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Lars the Bear's DIY hints

This page contains some general tips on DIY, based on my own experiences over the last twenty years or so. I expect to update this from time to time, as I get the opportunity. Have fun, and remember: don't force it, buy a bigger hammer!

Safety

It should go without saying, but...

Unless you buy your house new, someone else will have lived in it before you. Not everyone is as careful and diligent in their DIY efforts as you are. Watch out in particular for:

Painting and decorating

Plumbing

Electrical

Joinery

strips or battens of wood are prone to warping in storage. Check before purchase that the wood you are buying is straight. If possible, store it so that it isn't bending under its own weight.

an attachment for an electric drill.

tighten the bolt, it will pull right into the wood, possibly splitting it.

Lofts and loft insulation

Damp

Flooring

Tools

Weatherproofing

Fencing

Bricklaying

Finishing woodwork

[ Last updated Sun 21 Mar 2021 05:31:30 PM GMT ]