DIY isn’t so hard when you try it..

How many times have you ‘called a guy in’ to get something done at home, when perhaps you might have done it yourself? This week, our dishwasher packed it...

How many times have you ‘called a guy in’ to get something done at home, when perhaps you might have done it yourself?

This week, our dishwasher packed it in after 6 years of service.  Following the debate with the repairman that it frankly would cost more to replace than to get it fixed – I dragged it out to the council kerb-side clean-up which was conveniently on that same week.

Removing the beast was reasonably easy, unplug power, disconnect the drain pipe and disconnect the water pipe.

This simple removal got me thinking – why on earth did we pay someone to install it in the first place!

So, yesterday, when the new one arrived, I took a punt.  My Wife had already arranged for her father to come round that afternoon to install it, but I was confident that was overkill.

Unpacked and ready to push in, In reality this was one of the easiest things I’ve done around the house.  The main thing I did which helped was keep the cable clamp from the original washer – without that, the drain might not have been as effective.  With that tight, and the water source tight and turned on – I connected the power and put it through its paces.

Seriously, reconsider that technician call out – sometimes the simplest jobs are the ones we pay good money to get done!

Yes – I know i’m a simple man – but you can’t tell me you haven’t had one of those sort of ‘aha’ moments can you?

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Trev produces two of the most popular technology podcasts in Australia, Your Tech Life and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He hosts a nightly radio show on Talking Lifestyle, 8pm Monday to Friday in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show and A Current Affair. Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave. Like this post? Buy Trev a drink!
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