Trevor Lahey, AKA Greaseball1987, is one Certified Caulk Installer with a wicked sense of humor. His parody Instagram account, which gives little other information save for his hourly rate ($17.40/hour non-negotiable, if you must know), is a collection of hilariously bad construction and DIY jobs over which he writes deadpan captions.

Assuming the role of the worker, Trevor proudly presents his 'projects' with tongue-in-cheek hints and tips, whilst lavishing praise on his own creative ingenuity. The posts are rounded off with your stereotypical 'inspo' hashtags, with #keepcraftalive, #problemsolver and #themoreyouknow being particular favorites.

What do you think? Do you have any DIY disaster stories to share? Do you know any 'experts' like Trev here that might not be as skilled as they think they are? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Given Trevor's frequent use of the word 'darts' to refer to cigarettes, we can only assume that he is Australian. Bored Panda has reached out to Mr. Lahey for further comment.

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#1

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"Generally speaking toilets are poorly designed, way too many twists and and turns. I like to elevate the shitter as much as possible so when you’re dropping bombs it’s a straight drop to the city! Feeling like a Gargoyle up on your perch is just a bonus!"

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Daniel Lewis
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3 months ago

That's why it is called a throne.

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#2

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"Customer safety is always a top priority of mine. With no hesitation I always add a couple extra screws to make sure the plates don’t fall off. Electrocution is a very serious issue which I do not take lightly"

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Rowlie
Community Member
3 months ago

They really like to keep their light on

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#3

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"Some tasks are easier than they look! This task is just as easy as it looks. I opted to add the stopper a little lower because I know overtime the door will sag and I ain’t interested in callbacks! I’m always thinking ahead; probably why I am so successful!"

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Rowlie
Community Member
3 months ago

So close and yet so far

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#4

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"I love when my clients send me pictures of my work after I have left. Really shows how satisfied they are with the work!"

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Iggy
Community Member
3 months ago

A pressing issue!

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#5

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"Customer refused to pay my hourly rate; instead he opted to pay per fitting. I was a little hesitant at first but I think this might be the better way to charge! I made a fortune off this job"

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

This is so bad it already could be modern art.

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#6

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"I don't know about you but I have spent hours looking at dank memes on the shitter only to have my battery die! That is why I have decided to add outlets on all my toilets for charging purposes so I can keep the party going!"

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spirit wolf
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm really tempted to glue one of this to my guest bath just to freak people out.

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#7

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"I had a customer looking to increase the window size at his store. His sales are down and he thinks it is possibly related to the lack of natural light in the showroom! Frankly I agree! I put in this massive window which has tripled the natural light, inevitably tripling his sales also!"

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh dear, the façade is screaming "don't visite me, inside is worst"

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#8

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"I've mastered the 90 degree corner so I was excited about the challenge of trimming this radius. I guess I'm a master of doing the radius also! Special shout out to homedepot for making all these cuts for me!"

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
3 months ago

At least, he tried. Not to bad actually

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#9

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"When looking for studs, I generally start as far away from my mounting location as possible, and start sending screws home until I make a secure connection. Now when this satisfied customer is sitting back and watching re-runs of Two and a Half Men, they will remember how difficult the installation was, and will understand why my bill was so high!"

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TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
3 months ago

Smooth them and just paint the shit out of the wall lol

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#10

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"Luxury at its finest. I added this soap shelf complimentary to the customer because we all know what happens when you drop the soap in the shower! You gotta bend over and pick it up, and nobody is having a good time doing that! I sometimes wonder if all these extra freebies I do are gonna crush my bottom line one day, my rates are so high though so I should be good!"

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David Jeu
Community Member
3 months ago

Might be ugly but it hold soap. And that's the only thing important for a soap holder.

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#11

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"Matching these old profiles can be next to impossible, I find if you try your best, and get it as close as possible, nobody is the wiser! I selected this profile which is practically identical, other than a few minor differences. If I didn’t point it out, you would never have noticed!"

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David Jeu
Community Member
3 months ago

No wonder it doesn't fit, its a ceiling profile 🤦‍♂️

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#12

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"I increased the size of this return air grille because I felt the existing grille was undersized! Sometimes you just need to return a little extra air to the furnace! Only way to keep it working properly!"

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Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
3 months ago

I like the way he has the louvers facing up. Otherwise no one would have noticed the fine craftsmanship.

