When you set out to do a project you'...

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Registered: 09-05-2003
When you set out to do a project you'...
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Sun, 03-21-2010 - 2:11pm

When you set out to do a project you've never done before, how do you learn how?



  • I just wing it - I learn by doing.
  • I surf online for directions.
  • I follow the advice of home-improvement books and magazines.
  • I ask a friend or family member to tell me how to do it.
  • I start the job, but I often get a pro to finish it.
  • Some combination of the above (specify)
  • I ALWAYS hire a pro from the get-go.
  • Other...


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Registered: 11-16-2001
Mon, 03-22-2010 - 3:01am

It really depends what needs to be done, but I do look online for information so that I know how complicated or easy it is. When it's better to go with a pro, that's what I do.















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Registered: 09-05-2003
Sun, 03-21-2010 - 2:21pm
I PROBABLY should have clicked on family and friends for advice but it's really more like hiring pros (Dh has quite a pool of professional friends: a contractor who has done all of our major remodels, a electrician, a plumber and a painter who help with small repairs), DH is a semi-pro painter who also can do electrical repairs and plumbing repairs if they aren't too complicated; and Dh's brother is a professional roofer...



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