I used to lurk on alt.home.repair where I learned so much. But that group attracted a lot of OT and spam and then my ISP discontinued its news server. (Curses to you ATT!) I'm a retired office worker with minimal DIY skills. My next project will be to replace the vinyl tiles in the kitchen floor, which will involve replacing sections of the existing underlayment (press board has crumbled near the sinks after 32 years).
Paul in San Francisco