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#13

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"I always leave the barcode facing out. This way it stays clean and easily scannable when you decide to return the tiles"

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Iggy
Community Member
3 months ago

A bit of Tipp-Ex will soon sort that out!

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#14

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"Turning a 1.5 bath home into a 2.5 bath is surprising easy. I’m surprised more humans don’t do it! It immediately increases the value of the home.... not to mention the cost savings on water; I can be dropping a bomb simultaneously as my friend yet it’s only gonna take 6L to send them home!"

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 months ago

Seriously...why is that even possible? from the one who decided this wall to the one who built it, no one thought "hey, let's remove the toilets first?"

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#15

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"One of the shutters fell off my customers house. He asked if I could match existing. After all the excellent work I put out you'd think at this point humans would just know I can do anything. So once again I blew the socks right off the customer with my advanced set of skill"

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Next time, use duct tape. Glue is no contender compare to duct tape.

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#16

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"You have to be careful when cutting into structure. Always leave an inch at the bottom of the joist, this way it will retain its structure! By running this pipe through it, and spray foaming it altogether the joist is stronger than when I started; stronger than wood itself!"

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Jill Ferguson
Community Member
3 months ago

Great Stuff - spray foam is a sacred, heavenly substance. Up there with duct tape, really.

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#17

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"I started removing this tub surround so I could prep for tile and my oh my it was my lucky day. There was already tile installed. After a quick tidy up I’ll be submitting my bill and then onto the next one!"

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arthur lindsay coker
Community Member
3 months ago

Hooray to the broken minded

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#18

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"Have you ever tried taking 2 buckets apart? It’s impossible; that’s why I always look to the bucket for all my HVAC needs! The wedge fit guarantees no heat loss, so it’s a no brainer!"

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David Jeu
Community Member
3 months ago

Sorry but that's genius

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#19

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"When installing vanities, I generally make a few reference holes so I can get my bearings in relation to the pipe. I usually get it in 4-6 holes, it doesn’t really matter if you go over though, as it’s the inside of the cabinet. When I’m done I caulk the holes so the rats can’t get through, and then toss a pack of sponges on top! In the end no one is the wiser! "

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Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
3 months ago

I bet he charges you for the sponges as well.

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#20

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"My customer wanted me to replace her deck with 1x1 deck tiles and she was ecstatic when I surprised her with 4x4 deck tiles. The customers reaction is why I constantly strive to outdo myself and exceed the high expectations that I have created for myself! And yes I built this deck a few years ago but she wanted a fresh look!"

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months ago

Who could have imagined that in Europe pallets are indeed used as trendy garden furniture....

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#21

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"Just got this ceiling fan installed. This is the next best thing to having an air conditioner! 2 speed settings with option to exhaust!i had to cut a big hole in order to properly use the exhaust setting. I am thrilled with the result!"

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 months ago

Seems safe....

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#22

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"Home Depot only stocks 8' lengths of laminate countertops so I had to make up this extension. I love doing custom work because it is so satisfying when you take a step back and see a job well done! The average person would not have been able to pull this off!"

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
3 months ago

And someone out there was actually ok with this. Homeowner diy.

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#23

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"I've mastered the exterior cope, so I am always looking for a new challenge and ways to add a little pizzazz to my work. Here I opted for the double back cut corner. It's a win on all fronts!"

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My O My
Community Member
3 months ago

Your toes will thank you

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#24

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"When repairing cracks in facia panel, I always look to a dumper hinge for my repair! The play in the hinge allows enough movement, but ridged enough to prevent further cracks. The best part is that the hinge allows for any future access required; just open the facia like a door and work with optimal access, and then just close her up when you’re done, and no one is the wiser!"

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European other
Community Member
3 months ago

Just don't look too closely if you stand up there !

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#25

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"Ever been walking down the stairs and found out that your phone needed a charge!? I have come up with the solution! The best part is there is a built in seat while you wait for your phone to finish charging. Comfort and convenience are key in this business! Don’t feel like waiting? You can safely tuck the cord and phone tight up against the kick board, and it will be safe and out of the way!"

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European other
Community Member
3 months ago

Modern life requires tripping hazards

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#26

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"Keep those pesky drafts at bay with a tight bead of caulk! Think of the energy savings! The more money in my customers pocket means more billable hours on my invoice "

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Daria B
Community Member
3 months ago

Even the socket is concerned...

