Great Goofs

Read these DIYers' embarrassing moments stories and DIY fails from the home remodeling and renovation trenches

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  • Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 5

    Here’s another batch of photos generously provided to us by the home inspectors at Structure Tech in St. Paul, MN. The theme for this volume…

  • Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 6

    This batch of photos from our buddies at Structure Tech in St. Paul, MN. illustrates the wide diversity of problems created by good intentioned…

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  • Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 7

    Some are bad dreams while others are Rocky Horror Picture show level. See if you can figure out what some of these folks were thinking.Some are…

  • Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 8

    In this installment of home inspector nightmares, you’ll be amazed by how much ceiling fan blades can droop. Plus, as usual, more stupid ways to…

  • Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 14

    Here’s another batch of creative solutions to everyday problems, like how to fill a tub from the ceiling and building your own electrical…

  • Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 15

    This is a nice collection of some of the things that help home inspectors keep their sense of humor. (A few of them are more dangerous than…

  • Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 16

    The guys and gals in the home inspection world see a lot of the things humanity is capable of. And not all of it is pretty-or smart-or safe.The…

  • Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 17

    Home inspectors see the darndest things! Who would have thought you could use pie pans as heating parts or save paint by not moving the…

  • Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 18

    Whether it’s socks to stop leaks or lumber to hold up sinks, here’s more evidence that there’s no end to a DIYer’s ingenuity.Whether it’s socks…

  • Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 19

    The theme of this slideshow could be reduce, reuse, recycle. You’ll find all kinds of ingenious ways to use things like old clothes, scraps of…

  • Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 20

    As you can see from this group of home inspector photos, if you can’t fix it the right way, you can always fix it the wrong way.As you can see…

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