I already see that this is a great site with a lot of useful info. I consider myself to be a pretty handy DIY'er. I am currently in the process of remodeling my childhood home which is a brick ranch built in the late 60's. I have recently installed a new roof, vinyl siding, vinyl windows, a new gas pack HVAC, completely re-plumbed and completely rewired. I have done the majority of the work myself with help from friends and relatives. I look forward to joining the discussions here!