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Homeowner's Handyman Homegroup

A place to discuss, plan, vent, or listen about the difficulties or pleausures of homeownership and the handyman projects that you are accomplishing around your house. Perfect group for the do-it-yourselfer!

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Need to build a workshop or garage

Started by Rory Bagley. Last reply by Rory Bagley Feb 16. 2 Replies

We recently bought a new house on 2 acres outside of Vancouver, WA. Lots of room on the property but no workshop for all my projects and gadgets. I'll be building something soon. Either a pole…Continue

What is the hardest project you've started?

Started by Michael Hill. Last reply by Evans Apr 30, 2015. 8 Replies

What is the hardest DIY project you've started (perhaps even finished)?I'm working on mine now which is to drywall the bottom 2 feet of my basement after it was ripped out due to mold problems. …Continue

Tags: mold, diy, drywall

Completed DIY Projects - 2011

Started by Slacker. Last reply by terry sperling Dec 13, 2011. 6 Replies

What have you completed this year?  Post some pics and tell us about it.

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Comment by Orrbitron on December 13, 2011 at 12:19am

Need some advice on building a shed.  I'm reasonably intelligent, not afraid of work and can jury-rig the hell out of a project, but I've never built anything remotely structural (a lean-to in survival training doesn't count).  I've committed to building the stick building the thing from the ground up rather than using a kit mostly as a learning event.

Any advice from the group?

Thanks in advance,

-Orrbitron

Comment by Steve M on April 21, 2011 at 2:15pm

Hi all,

I just did the stupidest thing.  We had a slab leak. The plumbers and I chose to take the hot water line over head in the attic until they could tie into the line under the pier-and-beam portion of my house.  As I was removing junk from the top shelf of a cabinet, I fell and am now at home for 5-7 days because I fractured several ribs.  Smart move huh?

Comment by Daniel Jarstfer on January 26, 2011 at 9:21pm
I've been busy for a couple of weeks remodeling my daughter's room. The house is 80 years old and has presented a few challenges. That is the type of work I enjoy most. I like the problem solving aspect of remodeling & renovating. We removed the old chimney from the house about three years ago. This permitted the expansion of the downstairs bathroom. And now, I have grabbed an extra foot to use in making a decent sized closet in my daughter's room. I am re-utilizing a set of bi-fold doors that I took out of my son's house about 7 years ago. This has kept the cost low.
Comment by Tall Bill Blakely on July 30, 2010 at 8:07pm
Hardest Project is drywall work. Those guys really earn their funds & as you can see from my pic, bending over to do the lowest two feet would not be possible with me. Maybe by the gal I'm with...
 

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