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Old 03-24-2017, 08:35 PM   #41
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Are you planning to do this for a living? If you have no experience, then you have to start at the bottom and gain experience. Are you unemployed and looking to change careers?
I'm employed. Looking to see if there's any growth in this area. Pretty tired all the time sitting in front of a computer all day and thinking maybe I should get into some basic hands on work, hence why I think this stuff is bottom level stuff on the learning curve, it's not like the first thing I'm gonna learn is fancy tile-work.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:03 PM   #42
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Just signed up to do Habitat on May 6. Anyone else coming?
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Just signed up to do Habitat on May 6. Anyone else coming?
I won't be, however good on you for taking the initiative to get some new skills and doing something for your fellow man!
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Old 04-22-2017, 02:41 AM   #44
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Just signed up to do Habitat on May 6. Anyone else coming?
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I started at the library. Lots of great resources. And those books you see near the counter at all the big stores. If you buy one book per job you will have a nice little library to lean back on later on.

All the reno shows are not necesarily a great place to learn from the host as much as just watching what they are doing. Picking out errors in techniques, simple things as consistancy of mortar, thickness of coats of mud, etc.
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Habitat building tomorrow. There's seems to be a spot that opened up if someone is wanting to join me!
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:16 PM   #50
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Update: Learned to do vapour barriers on Saturday. Not sure how often I might be using that skill whenever I get to doing interior renos though
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Update: Learned to do vapour barriers on Saturday. Not sure how often I might be using that skill whenever I get to doing interior renos though
Did you use acoustic sealant? fun stuff.
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