Good home owner repair web forums?
June 7, 2015 12:04 PM   Subscribe

Hi, I'm looking for suggestions on good home owner repair forums (DIY or contractor). Just need to ask some general questions such as:

When should I unplug the dehumidifier in the basement and take the plunge with an all our waterproofing contractor?

What's the best approach for adding insulation to your house (pink stuff in rolls, or spray foam via contractor)?

When do I need to have my foundation re-grouted?

Can I power wash my exterior brick walls or will it damage them?

Any suggestions for a website forum or mobile app?
posted by thankyoumuchly to Home & Garden (5 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
 
In my opinion, nobody has fully cracked this completely but there are plenty of good resources like:


http://www.houselogic.com/

http://www.reliableremodeler.com/

http://www.artofmanliness.com/

http://www.doityourself.com/

I use a combo of these and others. If something is intimidating, you can usually find a free demo at Home Depot, OSH or Lowes of YouTube.

yay internet!
posted by bobdow at 12:46 PM on June 7, 2015


I recommend BreakTime3. You have to register to post questions, but it's free, and in my experience, they don't sell your e-mail address.

The more details you can give, the better the advice you will get; location, age and construction of the house, materials, etc.
posted by Bruce H. at 12:57 PM on June 7, 2015


Ask This Old House has a great archive of old videos and many seasons of different projects and other things that you will need to do around the house. This Old House has many different seasons available too, but I have found those better for design elements and bigger complete renovations. Sorry about the lack of links, I am on my smartphone.
posted by Nackt at 3:49 PM on June 7, 2015 [1 favorite]


Honestly, this is the kind of thing I find Reddit really useful for, provided you find the right subreddit[s].
posted by Polycarp at 8:44 PM on June 7, 2015


Honestly, this is the kind of thing I find Reddit really useful for, provided you find the right subreddit[s].
/r/DIY/ is a good starting point.
posted by sebastienbailard at 11:43 PM on June 7, 2015


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