You are right on with this electrical troubleshooting comment. But it is more the fact that this subject demands a lot of experience in different was electrical and the building are constructed to visualize where the electrical problem can be resolved. No class can cover this in a short time. But sites likes this can help, since we narrow down the problem to one issue at a time.It probably depends on the level of knowledge of the employee teaching the class. And, they are only given a set amount of time, so who knows if they're able to give you very thorough instructions.
As far as the electrical class goes, I would love to learn how to fix electrical problems around my house. But....taking a 30-60 minute class at Home Depot would, IMO, give me just enough knowledge and confidence to get myself killed. That's just my .02 cents worth.
This is what my post was about. It is a good start and then post here for more details and verification on any issues you are not sure off. Also HD will only cover the basic installation and not offer any higher end installation methods or materials.One thing the tiling did not touch on was waterproofing for a shower/tub area. But that would be a little more advanced I guess
Be careful trying to only learn by DIY and HGTV shows. These are for entertainment and rarely if ever are jobs done correctly.I can see that the answer is "it depends on the instructor".
From personal experience another factor is the format of the class.
I went to part of a drywall class (I was in the store and saw the
class so I stood and listened-watched).
The instructor had a set up there to demonstrate what he was
talking about. It was awesome and really instructive. For DIY,
there is nothing like seeing it done at least once.
I signed up for a deck class to prep for building my deck.
That one was crappy. There was no demo - it was purely lecture
by 2 kids filling in for the instructor who was sick. Some kids really
know their stuff, but these were just starting out.
Nice guys but not experienced. During the talk they showed things
from a shopping cart. It was memorable to me when they pulled
out one of those shadowtrack-like things and didn't know what
it was for or how to use it.
Since I am a DIY newbie, I will take advantage of more Home Depot
seminars in the future (and Lowes when they start having them in Canada). However, I will ask ahead of time if there is a demo or not.
I'll probably avoid the non-demo seminars - you get more watching
This explains rather well how things have changed in the past 8 long years. You're probably fortunate your car wasn't stolen while in the store.My son and I signed up for the Drywall workshop at the Home Depot in Granbury, TX. We went this morning and I cannot tell you how disappointed I was. First, we couldn't find where in the building the workshop was being done. Employees kept sending us to different places, all to no avail. When we were finally led to the man that was in charge of the workshop he asked us what we were wanting to do. I told him that we had a hole in a wall and we were wanting to learn how to fix it. He walked us back across the store (this was our third time to walk across the store) and took us to a shopping cart with some items in it. He proceeded to quickly tell us how to repair the hole as he picked up various items out of the cart. Then he told us what we needed to go and purchase. This all took under 5 minutes. I asked him if this was the workshop and he told me yes. I told him I understood this to be a hands-on type of workshop. He asked me if I really needed him to show me something. I told him that was exactly what I thought the workshop was for, to show us how to do it. He said, "No. This was the workshop."
I hope that this was not ordinarily how they truly do their workshops because, quite frankly, that was an extreme waste of my time.
My son lost his balance and fell into a wall and put a hole in it. We found this class offered at Home Depot and signed up for it. We had been looking forward to this class for a month. It was a Mother's Day gift for me from my son. Something for us to do together. My husband, my son's father, died 6 months ago and we are at a loss with things like this. My husband did remodeling for 35 years and was so very good at it. This was going to be part of our healing process. Needless to say, we were extremely disappointed.