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Old 11-20-2006, 12:59 PM  
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The magic of video editing is what it is. They would never show what happens if (I did this one) someone had a brainless moment and framed a window opening an inch too short, for example.

I am doing mine for resale. I don't like to think of myself as cheap, but I'm not giving the next owner granite countertops. The effort is going into fixing a lot of really bad work by previous owners and the inebriated illegals that originally built this development.



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Old 11-20-2006, 06:39 PM  
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Hey Rustedbird:
We would like for you to post some before and after pictures, if its not too much trouble.
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Old 07-16-2007, 09:18 AM  
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I must have been in the home building trade to long because I find myself picking apart everything these DIY shows try showing the typical homeowner. I just love the $1,000.00/$2,000.00 remodeling projects they project/show that consists of nothing more than caulking and paint! What a joke! Most of these guys should be arrested by the Home Improvement Police!

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Old 07-26-2007, 03:46 AM  
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On the other hand, sometimes fresh paint and caulk is all that's needed. I was home improving, now I'm just fixing.

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Old 07-26-2007, 07:29 AM  
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Hey everyone, have you noticed the more DIY shows that come on TV the busier we get on these forums LOL

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Old 07-29-2007, 12:40 PM  
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Default Oh please ...

Come now ...its nothing that can't be finished with in half an hour....why would you say such a thing.

I personally like when my customers want to save some money by doing some of it themselves. It always....always...ends up costing more for me to fix the damage they have created or not finished than to let me be the professional and do it all myself...this is after I have to take my time to explain and let someone borrow a few tools.

Truth is most of the time I do not charge...unless its the customer from .....



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