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Quick shock for hapless handyman

He’s electrocuted himself, twice.


He’s electrocuted himself, twice.

“It hurt,” said Terry (Tex) Neves. “I was trying to wire something together and I forgot to turn the power off.”

A resident of Apple River, near Parrsboro, Neves is among the hapless home renovators taking part in this season’s reality TV program, Canada’s Worst Handyman.

He was dragged to the show by his wife, Tara Martin-Neves, who was tired of his slap-it-together home solutions. They recently received a $16,000 grant to fix up their home.

“When I got my house, it didn’t having anything in it; no plumbing, no electrical, no running water,” said Neves, adding that he’s had multiple plumbing disasters. “Other then that, nothing to bad has happened. The house hasn’t fallen in on us yet.

“She thinks I can do better,” said the 31-year-old. “I like to do things quickly, most of the time it doesn’t look right but it does the job.”

Among the other contestants are a Bodybuilder from Barrie, a Thunder Bay Florist, a Abbotsford police officer, and a wannabe-renovator from Woodstock, Ont. The first episode will see the four men and one woman building stud walls and trying to install a safe.

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