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Forum topic by GMman posted 12-28-2009 04:08 AM 1386 views 0 times favorited 34 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GMman

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12-28-2009 04:08 AM

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Does anyone know if Mike Holmes who has a TV show Holmes on Homes is an LJ member?
I know he was on another site a couple years back.


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#1 posted 12-28-2009 04:44 AM

I can’t answer that Gman, but I do miss his shows love em. Can’t get them here in the States and I tried to watch an episode online but it wasn’t allowed, had to be a from a Canadian portal.

-- Rick... A tree knows more about wood then I do.

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#2 posted 12-28-2009 04:51 AM

Huh? I get his show on HGTV….in fact it is on now.

-- If at first you don't succeed then maybe skydiving isn't for you.

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#3 posted 12-28-2009 04:56 AM

I just watched it on DIY

Taigert

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#4 posted 12-28-2009 05:25 AM

Mark is right he is on HGTV.

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#5 posted 12-28-2009 05:37 AM

Sorry this guy irks men . He makes himself look like superman just for doing contracting work the way it’s suppose to be done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 12-28-2009 07:07 AM

We watch and like it when we can find it, it’s not on much locally.

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#7 posted 12-28-2009 03:37 PM

Jim, Mario,John Gray I just wanted to know because on the site he was on before in Canada no one seams to like is comments he was too smart “in his own mine” for others, he makes poeple work for him and takes the flowers.

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#8 posted 12-29-2009 05:49 PM

QUOTE “Sorry this guy irks men . He makes himself look like superman just for doing contracting work the way it’s suppose to be done….”

Unfortunately in today’s society that seems to be the way it is…..just showing up on-time everyday is worth a pat on the back, because so few seem to be able to handle that.

I have seen the show on HGTV lately too. I like the guy and the show.

GMman, that is the point of the “general” contractor. He puts the right people in the right place and over-sees how it all comes together…much like a conductor, although a conductor doesn’t play any instrument

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#9 posted 12-29-2009 06:12 PM

I haven’t watched him lately only because i kept hitting reruns…does he have anything new out? I love his show and hes sponsered by DEWALT which I’m a big fan of and he has new tools every episode and I envy him for it and the tools I don’t have. He is cocky though

-- M.K.

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#10 posted 12-29-2009 06:40 PM

Mike Holmes is no different than any other popular TV personality. Some will slam regardless of the value just as some will praise when there is no value there.

Truth is Mike raises the bar. If anything should be taken from his shows it’s the consequences of a dissinterested client letting a contractor do poor work.

Contractors such as myself see a great show in that it educates the client to do their work. Know wether thier project requires a permit and when something doesn’t feel right stop the work until you get answers and are comfortable again. Check a contractors supplier references and go look at his other jobs, talk to former clients.

Sure, Mike is a glory hog. He wouldn’t have a show if he didn’t have quirks that make him unique.

Actually he suffers from something quite common among us remodelers, Munchausen by Remodel. Some of my clients have said they didn’t have anything wrong till I showed up.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#11 posted 12-29-2009 07:12 PM

I,m with you Jim , this guy really doesn,t impress me at all .
I,ll give him credit for knowing how to remodel a bathroom . His father is responsible for that but when it comes to other jobs like decks and fences he doesn,t have much style at all . I also don,t see him talk much about recycling materials which is very important these days . He just says rip it out and start over !!
He is definitely not my HERO :)

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JAGWAH

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#12 posted 12-29-2009 07:21 PM

Oh ya, John! Well, we all know your home construction talents is for the birds…8)

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#13 posted 12-29-2009 08:07 PM

Hey Jagwah
I think your right, that much of has puffing is due to perceived production value. And the production of his show does help some folks. Most of the time I don’t go negative I guess it’s from getting walloped by the old guy grumpy fairies wand.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#14 posted 12-29-2009 08:12 PM

i’m not sticking up for mike but its good that he shows proper code work done on tv so people know what to expect.

-- M.K.

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JAGWAH

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#15 posted 12-29-2009 08:40 PM

Jim
It all elevates the intelligence of the consumer. Smarter the consumer, higher the expectations. Higher the expectations harder we work at elevating our craft.

The show doesn’t enlighten me, never has but I enjoy the crud he finds. I enjoy a small bit, the suffering his clients go through due to hiring the low bidder or blindly excepting the BS some contractors exude.

As to needing a fairy wand to hit me for goin grumpy, nah. I live on the edge between grumpy and toady. Helps keep me innerds all gristly. I just try to use the grumpy for good.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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