Guy Collects Pics Of uproariously unhealthy Construction Fails And Captions Them As If He Was The employee (67 Pics)

Trevor Lahey, AKA Greaseball1987, is one Certified seal off Installer with a wicked sense of humor. His parody Instagram account, which supplies very little different data except his hourly rate
($17.40/hour non-negotiable, if you want to know), could be a assortment of uproariously unhealthy construction and DIY jobs over that he writes incommunicative captions.

Assuming the role of the employee, Trevor with pride presents his 'projects' with tongue-in-cheek hints and tips, while lavishing praise on his own inventive ingenuity. The posts square measure rounded off along with your stereotyped 'inspo' hashtags, with #keepcraftalive, #problemsolver and #themoreyouknow being explicit favorites.


What does one suppose? does one have any DIY disaster stories to share? does one recognize any 'experts' like Trev here which may not be as masterly as they think they are? Share your thoughts within the comments below!


Given Trevor's frequent use of the word 'darts' to discuss with cigarettes, we will solely assume that he's Australian. Bored Panda has reached resolute man. Lahey for any comment.


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#1


"I've down pat the ninety degree corner therefore i used to be excited regarding the challenge of trimming this radius. i suppose i am a master of doing the radius also! Special shout out to homedepot for creating of these cuts for me!"




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#2


"Generally speaking bogs square measure poorly designed, approach too several twists and and turns. i favor to elevate the somebody the maximum amount as attainable therefore once you’re dropping bombs it’s a straight drop to the city! Feeling sort of a Gargoyle abreast of your perch is simply a bonus!"




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#3


"Luxury at its finest. I extra this soap shelf complimentary to the client as a result of we have a tendency to all recognize what happens once you drop the soap within the shower! You gotta bend over and decide it up, and no-one has a decent time doing that! I generally marvel if of these additional freebies I do square measure gonna crush my bottom line sooner or later, my rates square measure therefore high tho' therefore I ought to be good!"




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#4


"I do not know regarding you however I actually have spent hours staring at wet memes on the somebody solely to possess my battery die! that's why I actually have determined to feature retailers on all my bogs for charging functions therefore I will keep the party going!"




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#5


"Some tasks square measure easier than they look! This task is simply as straightforward because it appearance. I opted to feature the stopper a touch lower as a result of i do know overtime the door can sag and that i ain’t curious about callbacks! I’m continuously thinking ahead; most likely why i'm therefore successful!"




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#6


"I continuously leave the barcode facing out. this manner it stays clean and simply scannable once you conceive to come the tiles"




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#7


"Customer safety is often a high priority of mine. With no hesitation I continuously add some additional screws to form certain the plates don’t fall off. Electrocution could be a terribly serious issue that I don't take lightly"




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#8


"Ever been walking down the steps and located out that your phone required a charge!? I actually have return up with the solution! the simplest half is there's a in-built seat whereas you stay up for your phone to complete charging. Comfort and convenience square measure key during this business! Don’t want waiting? you'll safely tuck the twine and phone tight up against the kick board, and it'll be safe and out of the way!"




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#9


"I had a client trying to extend the window size at his store. His sales square measure down and he thinks it's presumably associated with the dearth of natural light-weight within the showroom! candidly I agree! I place during this huge window that has tripled the natural light-weight, inevitably multiplication his sales also!"




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#10


"One of the shutters fell off my customers house. He asked if I might match existing. finally the wonderful work I place out you'd suppose at this time humans would simply recognize I will do something. therefore once more I blew the socks right off the client with my advanced set of skill"




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#11


"Yep! I do electrical too! My room was a touch dark therefore I extra some undercabinet lighting! It very brightens the room up and that i recognize i am going to see a stronger come once I goto sell the house from this and every one the opposite upgrades I've done at the house!!"




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#12


"When searching for studs, I usually begin as far from my mounting location as attainable, and begin causing screws home till I build a secure affiliation. currently once this glad client is sitting back and observance re-runs of 2 and a 0.5 Men, they'll bear in mind however troublesome the installation was, and can perceive why my bill was therefore high!"




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#13


"I enlarged the scale of this come air grille as a result of I felt the present grille was undersized! generally you only got to come a touch additional air to the furnace! solely thanks to keep it operating properly!"




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#14


"I started removing this tub surround therefore I might homework for tile and my OH my it had been my lucky day. There was already tile put in. once a fast order I’ll be submitting my bill and so onto ensuing one!"




