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Old 04-27-2009, 10:55 AM   #16
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Check out your local college or technical institution too.

I know there are basement finishing courses offered through our technical college taught by the instructors in the apprenticeship programs. They even select one basement and a large part of the course is actual hands on work in that basement.

I'll sign up for that one when I get ready to finish my basement.

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I was building a bathroom in the basement and had to do the mudding. Went to a workshop at Home Depot, came home and did a "perfect" job..... even the person who taught the course at Home Depot, who is a neighbour, thought it was perfect. Of course, the sanding is so important. So if you pay attention, you can pick up a lot of good pointers. I also went to the tiling workshop, and then tiled the bathroom floor. Next week I am tiling the splashguard in my kitchen.
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My son and I signed up for the Drywall workshop at the Home Depot in Granbury, TX. We went this morning and I cannot tell you how disappointed I was. First, we couldn't find where in the building the workshop was being done. Employees kept sending us to different places, all to no avail. When we were finally led to the man that was in charge of the workshop he asked us what we were wanting to do. I told him that we had a hole in a wall and we were wanting to learn how to fix it. He walked us back across the store (this was our third time to walk across the store) and took us to a shopping cart with some items in it. He proceeded to quickly tell us how to repair the hole as he picked up various items out of the cart. Then he told us what we needed to go and purchase. This all took under 5 minutes. I asked him if this was the workshop and he told me yes. I told him I understood this to be a hands-on type of workshop. He asked me if I really needed him to show me something. I told him that was exactly what I thought the workshop was for, to show us how to do it. He said, "No. This was the workshop."
I hope that this was not ordinarily how they truly do their workshops because, quite frankly, that was an extreme waste of my time.
My son lost his balance and fell into a wall and put a hole in it. We found this class offered at Home Depot and signed up for it. We had been looking forward to this class for a month. It was a Mother's Day gift for me from my son. Something for us to do together. My husband, my son's father, died 6 months ago and we are at a loss with things like this. My husband did remodeling for 35 years and was so very good at it. This was going to be part of our healing process. Needless to say, we were extremely disappointed.
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My son and I signed up for the Drywall workshop at the Home Depot in Granbury, TX. We went this morning and I cannot tell you how disappointed I was. First, we couldn't find where in the building the workshop was being done. Employees kept sending us to different places, all to no avail. When we were finally led to the man that was in charge of the workshop he asked us what we were wanting to do. I told him that we had a hole in a wall and we were wanting to learn how to fix it. He walked us back across the store (this was our third time to walk across the store) and took us to a shopping cart with some items in it. He proceeded to quickly tell us how to repair the hole as he picked up various items out of the cart. Then he told us what we needed to go and purchase. This all took under 5 minutes. I asked him if this was the workshop and he told me yes. I told him I understood this to be a hands-on type of workshop. He asked me if I really needed him to show me something. I told him that was exactly what I thought the workshop was for, to show us how to do it. He said, "No. This was the workshop."
I hope that this was not ordinarily how they truly do their workshops because, quite frankly, that was an extreme waste of my time.
My son lost his balance and fell into a wall and put a hole in it. We found this class offered at Home Depot and signed up for it. We had been looking forward to this class for a month. It was a Mother's Day gift for me from my son. Something for us to do together. My husband, my son's father, died 6 months ago and we are at a loss with things like this. My husband did remodeling for 35 years and was so very good at it. This was going to be part of our healing process. Needless to say, we were extremely disappointed.
This explains rather well how things have changed in the past 8 long years. You're probably fortunate your car wasn't stolen while in the store.
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There are lots of people looking for inexpensive activities to do with the kids, so the kids' workshops work well. I go all the time with my son. They have free orange aprons and participation pins and all the supplies. At one Home Depot, they even have a popcorn machine and cookies and juices. It is a lot of fun.

I think it's harder to get adults excited about a free workshop at the Home Depot. They don't do anything to get people excited about them. They just scribble it on a dry erase board by the store entrance. And if people aren't showing up, nobody is going to put in much effort.
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My son and I signed up for the Drywall workshop at the Home Depot in Granbury, TX. We went this morning and I cannot tell you how disappointed I was. First, we couldn't find where in the building the workshop was being done. Employees kept sending us to different places, all to no avail. When we were finally led to the man that was in charge of the workshop he asked us what we were wanting to do. I told him that we had a hole in a wall and we were wanting to learn how to fix it. He walked us back across the store (this was our third time to walk across the store) and took us to a shopping cart with some items in it. He proceeded to quickly tell us how to repair the hole as he picked up various items out of the cart. Then he told us what we needed to go and purchase. This all took under 5 minutes. I asked him if this was the workshop and he told me yes. I told him I understood this to be a hands-on type of workshop. He asked me if I really needed him to show me something. I told him that was exactly what I thought the workshop was for, to show us how to do it. He said, "No. This was the workshop."
I hope that this was not ordinarily how they truly do their workshops because, quite frankly, that was an extreme waste of my time.
My son lost his balance and fell into a wall and put a hole in it. We found this class offered at Home Depot and signed up for it. We had been looking forward to this class for a month. It was a Mother's Day gift for me from my son. Something for us to do together. My husband, my son's father, died 6 months ago and we are at a loss with things like this. My husband did remodeling for 35 years and was so very good at it. This was going to be part of our healing process. Needless to say, we were extremely disappointed.

Sorry for your loss. Might I suggest watching some how to videos on youtube? Once you see something being done it makes things easier. If you don't understand something you saw, ask here. There are a bunch of professionals as well as seasoned DIY'r's here.
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I've never seen a HD class.....

BUT, sometimes your store will have a retired and competant plumber or electrician that can be invaluable advice when you run into those oddball issues..... like for me...dealing with cast iron in plumbing and maybe HVAC connections or different panel boxes and entrance or conduits connections.

But, you will have to pay attention.... many of their new people think they are supposed to have answers, and WOW I've heard some rediculous and incorrect advice.

And this sight is good in that if you get some not great advice, it will pretty quickly get corrected soon thereafter.
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