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 Posted: Mon Apr 17th, 2017 07:56 pm
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KGB wrote: Installing a new toilet is about as simple a job as it gets. Even before the Youtube era, I was comfortable doing that much. Save your money and do it yourself.
Agreed. It was basically just:

1) Disconnecting the water supply hose
2) Undoing a couple bolts connecting the toilet to the floor
3) Wiping up any mess under the old toilet, including the old wax seal
4) Place new wax seal on bottom of new toilet
5) Seat new toilet in place
6) Secure toilet to floor with bolts
7) Connect water supply hose

Tons of videos (including the toilet's manufacturer's website) show how to do it. Saved about $300 doing it myself (toilet was $200, plumber quoted me $500 (toilet + labor) for install)

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 Posted: Mon Apr 17th, 2017 08:00 pm
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Wish it were that easy for me. I have to strip down the floor to the joists and then install a new subfloor before I can re-tile and then install new toilet.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 17th, 2017 08:23 pm
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I installed a new toilet, therefore a 10-year old with Down's syndrome and no arms could do it.



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 Posted: Mon Apr 17th, 2017 09:18 pm
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Blazer wrote: Youtube has taught me how to change the interior air filter on the car, the taillights and headlights, etc.

Saved tons of money. Dealer Smealer.
You needed youtube for that?



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 Posted: Mon Apr 17th, 2017 10:24 pm
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Benlen wrote: Blazer wrote: Youtube has taught me how to change the interior air filter on the car, the taillights and headlights, etc.

Saved tons of money. Dealer Smealer.
You needed youtube for that?

Depends on the vehicle. I have a Jeep Patriot. Changing the rear turn bulbs is a pain in the ass. It's not just the standard unscrew the back of bulb. You literally have to take the whole rear panel off.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 18th, 2017 02:33 pm
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I replaced the wheel bearings in my 2006 Trailblazer by watching YouTube.

I have also been building a shed/workshop in my backyard for the last few months. I am learning on the fly. I learned a ton by watching the builders build my house a few years ago and I just YouTube the rest. It really helps when you watch someone who knows what they are doing and explains WHY you do things certain ways. However, on the flipside, you may get an idiot that sounds like they know what they are doing, but is an idiot.

So far I have built a bottom deck and cemented it in to the the ground, build all 4 walls, built the roof support and just finished the metal roof this weekend. It has been tedious, some parts are not exactly pretty, and I have fucked up a lot, but I have built it all by myself and will enjoy up when it is done.



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 Posted: Tue Apr 18th, 2017 03:00 pm
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Since I am a little skittish about electrical, here's my little story...

For Christmas a friend of mine got me a new thermostat. I decided to wait until the weather gets mild (60s-70s) to disconnect and reconnect the new thermostat. This way, in case I make a boo-boo, I can buy a little time before calling out the electrician!! I think it's a simple case of shutting off the fuse to the box, then unscrewing red, white, yellow, blue and reattaching the new unit.

I'll report back next week, I know I got you all on the edges of your seats!!:tongue:

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 Posted: Tue Apr 18th, 2017 04:33 pm
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Matt Farmer wrote: Recently repaired my washer machine from what I learned by watching Youtube. In the past I would have been shopping for a new washer, but it was a simple repair. The piece cost about $3.00 on Amazon...got it a few days later, took about 20 minutes to fix and now it's working as good as new.

It could have been avoided if would have set the lid down instead of letting it fall down to close.

Similar situation here.  My two year old gas dryer stopped igniting.  Used Youtube to diagnose the problem, ordered a $10 part off Amazon, and had it working again in about 10 minutes. 

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