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'You better have all 30 bags on my car before I get back': Teenager mistaken for hardware store employee gets back at impatient DIYer

'You better have all 30 bags on my car before I get back': Teenager mistaken for hardware store employee gets back at impatient DIYer

This DIYer got schooled by a teenager on how to treat employees. That's because this dude really thought that employee worked for the store he was at. Even though the kid literally told this guy, a random stranger, that he wasn't an employee, this guy just wouldn't take not for an answer. And in that case, as u/wing_nut_101 puts it, “be careful what you wish for.”
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20 Construction and DIY Flaws That Lack All Common Sense

If you pay attention to your surroundings, you are likely to discover a series of design choices that make absolutely no sense. You know, the kind of aesthetic decisions that make you wonder who in their right mind signed off on this? You might stumble upon these design and structural flaws on the street, in a public restroom, or even in your friend's house. Sometimes, these flaws are too hard to ignore. I distinctly remember touring the so-called “perfect apartment” and informing my roommate t…
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31 DIY Memes for Grateful Homeowners Questioning Their Fixer-Upper

First-time home buyers have over-inflated confidence in their DIY skills
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20+ Fail Memes of Shoddy Handiwork That Awakens the Handyman in You

20+ Fail Memes of Shoddy Handiwork That Awaken the Handyman in You

If you're debating on hiring someone or DIYing it, this is your sign to hire a professional.
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'Okay, have it your way': Smug DIYer losing $3,000 dollars worth of decking after ignoring the sage advice of a professional

These days, every DIY enthusiast sees ‘amateurs’ online who are achieving their home improvement goals without any experience. Armed with a flathead screwdriver, hand-me-down power tools, and a whole lot of gumption, a lot of DIYers feel builder's confidence flowing through them before ever setting foot into a hardware store.
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'I was laughing': Lazy DIY customer complains to management about an exemplary hardware store employee after ignoring 80% of his advice on a project, gets called out

Internet tutorials make DIY projects look like a walk in the park. Watching a sped-up video of a professional woodworker dismantling, staining, and rebuilding a piece of street furniture makes upcyclers green with envy, but whenever an amateur grabs the same set of tools, most people realize they're all thumbs.
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'The landlord is very upset': Landlord insists engineer tenant fix their own appliances without realizing how much the tenant is billing him

'The landlord is very upset': Landlord insists engineer tenant fix their own appliances without realizing how much the tenant is billing him

You can't expect the average person to know how to fix large household appliances . If your washer or dryer breaks, it's not exactly recommended that you start taking the thing apart to discover the issue. Most of us don't have the capacity to fix a refrigerator or a stove either---there are some things you just leave to the professionals. That's why it's so odd that u/nopanicprepper's landlord decided that when appliances break , their tenants are the perfect people to fix them. The poor OP ha…
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'I made a duct tape and chainmail frisbee': 30 DIY projects that should've never been constructed

'I made a duct tape and chainmail frisbee': 30 DIY projects that should've never been constructed

DIY is a fun hobby … some crafters just take it way too far. Upcycling and downcycling have been trendy past times in recent years. Upcycling refers to recycling something into an item that's more valuable than before, like turning a bunch of plastic bottles into a fancy chair. Then there's downcycling, which is what these crafty people below are doing. That's when you take an item and recycle into something less valuable, like the dad who tried to make a lamp classier, using only spray paint a…
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'Life is not a YouTube tutorial': Tradesman gets vindicated when DIY neighbor devalues his professional skill and totally ruins a welding project

Many of us are DIYers and YouTube tutorial survivalists by necessity. Sure, an online tutorial video can help an amateur complete a project at a lower price, but none of us are out here diluting the value of an actual professional's skills. As I stare at the cattywompus angles of the tilted tiles in my DIY bathroom, it becomes painfully clear that a pro would have done it a lot better than me.
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20 Bizarre Real Estate Listings and DIY Mishaps

Ah, the homes we come across on Zillow...
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Nailed it: 20 Extra eccentric DIY projects infused with chaos and creativity

Nailed it: 20 Extra eccentric DIY projects infused with chaos and creativity

Major props to these people who tried to make creative DIY projects and got some interesting results, to say the least.
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'I'm not feeling safe in my own apartment': Cheapskate landlord gets fined $10,000 for jerry-rigging electrical instead of replacing a faulty stove after endangered tenant reported it to the fire department

'I'm not feeling safe in my own apartment': Cheapskate landlord gets fined $10,000 for jerry-rigging electrical instead of replacing a faulty stove after endangered tenant reported it to the fire department

One of the few benefits of being a renter is that you are not responsible for maintaining a property's upkeep. However, that is simultaneously a huge downside if you have a chintzy landlord. If your unskilled landlord is a cheap, do-it-yourself type, you might find yourself constantly smelling methane gas, putting putty over leaks, and watching him paint over holes in the wall.
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20+ Top DIY Fails for Lone Rangers Who Chose to Walk the Road Alone

20+ Top DIY Fails for Lone Rangers Who Chose to Walk the Road Alone

There are some things you shouldn't cheap out on.
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'You aren't his ATM': Dude refuses to lend money to overspending brother, but their mother disagrees

One guy posted his recent family drama to Reddit, asking if he really needs to be responsible for his brother's complicated financial situation. As he wrote to r/AmItheA******, this guy explained that he and his brother are both adults with families , but the ways they spend their money are quite. For the OP, living with kids and a wife, he tends to be more conservative with his money. He decided to use a chunk of his money to add a plush bathroom to his house. If you've ever lived in a house w…
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'You will NEVER complete a project with a single visit to a home store': Homeowner shares the unfortunate 'unwritten rules' of house ownership that no one talks about

'You will NEVER complete a project with a single visit to a home store': Homeowner shares the unfortunate 'unwritten rules' of house ownership that no one talks about

Homeowners had some sage advice to offer to the Reddit community about what it's like dealing with nosy neighbors, property issues, and going to the hardware store 857 times for a single project. For many people, switching from renting to owning a home can seem like a major upgrade . You have more space, maybe you have a lawn and some friendly neighbors , and you can have parties and barbecues whenever you feel like it. What's the catch? Well, owning a home means you have to care for the house…
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'No build is complete without hot glue': These 'crying shoes' annoy the heck out of the DIY community for a punny reason

'No build is complete without hot glue': These 'crying shoes' annoy the heck out of the DIY community for a punny reason

Folks in the DIY community were losing it over this ‘crying shoe’ hack that leaves viewers with more questions than answers.
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