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Home Owner General Maintenance evening course

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Feb 9, 2014
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Home Owner General Maintenance evening course

I love the contents of this course and as a home owner want to do one. Tired of getting ridiculous quotes from even handyman type people of small things around and in the house.

http://www.tsob.ca/general-public-courses/

But living in the East end, going to Hamilton is not possible. Does anyone know of a place that teaches such course/skills in Scarborough/Markham/Pickering/Ajax area ?
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[OP]
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Feb 9, 2014
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Toronto
Thanks, location wise this works perfectly as I am in Durham region. Did the Electrical course have some hands on time or all theory ? The upcoming one has closed registration, so will have to watch for Winter courses.

Plumbing one starting on 29-Sep is still open, so might enroll in that.
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nav2014 wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 4:00 pm
Thanks, location wise this works perfectly as I am in Durham region. Did the Electrical course have some hands on time or all theory ? The upcoming one has closed registration, so will have to watch for Winter courses.

Plumbing one starting on 29-Sep is still open, so might enroll in that.
The electrical course was just about 50/50. First hour was theory. 2nd was hands on building circuits. You really learn a lot. The instructor (Thomas) was great.

I was told the plumbing is a lot more theory. But still worth it.

And I was told wood working was a lot of hands on and good as well.

I think they are really worth it.
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Are there any other good courses in the York Region or Toronto area?
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Lee valley? Local high school? I have a lot of woodworking tools and my wife wanted to learn how to use them when we got married so we took a woodworking course through the local board of Ed as adult night classes. Was awesome. I have heard Peel does the same thing, and some people just take the class for access to the higher end machinery.
Gbill2004: Thanks but I'll just smell the couch before/if I buy it.

jonnyb: I go in there like PICASSO and toss the glue everywhere, I don't care what house I'm on.
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FYI, TDSB has these for adults for $245. See page 29 of the PDF booklet here:

LINK
Home Maintenance & Renovating-Beginner
This course is designed to teach you the
basics of maintaining and improving
your home. Learn to do a variety
of common repairs. Topics include:
essential tools and how to use and
maintain them; fix a leaky tap; repair your
driveway; install flooring or suspended
ceilings; fundamentals of dry-walling;
upgrade indoor and outdoor lighting;
concrete work and much more. Learn
about building codes and which
renovations give you the best return for
your money.

Thistletown CI 20 Fordwich Crescent
Tue 6-8:30pm Sep 19 11wks $245 ($162sr) 85412

Western Tech 125 Evelyn Crescent
Thu 6:30-9pm Sep 21 11wks $245 ($162sr) 85772
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nav2014 wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 3:12 pm
I love the contents of this course and as a home owner want to do one. Tired of getting ridiculous quotes from even handyman type people of small things around and in the house.

http://www.tsob.ca/general-public-courses/

But living in the East end, going to Hamilton is not possible. Does anyone know of a place that teaches such course/skills in Scarborough/Markham/Pickering/Ajax area ?
100% respect for taking the time to learn the basics. I had a client pay $500 to get her kitchen sink P-trap replaced.

More homeowners should take the time to know the basics.
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CdnRealEstateGuy wrote:
Sep 28th, 2017 4:16 pm
100% respect for taking the time to learn the basics. I had a client pay $500 to get her kitchen sink replaced.

More homeowners should take the time to know the basics.
If I was buying a $500-1000k house and asked for the sink to be replaced I would ask it be done by a pro not DIY. I'm super handy but have seen the stupidity of most folks.

My favorite 2 stories of DIY I found in our current house...
1) 9'6" x7'8" deck framed on 48" centres. So many questions...
2) instead of a screw in the deadbolt plate on the door jamb there was a 5" nail hammered in. Where did they even get a 5" nail that would fit (was like a framing nail, not a landscaping nail). Took me a while to find this one.
Gbill2004: Thanks but I'll just smell the couch before/if I buy it.

jonnyb: I go in there like PICASSO and toss the glue everywhere, I don't care what house I'm on.
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Jerico wrote:
Sep 28th, 2017 11:39 pm
If I was buying a $500-1000k house and asked for the sink to be replaced I would ask it be done by a pro not DIY. I'm super handy but have seen the stupidity of most folks.

My favorite 2 stories of DIY I found in our current house...
1) 9'6" x7'8" deck framed on 48" centres. So many questions...
2) instead of a screw in the deadbolt plate on the door jamb there was a 5" nail hammered in. Where did they even get a 5" nail that would fit (was like a framing nail, not a landscaping nail). Took me a while to find this one.
YIKES! I wrote that wrong...I was wondering what the heck you were talking about.

I meant to say $500 for a kitchen sink P TRAP!!! Can you justify that?

PS - Just to add, it was a copper drain. So you just need to unfasten and replace (unlike the glued ABS).
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CdnRealEstateGuy wrote:
Sep 29th, 2017 12:49 pm
YIKES! I wrote that wrong...I was wondering what the heck you were talking about.

I meant to say $500 for a kitchen sink P TRAP!!! Can you justify that?

PS - Just to add, it was a copper drain. So you just need to unfasten and replace (unlike the glued ABS).
P-trap? Heck no. I understand why the plumber would charge at least $250-300 plus materials though
Gbill2004: Thanks but I'll just smell the couch before/if I buy it.

jonnyb: I go in there like PICASSO and toss the glue everywhere, I don't care what house I'm on.

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