Home Buyin/Maintenance Thread - Where most of us are 30ish but act 47. Oh, and fuck home inspectors

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  1. Pharm

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    Got my first water bill, I forgot to reprogram my irrigation. Was running 6 zones for 60 minutes for 7 days a week ..
     
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  2. tne

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    If you guys had $400 to buy a grill, where would you start?
     
  3. Duck70

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    Saw some Webers for sale at Home Depot yesterday for like $530. They were around $800 before that
     
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  4. texasraider

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    If doing gas, get a Weber. Nothing else comes close to quality.

    If doing a pellet, I have a Rec tec and love it. Friends have a green mountain and love it. Just don’t get a Traeger unless you want to pay for marketing.

    If doing a stick burner, keep saving money.
     
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  5. tne

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    Yeah Weber is our top choice. The $400 was a housewarming present from a family member who wanted it to go towards a grill, so we planned on covering whatever the difference was if we got a nice-ish one
     
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  6. texasraider

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    I’ve had my Weber for about ten years and recently replaced the grates, burn pan and burner guards for about $150. Brand new grill again
     
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  7. thunderstruck

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    Anyone have any insight on arguing a gas bill? (Insert Dumb and Dumber joke)


    It’s saying our useage is like x3 the normal amount.
     
  8. a.tramp

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    In the winter, that's odd...
     
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  9. PAHokie

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    Unless gas is for the heat.
     
  10. a.tramp

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    That was my point.
     
  11. bigred77

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    :gbh:
     
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  12. Toast

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  13. thunderstruck

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    Gas isn’t for heat. Just stovetop and an unused fireplace.
     
  14. texasraider

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    Are you sure your wife isn’t heating the house with the stove?
     
  15. thunderstruck

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    I wouldn’t rule it out.
     
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  16. Baron

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    Anyone with Blink cameras and like them? Also looking at Arlo, but both brands seem to be pretty close in features through some initial research. Blink is owned by Amazon I believe?
     
  17. Bruce Bowen

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    Don't know anything about Blink, but I can recommend Arlo. Parents also have them and some friends and all have no complaints.
     
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  18. NDfanPSUgrad

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    Have 2. A buddy of mine recommended them. They are owned by Amazon. I like them. Very simple and easy interface. Free web storage. I just delete the videos daily.
     
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  19. construxboy

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    Just bought a pair. Was done to Gryphon and Eero and I just liked the easier wired backhaul. Hoping that the two cover a three story house but they should.
     
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  20. lechnerd

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    My house is 5,000 sqft (humble brag) and the mesh networks were going to be much more expensive with the number of devices I would need for full coverage.

    The Gryphon is a beast. Holds all the WiFi devices in the house (I’m almost at 100 total) and they never drop.

    I’m sure you’ve read the Amazon reviews but if you haven’t check them out. It’s the best router on the market easily.
     
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  21. lechnerd

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    Also congrats on the three story house. Mine is only two.
     
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  22. construxboy

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    LOL, it's more like 2.5 stories. The third floor is just a big bedroom, basically.
     
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  23. construxboy

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    Yeah, loved the reviews. Taking a chance because most of the "review" sites don't have them listed with Erro, Orbi, etc. But I think that's mainly because they are newer. I liked the PG Mag and Tom's Guide reviews.
     
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  24. HuskerInMiami

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    At my old job I worked with business owners and one of them owned a company that competes with ServPro. He said that he has people who's only job is to drive to any house that calls and put down fans. He said if you have fans down, people are scared to call another company and he keeps the business even if it takes 2 weeks to get started. So keep an eye out for that.
     
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  25. TheFreak55

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    Fans are already up and just waiting for insurance to approve next steps
     
  26. HuskerInMiami

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    Yes, but you need to get the moisture pulled out as quick as possible, not slowly evaporated back in your house by wind.
     
  27. arrdub

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    Jorts resident mortgage expert

    What’s my best avenue for construction perm type of product? Local bank/CU or broker?

    Tempted to move forward on project to enclose garage and refi while rates are down a bit
     
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  28. tigr2ndbase

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    Check on the lot today. Getting trenched for plumbing and slab to be poured. Will be done before I’m ready.
     
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  29. Jorts

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    That’s likely just a standard Refinance, or a renovation loan. PM sent
     
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  30. Why?Pokes

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    A couple trees on our drip line were wilting and we couldn’t figure out why. Finally cracked the case tonight. Turns out the puppy snapped a line loose running around like a lunatic through a hedge row. Broke a t-connector straight down the center. I had the pleasure of cutting some new hose and crawling into the rough in the dark to splice it back together about 7 beers deep into the evening. Thanks dog, thanks a lot. :angry::bang:
     
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  31. Dex

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    Closed our old house and under contract on our new.

    Got mortgage rate of 4.125%— seemed good to me, anyone seeing something better?

    New house doesn’t need any renovation work so looking to upgrade technology
     
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  32. Jorts

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    Rate is relative to what you paid.
     
  33. DrTomOsbourne

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    Update:. Sod has been down for 6 weeks, fertilized last weekend, and today was like Christmas for me. The first mow.

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    I'm coming for that Yard of the Month yard sign.
     
  34. comrade static

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    I don’t mind mowing, but I sure as shit don’t miss mowing in the winter.
     
  35. Wallcoq

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    Same, usually put in 3 hour long shifts every 3-5 days. By July it’s not fun, especially if the weather feels like the surface of Mars.
     
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  36. NoNatty

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    I pay someone to do my yard work. Thanks.
     
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  37. Why?Pokes

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    We’ve got three acres with ~1/3 being landscaped and the rest au natural. On that acre, maybe 50 sq ft is mowable grass, while the remainder consists of a complicated network of vines, flowers, bushes, hedges, fruit trees, border trees, potted plants, herb gardens, and so on. The irrigation lines have 13 different zones. It’s rewarding to keep in shape and sometimes even fun (especially when I need some peace and quiet), but shit is starting to feel like a full time job.
     
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  38. One Two

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    What has two hands and needs a new roof after being in the house for less than two years?

    fuck home inspectors
     
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  39. DrTomOsbourne

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    Where's the fun in that?
     
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  40. arrdub

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    Amen. Zero accountability for those guys.
     
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  41. The Banks

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    As only a buyer and not a seller yet I have nothing negative to say about home inspectors.
     
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  42. Toast

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  43. One Two

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    That's more so directed at the roofer that came over and told me my roof had at least 5 years left on it during inspection. Multiple leaks and roof patch jobs later over the past year, here we are. I have brought out multiple other roofers and all of them found problems with the way my current roof was installed and multiple spots of worn out shingle.
     
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  44. REGGNECK

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    Welcome to home ownership.
     
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  45. One Two

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    Thanks
     
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  46. MoJo

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    Bathroom renovation underway

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  47. Matt Foley

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  48. MoJo

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    Looks like our bathrooms are/were very similar, early 90's style!

    A lot of wasted space in ours.
     
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  49. Matt Foley

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    Likewise.

    And that shower (ours at least) was a death capsule. I could barely stand up in the damn thing. We are putting a big shower where the tub was.
     
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  50. THF

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    We decided to paint my kitchen cabinets. When I say we, I mean my gf did and I went along with it. I gotta admit, she nailed it. Really impressed with how it turned out.

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    It looks better now that the rug is down. I need to take a pic of the under cabinet LED lights on at night.