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Old 08-19-2012, 08:06 AM   #1
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Anyone know if there is any sort of DIY How-To DVD set or online video series or something like that about home construction/maintenance?? I'm pretty well versed in the trades, but I like watching stuff like that because I can usually extract some useful nuggets of information. I do a lot of remodeling and repair work (as opposed to new construction), so I think it would be cool to be taken step by step from the ground up. Thanks!

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Check on Ebay.
I think you would be better off buy a book not a video.
Faster to find what your looking for and you can take it right to were your working.

The book Modern Carpentry is a book often used in class rooms and covers just about anything you may come across.

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Not really. Better to get involved with your local habitat for humanity, or local church that has a men's ministry. Books & dvds do nothing. Even the garbage on the diy channels are just that.
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Not really. Better to get involved with your local habitat for humanity, or local church that has a men's ministry. Books & dvds do nothing. Even the garbage on the diy channels are just advertising for a product that no one is buying.
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YouTube is loaded----many are so bad that a novice will really screw up a job if they follow the videos.

(I moved this to 'general discussion' as 'how to' is for instructional threads)
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YouTube is loaded----many are so bad that a novice will really screw up a job if they follow the videos.

(I moved this to 'general discussion' as 'how to' is for instructional threads)
Or...."How NOT to"....

On a related note......I have been scouring those DIY video's on shower pans.....after watching many of them, I don't feel like I'm any closer to doing the task than I was a month ago....

One set of video's shows how to do a hot mop and touts the "This is the best way to have a long term shower".....and then another web site says "Hot mopping is old school and a thing of the past, use our method".

About the only thing I have concluded so far....I may not be doing hot mop....but even then I'm 60/40 on it.....

So to the OP....look at who put out the video.....if they are selling something....it will be very biased.....

You might be better off looking at old episodes of "This Old House"...
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The ones ddawg, that they built Bob Vila a house on, or their GC's brother a house after it burnt down? As for hot mopping, it is a art form like Lead & Oakum, from a bygone era.
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Whatever you do, don't watch that "Jobsite" show on the History Channel. I watched the concrete pour episode, and about had a psychotic breakdown watching all the stuff the announcer was getting wrong.
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I've seen Jobsite I agree with Mort I would recommend buying books, DVD quality and they are not so detailed.

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