A convert to Gatorism
- Dec 31, 2018
Late to the thread, but this was going to be my suggestion. Years ago I bought a book at Home Depot called “Wiring 1-2-3.” I knew a little at the time but thought I knew more as I came to find out! @Alumni Guy none of this is rocket science, but there is a lot to remember. You’ll be amazed what you can learn by reading (and watching YouTube videos), and as you have clearly figured out, by asking questions. I’ve known a lot of contractors and subs over the years and rare is the one who won’t answer a question or two. (Especially if you’re buying the beer!) For the most part, they love what they do and love to talk about it - especially if you let them pick the topic. It’s all instructive, even if you don’t think it will apply to anything you’ll ever do. @crosscreekcooter started a thread about an old farmhouse he was helping to restore. Not sure I’ll ever use any of what he wrote, but I kept up with every post and really enjoyed seeing the final product. The “how to” parts were fascinating.Home inspection report is mostly like tits on a boar hog. Cooter keeps telling you not to drain the pool entirely. Look at breaker box for GFI breakers. You can kill yourself messing with electrical stuff with skills like yours. Go to Lowe’s and buy a big yellow book about 9”x12” and about 1 1/2” thick hard bound called Basic Home Maintenance and Improvement or something like that. Never, ever work on 220Volt circuits like range, dryer, HVAC, water heater.....etc.....you can learn, but be safe! Plumbing repair on an old house never goes well....Good luck!......btw, when was your house built?
ok, looked....Lowe’s book is blue “Complete Home Repair and Maintenance”; yellow book is Readers Digest “Complete Do It Yourself Manual”....they are equally good imo.