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Discussion in 'DIY: Do-It-Yourself!' started by adele, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. adele

    adele Knows the Ropes

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    and how big does it have to be for you to hire someone?

    i can do things like change hardware and door knobs, and some painting. i don't like tall ladders, though, so vaulted ceilings are jobs for real painters.
    i wish i could do some electrical things, like change light fixtures. it would save a lot of money if i could.
     
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  2. Frances Farmer

    Frances Farmer TREF Member

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    No electrical for me!
    But, I installed fancy closet systems in my last home. It was great, and I will do it when I buy again.
     
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  3. Trooper

    Trooper Knows the Ropes

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    I once ripped off my own roof and put the new one on. Section by section for a few weeks. In the summer. Never will I do THAT again!
     
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  4. adele

    adele Knows the Ropes

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    you replaced your own roof!? that sounds like a good way to lose a few pounds.
     
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  5. Trooper

    Trooper Knows the Ropes

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    LOL

    It is one heck of a diet plan. I call it "The Backache Diet." :D
     
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  6. adele

    adele Knows the Ropes

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    i bet you do!
     
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  7. Sherry

    Sherry TREF Member

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    If that diet works, I may have to try it out. Well. On second thought, maybe not so fast.:p
     
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  8. JBob

    JBob Knows the Ropes

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    Oh, it worked for me. Well, it made my back ache. :D
     
  9. Ronnie

    Ronnie TREF Member

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    Different people will tackle different jobs. I do some electrical work on my home, but I won't touch spackle. Hate spackle.
     
  10. He's got game

    He's got game TREF Member

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    I like hard work like building a fence better than finish work like spackle or trim work.
     
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  11. adele

    adele Knows the Ropes

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    how about laying carpet ?
     
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    I like hard work like building a fence better than finish work like spackle or trim work.
    He's got game, Jun 25, 2012 Report#10LikeReply

    Yep. Me too.
     
  13. Barista

    Barista TREF Member

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    It takes more skill than most people realize. To do it right.
     
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  14. Barista

    Barista TREF Member

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    Painting. Good pastime. Spackle. Hard work.
     
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  15. Jammer

    Jammer TREF Member

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    I think we are going to learn how to lay wood floors. Maybe bamboo floors. Good old USDA loan left some mad money in the checkbook for some updates.
     
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  16. Chuck Finley

    Chuck Finley Poster to the Stars

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    We bought wood at Lumber Liquidators, and it was OK. We installed it ourselves, and mostly it is fine. We had some trouble getting details right at some walls and cabinets. A pro would have done better. But we saved money, and are satisfied all in all.
     
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  17. Chuck Finley

    Chuck Finley Poster to the Stars

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    I agree!! HATE spackling anything more than nail holes and dents.
     
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  18. Good Wife

    Good Wife TREF Member

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    Hubs was a carpenter and then a plumbers helper. He won't touch electric, but we do a lot of other things.
    yes, we do spackling. Yes, it sucks. ;)
     
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  19. Chuck Finley

    Chuck Finley Poster to the Stars

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    I hate Spackle!
     
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  20. Peaches Delight

    Peaches Delight Knows the Ropes

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    Chuck,
    If you will put my wood floor in my dining room, I will spackle your dining room... :cool:
     

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