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

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  1. hipsterjoe

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    it’s apparently not uncommon

    mostly the second one. if there’s ever a mortar shortage in the world it’s because the previous owners used all of it on this backsplash
     
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  2. One Two

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    That sucks. I think despite the inconvenience you'd get a better final product if you took the old backsplash down and started fresh.
     
  3. CF3234

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    If you are going to do a house renovation, do it right.
     
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  4. southlick

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  5. Toast

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    Sounds iffy.
     
  6. hipsterjoe

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    The internet says it’s okay as long as the old tile is cleaned and isn’t damaged
     
  7. One Two

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    The internet also tells me that there are hot single women in my area looking to fuck tonight
     
  8. bigred77

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    That's not true?
     
  9. One Two

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    I'll report back
     
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  10. tigr2ndbase

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    Stopped by the house today. Floors and tile were grouted. Lights and electrical put in. Noticed something that was missed. Electrical outlets in the living room where the tv will go weren’t put in. There were some about 5ft off center on each side but none in the middle. Builder said it won’t be tough to put those in. Glad I’m able to check on the progress every weekend.
     
  11. ramszoolander

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    Can confirm we are in (or very near) the hot women locus of the Ham

    Signed, married with kids.
     
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  12. NDfanPSUgrad

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    I shot a video of my house with the walls open for future use to see where all the wires are.
     
  13. goblue31602

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    I did that before I put the drywall up in my basement, best decision I made down there.
     
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  14. NDfanPSUgrad

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    One more thing. I ran Cat 5e internet to all my TVs. See if they will let you buy a spool and fish it through.
     
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  15. Wallcoq

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    Or get a few run to some set locations for access points. Ex, one per floor or in wider houses one on each side, outside living, detached, etc.......
     
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  16. hipsterjoe

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    I’ve got two polls going here - one with tinder hoes and now one with tmb

    Pick a color or rank your top 2-3

    2976D4CA-8D53-4AD0-ADC6-D1594A3F658E.jpeg
     
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  17. The Banks

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    Gonna need to see/know trim colors before deciding
     
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  18. Wallcoq

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    I’d throw 1, 2 and 6 out off the bat.
     
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  19. hipsterjoe

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    white. Maybe a very subtle off white
     
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  20. hipsterjoe

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    yeah it pissed me off how blue they looked in real life
     
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  21. Rabid

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    612 ...also considered 8 and 3 but it is cooler to do my area code than an 8 or 3 in that last spot. White trim?
     
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  22. hipsterjoe

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    my personal favorites are 7, 5, 8, 4
     
  23. Rabid

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    Lol
     
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  24. hipsterjoe

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    this is such a bad take and granted I’m stoned right now but it makes me wonder if it’s real life but also yes white trim
     
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  25. Rabid

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    Confession. I live in a house that is blue (although it was painted before we moved in).

    I liked 8 and 3 more than 2 but when you live in 612...
     
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  26. The Banks

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    1 is too blue
    2 is too light for white trim
    6 is questionable on that front
    8 is too dark/will show dirt/dust too easily

    3, 4, 5, 7 is my short list with white. Gray and white is a great color combo
     
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  27. tigr2ndbase

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    All the media outlets have a coax and cat5 ran to them. :beerchug:
     
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  28. hipsterjoe

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    and the brightest goddamned front door you’ve ever seen


    and walnut stained garage door and shutters
     
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  29. The Hebrew Husker

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    I have a sprinkler system that’s probably like 20 years old and the backflow seems questionable at best. I’ve been told about 2-3 conflicting things as to what is right/wrong.

    If I decide to just water my lawn with a hose and not mess with this system, can I just “winterize it” or whatever then unplug it and not have to worry about it anymore
     
  30. bigred77

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    What's the problem with backflow?
     
  31. The Hebrew Husker

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    I’m not entirely sure. I was told by the inspector there was a leak. Realtor was here when the sprinkler guy came out and he said it was because the lever in my basement was turned off and it should be on. Inspector said it should be off in winter to prevent pipes freezing etc.

    Yesterday outside the mulch around the backflow was pretty wet. Today there’s a small drip coming from the pipe in my basement, but it’s on the spot that’s open to where you could hook something else to it.

    So honestly I have no fucking clue and I’m not sure what’s right and wrong.
     
  32. The Hebrew Husker

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    TBH it could be nothing is wrong. But I feel like I get told 3-4 conflicting things depending who I ask and it’s getting old.
     
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  33. lfriend

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    7. You're welcome
     
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  34. hipsterjoe

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    interesting anecdote:

    Color #2 is called chelsea gray
    Color #7 is also called chelsea gray
     
  35. texasraider

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    I like #8 but I should tell you that I’m color blind. HTH
     
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  36. Toast

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    Number 4.
     
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  37. bama1

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    I also vote 4.
     
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  38. hipsterjoe

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    today I learned that people pay money for black walnut trees and it just so happens I have one of those annoying mother fuckers in my back yard
     
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  39. LeVar Burton

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    How hard is it to move the shower head from the side of the wall to the ceiling?

    I want one of those rain shower heads
     
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  40. hipsterjoe

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    It can be a huge pain in the ass
     
  41. THF

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    Yep and fuck those rain drop shower heads.

    I hated it. You can’t stand under one and soap up as it rinses all the soap off. So you stand to the side and freeze your ass off until it’s time to rinse off.
     
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  42. LeVar Burton

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    I’m really tall. I love them and having to bend down to get under the shower head sucks
     
  43. Matt Foley

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    Just raise your original shower head.

    Still a pain in the ass, but not as much.
     
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  44. hipsterjoe

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    just raise the wall mounted one. It’ll be much easier and you won’t have to tear out the ceiling or get into the attic
     
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  45. THF

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    I was going to say get a hand shower thing which you can hold and has a holder so you can pull it off to rinse your hair. Or even mount the holder up high.
     
  46. southlick

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    Just add the rain drop horseshit and you'll have it coming from both angles.
     
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  47. The Blackfish

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    We have both the rain drop and the regular, came that way with the house. I keep both on 100% of the time and stand under them both (shower isn’t that big.) Love it, seems I am unexpectedly in the minority.
     
  48. CF3234

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    No you aren’t alone, this is the right way to do it.

    Rain only gives you zero water pressure and it takes forever to get shampoo out of your hair.
     
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  49. Pharm

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    No this is what I do and it is the best.
     
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  50. HuskerInMiami

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