Home Maintenance and Repair T.A.S.

   

(T.A.S. is for "Task Analysis Sheet" which is the same as Skills Check-off Sheet)

   

Task/Activity

Done

Task/Activity

Done

General:

Indoors:

Install a lock

    

Properly hang items on walls

   

Be familiar with referring to Consumer Guides to evaluate appliances and all home products

  

Know uses of: various types of screws mounting braces, and their uses, i.e. wood, metal, sheetrock, etc.

   

Know where your fuse box is and how to replace a fuse or...

   

Be able to paint walls

   

Know where breaker box is and how to re-set a thrown breaker

    

Know the helpful techniques in painting (i.e. brush into the wet paint; not allowing paint to get all the way to the top of brush; uses for different kinds of brushes; when to use a roller (foam or fuzzy), pad or brush.)

   

Know how to choose interior and exterior paint

    

Repair wall holes with putty

   

Know the diff. betw. latex, stain, varnish, etc.

  

Be able to hang/set up shelves

   

Use weather and all-purpose caulking

    

Be able to start a fire and keep it going

   

Know what to look for in home appliances

    

Be able to hang wallpaper

    

Be able to use basic tools such as hammer, screwdriver, tape measure, etc.

   

Be able to mount molding

   

Outdoors:

Plumbing:

Paint house

   

Remove toilet (to get item out) & replace donut

   

Paint trims and/or planters (and know how to be neat)

   

Be able to install new faucet fixture

   

Know which tools/supplies to have on hand for own needs

    

Unplug overflowing toilet with plunger

  

Have a place to store these properly (where they won't rust, and are accessible)

    

Be able to set up washer and connect to proper water hoses

    

Clean out gutters

   

Unclog sink or tub pipe using chemicals

  

Cut and stack wood, chain saw or or axe (safely and appropriately)

    

Be able to set up dryer and vent to outside

   

Know how to dig a hole and set a post for a fence

   

Be able to change water filter

   

Know where your natural gas shut-off is located and how to operate it

   

City: Locate main water shut-off to your home ...OR... Country: Have some knowledge of your well

   

Know how to pour cement for simple jobs

    

Shop for and install or replace a garbage disposal

   

Basic Vehicle Care:

  

(For complete listing of Vehicle Maintenance & Repair tasks, see "Vehicle Maintenance & Repair T.A.S.")

Basic Flower/Plan Garden & Yard Care

Mow lawn and know how to operate electric, gas powered, or hand-pushed mower

  

Clean out inside of vehicle (clean out garbage, litter bag, fold blankets, straighten & re-organize organizer caddy & tapes)

   

Know optimum frequency and height for grass, considering your weather conditions

   

Know how to wash outside of vehicle (proper equipment and techniques, in different types of weather)

   

Know how to plant a garden w/ plant/flowers that are appropriate to your area, your sunlight/ shading conditions, to each other (height, compatibility), and to your level of dedication to maintain

 

     

  

Clean/polish dashboard and instrument panel

    

Vacuum vehicle carpet

   

Water lawn (frequency for your area; have appropriate sprinklers)

  

Clean (wash) vehicle carpet

  

Water garden (and have appropriate supplies)

  

Wash car windows, inside and out

   

Know how to weed

   

Be able to winterize your vehicle; antifreeze, etc.

 

Be able to administer fertilizer to garden/lawn

   

Basic Electrical Skills:

Know how to do (and practice!) basic pruning

   

Change the plug on an electric cord

    

Be able to identify common pests and how to eradicate

   

Be able to operate voltage tester

    

Know when/how to prune ornamental trees & shrubbery

   

Be able to operate continuity tester

    

Be able to choose appropriate fertilizer(s) for lawn and garden organic and chemical

   

Be able to use needle-nose pliers to strip wire

   

   

   

Be able to install new receptacle on existing circuit

    

   

   

Be able to replace ceiling light fixture

   

(OTHER; YOUR CHOICE)

   

Be able to install a dimmer switch

    

   

   

Be able to rewire incandescent lamp

    

   

  

Be able to replace ballast on florescent lamp

    

   

  

Be familiar with your hot water tank

    

   

   

Know your central heating system, ducts, controls

    

   

   

Know your air conditioning system

   

   

  

General wiring skills for telephones

    

   

   

General wiring skills for computer set-up

    

  

   

Be able to get correct light bulb for flashlight

    

   

  

 

Note from the Author: The book (Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la) presents the heart 'n' soul behind the requirements, how to view and use requirements in general (and not freak out about them, and how to use this form within the context of the whole framework I present for high school. But this at least gives you an idea of what an "Task Analysis Sheet" looks like. 

  

The above format is a little different from what you'll see in the book only because the chart feature functions differently in my two programs. If it doesn't print out properly, my apologies.

  

And one last thing: There is a wide left margin when I print out this page from this web format, with some of what's on the right getting cut off.  I have worked and worked with it, and have NO idea how to fix it, so if anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to email me at beshelton@aol.com and let me know!)

  

 

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