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

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  1. Degausser

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    Signed a contract with the builder this morning. Should be breaking ground in about 30 days and in the house by December/January. Talk to me about flooring. I have three dogs, so I'm down to wood-look tile or luxury vinyl planks. Tile seems nicer, but I've read that it's not as comfortable for the dogs. Those who have either, give me your pros and cons.
     
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  2. comrade static

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    Yes. I would also like some bats. How can I attract them into this special bat house?
     
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  3. The Banks

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    We just talked about getting a bat house. Problem is they’re migratory and it would take awhile for them to find it in move in. DEET does the trick just fine for most though in the interim.
     
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  4. Wallcoq

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    Mosquitos.
     
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  5. BayouMafia

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    Came back from a couple of weeks vacation and noticed that the bushes along my back fence have AIDS, and a couple have already dropped most leaves.

    Google tells me that it’s a common problem with red tip photonias and that I should treat with a fungicide. Anyone have experience with this issue and recommend a product?
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  6. Pharm

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    My dogs love the tile as a cool place to sleep. We have carpet in the bedrooms and if they want to run they go to the yard. Just wish we didn't go with lighter grout in the grey tile
     
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  7. comrade static

    comrade static i love french fries
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    Got plenty of them. Way too many actually. I might run out of blood before the summer is over
     
  8. Arkadin

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    Anyone ever use the plastic paver base shit on a patio instead of the gravel base? I wouldn't consider it for a large project but thinking of building a patio that will probably be like 65ish square feet and it would sure save a lot of the sucky parts of patio building
     
  9. kentucky_dawg

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    I'm interested in what you find out. Does it need anything else beside the plastic base and then pavers? Curious how it would fare against weeds. I have a small area that needs to be redone and agree this would save a ton of time and headache.
     
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  10. Arkadin

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    Weed barrier, plastic base, paver, polymetric sand. So no not really
     
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  11. nofatchildren

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    I took a promotion at my company that required me to relocate to our Chicago office. So I'm currently selling a house back in Michigan and buying one here in Chicago. I haven't even been in town a week, my current place has only been listed since Tuesday, and I'm already under contract on both properties as of about 10 minutes ago. It's been an absolutely bonkers fucking week, to say the least.
     
  12. leroi

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    i would get a flamethrower
     
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  13. texasraider

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    Head over to Calloway’s and show them pics. They’ll have a fungicide. Easy peasy
     
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  14. Arkadin

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    Pee on them
     
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  15. Doug

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    I put luxury vinyl planks in my first house, about a year later a tree fell on the house- made a huge hole and my house basically flooded. Then we had to gut the kitchen and start over. At the end it was sheetrock mud and dust everywhere, because my contractor was a terrible person. We got a buffer and the floors looked like nothing happened. A couple planks came unglued in a low spot that held water for an extended period of time but it was very easy to just pull up and re-glue. I also had up to 5 dogs living with me at the time (was watching my friends dogs while he was in overseas in the marines) and the floors stood up to a few boxers and labs.

    I can’t speak for the tile, but I loved my vinyl and would absolutely get those again.

    They also looked great.
     
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  16. Toast

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    How big's the house?
     
  17. Degausser

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    ~2300 heated
     
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  18. The Hebrew Husker

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    My thermostat is legit from like 1986, my AC seems to be working fine, but I noticed last night the number that displays the indoor temp is flashing when the AC is on. Not sure if this is normal or not. All the manuals/google searches online only refer to it displaying a flashing “error code”.

    Think this could be something it does when the unit is just on and running?

    I believe it’s a Hunter Energy Monitor II
     
  19. bigred77

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    I dont believe they had digital thermostats in 1986

    HTH
     
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  20. buy_dont_lease

    buy_dont_lease Ha ha ha. What a story, Mark.
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  21. lechnerd

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    Red tips are notorious for fungi, it is hard to control and frequently returns. We liked the color of red tips but went with Cherry Laurels for this very reason.
     
