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is it better to do it urself or hire a professional?

like when fixing ur car, plumbing job, adding stuff to ur house like furniture, dry wall, carpet, floor, or lets say, putting tiles on ur roof, or etc. is it better to know how to do this stuff or hire a guy from a company to do tehe job for u? would a guy answer this question differently than a woman?

Asked By: thefirstamerican - 3/13/2008
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If you know how to do it fine. Or if you enjoy it fine. But if you make more at work than you would have to pay someone to do your home repairs, hire a pro and work your regular job, maybe even overtime.
Answered By: breeze1 - 3/13/2008
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If I know how to do it, then I do it myself. If I know someone that can show me how to do it and I don't, that's even better. With my laminate floor, I didn't know how, but I thought I could handle it, and it went fine. My car goes to the mechanic, I learned to dry wall, restore furniture and do roofing by watching.
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Answered By: livn4themin - 3/13/2008
 
It depends on whether you're all thumbs or good with tools and stuff, whether you are physically capable of doing the work(I can't move entire sheets of drywall, for instance), whether you'll have to buy expensive tools you'll never need again, whether you enjoy the work or not, whether screwing up the job will cost... More
Answered By: Karen L - 3/13/2008
 
If you know what you're doing, sure, do it yourself. If you DON'T know what you're doing you can wind up doing more harm than good. You could do damage by doing it yourself then have to hire someone, anyway. Then you're out the money for the DIY supplies, the damage and hiring the pro... More
Answered By: Four Leaf Clover - 3/14/2008
 
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