I’m sure this has been asked a time or 2 before but a search yielded nothing so I thought I’d ask.
I’m pretty busy with about 50hrs/week of work, a 1.5 yr old, and I’ll be jumping on as a volunteer EMT here pretty soon but I’d really like to be able to start learning basic handy-man skills. I never really got any as a kid aside from whatever Boy Scouts taught and when I tried to amateurishly fix things after breaking them.
I don’t own my house so projects are few and far between but I like to build things although admittedly that is rare. Essentially, I’d like to learn about basic electrical work so I can run wire, fix broken switches, etc. Also some basic plumbing, construction, small engine repair, and whatever else may pop up.
I don’t really have the funds or time available to be able to go to community college or anything like that so I’m just looking for reading materials or other ways to learn. I try and tag along whenever a friend does some work and I’ve helped with demolition, renovating a kitchen, and a couple other projects so I’m not completely inept- just desiring to do more.
For reading materials- preferably online as my work has lots of down time as processes run so I could study up as I “work”.
Any recommendations or ideas?
/tldr- need resources for learning home repair, basic trade skills, etc on a money/time budget.