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    Step ladder damaging floors - help!

    Not if you use some mastics on it.
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    Step ladder damaging floors - help!

    Use door mats. Put mats back after use to avoid conflict with the spouse.
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    Bottom of door is rubbing

    He will not progress to be twice as good because he's a handy man and takes on large variety of jobs. Getting good in a meaningful way is only possible if he becomes specialised and do the same type of job over and over. Levelling after laying out should be fine for an occasional job.
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    Where is the hard drive?

    I think this is more appropriate. Like I said, I never needed to do this before and had no reason to look into it. https://www.digitalcitizen.life/install-windows-to-go/
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    Where is the hard drive?

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    Bottom of door is rubbing

    If the job was complete why was he asking about the sledge hammer? Sounds like he was leveling after the job was finished. So, there were multiple finishes.
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    Where is the hard drive?

    Booting Windows from USB is possible. But, I have never done it before. You will have to search for it. You may be able to boot from a repair CD or installation CD and get access to the drive. Theoretically, if you are able to attach another drive and then boot from CD, you may be able to copy...
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    Where is the hard drive?

    If you can boot from a different drive, then you can access the embedded drive without password, assuming the embedded drive isn't encrypted.
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    Bottom of door is rubbing

    To me, that's an acceptable job if the price is low enough. You assume that's the final look of the job. It may not be. For a gut based worker without specialised laying out software, I am one, he would level it after all the pieces are in place, by lifting the low pieces individually and fill...
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    Bottom of door is rubbing

    It's not beyond rescue. He could be trying to save the customer money by using the off cuts. Levelling shouldn't be as complex as rocket science. You could be making judgements based on incomplete information. It's entirely possible he wanted to have an overview before he completes the job. The...
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    Bottom of door is rubbing

    Well, I have much to learn from you. If 100% is not delivered, what do you do? Sue them?
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    Bottom of door is rubbing

    His price was probably correspondingly low. At least he got the job done and doesn't look too terrible if you are not nitpicking. My experience of supposed trade professionals are no better. I would count my lucky stars if they don't bring the house down, or bring the neighbors house down..
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    Bottom of door is rubbing

    Damn, this place is harsh. He's just a handy man doing a small job for an old lady. I would say he earned it and no one else would want the job any way. Even if they do, they can't compete with a handy man's price. The money saved could go towards her heating bills. She'd need it.
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    Bottom of door is rubbing

    I believe a little love and empathy will make everyone better as a DIYer. He asked a genuine question and deserves genuine help. But, play if you must. This looks like a playground gang picking on the unpopular kid. My belief is that if you help them, they will help you back. Nobody is...
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    Fill and neaten finish between skirting and floor tiles

    Sealant will water proof. Wood beading alone doesn't give you this. Beading + sealant could work. Silicone fails too easily to be worth while. Go hybrid polymer if you can handle it. It's very unforgiving while you work with it. One mistake, and you will create a huge mess that goes everywhere...
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