Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Community > Introductions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-28-2006, 04:04 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 6
Rewards Points: 10
Default

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.

why me? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2006, 04:52 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,670
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Greetings from a newbie


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.

__________________
If you have never made a mistake, you haven't done much.
majakdragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2006, 02:19 PM   #3
Tired, Cold, and Damp
 
slickshift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 3,089
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Greetings from a newbie


Hi Mike!
slickshift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2006, 04:27 PM   #4
Journeyman Plumber
 
Ron The Plumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 1,994
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Greetings from a newbie


Welcome aboard Mike.
__________________
Fix it right the first time, so you won't have to fix it a 2nd time.

2008 Oregon Specialty Plumbing Codes
Ron The Plumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2006, 04:30 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,083
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Greetings from a newbie


redline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2007, 10:03 PM   #6
Just go with it!
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 50
Rewards Points: 25
Send a message via Yahoo to Leikela
Default

Greetings from a newbie


Welcome! This is a GREAT site. Good luck with your projects.
Leikela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2007, 04:06 AM   #7
Central Florida Painter
 
YourWayPainting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 116
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Greetings from a newbie


Welcome Mike.

__________________
A good paint job isn't cheap. A cheap paint job isn't good.
YourWayPainting is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A newbie basement finishing project DIY4EVER Building & Construction 6 05-11-2007 09:48 AM
can a newbie finish a basement... konboy Building & Construction 73 04-11-2007 06:11 PM
Hello, newbie here from the heartland... Mr. Michael Introductions 8 01-27-2007 11:54 AM
Newbie JJ2001 Introductions 4 10-13-2006 11:18 PM
Newbie from East Texas Lonicera Introductions 1 12-24-2005 10:54 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.