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

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  1. bigred77

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    So my attic mounted A/C unit has started leaking condensate
    they didnt put a pan under it when it was originally installed however long ago before I bought the place

    A/C guy recommends full replacement, but I am kinda pissed cause the thing works fine otherwise, but keeps dripping and is causing damage to the sheetrock ceiling in the guest bath and I assume eventually damage to the wood up there too

    question is, since its causing damage to the home that will obviously need to be repaired too, is this something I should turn in to the homeowners insurance?

    anybody know what my deductible is?
     
  2. Jax Teller

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    I would turn it in and see if they cover it. They might since it was there (or not there in your case) at purchase. GoodForAnother is an insurance guy.
     
  3. GoodForAnother

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    slow leaks aren't covered, has to be "sudden and accidental" like a pipe bursting all at once
     
  4. texasraider

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    I told your mom it was sudden and accidental
     
  5. The Banks

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    Take an axe to it bigred77
     
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  6. Frank Martin

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    too obvious. Burn that mutha fucker down.
     
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  7. Cheshire Bridge

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    Whoa. I bought my house for $94/sq ft. 2 homes in my neighborhood are under contract for $125/ sq ft. My home is 1780 sq ft. Unreal. These are different homes than the ones last week.
     
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  8. Boo MFer!

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    Location?
     
  9. Cheshire Bridge

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    27/m/GA :blush:


    Peachtree Corners, GA.
     
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  10. Jax Teller

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    So I keep thinking about renting a room in my house out, but I'm gone so much I think it would wind up being a bad idea.
     
  11. Connor Norman

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    Almost finished building my latest project

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  12. buy_dont_lease

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    Connor Norman it doesn't appear the pergola is anchored to the ground, is it tied in to your house, or is it freestanding?
     
  13. Connor Norman

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    I have it bolted into the house. The front post are freestanding though.
     
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  14. Jax Teller

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    How much and how long did that take? I've though about doing something like that on my back porch once I get rid of all the mulch and put some stone down. It would only be like half that size though.
     
  15. Jax Teller

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    Also, you need some grass homie.
     
  16. Connor Norman

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    Took 3 days and about $800. That included the wood, fan and lights.
     
  17. Connor Norman

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    Fuck man, I know. I'm trying to get some to grow there, but it's completely shaded all of the time. I may break down and put down sod soon.
     
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  18. Jax Teller

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    This is what my patio looks like basically (minus the grill and stuff). I'm going to get rid of the mulch and do stone and was thinking about something like what you built for half of it. Another home in the neighborhood has one and it looks pretty nice.

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  19. Jax Teller

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    As someone that used to lay sod down for a summer, it fucking sucks but damn does it improve the yard.
     
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  20. Connor Norman

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    You can probably do something like that for about $400, much less if you don't run a fan or lights out to it. The wood would cost maybe $200.
     
  21. Connor Norman

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    I'm going to give the seed another week to see if it starts growing. If not, sod it is.
     
  22. Jax Teller

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    Oh I'd definitely want to do lights and probably a fan. Thankfully my brother can run the wires.
     
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  23. Lipp the Gay Liberal

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    The neighbor has such a small patio? Seems like it'd look very busy.
     
  24. Jax Teller

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    All of them are basically the same size. Some are a little longer but narrower from door to fence. Mine doesn't have anything on it though (or won't besides a grill and a couple chairs).

    Also there's the same size of mulch on the end the pic is taken from. It's about 6x4 concrete with about the same of mulch on both sides.
     
  25. Angry Dolphin

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    you aint growing shit from seeds. Sod, then seed in holes.
     
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  26. Bo Pelinis

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    It can be done with seed. It just takes a long time. Mine took probably 2 years before it started looking like a normal yard. Now it's awesome but I also overseeded like a motherfucker those first 2 springs and summers.
     
  27. Artoo

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    Update on the carpenter bees.

    I am straight murdering them. Wife and I went out one night and caulked up a shitload of holes in that swingset but there were still huge gaps. They've been eating on this thing for years it seems. Well, with some of them caulked up in their holes, and then a swing of cooler weather, there were fewer of them flying around at any given time. Went out there with a badminton racket and started annihilating the stragglers. They started chewing back out of the caulked holes though! Fuckers. Well, they still met the racket. I've killed 3 or 4 a day for the last week or so. Shouldn't be too many left. I now need a shitload more caulk to fill in those holes, then treat the wood.
     
  28. Connor Norman

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    I just really hate yard work, so I'm taking the lazy man approach for now.
     
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  29. Cheshire Bridge

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    I think I can help. I would avoid sod if at all possible since it's basically June in Atlanta. What type of seed did you plant? When did you plant it and how much water does it get and also how often? Buy about a bag per 6-7 sq ft. Of this: http://m.lowes.com/pd/Sta-Green-1-5-cu-ft-Lawn-Soil/3353730
    And I promise growth.
     
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  30. Cheshire Bridge

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    A fescue and bluegrass mix would work well..
     
  31. Connor Norman

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    This is what I used. Water 3-4 times a week
     
  32. Cheshire Bridge

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    Gotta water every day. Did you till or aerate?
     
  33. Redav

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    Yea, you can grow from seed. And mine, like yours, took a while and takes a lot of watering. There's something satisfying in doing it that way though. It's not insta-yard and you have to work for it.
     
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  34. Connor Norman

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    I tilled. Haven't had to need to water everyday with the rain we've been getting.
     
  35. Cheshire Bridge

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    How long ago did you seed it?
     
  36. Connor Norman

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    Like 6 weeks
     
  37. Angry Dolphin

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    not to insult your intelligence, but...... did you pick a shade tolerant strand? If so, the rain may have washed away a good portion of the seed.
     
  38. Jax Teller

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    Fuck the work, sod and insta yard.
     
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  39. Cheshire Bridge

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    Ouch. Get that soil I posted earlier. Willing to bet that you have a soil issue. Plus what angry dolphin said
     
  40. Bo Pelinis

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    Kids these days with their instant yards and their facebooks and myspaces in my day we waited for things and we liked it
     
  41. Jax Teller

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    Hey now, I'm an elder statesman in these parts.

    I just don't really like yard work.
     
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  42. Connor Norman

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    I did. I don't know what's going on because I seeded at the same time in the front yard in a heavily shaded area and I'm starting to see some growth. Pretty sure this area hasn't had grass in over 5 years. Previous owners did some digging and never replanted grass. Might just say fuck it and put down some artificial turf and make a putting green.
     
  43. MODEVIL

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    might help you take down Jigga next time you play
     
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  44. Jigga

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    Lol no
     
  45. Duck70

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  46. tigr2ndbase

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    Going to pick out cabinets, flooring, colors, etc on saturday. I'll try to post pics with the progress.
     
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  47. BobLoblaw

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    Just closed yesterday, starting to make it the way i want the house. I feel like its going to be a never-ending process.
     
  48. Frank Martin

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    how did people know you liked it before the like button?!?!
     
  49. Rabid

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    Today is our one year anniversary of closing. We have a long way to go.
     
  50. petere1588

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    Anyone have opinions on Ryobi stuff? Looking at their 18 volt lithium battery line for a small weed whacker, blower, drill, etc that all use that same battery. I dont have a huge house or lawn and I am not very handy. Budget is also a concern, but I dont want to have to buy all this stuff again in a year or two... They should be fine for the work I would need them for, yeah?