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#27

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"I’m not sure why they make downspouts so large, I find it’s best to reduce the size of the opening, so less water comes out. That way there is less water to freeze, so you avoid those embarrassing slips and falls. I already have back problems from sitting on the toilet for so long looking at memes, I don’t need it from slipping and falling too"

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chachkimooch
Community Member
3 months ago

This will not end well.

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#28

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"My goal is to always make a splash and have my work standout from the competition! I lined up this same pattern 3 times in a row, it is this kind of attention to detail that keeps me booking 2 weeks in advance. 4 rows would have been too much!"

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Justin Crandall
Community Member
3 months ago

This one hurts my soul.. flooring can be a beautiful art!

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#29

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"Sometimes I just like to show off. Busting out different techniques like the corner reveal is just child's play to me. These advanced techniques are the determining factor whether or not you should be in the trades though. I mean there is a reason I'm so successful.... it's not for everyone"

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Reshma Ramesh
Community Member
3 months ago

this is why education is important

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#30

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"Yep! I do electrical too! My kitchen was a little dark so I added some undercabinet lighting! It really brightens the kitchen up and I know I'll see a better return when I goto sell the house from this and all the other upgrades I've done at the house!!"

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Red72
Community Member
3 months ago

Those lights are generally for the ceiling, plus it looks like a boob!

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#31

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"I've been doing trim and odd ball jobs in this house for years! She requested a couple new outlets be added in the hallway! I decided to add one in a very central location instead for all her power needs!"

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NotMe
Community Member
3 months ago

And upside down, to top it off...

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#32

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"Quick tile repair! I had to tie my tight bead into the existing one (did that one years ago) After some overshot the colour should blend nicely! I’m on my feet all day, so the fact I had a seat to use while doing this job was a huge bonus!"

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Bill
Community Member
3 months ago

Why do people seal the water shut off valve behind something permanent like tile? The code needs to change

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#33

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"It is unwise to run water lines above your electrical panel, incase of a leak! I find it is best to run it directly through the bottom of the panel. If there is ever an issue, gravity will take care of the rest... and I finally figured out what all those knockouts in the bottom of the panel were for; they’re weepers! "

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desert29rat
Community Member
3 months ago

This is the scariest thing I've ever seen.

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#34

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"Code around these parts states 12 outlets per circuit max, end of discussion! I needed to add a 13th outlet, but I plugged one of the holes to remain code compliant! Very Nice!"

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European other
Community Member
3 months ago

Powerpoint with mouth closed

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#35

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"Just finished drywalling and painting this shower wall. The lady I did this for was such a peach I decided to throw in a custom shower shelf at no additional charge. I know my end game is profit but sometimes you go the extra mile for the right people!"

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Lucas
Community Member
3 months ago

Think he was brave even going inside this house.

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#36

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"I struggled a bit on this one! I was deciding whether to use a deck screw to blend into the drawer face, or use a metal screw to match the handle! I went with the pan head metal screw as I figured it had better hold, and a nice border detail would tie this kitchen together! I’ve been doing repairs like this for years, and I swear I am only getting better"

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Ben Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

They don’t want whatever is in there to get out...

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#37

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"I never truly understood the need for a right angle drill; I always just bend my bit and use a regular drill.... I avoid specialty tools at all costs! When you save big on tools and materials you have the option to pass those savings onto the customer; I have yet to exercise that option, but it is available!"

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Bobert Robertson
Community Member
3 months ago

Every man fears having a crooked bit

#38

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"The customers dog chewed up this corner of the trim! He’s such a little bugger! Anyhow she was in a panic that she had to replace her mouldings but ol’ grease knows best. I hit that corner with my secret formula and she is good as new. Obviously I charged her for new mouldings but she is none the wiser!"

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
3 months ago

And a walmart towel on the floor.

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#39

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"If my customer tells me they’re constipated and they spend countless hours on the John. I always give them the free comfort seat upgrade. They really appreciate it and always bring me back for additional work. That’s why I am in this business!"

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Troux
Community Member
3 months ago

In all seriousness, this was done for a disabled person who needs the rails to help move themselves to and from the toilet, but cannot afford the expense of a full bathroom conversion. This is not a bad idea for a budget.

