Idiot Home Repairs

The following are some examples of how NOT to do home repairs.

Do you really want the power outlet and toilet paper holder IN the shower?

Do you really want a power outlet and toilet paper holder IN the shower?

When the power company told its crew to run electricity to this house, I'm sure they didn't mean to just stick all the wires through a hole in the roof!

When the power company told its crew to run electricity to this house, I'm sure they didn't mean to just stick all the wires through a hole in the roof!

Pretty safe isn't it? I mean the hot lead is at least a quarter inch from a metal oil pipe and it is almost 48 inches off the ground so children won't touch it...

Pretty safe isn't it? I mean the hot lead is at least a quarter inch from a metal oil pipe and it is almost 48 inches off the ground so children won't touch it...

Yes- go ahead and connect the dryer vent to the water heater flue.

Yes- go ahead and connect the dryer vent to the water heater flue.

What???

What???

Looks like a snake's nest to me....

Looks like a snake's nest to me....

Good thing junction boxes are so handy!

Good thing junction boxes are so handy!

You know you're a redneck HVAC tech when you use a chew can for a junction box.

You know you're a redneck HVAC tech when you use a chew can for a junction box.

When you do not have an outlet box, use a Nike box…Just do it!

When you do not have an outlet box, use a Nike box…Just do it!

A Multi-purpose storage place: Main load, acetone, grits, and tool storage panel.

A Multi-purpose storage place: Main load, acetone, grits, and tool storage panel.

I-beam in the way? Just cut it. That's the framer's problem.

I-beam in the way? Just cut it. That's the framer's problem.

Instead of flashing install buckets with pipes under the drips.

Instead of flashing install buckets with pipes under the drips.

This fan should help dry faster after a shower!

This fan should help dry faster after a shower!

The ad listed the house with a "whole house attic fan". Professionally installed no doubt.

The ad listed the house with a "whole house attic fan". Professionally installed no doubt.

If you can vent ONE bathroom exhaust then you certainly vent THREE!

If you can vent ONE bathroom exhaust then you certainly vent THREE!

A professional job, for sure.

A professional job, for sure.

"Yeah- it said to use 4- 1/2" bolts. I think these nails out of my nail gun will do."

"Yeah- it said to use 4- 1/2" bolts. I think these nails out of my nail gun will do."

Flashing? What's flashing?

Flashing? What's flashing?

"Look- I had 18" of pipe and this bag of couplers."

"Look- I had 18" of pipe and this bag of couplers."

Look, a self-powered outlet!

Look, a self-powered outlet!

Supply air, meet return air.  It's much  more efficient this way.

Supply air, meet return air. It's much more efficient this way.

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