I'm very glad I found you people, what a knowledgable crowd! I know I will learn a lot, and I hope to help out newbies too.
I'm a DIY homeowner (renovated several kitchens and bathrooms from bare walls, rewired a house, installed a zero clearance fireplace, an addition, build a couple of large garden sheds. ) , also DIY auto and motorcycle mechanic, (several engine rebuilds,brakes, electrics.) and I have an electronics background.
I live in the Ottawa, Canada area.
My present challenge is to install a gas furnace.
I know I won't see "Tssk, tssk only a pro should handle that ." at this site!