I just found this site today while halfway through pulling out my bathroom vanity and trying to figure out what a compression union joint was

I found the answer to my question, including learning that the little plastic and copper rings are called 'olives'. After a little browsing I noticed there was plenty of good advice on offer so decided to join.

So far my handyman successes include replacing the hose on our handheld shower head and building a saw-horse by recycling the wood from my childhood bunk bed.

The crowning glory of which is that it doesn't wobble and I don't even own a set-square

So I doubt I'll be offering up any pearls of wisdom, but am looking forward to learning heaps.

Congrats on the site, it seems to be a really good one.