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

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  1. Louis Holth

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    Yea fuck them telling you that. Pay your employees more. Moving is expensive enough.
     
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  2. Louis Holth

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    Doesn’t sound that bad stated that way. 20% sounds way scarier.
     
  3. Boo MFer!

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    Ok, yeah. I’m looking at a $4,300 move and breaking my neck from shaking my head so hard over 20%.
     
  4. Willpépé

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    He’s inspecting.
     
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  5. ButchCassidy

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    Wow, that went over my head, lol.
     
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  6. CF3234

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    Yea. I should have not said anything to avoid confusion. We had two completely different moves. My bad.
     
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  7. Doug

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    I paid like $1,500 (iirc) for my last move, in July, in Louisiana heat and humidity - I tripped each guy $20. It was just across town and took like 8 hours total. Maybe I'm a cheap ass, idk, they should just pay their guys a real wage, charge me more, and don't put me in that awkward spot..... but with that being said, $20-40 per guy seems reasonable to my cheap ass.
     
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  8. Willpépé

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    Looking good btw, work and Tosu.
     
  9. Oranjello

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    How many guys helping move? Is the crew unloading the truck at your destination the same as the crew loading up the truck?

    If it's the same crew loading and unloading, and it's a multi-day move, then you are basically taking up 2 of their days dealing with your shit, so you should tip them accordingly. If you have different crews on different days, then it gets more complicated. Similarly, if you're doing heavy lifting alongside them, then it also gets complicated.

    I think I gave the movers like $160 among 3 guys who loaded and unloaded a truck in 2 days last year (1 really long day of loading and driving 5 hours, and then half a day unloading). I was also right there with them helping them load and unload or I probably would have tipped more because they did an excellent job and didn't break my shit.

    Edit: I think I paid around $3,000 for this if you're looking for a %
     
  10. Oranjello

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    I'm moving half a mile in a few weeks and only anticipate it taking a few hours (~$500), and I'll probably toss them $60 collectively. I'll also be there moving alongside them because they charge by the hour and add on top of that the time it takes them to get to/from my house and apartment.

    I've used moving companies a couple of times in the past couple years, and from talking to them it seems like most of the guys do get paid well (or get good benefits) and enjoy the nature of the work, so I don't think they are surviving off tips like restaurant servers are. I think the undue pressure on the customer to tip a mover properly is at least partly due to American tipping practices.
     
  11. Boo MFer!

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    These guys are getting a flat fee, and I won’t be lifting a so much as a pillow to help.
     
  12. Bruce Bowen

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    Installing my first ceiling fan. Wires in ceiling a black, red (black and red were twisted together), white, and copper. Fan/light has white, black, blue, green. I’ve got white to white, green to copper, black to black, and blue to red. I’ve got light but no fan. What am I doing wrong?
     
  13. goblue31602

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    Do you have one switch controlling both light and fan? Or one for each?
     
  14. Bruce Bowen

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    One switch controlling both.
     
  15. goblue31602

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    Not sure why they ran 3 wire with ground, but it almost sounds like only one of them was hot, which is why they were tied together, are they both running back to the same switch? Tie the red and black back together and include the black and blue wires in the wire nut, you should get power to everything.

    Maybe someone with more electrician experience could explain why it's wired like that but I'd be curious where the other wire is terminated since one of the red or black may not be hot.
     
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  16. southlick

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    Shit gets confusing when they throw in that extra red (traveler?) wire.
     
  17. yesman

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    4,563lbs of hardwood showed up today and the -fucking assholes- did not even have a way to get it off the truck other than by way of my (now crushed) soft and tender hands.
     
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  18. ned's head

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    Sounds like someone earned himself a bubble bath
     
  19. Clemson327

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    Check to see if the black wire is connected to the switch. The red wire is obviously getting power, but if the black wire is loose behind the switch plate, you’re sending a hot wire back into the box if you wire it per the instructions of goblue31602 . Please check this before doing that.

    If the black wire is loose in the switch, wire nut/tape both ends of it to isolate it, and connect the blue/black wires from the fan to the red wire.
     
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  20. goblue31602

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    Yeah it was already wired like that but only one being hot definitely concerned me. It could have just already been wired incorrectly.
     
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  21. CF3234

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    Other then the doorbell itself, anyone got a recommendation for a wired door chime? Looking for one that I can customize the sounds
     
  22. bigred77

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    Sounds like someone got a deal
     
  23. Louis Holth

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    Etekcity Auto Ranging Digital Multimeter, AC/DC Amp Ohm Voltage Tester Meter with Resistance Continuity Capacitance and Diode Test

    Buy something like this to test the wires. You can find out what’s a live wire. It’s also helpful to determine what outlets may be run from other outlets if you’re unsure and need to know in a room.
     
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  24. lfriend

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    Fucking Samsung appliances, I tell ya what

    fucking dryer is making an awful grinding like sound
     
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  25. Baron

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    Guys, I am literally never selling a house again. My realtor calls me last night, appraisal on our house was scheduled for this morning, he said appraiser contacted him and the buyer has a unsecured loan that popped up (no clue how this didn't show on the credit report) and they are trying to resolve this by Wednesday, so no appraisal today. Literally, said "You've got to be fucking kidding me." We are supposed to close in 13 days, I'm working through all the inspection requests per the addendum and this shit pops up. Wouldn't they have figured this out earlier (Druce or Jorts)? He said I shouldn't worry, this isn't uncommon.
     
