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Hi everybody-
New to the site. Looking forward to learning a lot from you all. My wife and I just bought our first home and so comes the "honey-do" list. Growing up I wasn't taught much about home projects or fixing things of really any kind (a sign of the times I guess), but I'm eager to learn as we work on various projects together. Feel free to drop me a line anytime or provide any general homeowner advice.
Thanks!
 

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Welcome.
Just remember, somebody built it so somebody else can fix it.
Just make sure you have the right tools to tackle the projects you have in mind.
 

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Welcome to the forum.
roughneck mentioned tools and owning a home they will be a necessary investment. I can say definitely I wish a forum like this was around 50 years ago when I got started.

Bud
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome folks. I've got a good start on most tools, excluding some less frequently used ones but will keep this in mind for projects.
 

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Also, add a near by big city to your profile so we will know your climate and general building requirements. Helps us help you.

Bud
 
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Welcome RookieDIYer
 

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As others have said, welcome to the forum. I have learned a lot on here and you can too. Read what others have posted on the topics that interest you. Ask questions.

Get a good basic set of tools, including power tools. Buy the best you can afford and they will last you a long time. As long as you stick to major brands, you can't go wrong, just get what feels good in your hands. I like Ridgid, others like DeWalt, Milwaukee and so on.

When doing projects, don't be afraid to tackle things a bit beyond your skill set. But keep in mind that it is okay to call in the pro's. And when you do, ask if you can watch and ask questions so you can learn from them.

But, most of all, have fun.
 
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