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#15


"I already dominate the renovation and construction world, however each currently and so i favor to dabble in furnishings and woodwork simply to visualize however so much my ability set will go. rescued furnishings is all the craze at once, therefore i made a decision to convey this one hundred year recent barn wood new life. once more I failed to disappoint! it's solely a matter of your time till I begin running these furnishings retailers out of business!"




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#16


"I got the water flowing these days on this vainness. i like that they provide you that additional hole therefore you'll opt for that aspect to place the faucet on. I simply ought to plug her up with seal off to form this unit water tight!"




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#17


"I love once my purchasers send ME footage of my work once I actually have left. very shows however glad they're with the work!"




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#18


"Matching these recent profiles are often next to not possible, I realize if you are attempting your best, and obtain it as shut as attainable, no one is that the wiser! I chosen this profile that is much identical, aside from many minor variations. If I didn’t purpose it out, you'd ne'er have noticed!"




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#19


"My goal is to continuously build a splash and have my work standout from the competition! I lined up this same pattern three times in an exceedingly row, it's this type of attention to detail that keeps ME booking two weeks before. four rows would are too much!"




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#20


"You ought to watch out once cutting into structure. continuously leave an in. at all-time low of the beam, this manner it'll retain its structure! By running this pipe through it, and spray foaming it altogether the beam is stronger than once I started; stronger than wood itself!"




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#21


"Keep those pestering drafts trapped with a decent bead of caulk! consider the energy savings! The extra money in my customers pocket suggests that a lot of billable hours on my invoice "




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#22


"This shed had a hole within the back corner, and was taking in water! i made a decision to feature a window. This not solely solves the water problems, however it adds loads of natural light-weight. extra aesthetics is simply a bonus!"




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#23


"When putting in vanities, I usually build many reference holes therefore I will get my bearings in regard to the pipe. I sometimes get onto in 4-6 holes, it doesn’t very matter if you re-examine tho', as it’s the within of the cupboard. once I’m done I seal off the holes therefore the rats can’t get through, and so toss a pack of sponges on top! within the finish nobody is that the wiser! "




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#24


"My client needed ME to interchange her deck with 1x1 deck tiles and she or he was rapturous once I stunned her with 4x4 deck tiles. the shoppers reaction is why I perpetually attempt to outdo myself and exceed the high expectations that I actually have created for myself! And affirmative I designed this deck many years past however she needed a recent look!"




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#25


"Quick tile repair! I had to tie my tight bead into the present one (did that one years ago) once some protrusive the color ought to mix nicely! I’m on my feet all day, therefore the truth I had a seat to use whereas doing this job was an enormous bonus!"




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#26


"If my client tells ME they’re constipated and that they pay multitudinous hours on the toilet. I continuously offer them the free comfort seat upgrade. They very appreciate it and continuously bring ME back for added work. That’s why i'm during this business!"




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#27


"Home Depot solely stocks 8' lengths of laminate countertops therefore I had to form up this extension. i like doing custom work as a result of it's therefore satisfying once you take a step back and see employment well done! the typical person wouldn't are able to pull this off!"




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#28


"Turning a one.5 tub home into a two.5 tub is stunning straightforward. I’m stunned a lot of humans don’t do it! It at once will increase the worth of the house.... to not mention the price savings on water; I are often dropping a bomb at the same time as my friend nonetheless it’s solely gonna take 6L to send them home!"




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#29


"I had a client wish to upgrade to a comfort height toilet! I designed this platform rather than shopping for the bathroom. I used matching flooring therefore it blends... I got paid and she or he thinks she got a replacement toilet! everyone wins!"




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#30


"My shopper had a broken tile therefore I broken it out and replaced it. a few of Alex and beads creates a suction seal to the ground on contact!"




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#31


"When repairing cracks in connective tissue panel, I continuously look to a tipper lorry hinge for my repair! The play within the hinge permits enough movement, however ridged enough to forestall any cracks. the simplest half is that the hinge permits for any future access required; simply open the connective tissue sort of a door and work with optimum access, and so simply shut her up once you’re done, and nobody is that the wiser!"




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#32


"I've down pat the outside cope, therefore i'm continuously searching for a replacement challenge and ways in which to feature a touch oomph to my work. Here I opted for the get back cut corner. it is a win on all fronts!"




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#33


"Just finished drywalling and painting this shower wall. the girl I did this for was such a peach i made a decision to add a custom shower shelf at no further charge. i do know my finish game is profit however generally you go the additional mile for the proper people!"




