will give you good leverage. Hold down tight on another boat, but be adjustable to various sizes, nuts and most matter if it's metric or standard.
Ransom: 00:51:13 And then other common things you probably see most, we'll use the socket wrenches, mechanical wrenches that you know, because on the open or closed ranch it's like every turn you gotta take the wrench off, go back to the starting point, I put it back on. But with a socket wrench, they kind of have a socket in it with the attachment on it to where there you go. I don't have my socket system in the garage, but basically where the, where the black part is or whatever, you can put a hex. Yeah, you can definitely put adjustable heads on there. And then from there you know, these things are designed so that you can just get in the right angle and just crank back and forth without having to actually remove the ranch from the bolt and replace it in a different situation. That's the definition of a monkey wrench. If you're watching this video that the monkey wrench
Speaker 3: 00:52:10 the monkey with the wrench.
Ransom: 00:52:13 But um, yeah, definitely those are kind of, those are kind of like go to his nowadays because just the speed at which you can remove nuts and bolts.
Speaker 3: 00:52:23 Like, like I'm demonstrating here, I mean it's, it's, you know, you can get a lot, a lot. That thing is going to move a lot and the, with that, what happens, um, these, these types of socket wrenches I would recommend, um, a budget permitting you get the honestly the most expensive, but the best quality you can get money printing here is if you guys can hear this little click, the better quality wrenches, there'll be less, other teeth are finer together so you can get a lot more revolutions on the cheaper wrenches. You'll have a big amount of turn between each click or there won't be as many teeth in there. So you're not going to have, um, as much fine control there.
Ransom: 00:53:08 Yeah. And you also want to look at quality as you know, the whole ranch is designed around that mechanism. So if you torque it out, some of the cheaper ones, they can handle as much torque and they break. Yes. Basically just lost your tool if the mechanism inside their breaks. So won't be aware of that.
Speaker 3: 00:53:26 Even I've had, um, I've used other people's cheap wrenches and I broken the casing wide open. Um, those, those do happen and a lot of times these, um, you know, we all know, we all know there's a craftsman in the snap on stuff. Those are kind of the, um, the upper, upper end and some other tools like that. They get quite expensive. Um, but they do have lifetime warranties. You can go over to home depot and Lowe's something that they do have their own brands of tools with lifetime warranties. I found them to be pretty good.
Ransom: 00:53:54 Yep.
Speaker 3: 00:53:55 So don't discount those store brands, the Husky or whatever it is that they have checked them out, give them a shot. They have lifetime warranties on them, a lot of those tools do, so you're going to be protected a bit in that range.
Ransom: 00:54:09 I don't know, we're getting off key here, but there are other types of wrenches, um, like stuff like Allen wrenches or Torque wrenches, which actually don't look like a wrench ironically now. But these are, if you will kind of imagine, I guess instead of the ranch going on top of the bolt, like they make a seating inside. I'm a nut to. Yes. Basically you wrench it from the inside out. So on. So yeah. So Tyson has two. One's a little handle version, kind of operates like a corkscrew does.
Speaker 3: 00:54:44 Yeah. It's t handle with they call it or as it
Ransom: 00:54:48 the way it's named. Yeah. And then the, the traditional is kinda like the l shape. So again, basic tool basics. If you want the fine motor movements, then you use the short shaft handle, uh, for those fine motor tunes. And if you want more power bank for your buck, then use the longer hand. Again, these are just basics of tools. The longer your lever, right? And the fulcrum point, all those kinds of things will help you take advantage of these tools. And for some reason, every time I use an allen wrench, I almost always use it in pairs. Um, you know, because you're on both ends of whatever it is that you're, you're doing. So it's almost always a good idea to have two sets, one, just in case you lose one, but when you come across those things that do require two, two allen wrench locking system. I'm careful between Allens and torx. The Allen is more of a hexagon shape and the torque is more of like the Asterix or star kind of shape. Yeah, if that's a, you know, I don't know. To me I call it more of an asterix. That's Kinda what it looks like. But yeah. And then if you gamers are out there, they have like the triangle ones and they've got different, different
Speaker 3: 00:56:01 for seismic
Ransom: 00:56:04 electrical apparatus. It's just kind of make sure you have the right one to that gambit kind of things,
Speaker 3: 00:56:12 you know? Um, a lot of my allen wrench type things of that have come with, um, whether it's toys or furniture or whatever. I just, I just collect them. I, you know, I'm like, now he's a good for this piece of furniture or whatever it is that it came with. It could be good for who knows what down the line. If I need a second one or, or something like that, I keep them in my tools on my tool bag and box is, you never know when you're gonna need, need them and I don't know, there's a lot of, haven't had to buy because I just collected them over the years.
