Entertainment Home repair: DIY or hire a pro?

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Bobby Axelrod, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Bobby Axelrod

    Bobby Axelrod Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    17,609
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2016
    Messages:
    3,180
    Likes Received:
    4,063
    DIY for me. My reproductive organs hang outside my body.
     
  2. Tipsey Russell

    Tipsey Russell VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    124,745
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2013
    Messages:
    11,017
    Likes Received:
    25,965
    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

    Johnnykstaint VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    98,636
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    Messages:
    41,920
    Likes Received:
    21,003
    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

    Reputations:
    28,395
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    3,659
    Likes Received:
    6,319
    DIY. I'm a cheap fuck.
     
  5. gitchasum

    gitchasum Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    7,322
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2015
    Messages:
    707
    Likes Received:
    1,854
    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 Special Needs Typist. Gold

    Reputations:
    70,603
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2015
    Messages:
    5,775
    Likes Received:
    13,303
    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.
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2016
  7. Asshat13

    Asshat13 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    10,221
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,599
    Likes Received:
    1,956
    if the job requires me having to buy new tools they i hire somebody.
     
    crazypreacher, funkface, x76 and 2 others like this.
  8. scoobyla

    scoobyla Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    35,238
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2013
    Messages:
    10,800
    Likes Received:
    8,083
     
  9. ljc

    ljc fish sucks on the stick Gold

    Reputations:
    339,048
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    9,443
    Likes Received:
    58,738
  10. Bobby Axelrod

    Bobby Axelrod Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    17,609
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2016
    Messages:
    3,180
    Likes Received:
    4,063
    Home Depot has a very good and reasonably priced tool rental department.
     
    John Mahlin and scoobyla like this.
  11. Benjamen

    Benjamen Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    255,087
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Messages:
    8,290
    Likes Received:
    51,908
    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.
     
  12. reno

    reno VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    324,661
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    13,719
    Likes Received:
    40,620
    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.
     
    Bobby Axelrod likes this.
  13. crazypreacher

    crazypreacher Hey yo

    Reputations:
    223,858
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    47,166
    Likes Received:
    42,571
    I wish I could supercharge my ac.
     
    x76 likes this.
  14. Tickle Shits

    Tickle Shits Special Needs Typist. Gold

    Reputations:
    70,603
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2015
    Messages:
    5,775
    Likes Received:
    13,303
    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.
     
  15. crazypreacher

    crazypreacher Hey yo

    Reputations:
    223,858
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    47,166
    Likes Received:
    42,571
    I'd rather restore cars and tractors.
     
  16. joemama

    joemama Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    84,758
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2014
    Messages:
    3,041
    Likes Received:
    8,316
    I hire someone I'm awful at handy work of all kinds
     
    baci, Bobby Axelrod and crazypreacher like this.
  17. Chalupa Batman

    Chalupa Batman Sometimes When I Shit I Cum. Gold

    Reputations:
    10,214
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2016
    Messages:
    643
    Likes Received:
    1,836
    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.
     
  18. John Mahlin

    John Mahlin These go to eleven Gold

    Reputations:
    48,728
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    2,917
    Likes Received:
    8,688
    I'll do everything except HVAC and getting on the roof.
     
    Bobby Axelrod and Biff DiBiase like this.
  19. Johnnykstaint

    Johnnykstaint VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    98,636
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    Messages:
    41,920
    Likes Received:
    21,003
    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:
     
  20. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

    Reputations:
    430,009
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    30,358
    Likes Received:
    31,175
    My philosophy is the complete opposite.