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    Hi, I'm Dan. Born and raised in NYC. Engineering college for two years till I dropped out (after all the hard stuff and it was just getting interesting-----Duhhhh!)
    Went back to the City, NYPD for 16 years, retired, RAN out of the City, took up skydiving/parachute rigging, got my Real Estate license, did that until I closed on a house, worked in Home Depot (Lumber/Bldg Supplies dept.)until it felt like my fingers were being pulled out of my hands-those bags of cement/gravel/sand etc. are heavy!
    Now I try to fix up the house and do as much of the work as possible, till the money runs out and I have to go back to work.

    Dan

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    quote:Originally posted by dkpbxman

    Hi, I'm Dan. Born and raised in NYC. Engineering college for two years till I dropped out (after all the hard stuff and it was just getting interesting-----Duhhhh!)
    Went back to the City, NYPD for 16 years, retired, RAN out of the City, took up skydiving/parachute rigging, got my Real Estate license, did that until I closed on a house, worked in Home Depot (Lumber/Bldg Supplies dept.)until it felt like my fingers were being pulled out of my hands-those bags of cement/gravel/sand etc. are heavy!
    Now I try to fix up the house and do as much of the work as possible, till the money runs out and I have to go back to work.

    Dan
    Welcome to the forum!

    Try

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    Just found this thread some how. Any way I'm KSever, not retired yet but hopefully soon.
    Married to a wonderful lady who knows her construction business who I met through working in apartments (she actually told me how to do my job as a tenant), she grew up with a father in the electrical supply business, she went to school for construction and now serves as Director of Construction for a Large shoe store developer.
    We just recently BOUGHT our first own house which was built in 1885, first project was to move the entire kitchen from the location upstairs to it's new location on the first floor and level the floor in the new kitchen area.

    Have lived and worked all over the country (USA).
    Building Engineer since 1979, have worked hands-on in several different environments. Hotels, High-rise, Class-A apartment homes, strip center malls, and hospitals.
    HVAC certified
    Pool Water Tech
    Currently working on certification for waste water treatment plants

    History:
    Asst Chief Engineer at Orange County Hilton, California
    Lead Building Engineer for several Apartment communities in Southern CA
    Chief Engineer Commercial High-rise in Chicago,IL area
    Director of Engineering for several Apartment communities in Chicago,IL area
    Chief Engineer Apartment High-rise in Detroit,MI area
    Director of Maintenance for 18 commercial properties in Milwaukee, WI
    Chief Engineer Woodfield Suites Hotel Madison, WI
    Chief Engineer House on The Rock Resort Spring Green, WI

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    Thumbs up Better late than never...

    Been registered for several months now, just didn't see this topic.

    I taught high school math for 30 years at the same high school here in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Still here, retired now.

    Always have been interested in electronics and I got my ham radio license while in high school in Springfield,Tennessee. I was the only guy in the dorm at Middle Tennessee State College back in the 1960s with a pair of Acoustic Research AR-2ax speakers.

    Enjoyed working at Circuit City for three years since my teaching days. Only problem was that they wanted me to sell, sell, sell, while I wanted to educate folks on the new technology but not sell stuff to them that they didn't eally need. Knowhatimean?

    I'm also into digital photography, and Linda , my wife, and I do photo sessions of families at the beach during the summer.

    You will find my picture on this site here:

    http://www.homerepairforum.com/forum...ead.php?t=3022

    doing what I enjoy most...

    This site has helped me learn all kinds of stuff about my home projects. I do appreciate it very much.
    regards, Tom
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    Panik attack!

    What a great site, I am getting so smart it scares me!

    At the age of 60 I bought my first place, been a nomad.
    Working as a groundskeeper now, been in the building maint. field off
    and on for 40 years.
    Communities, computers and expatriate life are my main interest but I am easily distracted.

    I can't believe I found this site, some clever people on this site.
    Thank you for all the great information you took time to post, good people here.

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    My name is Alyssa, niceto meet everyone.

    I just moved into a new home in FL. I have three kids, a Husband and a crazy dog. I am trying to get better with DIY projects and gardening. Glad to meet everyone and I look forward to talking with you!
    Alyssa Anders
    Modular Homes information, Resources and more at Modular Today.

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    Hi, My name is Eric, I have 27 years in the building trades. My primary trade is plumbing and heating, hence the nickname Piper. I get satisfaction from helping others if and when I can. Sometimes I need advice too.

    Plumbing, HVAC, Building construction, Electrical and Site development.

    God Bless You All,
    Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    Hi, My name is Eric, I have 27 years in the building trades. My primary trade is plumbing and heating, hence the nickname Piper. I get satisfaction from helping others if and when I can. Sometimes I need advice too.

    Plumbing, HVAC, Building construction, Electrical and Site development.

    God Bless You All,
    Eric
    Nice to have you here, Piper. Welcome to the forum!
    Try

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    Smile New Member, Muralist/Faux Finisher

    Hello,
    I just found this site and find it quite interesting. I am a certified muralist and faux finisher, decorative painter, stencilist, ... your basic all around home decorator. I will also do straight painting, typically when there is also some faux finishing or murals also involved. I have been in the business for 3 years. Thanks to TV shows like Trading Spaces and Design on a Dime, etc. my type of work has become much more popular over the last few years. I went to school at Decorating Masters Institute, Inc. in Fort Myers, FL and received 3 certifications. Two were in faux finishing and one in murals. I enjoy my work very much. Jan Distinctive Scenes

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    Hi, my name is Leo. I learned whatever I know from trial and error, by necessity, and by observing service people who come by to fix something in the house.

    I am a chemical engineer by profession, a computer programmer, food technologist, process engineer in the course of my work life. I am glad to help anybody.

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