Entertainment Home repair: DIY or hire a pro?

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  1. Bobby Axelrod

    Bobby Axelrod Well-Known Member VIP

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    DIY for me. My reproductive organs hang outside my body.
     
  2. Tipsey Russell

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    I won't do electrical work
    it scares me
    and I got my house painted by a company 2 years ago--I hate painting--so much hate for it
    but i'll do anything else

    my specialty is unclogging sinks and shitters
     
  3. Johnnykstaint

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    It varies for me -
    I will attempt to do myself:
    carpentry
    electrical
    plumbing
    drywall hanging
    painting
    tiling

    I tend to pay a professional for:
    masonry
    concrete
    drywall taping and finishing
    hardwood floor re-finishing
    carpet installation
    all hvac
     
  4. greenchiclets

    greenchiclets Well-Known Member

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    DIY. I'm a cheap fuck.
     
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    I'm split on this. I like DIY but I work 60 hours plus a week. When I have projects at home I have no time to enjoy life or spend time with the fam. I have yet to hire someone to do anything at my house but I am getting close to giving in.
     
  6. Tickle Shits

    Tickle Shits very angry indeed Gold

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    I do everything besides things that require a ladder over 25 ft. I have one part of my house that is 30 ft and a crazy steep roof I'm not walking on it.

    Electrical work (for the household is very simple). I do very nice wood work then I usually mess it up with paint.
     
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  7. Asshat13

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    if the job requires me having to buy new tools they i hire somebody.
     
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    ljc fish sucks on the stick Gold

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  10. Bobby Axelrod

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    Home Depot has a very good and reasonably priced tool rental department.
     
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    Last July I bought a house built in 1899, and since then have upped my DIY game 100 times over. I can barely remember life before this house, when I wasn't spending virtually every night and weekend doing projects. That's not a complaint -- I quickly realized that I love this stuff, and will choose projects over what most people consider entertainment any day.
     
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    I can do some, especially electric work. My girl is a better painter than me. She handles that. I'm scared of plumbing. I'll hire a plumber for that.
     
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    I wish I could supercharge my ac.
     
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    Tickle Shits very angry indeed Gold

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    I'm not a super fan of plumbing. If I sweat a pipe I'll check on it every day for a week. And I realized a while ago that hand tight plus one turn of the wrench is all you ever want for most plumbing parts.
     
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    I'd rather restore cars and tractors.
     
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    I hire someone I'm awful at handy work of all kinds
     
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    I travel for work too much and when I get home the last thing I wanna do is work. I can fix a toilet, otherwise I'm all over Angie's list. I let them work while I drink me a beer and Netflix it. Right now I have 4 broken sprinkler heads, a sliced sprinkler snake and need some sheet rock repair from running a hardwire throughout the house as wifi is turrble. I just arrived back home from Turkey for work, ain't got no time for sweatin. I'm in need of Hops and empty calories.
     
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    I'll do everything except HVAC and getting on the roof.
     
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    Those are exactly the jobs i like to try just to buy new tools. I have a wet saw for tile ive used for one project. :jj:
     
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    My philosophy is the complete opposite.