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Comprehensive Home Repair and Improvement

Everything you need to know to tackle nearly any home repair or improvement project yourself
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 46h 46m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Description

Even if you’ve never picked up a tool, you can most definitely learn to maintain your own home.  Join me as I cover a multitude of topics and teach you home repair and improvement, starting with the basics and progressing into the more advanced.  I’ll walk you through every step with easy to follow instructions, tutorials and sample projects.  After completing this course, you may never need to hire a contractor again!

You will learn

✓ How to identify and properly use a range of hand and power tools, and which ones you should own
✓ Basic electrical concepts
✓ How to work with and install electrical devices such as outlets, switches and fixtures
✓ How to add a new circuit breaker to a panel
✓ How to pull wire to devices and terminate accordingly
✓ Basic framing concepts
✓ How to build an interior partition wall
✓ How to install insulation
✓ How to install, finish and repair drywall
✓ How to install an interior door
✓ How to install and finish trims such as baseboard and crown molding
✓ How to install vinyl flooring
✓ How to install wood flooring
✓ How to install ceramic tile
✓ How to install an epoxy floor coating
✓ Plumbing basics
✓ How to work with and install plumbing systems using copper, steel, PVC, CPVC and PEX
✓ How to install a cabinet, sink and faucet
✓ How to install a toilet
✓ How to fix leaky plumbing fixtures
✓ How to work with and install natural gas piping
✓ How to work with and install ductwork
✓ How to address several basement water issues
✓ How to troubleshoot and/or install several appliances including a garbage disposal, exhaust fan, water heater, furnace, air conditioner, clothes washer & dryer
✓ How to replace pieces of wood and vinyl siding
✓ How to replace or modify sections of roofing shingles and fix leaks
✓ How to properly select and use wall anchors
✓ Types of sealants, lubricants and adhesives and when to use each
✓ How to navigate code and permitting requirements

Requirements

• A desire to learn
• Various tools and supplies, depending on the project
• Some time practicing to obtain proficiency

This course is for

• Anyone who wants to better understand the inner workings of their home
• Anyone who wants to become more hands-on in their house
• Anyone gathering the required skills to begin a home improvement project
• Anyone looking to save money on home repair
• Anyone who has a house or knows someone who does
Engineer & Handyman
Ever since I was a kid I was fascinated by the way things worked and would take apart everything that I could get my hands on.  Eventually I also developed the ability to reassemble those things.  After buying my first home, my curiosity quickly spread to everything inside and I soon found myself repairing and replacing everything I had a chance to, not only in my own house but in my friends’ and family’s as well.  I absolutely love the DIY lifestyle and want to share it with as many people as possible.  With some clear guidance and practice, I believe anyone can learn to do these things, and I look forward to joining you in the journey.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 46h 46m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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