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As well as sharing property info, what about experience too?

Postby Beerhunter on Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:24 pm

Obviously there are a lot of people using property bee to find their first home, and I know there's a few trades men (plumbers, tilers etc) plus lots of people who are/were homeowners looking to trade up.

Now it strikes me there's a wealth of experience out there, and that first time buyers moving into their new home (or people renting a new property) have to cope with things that they might not of of had to deal with or thought of before (like changing a stopcock in my example).

So would there be any interest in a new forum, for discussing home ownership things like

* How to I change a stopcock / tap / washer?
* How do I put up a shelf?
* I've just moved in and I need new curtains, how wide does the material need to be?
* I've got a garden, help what to I do!
* How do I paint a wall / ceiling / window.
* I want to put CAT5 cabling in, whats the cheapest way (sorry there's a few techies here :lol:)

If there's a positive response, I'm happy to create a new forum for such questions as I think it fits in with property bee... sharing knowledge and information; in this case on experiences, trials and tribulations of owning a home... and we all get to learn from each others knowledge both successes and (hopefully not too many) failures.

Would you be interested in such a forum?

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Postby ShackLife on Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:16 am

I'm stumped on a few of those examples :lol: So I like the idea of that kind of forum.
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Postby valerielesley on Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:26 pm

Sounds like fun. I would be happy to share my tips on gardening, decorating and so on in exchange for learning what on earth CAT5 cabling is!
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Postby Dames on Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:07 pm

I'm happy to give tips/help on tiling :)

In fact I did a small vid recently for sealing a sink or bath for those with an unsteady hand using a silicone gun.

Consider this the first tip of the new forum :0)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7-FJXJlARk

Dames :D
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Re: As well as sharing property info, what about experience too?

Postby Beerhunter on Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:35 pm

Dames wrote:I'm happy to give tips/help on tiling :)

In fact I did a small vid recently for sealing a sink or bath for those with an unsteady hand using a silicone gun.

Consider this the first tip of the new forum :0)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7-FJXJlARk

Dames :D


Dames, that is really good!

The tip about washing up liquid is exactly the kind of thing I find so interesting, and chances are you wouldn't know about it unless you saw (or was told by) someone else!

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Postby lostinhoney on Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:05 am

I know HOW to make curtains, so could answer that question, :) Just so long as no one wants me to make them.....

it would be a greta idea, in truth I'd probably have more questions than answers.
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Postby waiting and saving on Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:41 pm

I think that's a great idea - although there are some brilliant sites and videos to help people through these conundrums, sometimes it's knowing where to find a great tutorial, or just getting a straightforward single answer to a very specific question.

I would offer my advice on a bit of gardening, sewing and decorating! My advice would of course be free, however that's all it may be worth...
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Postby Muskoka on Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:25 pm

You can call me 'Aggie'. A dab hand at old-fashioned, environmentally friendly money-saving cleaning materials/methods :P
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Postby valerielesley on Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:04 am

I thought I might put together a few paragraphs on 'Getting started with decorating'. When I first bought a house 30-odd years ago I hadn't a clue what to do for the best. There is a great deal of information out on the web to help with this area, but I am a bit wary of suppling links in case they turn out to be dangerous sites - not everyone has a really good firewall. Any thoughts?
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Re: As well as sharing property info, what about experience too?

Postby Beerhunter on Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:34 am

That would be great valerie!

Posting links are ok so long as they are to what you believe to be reputable sites, ie
* visited often over a period or time
* or obvious sites eg BBC, The Times etc
* or if you have AVG, Mcafee or other virus scanner that adds an icon to the google search that shows its ok

If anyone does have a problem with a link posted on property-bee, email admin@property-bee.com and I'll investigate asap.

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Re: As well as sharing property info, what about experience too?

Postby valerielesley on Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:48 pm

OK, thanks for that Beerhunter, I will start writing. I spend my time at the gym thinking through what I want to say, so thats 2 birds with one stone! Val
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Postby deegee on Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:22 am

Excellent info re: sealant video of the .... :)
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