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#34


"Customer refused to pay my hourly rate; instead he opted to pay per fitting. i used to be a touch hesitant initially however i believe this may well be the higher thanks to charge! I created a fortune off this job"




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#35


"I struggled a touch on this one! i used to be deciding whether or not to use a deck screw to mix into the drawer face, or use a screw to match the handle! I went with the pan head screw as I patterned it had higher hold, and a pleasant border detail would tie this room together! I’ve been doing repairs like this for years, and that i swear i'm solely obtaining better"




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#36


"I’m undecided why they create downspouts therefore giant, I realize it’s best to cut back the scale of the gap, therefore less water comes out. That approach there's less water to freeze, therefore you avoid those embarrassing slips and falls. I have already got back issues from sitting on the bathroom for therefore long staring at memes, I don’t want it from slippy and falling too"




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#37


"If you drain your washer into your sump pit you won’t ought to wash your grass within the spring. And let ME tell you there's nothing worse than conveyance out the ol’ Pail and ringer and giving your grass a decent mopping!"




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#38


"Sometimes it takes a touch of your time to search out the stud. I continuously confirm I do my check holes on top of cupboard|the cupboard}; this manner I will visually see the meat whereas i'm securing the cabinet. If the client has something to mention regarding it it’s collateral damage! however i'm within the business of creating cash therefore I seal off those holes and charge accordingly!"




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#39


"Am I {the only|the thereforele} craftsman that gets irritated once therefore known as “contractors” place handles on backwards? I MEan ninetieth of humans square measure right handed so why square measure we have a tendency to golf shot handles on meshed to left handed humans! I continuously handle my customers wants that keeps me booking every week before with repeat customers!"




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#40


"The client needed some a lot of natural light-weight in her chamber. She needed a sun tunnel; however I knew better! i suppose that is why she's the house owner and i am the professional!"




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#41


"I recognize plenty {of guys|of MEn|of fellows} got to use fancy door jigs to drill out a handle however I’ve been doing it original for years and it hasn’t failing me yet!"




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#42


"Just got this ceiling fan put in. this can be ensuing neatest thing to having associate degree air conditioner! two speed settings with choice to exhaust!i had to chop an enormous hole so as to properly use the exhaust setting. i'm excited with the result!"




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#43


"I've been doing trim and odd ball jobs during this house for years! She requested some new retailers be extra within the hallway! i made a decision to feature one {in a|during a|in an exceedingly|in a terribly} very central location instead for all her power needs!"




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#44


"This wall had decayed away, therefore I stacked some bricks to stay the dirt at bay! I realize it’s easier to seal off them along once you don’t offset the courses, and there ain’t nothing stronger than a pile of bricks!"




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#45


"Have you ever tried taking two buckets apart? It’s impossible; that’s why I continuously look to the bucket for all my HVAC needs! The wedge work guarantees no heat loss, therefore it’s a no brainer!"




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#46


"I don’t take weatherproofing my retailers lightly! but, i used to be recent out of exterior electrical boxes, therefore I finished up my sandwich and repurposed my Tupperware instrumentality for a weathertight seal! usually times you’re place in an exceedingly state of affairs wherever you've got no meat to lock to; seal off gets you out of that jam everytime! If by some miracle any water happens to search out it’s approach into the box there square measure some left over bread crumbs in there to soak it up! "




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#47


"I with reference to got this deck bound up. I opted for the 2x10/2x12 hangers for the additional support! This conjointly leaves enough area within the hanger to permit for seasonal movement which is able to guarantee this deck remains standing in one hundred years!"




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#48


"It is unwise to run water lines on top of your electrical panel, enclose of a leak! I realize it's best to run it directly through all-time low of the panel. If there's ever a difficulty, gravity can watch out of the remainder... and that i finally found out what all those knockouts within the bottom of the panel were for; they’re weepers! "




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#49


"Safety is my best concern, I couldn’t sleep at nighttime knowing a canopy plate fell off; exposing the harmful electrical terminals! I continuously elect the 2” drywall screw to make sure a decent solid connection! If you’re searching for additional grab, strive the coarse threads rather than the fine threads!"




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#50


"Code around these components states twelve retailers per circuit gamma hydroxybutyrate, finish of discussion! I required to feature a thirteenth outlet, however I obstructed one among the holes to stay code compliant! terribly Nice!"




