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Old 09-10-15, 06:39 PM
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Thanks in general

Even though I am a moderator, I just wanted to put out a general Thank You to all contributors for both educating me and saving me money on repairs that were outside my specialty. Short list of assistance provide by fellow DIY's:

-Repairs to my dysfunctional dishwasher
-Repairs to my dead cloths dryer
-tweaking a temperamental car A/C system
-Dead refrigerator compressor
-Frozen ice maker in my refrigerator
-Guidance on general handgun knowledge
-New tricks on setting toilets in Plaster for stability
-etc for what ever escapes my mind right now

Literally, I have saved thousands of dollars on repair bills thanks to this site. Hopefully, I have also saved people thousands of dollars on their projects. Its why I stick around and strive to help give back. Cheers to all.

Z
 
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Old 09-10-15, 07:02 PM
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czizzi ,
I will second that emotion.

This is a good forum with lots of specialists in varied fields.

RR
 
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Old 09-11-15, 12:26 AM
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No Z, I have to say thank YOU (and Larry, Ray, Mike, and countless others). Your advice has helped many more than I have. I'm a generalist and just try to sort things out. You Pro's are the meat and potatoes of this site.
 
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Old 09-11-15, 03:13 AM
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Thanks for the mention, Vic. But I am just a naildriver. The worst thing I saw growing up was the waste of experience and information people had who passed away and very seldom passed that information on to others. I know there are protective sites out there that just refuse to give information to DIYers. They want to protect their craft. Hogwash.

I have mentored high school kids over their summer months and tried to instill in them knowledge of the trades, or even, as one kid put it, " I learned I am not cut out for this. I'm going to college" Good for them all.

Never die with your knowledge trapped in your brain. No one will ever find it.
 
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Old 09-11-15, 04:43 AM
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Hi: Z

It's not just the thousands of dollars anyone saves. It's the personal satisfaction & self accomplishment one obtains doing what someone never thought they could do. A job well done.

Adds credence that old saying, if you want it done right......do it yourself....DIY...

Thanks for the compliments to your peers and all site members too! Much appreciated.

Now it's time to get back to work....LOL!!! If you don't do it, it won't get done!....
 
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Old 09-11-15, 04:47 AM
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I second that thanks to all of you. While on the job I always felt proud to pass on my knowledge to others. To me that was job security. Not keeping my methods to myself. I've seen those people who refuse to divulge their trade secrets or mode of operation to fellow workers. They end up being left alone and isolated and seldom given help even if needed.
 
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I stumbled across this site trying to resolve a plumbing issue. Years ago [before internet] whenever I had a question I had to run down someone in that trade on the job to try and get an answer. This site sure makes finding stuff out simpler! I also like being able to help folks ..... and giving advice on the forums isn't near as tiring as doing the actual work
 
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Old 09-11-15, 05:34 AM
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I would like to thank everyone here too everyone here has been very helpful in helping me learn about new things or in just giving me opinions on a subject. I enjoy being here because there are things that I can share with others in my knowledge of certain subjects albeit sometimes little bits of knowledge but I learn along with others. Over the years that I have been here I have told others about this website and I am sure they have checked it out. I don't know what I would do without my friends here to help me and would miss this if it was gone.
 
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Yes indeedie, thanks everyone. I don't say much but I do read a lot every morning.
 
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Old 09-11-15, 02:24 PM
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One disclaimer. If wifey asks how I did that, I just tell her no way, then she wouldn't need me.
 
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Old 09-11-15, 06:56 PM
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One disclaimer. If wifey asks how I did that, I just tell her no way, then she wouldn't need me.
Really not sure where Larry was going with that, but we appreciate it anyway. Thanks for all the kind words and keep up the good work. Z
 
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Old 09-11-15, 07:00 PM
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Wow! Thanks to every one for their kind words and I agree 100%. I too stumbled onto this site looking for info (I don't recall what) but as soon as I saw a question I could help on I was hooked! I get great satisfaction helping others with their projects and picking up tips along the way. Just reading others questions and advice helps me in my DIY projects.
 
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