Ransom: 00:56:42 Yeah, I think both this table, right? This desk that I have and my chair both require Allen wrenches. It's strange. Right?
Speaker 3: 00:56:51 And then some other things. Maybe why some type of breaker bar. So what that is, is, is uh, it's like this ranch here for those in the audience, a longer wrench, but there is none of this ratcheting motion. It's just to create leverage. It's good when you have. I'm really rusty or type bolts. It's good.
Ransom: 00:57:15 We talked about the basics and some people use a breaker bar just to break, you know, they call it. So to break the tension of right, to make the Torque, um, you know, and while the car is down, you use a breaker bar to just initially loosened those lugs. And then from there, once the car is up, then you can kind of switch to either a socket and or a tire iron or whatever you have so happy. But usually tire irons, they, they've got a lot of torque on them too. You can generally. But yeah, I mean just whatever, whatever way I again, you know, we're not saying that this show, it was only for guys if you're. No, if you're a skinny, thin little female who doesn't have much muscle mass, again, he used the lever portion. Right. And you basically get like a cheater bar.
Ransom: 00:58:06 Um, I know I, I kinda just, my dad has a lot of stuff flying around, but you can use the copper pipe or a little motors piping. It just kind of basically how this cap goes on, right? You just put it over the end of the ranch and just extended. I know this is a sad, sad version, but if you can imagine, you know, basically going from something of this size to now something of this size like you have, you have a lot more leverage, right? With this longer space versus trying to use this tiny one. That's your little wrench. So you don't use tools to your advantage. That's a, that's a theme.
Speaker 3: 00:58:43 Yeah. Yeah. Absolutely. Um, screwdrivers. The last pillar, fourth pillar of Toulmin journeymen ship now does drive off being the one on one quick little thing. There are different sizes of, of this, of this tip.
Ransom: 00:59:07 No, there's no. No, there's no science. It is. Get out of here.
Speaker 3: 00:59:10 This, so this here. I'm holding up my hours a little bit. I would call this the size you're going to see most in the Phillips, which is that star, uh, that Kinda like a x kind of plus plus symbol. Yeah. He goes, this is a number two Philips. There'll be marked on the handle or whatever. Two. And that's more of a kind of common sizes that will, we'll see out there. Um, and this year is the number one is you can see the size of the, the, the lower, the number, the smaller the tip will be. So a three. I would say my, my recommendation is have a number one, a number two phillips on hand. You can get these for a buck or so on. These number two, Philips will generally cover in my experience just about every screw you're going to need around the house.
Speaker 3: 01:00:02 Um, and with this and like other things too, if you have the wrong size screw, you're going to blow out that screw head and it's going to be real hard to get out and you're going to need other techniques and other different things to get those out. And the same goes with the flathead or standard minus. Those are pretty good, right? And as long as I'm here, I have for the visuals of it. This is a number one. Um, I liked, I liked it in the long. I want to number one on the long handle. These are good for a lot of other things, long and thin, short of fat and inherent number two, as you can see, the size of a much wider than that. Flathead. Is there. Um, something else? I would, I would, if, if you're going to get into a little bit more this, whenever I've got this little thing I like to carry around, it's just a little black and decker little drill.
