Do you do your own home repairs (to the best of your ability), or do you "hire out" repair jobs?

Contributor: Bignuf Bignuf
What level of "home repair" skills exist in this wide ranging group?

I will do simple wiring, plumbing, and even sheet rock/painting. I will not do any major wiring and never go up on the roof. How about you?
06/08/2013
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Contributor: libbyv libbyv
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
What level of "home repair" skills exist in this wide ranging group?

I will do simple wiring, plumbing, and even sheet rock/painting. I will not do any major wiring and never go up on the roof. How about you?
hubby does most of them
06/08/2013
Contributor: PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
If it is something that I can easily fix on my own I will do it but if not I will call maintenance where I live. They are good about getting to me as soon as I put in a complaint.
06/08/2013
Contributor: bratcat bratcat
i consider myself to be a "handy man," and enjoy doing small fixes around the house (or my partners house) when i can! if it's a big deal i cant figure out how to do on my own then professional help would be nice, but i have yet to run into a job i couldnt finish.
06/09/2013
Contributor: MsDrProfKitty MsDrProfKitty
I definitely try to fix it myself unless it's electrical. Fortunately if it's anything important that has to do with my apartment I can just harass my landlord until she sends someone over :p
06/09/2013
Contributor: *Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
My dad does it all since he knows how to do it
06/09/2013
Contributor: Pete's Princess Pete's Princess
I do as many repairs as I can. I can't afford to hire out unless it is an emergency,
06/09/2013
Contributor: TJax TJax
I can fix most anything but I tend to stay away from wiring and let the pros take over. I can certainly fix things better than the previous owners of my home, sheesh.
06/09/2013
Contributor: Chelynn67 Chelynn67
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
What level of "home repair" skills exist in this wide ranging group?

I will do simple wiring, plumbing, and even sheet rock/painting. I will not do any major wiring and never go up on the roof. How about you?
I know a little since I try to do most of it
06/09/2013
Contributor: gsfanatic gsfanatic
I do a lot of assorted work, it's handy and saves a lot of money. For major work, I definitely go with contractors I know and trust
06/09/2013