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Old 11-29-2008, 07:50 PM   #11
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While I can do the work, there are some things that I would hire. I once took a weeks vacation and roofed my house. Since I am now self employed, I do not have the vacation comming, especially now.

DW, before she was DW gutted my bathroom one morning out to the studs and announced that we were remodeling. We did sheet rock, plumbing, electric and tile, including new tub, sink / vanity and potty. The house is settled in one corner and we took up the kitched floor and made pie shaped shims for the top of the floor joists to level the floor and them put down a new floor and tiled.

This wswwekend, we are painting and that is what made me think of the thread.


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Old 11-29-2008, 08:32 PM   #12
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well .. i am a carpenter who does remodeling ..
so i do it all myself .. and what i cant do .. i call in favors ..

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Old 11-29-2008, 09:47 PM   #13
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I don't do plumbing, but most other maintenance and home repair I do myself.
Imagine my surprise and pleasure when I discovered my WIFE does plumbing, painting,
carpentry and even electrical basics too!

HOneeyyyyyyyy.... can you fix this, pleeeeeeezzzzeee???

hahahahhahah haha haha
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:33 PM   #14
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I'm the owner/operator of a Professional Handyman business. The challenge is finding time (and desire) to do home projects when the paying customers are standing in line waiting for me. DW understands, but still continues to "remind me" of the projects every so often. I'd much rather be baking or cooking when I get home, instead of doing more "work."
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:35 AM   #15
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my DH is a master electrician as a result I should probably hire a electrician we have all these unfinished jobs he travels about 4 hours each day and is so tired of electrical work. we can do everything ourselves just hate doing dry wall and plumbing. my daughter and I are going to gut the bathroom remove the tub pour a mud pan and lay tile next year we are a great team.
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:54 AM   #16
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I work for an electrician so if anything electrical needs to be done I get these guys to do it for my I do not let my dh do that. But these guys I work with are my uncle's. So its always free. My dh can handle just about everything else. His best friend is an ac tech so thats always good to.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:26 AM   #17
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Nope - we get someone in - we're both absolutely useless
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:33 AM   #18
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I/we do everything but the HVAC.

The DW is good at painting and the demo.

If I were to add-on to a house, I would have someone come in and do evreything but the trim and paint. Plus, I think there are some town ordanances about using certified electricians or plumbers in certain circumstances.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:56 AM   #19
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ok quick Q.
meaning of DH and DW? I know its the spouse but what does it stand for?


Due to cash limitations and me being me i hate calling people when i know I can do it myself. Ive never done anything like major major but im in the process of doing a kitchen in a new apt at my sisters house,

Ill try anything and usually get it right. I do like others and do alot of research and look around before i attempt it.

If i dont have the tools or if its a roof ill call someone. I dont do heights. in the spring im calling someone for our gutters. clogged and its really high and steep.

I do it all, Masculine and Femine duties. as the wife says
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:00 AM   #20
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dear wife
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