For instance, on one show, a guy put a window in his garage by eyeballing it. No tape measure, no levels, just cut out a hole for it where the homeowner wanted to put it for his man cave.
Many of the other shows are equally scary. I think I've watched a half dozen of these with Ed so far (I suspect he saw a lot of these when he was out of work), and only ONE was successful in getting his renovation done on time and on budget. The rest, well, they haven't put a lot of research into the project before they start demolition.
There are projects we'd like to do here eventually, and I feel a lot better about those prospects before beginning, because:
Ed likes to do a lot of research before embarking on something major.
Ed has done drywall, electrical and other home remodeling.
I majored in technical theatre, so I built stuff and painted-and demolished.
I also will do research before anything gets started.
Normally, I can't tolerate train wrecks like these, but somehow, I'm drawn to watching the epic failures. Am I the only one?