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Worst DIY jobs you've had to do

Kermit
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Worst DIY jobs you've had to do

I'm curious to hear some of the worst DIY jobs Workshop members have had to do. Is there anything really tedious or difficult you've tackled in the past that you never, ever want to do again? Perhaps something that now (gasp) you might even consider paying someone to do next time?

Community Manager Jason
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Two jobs immediately come to mind that we had to do when we first moved into our 50s-era house. I remember spending a lot of time trying to remove wallpaper and glue residue which was not fun. I also remember spending a lot of time on hands and knees removing stapes from the floorboards after we ripped up all the floral carpet. Fortunately, modern wallpaper is easy to remove and no one staples carpet down anymore...

 

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Moderator Deanna
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@Jason  OMG @ wallpaper!  I remember my parents having to steam if off "back in the day"  

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Community Manager Jason
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Yes, I'm sure steamers have improved since then too @Deanna. The beast that we were using was very temperamental. Having boiling water dripping down your arm was not pleasant. 

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Brad
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I hope early 80's wallpaper is in the easy to remove group, bathroom and 2 feature walls to remove.

Personal bugbear is the crack in the kitchen/lounge room wall that resists all attempts to stay filled.
Community Manager Jason
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Good luck @Brad, let us know how you go.

 

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Brad
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Brad
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Alarm may be interesting...

Aircon should come out the front once the power is disconected so I can leave the cover and fill inside.

Andy_Mann
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Brad wrote:

Personal bugbear is the crack in the kitchen/lounge room wall that resists all attempts to stay filled.

@Brad, have I got it right that the problematic wall's an internal one? If so, is the crack closer to an end of the house, or more towards the middle?

 

Brad
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@Andy_Mann internal solid wall closer to an end than the middle.

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