Speaker 3: 01:00:53 It's 20 bucks at Walmart and you can go to different angles. Um, and it's just nice to know quickly put something together or take apart things. You can just pull this on and off, you know? Yeah. But this is great little things. Just little push button in and out. It's like I said, it's 20 bucks. You just charge it up to charge. Lasts for quite a long time. It's got a little, it's nothing like it. And I have other drills downstairs, but this is my, you know, my, my to go bag that quickly. Hang up a shower bar or put together a piece of furniture. I take a part of something real quick. This is super easy, you know, to have, have around really easy if you can afford or have the interest in picking up something along lines. 20 bucks real quick. Holidays are coming up.
Speaker 3: 01:01:40 All these things are going to really have. They have some cool holiday since they come out with a different home improvement stores and stuff. You can get a nice little set of things relatively inexpensively. Nice power tools real quick. I mean all of our power tools. But yeah, there's that, those to me in my opinion, a number one and two, a phillips in standard, the plus and minus. You can pick them up for a buck a piece or um, you can get a decent little set for a few dollars and you really tackle a lot of projects around the house with those all. Alright, cool. And stuff to keep some basic security car you like, you have that little jumper box and stuff. I like to.
Ransom: 01:02:31 Yeah. This one is, um, it's right here. This is a, I think they sell. Again, we're not affiliated or anything, but this is wind plus spelled W I n g, L U s thing is but wind plus for those. Um, basically it's a little box as you can imagine. This is like the iphone, a plus size or galaxy note size. This is a LG v 10. I'm ancient phone, but as you can see in comparison, I mean definitely it's got a little bit more growth there, but I mean as far as the size and it's basically, you know, same, same hand downsize. Is that something the size of maybe twice the thickness of your phone, but the same height and width of it. This one has a little flashlight on it. It's got a USB chargers that you can put on there.
Speaker 3: 01:03:21 Charge up devices with that.
Ransom: 01:03:23 Yeah, I use, I can charge my phone like four times with this. Um, it's uh, I think they're, I don't know the wattage on this, don't quote me, but uh, it's a, it's a pretty big battery size. And then from here it's got this attachment here. So basically just going to go ahead and plug in the jumper cables. I have them actually in my car. Um, I carry this around so I can charge my phone in the emergency and they bring it into the house so I can recharge it. It's got a little light indicator here. Full circles will charge, but yeah, on a, on a full charge. And even if it's up to maybe three quarters, half a charge, um, I've started many of vehicle in my day with this. Basically you just plug in, interpret cables can almost, I mean don't set it on the battery, but you said it may be on the air filter or somewhere near the battery and then you just hook it up to the battery and it has a little lights on it to tell you green is ready to start your car. Red Means it's either interchange or there's a bad connection. You might not even need to jump your car. Just got to tap in the connectors and it's good. Um, so it's, it's got a little safety check on it with that little green and red light system on it. And uh, yeah, you just basically hook it up, crank your car right up. No problem.
Speaker 3: 01:04:38 I need to get me one of those. I've got stuck a few months back with a battery and a. But that's something on my list I like to have in my car. I have this, a solar powered light here. This is by a zero. I have no affiliation or investment in them or anything like that. I picked us up at Cosco. He's got a solar panel to charge it, so it's got to crank handle to crank it if, if it is dead. Um, it's got a bunch of different flashlight. It's got a red light's red flashing lights. Um, it's got like a spotlight kind of things in different brightnesses lantern type things. You can hang it from stuff. Um, and this can also charge a phone's, got a USB port here and also has a Usb to charge it if it's dark out or if you want to quickly charge about the sun.