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#51


"Creating open conception is each humans dream! mending the ground wherever the recent wall was has ne'er been easier with this tub of mending compound! I continuously elect the immoderate light-weight products; You don’t wish all that additional weight on your floor joists!"




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#52


"I ne'er really understood the necessity for a right angle drill; I continuously simply bend my bit and use an everyday drill.... I avoid specialty tools in any respect costs! once you save massive on tools and materials you've got possibility|the choice} to pass those savings onto the customer; I actually have nonetheless to exercise that option, however it's available!"




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#53


"My son needed ME to make him a wendy house however I’m scared of heights! therefore, I bog down these trees, smothered the first-rate with root stabilizer and designed on high. ought to be prepared simply in time for his thirtieth birthday!"




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#54


"The customers dog chewed up this corner of the trim! He’s such a touch bugger! Anyhow she was in an exceedingly panic that she had to interchange her mouldings however ol’ grease is aware of best. I hit that corner with my secret formula and she or he is nice as new. clearly I charged her for brand new mouldings however she is none the wiser!"




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#55


"Building cupboards could be a breeze. the foremost vital side is securing the face frames properly. I usually skip the glue, and take the savings from that, and double down on fasteners. That ain’t going nowhere!"




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#56


"Client safety is variety 1; that's why I continuously complete the electrical before drywall. the primary step is to interrupt off those useless tabs that return on the box therefore you'll mount it a decent 3/4” back! I’m undecided why they place those on to start with..."




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#57


"When building steps i favor to chop my treads a minimum of an in. shy! (But truly the larger the gap the better!)This provides ME area for enlargement however a lot of significantly I don’t scratch the stringer making an attempt to squeeze in an exceedingly tight tread. I frame the distinction with some cedar shims which is able to not solely outlive the treads however, conjointly adds slightly of sophistication to the deck. Not an excessive amount of class; simply the proper amount!"




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#58


"I continuously forgo the outside corners once I am doing trough. it's most easier to simply provides it the business and beat her round the corner! The key to the present technique could be a steady hand with the hammer and a water tight seal with a decent bead to complete her off! simply remember; hit it am fond of it owes you money!"




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#59


"I put in this alarm many years back. to save lots of many greenbacks, I didn’t install A battery. They were therefore pleased with my work, they brought ME back to put in some trim! sadly, it’s a dead giveaway that this issue hasn’t been detective work smoke. The client same they might be back within the afternoon, therefore I actually have till then to crush many packs of darts to form this blend!"




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#60


"I will ne'er stress the importance of a decent layout. I continuously pay the additional time to urge it right. I conjointly attempt to use ancient Egyptian design where possible! I mean they designed the pyramids thousands of years past and they are still standing! in an exceedingly few thousand years somebody is gonna look into this deck and be like wow "greaseball" did an excellent job!"




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#61


"I continuously cut a pointy angle on my posts once doing handrails. this enables full relating the tip and many of area to expand! the simplest of each worlds! I continuously prefer to fill it with seal off and so sit back and watch her expand and contract!"




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#62


"Free standing tubs are often a touch awkward and very expensive! so as to chop on prices I continuously walk past the Free standing tub section and head right to the sink faucets! You’ll be surprised what quantity a lot of choice you get! they'll most likely tell you they aren’t compatible however these humans work on commission; I assure you they’re compatible and it's how cleaner finish!"




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#63


"The client was too tall for the present height of the shower head. They were talking a few full renovation however once I rittingered up this extension they were therefore affected they paid ME double my rate!"




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#64


"Sometimes it’s nice to possess a foot tub once you’re dropping the Cosby youngsters off at the pool. I realize it very helps to soak the Bunions! Don’t even get ME started on the advantages of soaking those corns! this can be my personal house just in case you were wondering; patterned it had been time to try and do one thing nice for myself for a change"




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#65


"Sometimes I rather like to point out off. Busting out completely different techniques just like the corner reveal is simply child's play to ME. These advanced techniques square measure the determinant issue whether or not or not you must be within the trades tho'. I mean there's a reason i am therefore triple-crown.... it is not for everyone"




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#66


"I had to board this door up to forestall unauthorized access to the building. I cut the handle through simply just in case somebody needed"




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#67


"I had to suppose outside the box on this repair. I required to take care of access here for my daily $4.25 fill-up at the filling station. so seal off wasn't a viable choice, smart issue I had a roll of electrical tape left over from the last time I vie electricon! This guarantees that the lid can stay closed, as a result of i believe we will all agree there ain’t a stronger tape on the market!"




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