I a Challange

ePortage Repair
Specializing in tackling intricate repair jobs



Peter Howard

Mr. Fix-t and Doer of Things


651-331-9690 Mobile




Retired Sr. Engineering manager - 25 years with Honeywell. Continous electrical & software engineering positions since 1979.
Over 40 years experience executing handyman projects, including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, home remodeling, appliances, metalwork, and yard work.




Appliances, Electronics, Automotve, Home Repair, Handyman, Honey-do


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My Handyman History Overview (not a complete list)

Appliance Installation And Repair

  • Kitchen: dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer and stove
  • Laundry: washer and dryer
  • Small appliances


  • Copper installation/augmentation and pipe sweating and test
  • Moved laundry room from the main floor to a basement
  • Replaced multiple water heaters and several water softeners
  • Installed whole house water filter
  • Bathroom plumbing repair

Tile Installation

  • Shower stalls, fireplace, and floors (entryways)

Framing And Wood-Working

  • Finished basement from bare studs into TV entertainment room, bedroom, shop, and laundry room
  • Remodeled attic into a bedroom with electrical (outlets, overhead light, and baseboard heat) walls and skylight
  • Built large shed and assisted with several other barn raising projects
  • Window/door installation
  • Trim installation

  • Medium/small wood-working: built wooden clocks and model airplanes


  • Inside and outside: prepare, prime and paint
  • Repainted two houses
  • Wood staining/finishing
  • Wall repair: mudding, prime, and paint


  • Rebuilt two car engines (one was removed and outsourced)
  • Brake repair/replacement, struts, shocks, ball joints, and wheel bearings
  • Maintenance (i.e. oil changes, etc.)

Metal/Steel Work  

  • Cutting, Welding and Grinding
  • Mig welder, acetylene torch

Yard Work - Current home is on 4 wooded acres

  • Buckthorn removal
  • Tree planting, garden installation/development, and landscaping
  • Critter abatement


  • Designed/installed 7/1 surround sound entertainment with front projection (hdmi 1020p)
  • Extended entertainment output to the main floor via html dual Cat5 transceivers
  • Mounted flat screen TV in a dining room (wiring run through the wall)
  • Installed Cat5 network throughout a house
  • Installed multiple WIFI routers and extender (basically replaced Cat 5)
  • Electrical Troubleshooting
  • RF, digital and analog circuitry
  • PIC/microprocessor programming and emulation
  • Complete Electronic Repair - through hole to SMT
  • Extra-class amateur radio operator (licensed 1985): N0GRM
  • Past president and board member of the Stillwater Amateure Radio Club
  • Member Twin Cities DX Association
  • Operate mobile radio / SAG cart for Twin Cities Marathon (last 5 years)
  • Tower climbing


  • Classical pianist
  • Wood-working
  • Electronic/software projects
  • Cross-country skiing and biking/running
  • Wilderness camping: BWCA and Quetico
  • Travel: friends throughout the country and fly-in fishing northern Canada
  • Reading, taking online courses, and lifelong learner
  • Discussion group member: Cafe Phil, Lake Elmo
  • Cooking


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