No friends, relatives or neighbors who can point right way?
I some times barter work my IT computer help, electrical work,
electronics repairs for carpentry most. I have two left hands when
cutting a board or hammering nails, LOL!
Nope. I don't know any one who is handy like that. My dad used to do his
own plumbing stuff but... Any time you used a faucet in his house, you'd
have to try to remember which way was hot and which was cold because he
often got the lines reversed.
Using any of the big stores is a bit of a crap shoot. They work with
various contractors for a fixed price on most things. You may get a
great job, you may get a dud.
I used Lowes once for a shower door install. It was a $1000 door and I
did not want to screw it up or transport it myself. They did an
excellent job. But that is just one instance in one store so others may
have different experiences.
That's great! They failed to tighten a clamp on my dishwasher hose and my
kitchen was flooded. Then Sears did not put the clamp on my dryer vent
hose. The hose came off and my house was quickly like a sauna. I did 5
loads of laundry before I discovered the problem. The new washer and dryer
are larger than my old ones so they were pretty much wedged in there and
they are heavy. So it was really hard for me to move it out to see the hose
Yikes! Never! You do know that those are mostly bogus entries. Right?
They pay people to write them then they take your money. I had someone
strong-arm me into trying to join Angie's list because she would get a
kickback. I refused to do so and she kept at me, week after week. I had a
bad feeling about them then but now I know the truth!
On Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:53:56 PM UTC-7, Julie Bove wrote:
I hadn't been actually been following this thread, but happened to notice the above re: Angie's List. I'm glad Angie is making money, but not off me. Wouldn't go near it with a 10-foot pole. I ask around -- friends & neighbors for references.
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