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

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  1. Where Eagles Dare

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    Cool. Probably pick some up for general bug prevention.

    Read I can put bait in the tree too. Try to kill em that way
     
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  2. gilstein21

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    I use Terro bait stations outside and they clear up pretty fast, then spray ortho inside
     
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  4. Where Eagles Dare

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    Fuck professionals.
     
  5. Where Eagles Dare

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    So I was reading and they apparently love dog food. We had set up our dog's bowl near the door so I'm 100% sure they smelled that shit and came in.

    Once I picked up the bowl, I haven't seen a single one come into the house.. So, it isn't the solution but it's a temporary fix. I'll get some ortho and spray the house, which is needed anyways for various bugs. Then I'll try to get some of that ant killer for the tree they're living on and get out the hive.
     
  6. bigred77

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    Every time I spray the perimeter of the house with pesticides, I'm always amazed at the # of dead bugs I find near the house the next few days
    And I spray 3 to 4 times a year
     
  7. Where Eagles Dare

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    Yeah, Ideally I want to get on a quarterly basis
     
  8. Snakes

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    somebody link me to a good website for ordering the correct pesticide so i don't have to keep paying a pest control company
     
  9. bigred77

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    https://www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/

    Or Amazon
     
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    We've created a monster
     
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  11. Bruce Bowen

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    I pay $32 for quarterly visit. Will also come out no charge in between if we see any new bugs/ant piles/etc.
     
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    Your time is easily worth that imo
     
  13. Where Eagles Dare

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    I'm a licensed Plumber and exterminator
     
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  14. Jake Scott

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    I think it's cheaper to pay for pest control. Get the house bonded and let them come out quarterly.

    I think that's what I am going to do
     
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  15. THF

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    This is what I use, and it works great. I have shared this tons of times. Its a concentrate so I think 2 fl oz goes in the gallon sprayer. So I think the bottle makes like 96 gallons of spray. It has worked great so far, I rarely see many insects indoors. Works outside as well and kills almost everything.



    (turn off adblocker to see the amazon link).
     
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  16. pez

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    yeah i last lived in an area where termite contracts were expected when you sold a house , so I’ve just gotten accustomed to it
     
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  17. bigred77

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    Thats what I use along with permethrin
    Usually alternate back and forth in which I spray
    But sometimes I combine em both in one bug killing mix cause yolo
     
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    Was there a higher initial visit fee?
    That seems ridiculously cheap
     
  19. Bruce Bowen

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    Lol this is what happens when my wife sets things up. Just found out it's monthly. :cryingjordan:
     
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  20. HatterasJack

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    So...fuck yourself?
     
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  21. bigred77

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    He said he's licensed, not that he actually has a job
     
  22. bigred77

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    So you probably need to call them out every week or so to make your money
     
  23. Where Eagles Dare

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    Excuse me
     
  24. Jt272929

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    Putting Rubber Mulch underneath playground at new house, playground area is 27x16. At.8 cu ft per bag they are saying I need 90 bags. That seems like a lot... Anyone have any experience in this?
     
  25. goblue31602

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    That calculates out to 2" thick of rubber mulch, which I'd imagine you'd want 2-3 inches, so yeah to me that number makes sense.
     
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  26. blind dog

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    Not home maintenance but when we moved last year we left the trampoline behind and I promised my daughter we'd get one by this summer. Fucking sold out everywhere. Had looked forward to drinking a bunch of beer late one night while putting it together and being a hero next morning
     
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  27. Boo MFer!

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    Those in-ground trampoline kits are the tits.
     
  28. blind dog

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    I watched a video on that. Having a big ass hole under a trampoline seems stupid tho. Do you have one?
     
  29. Boo MFer!

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    I don’t, but I’ve seen them and they look awesome. Do you tell your homeowners insurance about the trampoline? I’ve heard it raises rates significantly.
     
  30. blind dog

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    :yaoface:
     
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  31. Boo MFer!

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  32. billdozer

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    Sounds about right when you consider how much a bag of normal mulch covers.
     
  33. Bruce Bowen

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    I changed homeowners insurance and they said they looked at the satellite google maps for trampolines or other things.:ohshit:
     
  34. Bruce Bowen

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    I'll sell you mine, already put together. Win win.
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  35. Boo MFer!

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    Crazy but it makes sense given the liability.
     
  36. pez

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    so update here. This is actually above the spot you’re talking about but same line. Guy came out and he thinks this is where it’s coming from. Pulled off the siding where there was a hole/gap and then also he said this flashing wasn’t holding up. Hopefully that’s the issue

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  37. Tommy Jefferson

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    Just had a new cedar fence installed. I know staining it will help keep it looking good longer but is the juice worth the squeeze?
     
  38. pianoman

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    How many feet and what was the cost? Had a guy out to measure today for a quote and have another guy coming Monday.
     
  39. CF3234

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    Not only that, but someone will go to the house and take photos.
    Yup. Massive amounts of liability with trampolines.
    just be prepared to get that same response from your insurance carrier if a neighbor kid breaks an arm on your trampoline and the family sues you.
     
  40. blind dog

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    Well glad I don’t have my trampoline yet. It probably would have gotten fucked up too :(
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  41. bigred77

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    Damn, how many years has that been sitting there to be built up around it like that?
     
  42. billdozer

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    Sorry about the goal
     
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  43. goblue31602

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    That is not the ideal placement of a basketball hoop, the rim is nowhere near 10ft off the ground, hth
     
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  44. blind dog

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    Just got it in September. Tried this gel stuff from academy that was supposed to be better than water/sand/etc., don't know if it would have mattered though. But also didn't see anything else in neighborhood that got got
     
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  45. Where Eagles Dare

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    Big spender for the cedar. I thought you didn't need to stain cedar, that's the point of the extra cost?

    Im looking to stain my new pine fence. It'll be about 1/7th of the total cost. Doesn't seem hard. Ppl but hand pump sprayers to get it doen
     
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  46. Snakes

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    why don't you just put it in a hole with concrete
     
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  48. Snakes

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    it's a two man job but not hard. just need a post digger and a couple of bags of concrete mix. it looks a lot nicer than that big ass base those goals come with.
     
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  49. Tommy Jefferson

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    You’re right that staining cedar isn’t a requirement since it’s naturally rot resistant. Staining will help protect the color and is purely cosmetic- at least per my understanding.
     
  50. blind dog

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    Can it be done with existing goal? Goal looks fine but base is p fucked up.