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Old 09-01-2012, 12:47 PM   #16
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Lookin down the list i can pretty much say been there done that. It all looks pretty basic. Can't tell which ones you should do, don't know your skill/experience level or budget. Why don't you come back when you're ready to start one of them and ask specifically about any concerns you have, then if you run into problems while doing it ask for advice again.
On the irrigation project if I didn't rent a trencher, I'd hire out the digging. Now that I'm reaching the end of this occupation, I don't wanta go back to where I started.
Oh and hire out anything involving heavy lifting, while remembering that one mans heavy is another man's heavy. If something is heavy, it's heavy.

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I'd probably attempt everything that didn't include fishing wires or plumbing through walls. And leaks. I have a psychotic hatred of leaks. Although I usually end up dealing with those, too.
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... I have a psychotic hatred of leaks
Stazophobia. Another Greek word for leak is diarreo, but that's another thing entirely.
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Every plumbing job I have ever attacked was like cooking Japs off of Iwo Jima. ( My appologies for the brutal lack of PC there) But the flag always goes up on Mt Surabachi. Just stay with it untill you can wave your flag of success.
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Look into this for networking the house...


http://www.netgear.com/home/products...line-and-coax/
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Congrats on the new house.....

Of course, the priorities are plumbing leaks....anything that would cause more damage.

The deciding factor or DIY or Farm out is the priority of the project and your availabilty to do it....

A lot of your items are more like 'wish list' items. In other words, you want to change it....but leaving it as is will not have any negative effects.

As a home owner that has gone through the same thing.....my advice.....move in...start enjoying the house....then figure out what you really want after you are there awhile.

What you think needs to be done will change after you are in for awhile.

We have new neighbors next door (last summer). They did a bunch of stuff prior to moving in and had all these other 'plans'. Now that they are in and 'living' in the house, those plans have changed.

With that said....

Some of the projects are season dependent. Your not far from me....I know the weather....wait until November or December to start yard work. Figure on 3-5 months for it.....you want to be done with a majority of it by Apr.

Painting? Do it now or wait until April. Buy a pressure sprayer....1600 PSI should do it....

Garage? Drywall in there makes a good winter project......I can give you lots of ideas on that.....to get an idea...click on the link in my signature....

Welcome to the jungle.....I'm sure we are going to be seeing a lot of you.

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