Next Time Hire a Pro Vol. 5
Next Time, Hire A Pro
It’s true that not all homeowners can afford to hire a professional for each home repair and improvement, but not every project is DIY friendly. Sometimes calling a pro makes more sense and will save you money in the long run.
Why aren’t the clothes getting dry?
A vinyl dryer vent hose is such a bad idea on so many levels. A smooth metal dryer vent is the best solution.
Anyone see a one booted chimney sweep, send him my way.
The installer who connected this bonding clamp and wire to the plastic jacket of the CSST gas line may not be entirely familiar with the properties of electricity.
That's some bad framing
If you study it closely, you can almost see the progression of how this wall came together. Why it came together that way is another story.
Sump pump insanity
Constricting the discharge line with a garden hose will kill your sump pump. Dumping the water into a house drain will kill your wallet after you pay the hefty ticket you'll get if your city ever finds out.
Subpar stair stringer
Either too cheap to buy new stringer boards, or too proud to admit he cut them wrong the first time, or both.
This is one switch you don’t want to fumble around for in the dark.
The cost of privacy
This what happens when you don't plan ahead. Pretty impressive coping skills though.
Door stop/smoke detector
It also helps hide the huge gouge in the ceiling caused by the swinging door.
The gutter guy said, "Sure I can do it." Yes that really is a downspout tied into the ductwork.
A couple drawer extensions will fix that problem, right?
The long way 'round
The shortest distance between two points is NOT this ductwork.
Duct tape, the ultimate solution
The proof is in the plumbing!