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#40

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"I know a lot of guys need to use fancy door jigs to drill out a handle but I’ve been doing it freehand for years and it hasn’t failed me yet!"

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#41

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"I got the water flowing today on this vanity. I love that they give you that extra hole so you can choose which side to put the tap on. I just have to plug her up with caulk to make this unit water tight!"

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
3 months ago

A 4" faucet on an 8" layout, they could have just bought the correct faucet.

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#42

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"I don’t take weatherproofing my outlets lightly! However, I was fresh out of exterior electrical boxes, so I finished up my sandwich and repurposed my Tupperware container for a weathertight seal! Often times you’re put in a scenario where you have no meat to fasten to; caulk gets you out of that jam everytime! If by some miracle any water happens to find it’s way into the box there are some left over bread crumbs in there to soak it up! "

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CR82
Community Member
3 months ago

hahahahahaaa! the caption killed me!

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#43

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"Creating open concept is every humans dream! Patching the floor where the old wall was has never been easier with this tub of patching compound! I always opt for the ultra light products; You don’t want all that extra weight on your floor joists!"

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#44

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"My son wanted me to build him a tree house but I’m afraid of heights! So, I cut down these trees, smothered the tops with root stabilizer and built on top. Should be ready just in time for his 30th birthday!"

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European other
Community Member
3 months ago

Making use of the natural surroundings

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#45

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"This shed had a hole in the back corner, and was taking in water! I decided to add a dormer. This not only solves the water issues, but it adds tons of natural light. Added aesthetics is just a bonus!"

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Bill
Community Member
3 months ago

It's a saphouse not a bad idea

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#46

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"Client safety is number 1; that is why I always complete the electrical prior to drywall. The first step is to break off those useless tabs that come on the box so you can mount it a good 3/4” back! I’m not sure why they put those on to begin with..."

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#47

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"I always forgo the exterior corners when I am doing trough. It is so much easier to just give it the business and beat her around the corner! The key to this method is a steady hand with the hammer and a water tight seal with a tight bead to finish her off! Just remember; hit it like it owes you money!"

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#48

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"If you drain your washing machine into your sump pit you won’t have to wash your grass in the spring. And let me tell you there is nothing worse than bringing out the ol’ Pail and ringer and giving your grass a good mopping!"

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Ben Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like a ghost has been put in the corner for bad behavior

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#49

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"Sometimes it takes a bit of time to find the stud. I always make sure I do my test holes above the cabinet; this way I can visually see the meat while I am securing the cabinet. If the customer has anything to say about it it’s collateral damage! But I am in the business of making money so I caulk those holes and charge accordingly!"

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Red72
Community Member
3 months ago

My husband hung up a wall shelf, AFTER he had 4 drinks, not only was the damn thing not centered, it was lopsided! He went to fix it the next day (after he realized that I was right and he SHOULDN'T be doing the honey do list while drunk), I flat out said no! I did not want anymore holes in the wall! I just decorated it enough that you can't tell anymore, however, every once in awhile while i'm cleaning, I'll make sure he is in the room & just let out a huge sigh, he apologizes all over again..

#50

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"Am I the only craftsman that gets irritated when so called “contractors” put handles on backwards? I mean 90% of humans are right handed so why are we putting handles on geared to left handed humans! I always handle my customers needs which keeps me booking a week in advance with repeat customers!"

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Daniel Lewis
Community Member
3 months ago

There isn't actually anything wrong with this one since the door opens inward. The handle isn't going to hit the door frame.

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#51

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"My client had a broken tile so I chipped it out and replaced it. A handful of Alex plus beads creates a suction seal to the floor on contact!"

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#52

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"I already dominate the renovation and construction world, but every now and then I like to dabble in furniture and millwork just to see how far my skill set can go. Reclaimed furniture is all the rage right now, so I decided to give this 100 year old barn wood new life. Once again I did not disappoint! It is only a matter of time until I start running these furniture shops out of business!"

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My O My
Community Member
3 months ago

Kinda cool

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#53

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"The customer wanted some more natural light in her bedroom. She wanted a sun tunnel; but I knew better! I guess that's why she's the homeowner and I'm the professional!"

