This looks like a great resource.. I do TONS of DIY projects.... It all started in 1998, when I bought my first home (a 1918 craftsman-ish). It needed lots of work and still does, but its getting there. I do most of the work myself and contract some items out when my expertise is less than I'd like (ie. sweating pipes.. but my last plumbing repipe I did myself!) i hope to be able to share the things I have learned as well as getting new tips on doing things right!