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What D.I.Y. skills should everyone know?

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

What D.I.Y. skills should everyone know?

I noticed a story published in the Daily Mail earlier in the week in which Bunnings D.I.Y. expert Graham Ireland shared the most important D.I.Y. skills everyone should know by the time they reach 30. 

 

The list was:

  • Hang a picture
  • Pot a plant
  • Clean your grout
  • Set up a smart home
  • Restore a piece of furniture
  • Paint a wall
  • Clean the gutters
  • Remove a carpet stain
  • Compost your kitchen scraps

 

Do you think Graham missed any crucial D.I.Y. skills that everyone should know? What are the D.I.Y. skills you think you use the most often?

 

Let us know by replying below.

 

Jason

 

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ProjectPete
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Re: What D.I.Y. skills should everyone know?

  • Fix a leaking tap by replacing the washers
  • Replace a broken toilet cistern inlet valve
  • Hang shelving
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BIM_Engineer
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Re: What D.I.Y. skills should everyone know?

LOL...First you need to have the right tools for the required task at hand on the job
Basic tool kit + Specialised Tools
1.Bosch Laser Set out measuring, Bluetooth, Mobiles
2.Decorating, Preparation, Wallpapering, Painting, Tiling Floor Covering, cleaning
3.Plastering, Dry Walling
4. Masonry
5.Concreting
6.Timber carpentry, Fittings, Fixings, Connectors
7.Metal Working, Roofing,Gutters, Steel beams
8 Plumbing, Drainage,Storm water, Heating
9.Paving,Landscaping
10.Electrical, Lighting, Testing
11. Power tools
12. Ladders, props, holding, access equipment, safety equipment

the guys came back to the workshop 3 times today
"....because they didn't have the right tools with them?"
go figure

gippslandhome
Established Contributor

Re: What D.I.Y. skills should everyone know?

84% of 18-24 year old admit they don't know how to change a light bulb.

Plus they are too scared to construct a flat pack. It's funny but really sad.

Knowledge is the key.
If someone has purchased a house and they plan on renovating some time and they have no experience, then I would suggest a short course in Building and Carpentry. It will give them the needed skills to tackle almost anything they legally can do.

Plus it will save them thousands
BIM_Engineer
Valued Contributor

Re: What D.I.Y. skills should everyone know?

I agree with knowledge and information, Unfortunately, telling them ( Gen Y) they will never afford a house, to compost your scraps, grow your own food on a balcony would be driving that generation to depression. OT, growing up I was told I could try/do/be anything, at school I was in awe of the Apollo missions.
Where are today's role models the likes of Armstrong,Aldrin & Collins  ?

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: What D.I.Y. skills should everyone know?

Plenty of role models here on the Workshop community for young people to get wisdom, inspiration and advice from!

 

Jason

 

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gippslandhome
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Re: What D.I.Y. skills should everyone know?

Are you referring to us as Old then @Jason   πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: What D.I.Y. skills should everyone know?

 

I should have said there are plenty of role models here of all ages on the Workshop community. There's some wonderful examples of young people doing amazing things in our member profile stories.

 

Jason

 

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ProjectPete
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Re: What D.I.Y. skills should everyone know?

Agree @Jason - plenty of role models here and I certainly get the feeling people benefit a lot from this community...beyond just DIY tips.

 

The likes of Armstrong, Aldrin and Colllins have inspired the next generation of role models such as Branson and Musk as well as the youngsters on a mission to change our world like Boyan Slat.

 

 

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gippslandhome
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Re: What D.I.Y. skills should everyone know?

Justin Bieber?????

 

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