You Know You're A DIY'r When...... - General DIY Discussions - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Forum > General DIY Discussions

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 09-09-2014, 10:22 AM   #16
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 13,993
Rewards Points: 10,012
Blog Entries: 2
Default


You know you're a DIY'r when you're planning the next project before you finish the current one.

You know you're a DIY'r when you build a bigger garage just to support your DIY habit. (I built a 2-story garage)
__________________
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ddawg16 For This Useful Post:
de-nagorg (09-09-2014)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-09-2014, 01:26 PM   #17
Dorf dude...
 
shumakerscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grafenwoehr Germany
Posts: 1,844
Rewards Points: 1,204
Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by ToolSeeker View Post
When you go to a friends house and start checking what needs done.
I do that all the time.
__________________
Today is only yesterdays tomorrow, Now get to work!
shumakerscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-09-2014, 01:31 PM   #18
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 13,993
Rewards Points: 10,012
Blog Entries: 2
Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by ToolSeeker View Post
When you go to a friends house and start checking what needs done.
Quote:
Originally Posted by shumakerscott View Post
I do that all the time.
Doesn't everyone?

I find myself checking how well (or bad) drywall was done. How straight the walls are.

Ok...be honest....who looks at the screws on the wall plates to see if they are all vertical?
__________________
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to ddawg16 For This Useful Post:
de-nagorg (09-09-2014), gmaint (09-09-2014), ToolSeeker (09-09-2014)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-09-2014, 01:31 PM   #19
JUSTA MEMBER
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Central Wyoming
Posts: 12,688
Rewards Points: 342
Default


You are on vacation, and find yourself making a list for the hotel staff of what needs repaired .

ED
de-nagorg is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to de-nagorg For This Useful Post:
gmaint (09-09-2014)
Old 09-09-2014, 02:32 PM   #20
24+ years of fixin'
 
gmaint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Seabeck, WA
Posts: 386
Rewards Points: 340
Default


Try walking into a bank.... you find yourself checking the ceiling lights.
Not a way to make the tellers or security feel comfortable..
__________________
Gregg M.
gmaint is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gmaint For This Useful Post:
de-nagorg (09-09-2014)
Old 09-09-2014, 06:22 PM   #21
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 358
Rewards Points: 54
Default


You do a plumbing job, and buy every connector possible, with the intent of returning what you don't need. then you never return what you didn't need.....
tribe_fan is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to tribe_fan For This Useful Post:
de-nagorg (09-09-2014), r0ckstarr (09-10-2014)
Old 09-09-2014, 06:31 PM   #22
(the original)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: long beach, ms
Posts: 695
Rewards Points: 756
Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by tribe_fan View Post
You do a plumbing job, and buy every connector possible, with the intent of returning what you don't need. then you never return what you didn't need.....

Yep, but after years of doing that, I usually already have the part I need in stock....
ratherbefishin' is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to ratherbefishin' For This Useful Post:
de-nagorg (09-09-2014), forcedreno2012 (09-11-2014), gmaint (09-10-2014), r0ckstarr (09-10-2014)
Old 09-09-2014, 07:35 PM   #23
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,226
Rewards Points: 1,916
Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by tribe_fan View Post
You do a plumbing job, and buy every connector possible, with the intent of returning what you don't need. then you never return what you didn't need.....

And yet, you find you are missing that ONE item you need for this job, so you go to the store and buy that item.....


Along with a lot of other items of course....
ktkelly is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to ktkelly For This Useful Post:
de-nagorg (09-09-2014), gmaint (09-10-2014), r0ckstarr (09-10-2014)
Old 09-09-2014, 09:08 PM   #24
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 117
Rewards Points: 218
Default


When your at Home Depot or Lowes every day of the week but on weekends you go there just to "look around '.
daveblt is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to daveblt For This Useful Post:
de-nagorg (09-09-2014), gmaint (09-10-2014), tjbingha (09-10-2014)
Old 09-09-2014, 09:43 PM   #25
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 6,672
Rewards Points: 4
Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by de-nagorg View Post
You are on vacation, and find yourself making a list for the hotel staff of what needs repaired .

