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Tuesday September 9th, 2014

Posted at 3:00pm

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Have you wrecked your house? If you answered yes, then the new HGTV Canada series, I Wrecked My House, hosted by comedian Steve Patterson is looking for you.

They want un-handy homeowners with an eccentric, unconventional approach to home repairs. Who says you can’t use old crutches to hold up the stairs? Your leg healed, so why not put those crutches to good use. Better yet, how about using a car jack to hold up that beam in the basement?

If your go-to tool for home repair is more likely to be a roll of duct tape rather than a screw driver then they want you. Ever use roofing shingles to tile the foyer? Not such a bad idea, considering those shingles have a 25 year guarantee. And why return your empties for a refund? Just punch a few holes in that beer can and it makes for a perfect shower head. Now that’s worth more than five cents! Who says you can’t install used linoleum on the kitchen walls for a backsplash? Why waste good flooring! Or use that trusty duct tape in place of caulking around the bathtub.

They want to hear more about these kooky and bizarre approaches to home repair and are on a Ontario-wide homeowner hunt to uncover the strangest wackiest, most extreme solutions to home repairs ever seen.

The ideal candidates for this series are gregarious, fun loving people who don’t take themselves too seriously and have an aptitude for completely outrageous DIY solutions.

By participating in the show, selected not-so-handy homeowners will have a chance to receive a major renovation to their home for free.

Submissions and nominations can be emailed to [email protected] and must include the story behind the questionable home repairs, photos of each of the eccentric repairs, a photo of you and a photo of the not-so-handy person you are nominating and your contact information.

Production starts this fall, so if you want the chance to receive a major home renovation, apply immediately.

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