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Help me understand what tradies I'm going to need

I have a bunch of (mostly small) jobs that I need done around the house, and I'm trying to figure out how many different tradies I need to hire to do them: installing a bathroom vanity; replacing about ten tiles in the shower; installing a new pendant light; servicing the ducted gas heating; installing underfloor insulation (although I'm considering DIYing this); and removing half a staircase. Do I need to hire a different person for each task, or can they be batched somehow? (I assume the tiles and vanity can be done by the same person at least). [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jun 3, 2015 - 4 answers

Cheap, low-effort tankless water heater?

Heated garage, just cold water pipe run to it. What's the easiest way to add hot (or vaguely warm) water to my utility sink? [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Nov 29, 2014 - 8 answers

How do I keep water from coming up through the floor drain my basement?

A puddle of dirty water keeps rising through the floor drain in my basement. Is it something I can fix? [more inside]
posted by critzer on Jun 1, 2013 - 14 answers

Please help me negotiate with my sump pump

My sump pump currently has different ideas of when and how it should work than I do. I have a couple of questions about plumbing for the sump, and a question about whether there is something I can fix that will allow me to not replace it. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Jan 28, 2013 - 6 answers

no-go on the two-flow shower

asking for a friend: dueling showerheads & the main one is losing. [more inside]
posted by msconduct on Jan 21, 2009 - 4 answers

What in the world is wrong with our bathroom shower?

What in the world is wrong with our bathroom shower? [more inside]
posted by geeky on May 30, 2008 - 12 answers

What's the smell coming from my sink, shower and dishwasher?

What's the smell coming from my sink, shower and dishwasher? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Jul 9, 2007 - 8 answers

How do I replace a shower/tub faucet?

How do I replace a shower/tub faucet? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Jul 7, 2007 - 8 answers

Are my toilets leaking?

I bought a house recently and my first utilities bill was $230 (!). Most of the cost was water, and the folks at city hall wondered if it was a toilet leak, but I haven't heard or seen evidence of this. Any ideas? Anyone had to inspect a house for leaks? [more inside]
posted by hall of robots on Oct 28, 2005 - 9 answers

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