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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    so it’s obviously a work in progress still. I have a ton of touch up to do and still gotta paint the front door and shutters but here’s a before/after

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  2. blind dog

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    This. The house we are about to move into has a spot that gets super saturated. Yard drains fine eventually but would like to do this or maybe a French drain to help
     
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  3. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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    My pup will come over and dig you half way to China man, man.
     
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  4. Wallcoq

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    Looks good, how much did you pay them? Also don’t forget your numbers.
     
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  5. hipsterjoe

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    I did it myself
     
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  6. One Two

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    How wide and deep do you need?
     
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  7. hipsterjoe

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    I think including all paint and supplies I spent about $850 so it turned out much cheaper than the $3-5k I was being quoted
     
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  8. texasraider

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    Painting the exterior of my cabins. 155 gallons of primer.

    I paid someone to do it because I’m not a psychopath
     
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  9. HuskerInMiami

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    Jorts took care of me and my wife(who got got feet dozens of times) and was patient the whole way through. He’s good.
     
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  10. hipsterjoe

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    have you always had a vagina or is it new
     
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  11. HuskerInMiami

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    you paint the garage door too? I like the change
     
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  12. texasraider

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    Look at this guy
     
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  13. hipsterjoe

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    yeah I actually painted the garage door (and the shutters) with gel stain. It has the faux grain on it and thought it would look cool and I was 400% right
     
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  14. Wallcoq

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    Don’t forget your numbers.
     
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  15. hipsterjoe

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    I bought a sign on Etsy. It’s getting shipped from Cyprus so it’ll take a minute to get here. I have some plywood with my numbers drawn on it sitting in my mailbox right now
     
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  16. bigred77

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    Geezus christ that's like $3000 worth of primer alone
    How many cabins we talking about?
     
  17. hipsterjoe

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    but seriously why do you have to prime all of them? Have they never been painted before?
     
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  18. a.tramp

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    Do not forget it is in eastern Oklahoma. When prepping for a project, you have to double the normal amount of material needed because half of what you purchase walks off the job site to be sold in exchange for meth.
     
  19. bigred77

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    I'm no expert, but it appears you either lost trees or took these pictures from different angles
     
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  20. tigr2ndbase

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    Feel like we just had this convo but don’t want to go back and find it. What’s the recommendation for appliances? We’re not going with Samsung as we had issues with every Samsung we’ve had. I feel like all are pretty much a crap shoot these days.
     
  21. texasraider

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    1. The correct spelling of our savior is Jesus
    2. It’s two cabins that haven’t been touched as far as general maintenance since 2005
    3. Meth
     
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  22. blind dog

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    We have LG in current house. Don't love them but have never had a problem.
     
  23. billdozer

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    We get water in our walkout basement occasionally after big rains. We are getting quotes with some proposals for French drains and others for an interior trench/drain system. Anyone know much about these?
     
  24. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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    KITCHENAID AND ILL SCREAM IT LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK!
     
  25. a.tramp

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    FISHER & PAYKEL
     
  26. CF3234

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    for the bathroom renovating crowd. How difficult is it to turn a center shower drain to an end shower drain. Want to put in linear drains and the guy doing my bathroom is giving me a lot of push back.
     
  27. MoJo

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    Are you on a slab or do you have a subfloor?
     
  28. CF3234

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    slab.
     
  29. MoJo

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    Weird, didn't finish that reply yesterday...

    If you're on a slab, it's probably going to be a pain in the ass and expensive.
     
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  30. CF3234

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    ok thanks. The guy doing a lot of the work is really good at what he does, but he's used to doing renovations for flips so he wants to take the path of least resistance to get it done as fast as possible, so it's a balancing act of getting him to put in the extra effort to do what we want and not doing stuff that truly is more effort/cost then it's worth.
     
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  31. THF

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    The process is essentially busting up concrete in a line from the original drain to where you want the new drain.

    Bonus points if it’s a post tension slab and you get to deal with the tension cables running through the project.

    Then you get to report concrete and level it all so that you can cover it up.

    It’s a pretty big pain in the ass.

    Side story when I was building houses we had the plumber fuck up and miss the plumbout on a toilet. Basically the toilet drain ended up coming up where a wall was supposed to be. They had to move it. So they start busting up concrete and find the post tension cable. They must have hit it with the pick axe at some point bc they took a break and we were talking in the living room and I hear an explosion. It sounded like a bomb went off. The cable had snapped and thrown concrete everywhere. Through the ceiling, walls, etc. luckily they are made where you can lose one or two and it’s no big deal. Scared the shit out of me.
     
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  32. bigred77

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    Damn,dude is lucky it didn't hit him
     
  33. Matt Foley

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    That juice is not worth the squeeze.
     
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  34. The Banks

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    As others said, that's a big task for a bathroom renovation. Why do you want the drain at the end?
     
  35. hipsterjoe

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    that graco sprayer worked amazingly but good god the cleanup sucks. i couldn't imagine having to switch colors in the middle of the job
     
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  36. THF

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    What did you spend on the grayco sprayer? My future brother in law is looking at getting one to paint his interior.

    I already told him he is crazy.
     
  37. hipsterjoe

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    $240ish on the x5. It makes painting go super incredibly fast but the cleanup does suck
     
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  38. Homo Erectus

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    After sealing i would power wash everything. It makes cement look 10x better/newer. It might even get rid of stain under the planter.
     
  39. CF3234

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    To end up with this
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  40. The Banks

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    You could do that through the middle though
     
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  41. CF3234

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    I’ve never seen that. Feel like it would be weird.
     
  42. texasraider

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    That’s a lot of nonsense for a drain
     
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  43. Duck70

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    planing on tiling our bathroom over memorial day weekend, any recommendations for underlayment? Cement board or this plastic membrane?

    [​IMG]
     
  44. Matt Foley

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    Use the Ditra. It's what we did in most of ours.

    If you want to get real fancy, use the Ditra Heat and get heated floors. It's what we did in the actual bathroom areas.
     
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  45. TwoPoor

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    Is there some operational advantage with this drain or is it just aesthetics
     
  46. YNWA

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    Its called a linear drain.

    I just put one in my master shower. It has no added benefit except you can tile the inlay to give the shower floor a seamless look.
     
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  47. TwoPoor

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    Hey thanks.

    Yeah put me down for a vote of jackhammering your slab isn't worth it.
     
  48. hipsterjoe

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    Here’s a story. So I was putting up a flood light in the back and figured out that these fucking monsters don’t have junction boxes anywhere for the exterior lighting. This light I bought didn’t have much space inside for wire nuts and stuff to set so I had to improvise

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  49. hipsterjoe

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    and yes I realize it’s probably not up to code
     
  50. Toast

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    Great job.
     
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