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  22. BayouMafia

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    these were in place when we bought our house 15 years ago, and we've been really lucky so far. They are 20 feet high now (I didn't even think they could grow that high) and give us complete privacy. I'm terrified that they are going to die and I'm going to have to see my neighbor smoking his bong in his underwear from his upstairs balcony whenever i go in the back yard
     
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  23. bigred77

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  24. The Hebrew Husker

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    The things old AF that’s all I got.
     
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  25. Toast

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    Can you replace it?
     
  26. Louis Holth

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    Staying at a Hilton hotel tonight and they have their thermostat locked at 72. I reset that bitch and my room is currently 69 degrees. Don’t fuck with a seasoned homeowner.
     
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  27. bigred77

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    I'll bet you wake up in the middle of the night at 72
     
  28. dump

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    that doesnt sound like a bad thing

    maybe he will share it with you
     
  29. Louis Holth

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    Nope
     
  30. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! Creator of the 'Official Dads of TMB' thread.
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    Likely selling and moving to either build or buy a recently built home. Should walk from the sale of our home with ~$120k in our pockets, so that’s nice. But I have such anxiety about all this. The timing of selling/closing, finding a rental, packing, moving in, acclimating to new city all before school starts in August is a bit overwhelming.
     
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  31. Baron

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    Get a load of this Clown Baby, he calls himself a Dad. Lol
     
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  32. Boo MFer!

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    Can you not?
     
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  33. Baron

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    In all seriousness Boo MFer! That sounds like a lot too. We are in process of doing the same thing however I’m not dealing with all the rental stuff nor switching schools.
     
  34. Boo MFer!

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    We’d be staying in state, but moving four hours away. It’s a lot.
     
  35. Baron

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    Why 4 hours away? Family? That really sucks.
     
  36. Boo MFer!

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    Heh. Actually moving farther away from family. Left corporate America to do my own thing in October and wife can work remotely. So for the first time, we have flexibility to be anywhere we want in Florida. Wife has never loved this house as much as I have, and we’ve put tons of money into it. That said, it still needs 3 bathroom renovations and I just don’t have the patience to live through that.
     
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  37. Baron

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    What part of FL you moving to?
     
  38. racer

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    My house listing went live last night. Anything short of a bidding war today is going to be a letdown.
     
  39. Boo MFer!

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    Tampa to Jacksonville.
     
  40. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby I don’t cry. I Saab.

    Too late. Uprooting your kids and potentially ruining their senses of security because you want new construction? For shame.
     
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  41. CF3234

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    Why Jacksonville if you have flexibility?
     
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  42. Boo MFer!

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    Have to stay in Florida. Not interested in South Florida (wife is from Plantation), not interested in Sarasota or Lakewood Ranch (I’m from Bradenton), not interested in Orlando (fuck that traffic) and we have a lot of friends in the Jax area. We’ve lived in Tampa for a decade and just want something new. Market in my neighborhood is crazy too, so making a good amount of money on a house we’ve lived in for 3 years sounds good.
     
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  43. CF3234

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    Ok then. Probably the last place I’d live in Florida, but it’s your life so I hope it makes the family happy.
     
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  44. Fusiontegra

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    bertwing or anyone else that has a permanent basketball hoop put up

    This fucker is calling for 500 pounds of cement mix. Holy shit. I’m going to believe it because...well, it’s in the manual...but goddamn.
     
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  45. Fusiontegra

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    We’ve got a pretty large Jax contingency, spread all over the city. Already know what part of town you’re looking at?
     
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  46. Boo MFer!

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    Sent you a PM.
     
  47. The Banks

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    500lbs? You lucky SOB. Try 90,000 lbs at a cabin in the middle of nowhere.
     
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  48. Arkadin

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    What kind of basketball hoop do you have dude...
     
  49. Fusiontegra

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    That’s one large basketball hoop.
     
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  50. The Banks

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    Everything’s bigger in Texas Alaska
     
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