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Old 09-05-2010, 06:43 PM   #1
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Sometimes I wish I could go to construction school...


So ok, I love doing things myself around the house. But I do them by intinct and wish I had the knowledge.

Most times things turn out ok, but I hope to learn how to do them better than just ok. I want to learn to do things right.

My name is Ginette, I am a 47 yr old single mom of 4 living in Quebec City Canada. I bought this wonderful house 10 years ago. It was built in 1979 so it is starting to show signs of aging. I've had a few things done in the past by contractors but wow, the quality of the work was not quite there, so I want to learn to do more things on my own.

I am not completely helpless. I can change faucets (don't laugh), put in a wood (the real thing, not laminate) or ceramic floor, put up assorted shelfing and do amazing dry wall repairs. I love working with tools, I manage well with saws, drills and sanders. The only thing I don't touch is electrical repairs.

This fall, I have many projects I want to tackle. I need to do something about a basement window with a rotten bottom frame, I need to redo the plywood floor and one wall in the garden shed and I may need to replace drywall that was glued to concrete in the stairway leading to the basement.

Help anyone?

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Old 09-05-2010, 07:05 PM   #2
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You can.

And you can also locate a smart old retired carpenter to not only help you at a very reasonable rate, but also teach you a lot at the same time.

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Old 09-05-2010, 07:25 PM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome!

Finding someone to help out is so difficult around here. Construction is booming and anyone who knows anything about construction gets hired quickly on big building sites. Noone wants to come do the small repair jobs...

So I figure I can learn to do more...

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Thanks for the welcome!

Finding someone to help out is so difficult around here. Construction is booming and anyone who knows anything about construction gets hired quickly on big building sites. Noone wants to come do the small repair jobs...

So I figure I can learn to do more...

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there are lot's of books available that will help. There are lot's of people that will help you understand the books if you need help. There are lot's of people that will walk you through whatever you are doing if you need it.

just ask and ye shall receive.


pictures help a lot.

and if the projects you listed turned out well, I think you already possess the ability to be able to do the other projects.
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