Speaker 3: 01:05:24 This is coming in really, really handy. Um, I have to change my, I mentioned in my tire and a dark. Um, once it poorly lit places was great to have. I used it a few times held with the people out where I couldn't see what I was doing it under their hood. Um, these things, if you can afford, um, I think I paid 50 bucks or less for this is 50 bucks now. I think I paid 70 for this. Um, and as far as your thing, but I think it's done now, this can't jump cars, but it's great for getting stuck outside or you're going camping or whatever in the woods. I like to keep in my car so I have a flashlight at all times. Like I said, I've helped other people with it one time at the farmer's market, one of the vendors, his cell phone was dead and he couldn't charge people's credit cards.
Speaker 3: 01:06:07 I ran to my car and I grabbed this and I said, here you go, plug your phone in here and I'll see you next week. And you know, it's great to have around, you know, not just that I help somebody else out. Um, I've used it myself a few times when I needed to charge some things up. Some things you might want to have your car. And like I said, something along these lines, something like ransom has a couple of few basic tools and also the around the house simple toolkit that we've kind of come up with. We recommend that would generally get most jobs around the house done. And you're going to tackle on that one on one level. The other things we want to talk about is one on one class. Uh, I think that's, that's good for now. And then we had a lot of things that were on there and went on there. So. Good, good, good, good, good. Yeah. Uh, so
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Speaker 3: 01:08:15 up for our give back for the months of November and December. We'll have more of that coming in the coming weeks. All right. I'll have a bunch of links and different videos for things I find and have said, well there'll be the Amazon list and different things you guys get. Get these different tool items and you can familiarize yourself with the usage in operations of different things. All right, cool. And then this week's challenge, I challenge you folks to go out there, if you don't have these basic tools, get these basic tools, empower yourself, you know, to be able to just do these couple little things around the house that you are waiting for your, your dad or your uncle or your brother or your, your, your, your girlfriend or your boyfriend or whoever to come over and help you hang a painting or um, you know, tighten up on table leg or whatever these things are.
Speaker 3: 01:09:16 You can easily just knock out in 15 seconds for just a few bucks on it, missing in some tools right upfront. I challenge you guys get on this. Things start experimenting, start tinkering a little bit things, looking at things, reading the book. I'm just familiarizing yourself with these things so that, you know, one day these people are going to die, that you're relying on to come over and help you to empower yourself to be, I'm okay when these people can't help or they're not around anymore to help you hang a painting or these different things real quick.
Ransom: 01:09:50 Definitely. And I guess just that kind of leads onto our final thoughts for me growing up. One of my heroes is the old Ge macgyver. I don't know the new one today. He's all right. He's not the same bill, but the old macgyver, he was just, he wasn't a secret agent and he wasn't anything special. Just a regular dude just like me and you. He just had a lot of knowledge, Swiss army knife as some duct tape. And that was his toolkit that he had with him at all times, whether he was, you know, at the store or you know, doing whatever went out hiking. Um, but you know, again, for your home and stuff, you want a tool. Your life depends on the tools that you have. Make sure that you have the right tool for the right task. You know, today's is about handyman's special kind of thing. Handyman one, uh, one. Uh, but yeah, so for the handyman tasks around the house and especially in your vehicle, you know, have the right tools for the right job. We're always teaching awareness. Can't say that I didn't have the right tool for the right job in their final thoughts.
Speaker 3: 01:10:58 Absolutely. Great, great, great things to have right there and if you know friends and family, boyfriends and girlfriends, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, cousins, whatever that could use a little basic little overview of some tools and functions of you know that tools and your car. Share this with them, you know, try, share at least two other people that you know that this could help get their handyman career going, and you guys can also follow us all week long at the social media. Not Show I'm on Instagram, facebook, twitter. You can subscribe on Youtube and on your favorite podcast apps if you're are. If you are listening to the podcast version, I would really like, um, if this was helpful to you and you enjoy the show, leaving a review, it really does help our show reach more amazing people like you for links to everything we've talked about here today. In past episodes, you can visit the social chameleon.show. Until next time, keep learning. Growing and transforming is the person you become.