Submitted by Snoo_84090 t3_ypqwr6 in springfieldMO

I'm going to be moving out to the country into an old trailer, and it needs repairs. Subfloor will need to be replaced, roof will need repaired, etc. Any recommendations for somewhere that can teach me basic home repair for a low price? It's seriously far out so getting a professional out there will be difficult and/or expensive.



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leifkicker t1_ivl9kcp wrote

Homeowner. 100% Youtube will have all your answers as others have mentioned.


[deleted] t1_ivkcfvb wrote

Tbh for an old trailer, I would just recommend YouTube, the odds of you ever making it 100 again are rare so use this as more of a learning experience


Snoo_84090 OP t1_ivklzq7 wrote

I plan on it. Just need it to be habitable so that I can save to put another trailer/modular home out there


periodbloodsausage t1_ivloazr wrote

I would start with HomeRenovisionDIY and VancouverCarpenter on YouTube. Those are great channels to start learning.


XLfry t1_ivohq4i wrote

Second on homrenovision. Love that channel. I just remodeled my entire house using YouTube and a couple friends to call when I needed to ask a question.


poopdickcashmoney t1_ivkvnko wrote

Otc offers free 30 day construction courses you may wanna look there


Numerous-Mix-9775 t1_ivl5gix wrote

I’ve been renovating my house using YouTube. I recommend looking up specific skills rather than general tasks if possible (like “how to caulk a tub” instead of “how to renovate a bathroom” for example). r/HomeImprovement is helpful too.


turned_out_normal t1_ivlhgzz wrote

I've worked construction and tangential jobs, and I still use YouTube. I learn more up to date things there. Bear in mind than an old trailer will not be built like a house or a modern trailer or modular.


Dalinerd t1_ivkra3c wrote

I've been doing my own maintenance and repairs for several years, and I learned everything from YouTube videos. A basic understanding of how to use power tools (and some power tools) is helpful, but not strictly necessary.


VaderTower t1_ivl7sux wrote

Takes awhile but that's how almost of us have done it. 20 years ago I barely knew how to use a wrench. Now the only thing I'm afraid of in the house is the main electrical lugs coming into the breaker panel. Beyond that, it's pretty easy if you're willing to sit, scratch your head, search YouTube, and solve the problem.

Houses and their problems are stupid simple, especially if you're ripping out and starting over.


razorback_shart t1_ivmvo1r wrote

#1 rule. Almost always try to fix or install something yourself. Over the years you’ll be a pro at random skills like installing a garbage disposal unit or new light fixture. #2 YouTube.