Contractor John's DIY House Medic

BONUS Episiode Bathroom Remodel; DIY Tools You Should Own

July 20, 2020 Contractor John Season 1 Episode 12
Contractor John's DIY House Medic
BONUS Episiode Bathroom Remodel; DIY Tools You Should Own
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Contractor John's DIY House Medic
BONUS Episiode Bathroom Remodel; DIY Tools You Should Own
Jul 20, 2020 Season 1 Episode 12
Contractor John

Contractor John talks about the tools you as a DIYer should own
1. Screwdriver; The multi-tip kind is the best for the DIYer, although a set should be on your list to buy 
2. Pipe wrench; 2 sizes are best, a 6” or 8” for tight spaces and a 16” or 20”. HINT: You can always make a wrench larger by slipping a piece of pipe over the handle to give you more leverage when needed.
3. Channel Locks; A must have, again a quality name brand pair
4. Tape Measure: Buy a sturdy one at least 20’ long
5. 24” Level; You can make it longer by attaching it to a longer straight board to it.
6. Ladder;  4’ or 6’ works best around the house, fiberglass are the best. Little work table on top…….
7. Cordless Drill you can buy a quality cordless drill for under $100 on sale. I think DeWalt is at the front of the line. If your budget will survive get the 20 volt dual action drill/hammer drill
8. Sawzall; This is one of the best tools ever invented. HINT: The blades in every sawzall I have ever seen are reversible, and the DeWalt cordless version I have allows you to also slip it in sideways
9. Saftey glasses, respirator, gloves, and gel knee pads are a must.
10. Portable work light
11. Extension Cord; 12 gauge is a must
12. Hammer; I recommend a 16 oz straight claw general purpose hammer
13. Wrecking bar, or crow bar
14. 10 lb sledge hammer
15. Drywall Taping Tools, go to my YouTube channel and watch how to repair a hole in the wall where I talk about the tools
16. Painting Tools
17. Tile tools; These will vary depending on what type and size tile you are installing
18. Caulk gun; Buy a quality one, if you don’t buy it now you will later
I call the above list the necessities if you have plans to remodel anytime in the future. Remember they will cost more next year.
Here are a few if you have the budget for them…………….
19. Hole saw kit; Buy a good one that will also let you cut light metals. Rigid has a nice set with a great arbor system
20. Jig saw; for cutting those irregular shapes
21. Power Miter Box
22. Cordless Nail Gun: Paslode  brand has been producing these guns for a long time, I own 2 of them, a trim gun and a framing gun
23. If plumbing is your thing buy a good basin wrench
I cannot stress enough that if you buy quality name brand tools and use them for the job they were intended, they will last you a lifetime.
Season:  1

Episode:  12 BONUS EPISODE

 

Episode Title:  DIY Bathroom Remodel; Tools You Need

 

Episode Summary:

Continuing the bathroom remodel series Contractor John walks you through the 2nd part of planning your bathroom remodel, material selection. Also look for a BONUS episode expanding on the tools you need to remodel your bathroom and generally what tools every DIY er needs to own.

  

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Roy Worley Voice Overs

How to repair a hole in drywall /Drywall tools video

How to read a tape measure video

Rigid Hole saw kit

#DewaltTools

 

Ask questions, post comments at the Contractor John/DIY House Medic Facebook Page 

 

Visit the Contractor John website and receive a free monthly Home Maintenance Checklist for following

Contractor John

 

Visit the Contractor John YouTube Channel and please Subscribe to my channel 

Show Notes

Contractor John talks about the tools you as a DIYer should own
1. Screwdriver; The multi-tip kind is the best for the DIYer, although a set should be on your list to buy 
2. Pipe wrench; 2 sizes are best, a 6” or 8” for tight spaces and a 16” or 20”. HINT: You can always make a wrench larger by slipping a piece of pipe over the handle to give you more leverage when needed.
3. Channel Locks; A must have, again a quality name brand pair
4. Tape Measure: Buy a sturdy one at least 20’ long
5. 24” Level; You can make it longer by attaching it to a longer straight board to it.
6. Ladder;  4’ or 6’ works best around the house, fiberglass are the best. Little work table on top…….
7. Cordless Drill you can buy a quality cordless drill for under $100 on sale. I think DeWalt is at the front of the line. If your budget will survive get the 20 volt dual action drill/hammer drill
8. Sawzall; This is one of the best tools ever invented. HINT: The blades in every sawzall I have ever seen are reversible, and the DeWalt cordless version I have allows you to also slip it in sideways
9. Saftey glasses, respirator, gloves, and gel knee pads are a must.
10. Portable work light
11. Extension Cord; 12 gauge is a must
12. Hammer; I recommend a 16 oz straight claw general purpose hammer
13. Wrecking bar, or crow bar
14. 10 lb sledge hammer
15. Drywall Taping Tools, go to my YouTube channel and watch how to repair a hole in the wall where I talk about the tools
16. Painting Tools
17. Tile tools; These will vary depending on what type and size tile you are installing
18. Caulk gun; Buy a quality one, if you don’t buy it now you will later
I call the above list the necessities if you have plans to remodel anytime in the future. Remember they will cost more next year.
Here are a few if you have the budget for them…………….
19. Hole saw kit; Buy a good one that will also let you cut light metals. Rigid has a nice set with a great arbor system
20. Jig saw; for cutting those irregular shapes
21. Power Miter Box
22. Cordless Nail Gun: Paslode  brand has been producing these guns for a long time, I own 2 of them, a trim gun and a framing gun
23. If plumbing is your thing buy a good basin wrench
I cannot stress enough that if you buy quality name brand tools and use them for the job they were intended, they will last you a lifetime.
Season:  1

Episode:  12 BONUS EPISODE

 

Episode Title:  DIY Bathroom Remodel; Tools You Need

 

Episode Summary:

Continuing the bathroom remodel series Contractor John walks you through the 2nd part of planning your bathroom remodel, material selection. Also look for a BONUS episode expanding on the tools you need to remodel your bathroom and generally what tools every DIY er needs to own.

  

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Roy Worley Voice Overs

How to repair a hole in drywall /Drywall tools video

How to read a tape measure video

Rigid Hole saw kit

#DewaltTools

 

Ask questions, post comments at the Contractor John/DIY House Medic Facebook Page 

 

Visit the Contractor John website and receive a free monthly Home Maintenance Checklist for following

Contractor John

 

Visit the Contractor John YouTube Channel and please Subscribe to my channel