Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Cedar Rapids IA
I tend to help people that help themselves. I am also "that guy" that friends know that although I may not necessarily know how something works as far as specifics or training/experience in it - they also know I know how to research just about anything and can give an honest opinion what needs to be done. Or more accurately, "this is what I would do if I were in your shoes" type stuff.
However, I've helped friends with fixing their plumbing, electrical, electronics/computers, vehicles, boats, home repair, outdoor power equipment, etc. Generally speaking, those I actually "did work for them" - I did so because of the type of people they were. I knew them well and I knew they weren't asking me to take advantage of me. They genuinely both needed help, and it was something usually not terribly involved nor complex for me. In every case, I knew it very well and they didn't.
I've helped "strangers" in the past...neighbors mostly. But generally, never anything that actually needed much more than advice.
1974 Ariens 922008/922003 "Frankenstein", my dad's 1st new snowblower, my main machine
1971 Ariens 922002/922003 "The Badger", #2 and now running fantastic
1971 Ariens 922002/922003 "Juneau", untried but ready to go