I really have intended to do more round up type posts on Building Moxie … you know – a scour the web for the best of it kinda thing. And I’m gonna stop here to give a quick shout out to Cassity @ Remodelaholic; she just crushes these types of posts. Me, well … not so much.
Fortunately for me though, there’s HomeTalk, and listen – here’s one of the things that is so great about Hometalk. You don’t have to scour the web, at all. You just go to their site, look, and you’ll find a wealth of tips and inspiration provided in an ultra visual format. But all in one location. All posts are user-supplied, making it one of the most unbiased media (other than some of the more mature forums) that I have found.
We have covered HomeTalk a few times on this site, and it’s true – I am pretty friendly with the gang. At the Remodeling Show last year, we interviewed their Director of Community Development, Miriam Illions; I have guest posted on their blog; and we have even been featured in their illustrious BlogLight – probably the most comprehensive look at our blog to date. (See The Story of Our Blog.)
Anyway … back on point – HomeTalk has a really nice ClipBoard feature, and I guess, apparently, they are looking to chat it up. So they have been asking bloggers like me to curate boards on specific topics. They asked me specifically about DIY Plumbing … and, well, because I had already been working with another site *cough* on the identical theme – it seemed like a really good fit. And okay, sure … thank you and here’s what I came up with.
19 DIY Plumbing … Tips and Tricks?
Couple of notes on the posts that I gathered. While this board is called “DIY Plumbing Tips and Tricks”, and I am more than capable, myself, of tackling many DIY Plumbing tasks – Home Plumbing is not anything that should be taken lightly. I cannot suggest there won’t eventually be some occasion when you will need to call in a pro. Home Plumbing is a complex, and potentially … destructive, system that contains many wide and varying elements.
That said – I did have a little fun with my board, including stretching the term and the topic “plumbing” a bit (*tongue in cheek*). I grabbed some posts from pro friends Woodbridge Environmental & Hamtil Construction to depict the … What Could Happen. For more straight forward and diyable tasks, I turned to Sarah @ the Ugly Duckling House and others … but to be completely honest, I leaned pretty heavily on heavy user Jeff Patterson, the Home Repair Tutor. (You can actually find an interview with Jeff here >> Building Moxie Interviews the Home Repair Tutor.)
Anyway, thanks Jeff, thanks HomeTalk, and I hope to chat you up again on plumbing soon. Oh and between the time that I created this post and time that that pinnable graphic above was delivered to me, I added two more clips to my board (can’t stop … sorry) for a total of 21 DIY Plumbing Tips and Tricks. ~jb