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When I purchased my first home two years ago I couldn't have been more unprepared for the obligatory responsibility of maintaining my humble new abode. My house might as well have been the Starship Enterprise because I was no less familiar with its parts. I lived my entire life in apartments. And there was never a handyman in the family from which I could gain any "common sense" type of basic mechanical know-how. It sure as heck doesn't come natural to me either.