ED
....

I did that at a KOA campground this summer near Mt. Rushmore. I even took pictures of things in our cabin to show the manager what I was talking about when we checked out.
__________________

gma2rjc is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to gma2rjc For This Useful Post:
de-nagorg (09-09-2014), forcedreno2012 (09-11-2014), gmaint (09-10-2014)
Old 09-10-2014, 10:19 AM   #26
Member
 
r0ckstarr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SE Texas
Posts: 1,918
Rewards Points: 82
Default


When you replace something, then take apart the old piece to salvage anything that could potentially be of future use (screws, nuts, bolts, seals, plastic washers, etc.).

Or, when you repair your car, then save the old part thinking that you'll rebuild it and have a backup, but never actually do rebuild it. Anybody need an alternator? I have 6.
r0ckstarr is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to r0ckstarr For This Useful Post:
de-nagorg (09-10-2014), gmaint (09-10-2014), ratherbefishin' (09-10-2014)
Old 09-10-2014, 10:43 AM   #27
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Camden County, NJ
Posts: 162
Rewards Points: 101
Default


When your wife asks you to build everything you cannot pay for normally.

When you clean out your basement and get $300 in Home Depot Store Credit, and then immediately buy a new drill.

When you are on your way to work and see some old fence boards on the side of the road and stop and pick them up because you can use them.
__________________
Thomas


South Jersey - Camden County
tjbingha is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to tjbingha For This Useful Post:
de-nagorg (09-10-2014)
Old 09-10-2014, 11:00 AM   #28
(the original)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: long beach, ms
Posts: 695
Rewards Points: 756
Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by r0ckstarr View Post
When you replace something, then take apart the old piece to salvage anything that could potentially be of future use (screws, nuts, bolts, seals, plastic washers, etc.).

Or, when you repair your car, then save the old part thinking that you'll rebuild it and have a backup, but never actually do rebuild it. Anybody need an alternator? I have 6.
Yep, if I ever quit talking about gathering it all up and making a trip to the scrapyard, and actually do it, I'll probably have several months worth of beer money.....
ratherbefishin' is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ratherbefishin' For This Useful Post:
de-nagorg (09-10-2014), gmaint (09-10-2014)
Old 09-11-2014, 06:50 AM   #29
Member
 
r0ckstarr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SE Texas
Posts: 1,918
Rewards Points: 82
Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by tjbingha View Post
When your wife asks you to build everything you cannot pay for normally.
When your wife wants to buy something, and you insist on building it yourself.
r0ckstarr is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to r0ckstarr For This Useful Post:
de-nagorg (09-11-2014), gmaint (09-11-2014), tjbingha (09-11-2014)
Old 09-11-2014, 11:50 AM   #30
Renovating My Land Yacht
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Gulf Coast MS
Posts: 575
Rewards Points: 616
Default


You know where everything is at your local big box and then stop at a different one in another state and you cant find anything because its laid out differently

When you get asked your company name at the supply house because you are there so much.

When you no longer have to show id at any of the above because you are there so much.

When your husband comes home cranky because you get better service at the supply house than he does....(the secret is donuts)

....when no one recognizes you at the supply house because you are wearing normal clothes and not your "grungies"

When you have 20 things going on at once and you know exactly what stage you are at with all of them.
forcedreno2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to forcedreno2012 For This Useful Post:
de-nagorg (09-11-2014), gmaint (09-11-2014)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
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
New DIY'r member in CT but moving to FL Nokandolah New Member Introductions 3 04-27-2012 05:56 AM
Wet saw recommendation for DIYr hrr57 Tools 5 03-18-2011 10:52 PM
Paint/Applicator review from a DIY'r Tedstor Painting 3 04-28-2010 08:08 AM
Entry Door Size han Building & Construction 5 08-20-2009 08:54 AM
Custom Shower Pan - DIY'r frankie_dee Plumbing 1 06-29-2009 04:10 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts