Re: TOH wants to know your best of times, and your worst of times
Many years ago, I did a light remodel in the laundry room of my brother's 80-year-old house to accommodate a stacking washer and dryer, in addition to a standard top-load washer. The project involved plumbing, electrical, and venting.
Somehow, I managed to get all of the materials I needed in one trip to one hardware store with no leftover parts, started and finished the project the same day, and had time to hang out with friends in the evening.
I don't think that I will ever see another DIY project with that degree of coordination. Everybody I tell this to accuses me of fabricating stories.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.