  26. Louis Holth

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    That sounds very unpleasant.
     
  27. Druce

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    Yeah thats strange, it depends on if the loan is new and it popped up via credit monitoring, or is a private loan or something like that could be a reason it wasn't discovered until now. 13 days is a good bit of time to get that figured out, but I feel like the appraisal should have been done by now also. I wouldn't start freaking out or anything, appraisal turn time is usually a day or two once they come out. Not sure why an unsecured loan would cause them to delay the appraisal though unless the buyer has a debt to income issue as a result of this discovery.
     
  28. Baron

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    I am trying not to worry, but with all the shit I"ve already been through, worst case scenario is all I can think about.
     
  29. gilstein21

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    Something similar happened when I bought my first home from the seller’s side. We were at closing, signing documents, and the guy was like I need a check for this amount from you (me) and this amount from you (seller). Seller was like what nope. Apparently seller had taken out a loan to payoff gambling debt and the house was collateral. Closed eventually but delayed my move enough that I didn’t get to move before I went on vacation.
     
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  30. DriveByBBQ

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    Best WiFi in the neighborhood...100 plus mbs anywhere in the house/yard with everything running like a rocket ship; nest, Arlo, sonos, streaming etc...old house with plaster walls so had to upgrade 2ACFCEF4-0C22-4F50-8B6E-C9B42D9F21BA.jpeg
    not pictured this wireless access point in the master D41F652F-3D7B-4BB3-9ADC-24F1068C81AF.png and this access point in the back yard.



    Also pro tip I learned from the IT install guy; if one of your Sonos speakers is directly plugged into the Ethernet it takes the entire system off the WiFi.
     

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  31. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    re the pro tip...is that good? Can tell if you mean the traffic doesn't use wifi OR that the system cannot connect to the internet.
     
  32. goblue31602

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    Yes, good. Sonos will create their own wireless network if one is hardwired to Ethernet, so they won't use any of your WiFi.
     
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  33. CF3234

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    did not know this. Will be doing this when I finally put up sonos speakers. Not looking forward to running power to these things near the ceiling.
     
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  34. DriveByBBQ

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    It’s good, Sonos creates a sub layer WiFi network so it doesn’t bog down your WiFi.
     
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  35. texasraider

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    SONOS AMP
     
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  36. CF3234

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    I like this
     
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  37. DriveByBBQ

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    Recently purchased and I’m very satisfied. Pushes more than I need for my 4 built in ceiling speakers. I’m not certain but I think it enabled me to listen to iTunes on my system. I don’t think I could listen to Apple apps when I had a bunch of first generation Sonos ones.
     
  38. hardcorekickball

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    Unpacking and organizing everything can eat a dick
     
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  39. Doug

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    I had mine professionally done but I hung my play 1s for surround and they are real clean power is run through the wall and the bracket is hidden by the speaker - so they just kind of float on the wall. Really clean look, I’ll send you a pic if it is something you’re interested in doing. If you want them on the walls it’s he way to go imo

    Just put a play 1 near the router.
     
  40. goblue31602

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    We have another big move likely in about 3 years or so, and now with 2 kids, it's going to be a real bitch. My only saving grace is that my wife is an organizing freak and won't let me touch most things when it comes to finding a home for them at the new house. It works out well because she's very particular on where things go and I don't give a flying fuck.
     
  41. CF3234

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    please do. the soundbar will be near the router.
     
  42. Willpépé

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    This is what I have and have been reppin on TMB for years. Pro tip on your tip, that pro tip is great for anyone that doesn’t have great WiFi. You’ll never do anything on your network locally that could even fractionally bog your shit down, ever.
     
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  43. yesman

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    I am counting down the days to dominating my neighbors, penetrating their homes deep, with potentially cancerous amounts of my enterprise level ubiquiti wifi network.
     
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  44. yesman

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    spent over 2 hours tonight breaking down white wall paint with the wife. My guy needs an answer in the morning. She just went to bed: no decision.
     
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  45. triple-r

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    May be a dumb question but.... as long as my air conditioner doesn’t get a Freon leak I should be okay with the whole phasing out of R-22 right?

    Is the consensus that when selling a home most buyers will be requesting older air conditioners to be replaced?
     
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  46. Baron

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    Prayer for me boys, should find out something today if the buyer can move forward.
     
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  47. a.tramp

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    If the ac is completely functional with no issues I would tell a potential buyer to pound sand if they requested a new ac. If they need some more help, point them in the direction of a new home builder.
     
  48. Baron

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    My AC unit is pretty old and the buyer requested a new one after the inspection. I said, "What's wrong with it? It works doesn't it? That's what your home warranty you want me to buy is for, in case shit breaks."
     
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  49. ned's head

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    Ours is 20 years old and just sold without that request. They were pretty new in the house we bought, but I wouldn't have pushed for it if it passed inspection imo
     
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  50. ned's head

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    Want to test for hardness...can anyone point me to a test/kit that they like? Or can I just rely on my city's water report?
     
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