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Old 12-28-2006, 04:04 PM   #1
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Greetings from a newbie

Hi everyone-

My name is Mike.

I'm a married 30-something who owns a 100 year old bungalow in Minneapolis with my wife. We are undertaking several projects, one at a time. These will eventually include a bathroom, kitchen, basement, and bedroom. We are currently starting the basement. We have already finished a front porch and some odds and ends.

I have some experience from growing up with a DIY father, and assisting with some other remodeling projects. I don't really have any formal training, but have decent basic carpentry skills and a working knowledge of electrical systems. I also have a good friend who is a plumbing contractor, so he consults on all plumbing projects.

I take instruction, and follow directions well. I also know when to ask questions, and I tend to research very carefully before doing anything at all. I work on projects between my job, and hunting, fishing, and backpacking trips. I travel for work, so I am guranteed 1 full week at home out of every 4 weeks. On my home weeks, I only have to keep a phone on, so I can usually work on things for the entire week.

I just wanted to say hi, and thank everyone in advance for any help.


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Welcome to the Chatroom. You'll find very friendly and helpful people here. Hopefully, while working on the basement, you won't be doing a ceiling. Lots of times you need to run electrical and plumbing in the basement joists. Ceilings would be the last thing you install. I am sure you will find any help you need here.


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Old 12-30-2006, 04:27 PM   #4
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Welcome aboard Mike.
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Welcome! This is a GREAT site. Good luck with your projects.
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Old 01-02-2007, 04:06 AM   #7
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Welcome Mike.


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