Next Time, Hire a Pro Vol. 3

Next Time, Hire A Pro

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Next Time, Hire A Pro

It’s true that not all homeowners can afford to hire a professional for every home repair and improvement. But DIY projects or hiring a “buddy” sometimes end up costing more in the long run.

A post shared by Rock Steady Drywall (@rock_steady_drywall) on Oct 23, 2017 at 11:11am PDT

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Bad tape job

Here's what happens when the tape isn't installed correctly. Not great!

Submitted by @rock_stead_drywall

 

I guess that works...

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I guess that works...

Is this where the phrase "dog's dinner" came from?

Submitted by @a.d.payne_carpentry

Just a hole in the wall

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A hole in the wall

I mean, that's one way to do it. Wow.

Submitted by Stanley (@stanley_savvas_13)

 

Frankestein's duct monster

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Duct monstrosity

Step right up. Behold the duct monster in all it's glory!

Submitted by @hvachacks

 

 House of horrors

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Head Scratcher

I don’t even know... what’s going on here? This whole house had a plethora of things that made me scratch my head.

Submitted by TK (@excellentremodeling)

 

Electrician's pet peeves

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Electrician's pet peeve

PUTTING ALL THE WIRES ON A RECEPTACLE SCREW DOES NOT A SPLICE MAKE!

Submitted by Lauren Hughes (@benditlikelo)

 

Suspect slabs

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Suspect slabs

This is why I don't trust existing slabs for verandah posts. The "concrete" was about 3/4-in. thick, and then there was a layer of bricks under that? A real footing would have been much cheaper the first time.

Submitted by @drawandconstruct

A post shared by Cmd Construstion (@craig7890) on Aug 18, 2017 at 4:25am PDT

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Use the right adhesive!

Oh dear. This is what you get when you use the wrong tile adhesive. At least the demo was easy!

Submitted by CMD Construction (@craig7890)