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Lordfucktard
Community Member
3 months ago

Aren't they "witch" windows or something

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#54

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"Free standing tubs can be a little awkward and extremely expensive! In order to cut on costs I always walk past the Free standing tub section and head right to the sink faucets! You’ll be amazed how much more selection you get! They will probably tell you they aren’t compatible but these humans work on commission; I assure you they’re compatible and it is a way cleaner finish!"

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Whit
Community Member
3 months ago

This took me a minute.

#55

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"Sometimes it’s nice to have a foot bath when you’re dropping the Cosby kids off at the pool. I find it really helps to soak the Bunions! Don’t even get me started on the benefits of soaking those corns! This is my personal house in case you were wondering; figured it was time to do something nice for myself for a change"

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Ruby
Community Member
3 months ago

Don't these people clean their homes??

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#56

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"I had a customer want to upgrade to a comfort height toilet! I built this platform instead of buying the toilet. I used matching flooring so it blends... I got paid and she thinks she got a new toilet! Everybody wins!"

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Rob Lucchetti
Community Member
3 months ago

again - not technically a fail, but you could buy a taller toilet. Some older people find it hard to get down and back up again.

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#57

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"I just about got this deck wrapped up. I opted for the 2x10/2x12 hangers for the extra support! This also leaves enough room in the hanger to allow for seasonal movement which will guarantee this deck is still standing in 100 years!"

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European other
Community Member
3 months ago

Seasonal movement let's hope there's no earthquake

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#58

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"Building cabinets is a breeze. The most important aspect is securing the face frames properly. I generally skip the glue, and take the savings from that, and double down on fasteners. That ain’t going nowhere!"

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#59

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"I always cut a sharp angle on my posts when doing handrails. This allows full bearing on the tip and plenty of room to expand! The best of both worlds! I always like to fill it with caulk and then sit back and watch her expand and contract!"

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#60

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"When building steps I like to cut my treads at least an inch shy! (But in reality the larger the gap the better!)This gives me room for expansion but more importantly I don’t scratch the stringer trying to squeeze in a tight tread. I make up the difference with some cedar shims which will not only outlast the treads but, also adds a touch of class to the deck. Not too much class; just the right amount!"

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ANFIDERSIO
Community Member
3 months ago

Do you see a paw??

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#61

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"The customer was too tall for the current height of the shower head. They were talking about a full renovation but after I rittingered up this extension they were so impressed they paid me double my rate!"

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months ago

1.Give it a fancy name. 2. Call it design. 3. Profit.

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#62

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"I installed this smoke alarm a few years back. To save a few bucks, I didn’t install a battery. They were so happy with my work, they brought me back to install some trim! Unfortunately, it’s a dead giveaway that this thing hasn’t been detecting smoke. The customer said they would be back in the afternoon, so I have until then to crush a few packs of darts to make this blend!"

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#63

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"I can never stress the importance of a good layout. I always spend the extra time to get it right. I also try and use ancient Egyptian architecture wherever possible! I mean they built the pyramids thousands of years ago and they're still standing! In a few thousand years someone is gonna look at this deck and be like wow "greaseball" did a great job!"

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chachkimooch
Community Member
3 months ago

Eh. Close enough!

#64

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"I had to board this door up to prevent unauthorized access to the building. I cut the handle through just in case someone needed"

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months ago

He wasn't lazy. Instead of taking of the door handle, he went out of his way to cut the handle through. Such dedication....

#65

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"I had to think outside the box on this repair. I needed to maintain access here for my daily $4.25 fill-up at the gas station. Therefore caulk was not a viable option, good thing I had a roll of electrical tape left over from the last time I played electricon! This guarantees that the lid will remain closed, because I think we can all agree there ain’t a better tape on the market!"

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Daniel Lewis
Community Member
3 months ago

I use duct tape for this.

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#66

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"This retaining wall had rotted away, so I stacked some bricks to keep the dirt at bay! I find it’s easier to caulk them together when you don’t offset the courses, and there ain’t nothing stronger than a pile of bricks!"

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
Community Member
3 months ago

oh god. I would love to see a photo after the next heavy rain or spring thaw.

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#67

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"Safety is my number one concern, I couldn’t sleep at night knowing a cover plate fell off; exposing the dangerous electrical terminals! I always opt for the 2” drywall screw to ensure a good solid connection! If you’re looking for extra grab, try the coarse threads instead of the fine threads!"

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European other
Community Member
3 months ago

2 concerned powerpoints