Sandy Petrocelli: Electrical and other DIY Jobs Most can Master

By admin / February 13, 2018

It pays to be handy around the house. You can save money, save time, and avoid the headaches of having to hire a crew of people that you don’t know who come into your home. Some home repair jobs that seem to be very difficult are actually quite manageable foremost homeowners. The key is knowing which jobs you should take on and which you should leave to the professionals.

Whether it is electrical, plumbing, or repair work, with some planning and patience even guys like Sandy Petrocelli who would rather be playing fantasy league sports can do many home repair jobs. Here’s a list of some of the jobs that are perfect is DIY project:


Electrical jobs seem tricky because of the danger related to electricity. This is why for any electrical job that you intend to do on your own, you need to make sure that the electricity is turned off and that part of your home. Simple electrical DIY projects include changing a light switch, changing an electric box and replacing the fuses or circuit breakers. Each of these projects can be learned using detailed instructions provided on the internet. There are videos that walk you through every stage of the project. They also detail the precautions you need to take to ensure that you do not get harmed. The rule of thumb is if you have any questions or concerns, leave that job for the professionals.

Repair work

If your home has rooms that have tiles, there’s a good chance that some of these tiles have broken over time. Normally when you purchase tile or when you have professionals lay tile they will buy extra tiles that match the ones laid, in the event that one or more of the tiles breaks. Replacing tile does take a bit of skill and depending on where the tile is, and what kind of tile it is it may be best to call a professional. However if you are willing to take on a more detailed DIY project this is one that fits the description and also will make you feel proud of yourself when you complete it.

Again use places like youtube to locate videos of experts who can walk you through the process of replacing tiles. Make sure that you have all the materials you need before you start to ensure that you get the job done properly.

 Replacing broken windows and doors

A broken window is a real pain. It came ruin your day, let the elements into your house, and also have you very concerned about Safety and Security. The good news is that replacing a window is a fairly simple job providing your windows are not very sophisticated.

If you go to your neighborhood home improvement store, they can cut and even deliver any size window to your home. Replacing the window and sealing it does not take much special skill, but it does take time and precision. Be prepared for a long job and to have to redo the job several times before you get it perfect.

Replacing doors is much simpler than replacing windows. Doors can become broken or warped and no longer close or close tightly. In this case you need to find a door that fits the door jamb. Home improvement stores Carrie a stock of standard size doors in many different styles. They can also custom order any door size that you require. Installing a door is a relatively simple job however, you will need I helper.  Again the internet is your friend in terms of the exact instructions for doing it, but plan on finding it a lot easier than you thought.

 If you’re willing to take an adventure, and try some new things, these DIY projects will not only teach you how to do more around your home, but you can have fun while you save money.


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