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

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  1. Snakes

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    if i were to guess our pair is 5-6 years old and had never been cleaned out. there is also a whole deal about changing filters in washing machines that nobody tells you about when you become an adult. i would suggest googling that too. I find that task to be utterly disgusting just because of the smell.
     
  2. Matt Foley

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    Stop buying from Wayfair you pedophile!!!1!
     
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  3. Boom TittyMilk

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    I need to start reading this thread like a text book
     
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  4. Struggler

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    Are there pipes, ducts and conduits below the joists? There should of been a reason for the drop ceiling rather than drywall.
     
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  5. momux

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    we'll see how it goes with this VA loan. ended up taking it since all the other terms were so competitive.

    I'll post for posterity sake.
     
  6. REGGNECK

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    Usually the reason is expense? No
     
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  7. Struggler

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    That’s one of them. If there’s anything ran below the joists it will need a soffit built not to be exposed.
     
  8. racer

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    I was planning on waiting until spring to list/shop for a new house. With rates where they are today, is now a strike while the iron is hot thing, or will they stay down for a while?

    I was approached by a realtor friend who has a client interested in my current area and wanted to see if we were interested in selling now if the client likes the place.
     
  9. Gotch Yarbrough

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    Rates aren't going up materially any time soon and they aren't building any new houses in your part of town. You'll be fine next spring.
     
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  10. Barves2125

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    No one knows for sure but most indications are that rates will remain low for the next 6 months at least.
     
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  11. milquetoast

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    I'm doing this when I get home. It sounds awesome.
     
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  12. Doc Louis

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    How long have you had the modem and router and access points?

    Edit: NM saw where you convered that part
     
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  13. Tommy Jefferson

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    Just bought 10 gallons of stain to seal my fence. Tell me how much my weekend is going to suck.
     
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  14. ButchCassidy

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    We decided against contracting out our fence and dug the holes last weekend. Went a lot smoother than I anticipated, but did have 2 holes we couldn't get deeper than a foot. Knew that area of the yard would be an issue. Going to have to take a saw to them to get through.

    Have about 6 posts up now. Have the wood paid for, just have to wait on it to come in. Doing a 4 rail fence, with wire in between so the dog can't escape. Will probably paint it white after winter.
     
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  15. Snakes

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    Did that once and won't do it again. Took way too long and I did a shitty job. Also had to go back to the store multiple times because I didn't buy enough. 10 gallons seems like a good start but I would expect to have to go back.
     
  16. Barves2125

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    Nothing like that third trip to Home Depot all in the same day. A sign of home ownership if ever there was one.
     
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  17. PAHokie

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    My favorite is every time after I go there I will get home and remember something I wanted to get or look for.
     
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  18. bigred77

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    Shit, that reminds me....
     
  19. Snakes

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    yep. one nice part being where I was it was right down the road from the Crestwood Home creepot. Now my closest option is the Lowes on Lakeshore and that's a hop skip and a jump.
     
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  20. Bruce Bowen

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    I used to have an Ace less than half a mile away. Was very clutch except they closed at like 6 PM :whyioughta:
     
  21. milquetoast

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    Just re-sodded my front lawn and now have to get the right fungicide and insecticide, which runs in the hundreds of dollars, because apparently NOT doing this will result in the lawn dying,trees falling, a hole opening in the ground and my entire house getting swallowed up.

    Why can't anything ever be simple.
     
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  22. milquetoast

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    Advice on gutter replacement? A definite hire-out or is it possible to do on one's own?
     
  23. Willpépé

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    Id say hire it out. Its so damn cheap with the machines those companies have and they can hang them in no time flat.
     
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  24. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
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    my record is 8x in one day. Thank god Home Depot is less than 5 min away.
     
  25. Barves2125

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    At what point did you start using self checkout out of shame and embarrassment?
     
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  26. CF3234

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    Honestly, it was Home Depot’s damn fault for 6 of the 8 trips. I needed a 1/4inch supply line for my tub in the master. They didn’t have one in stock and kept giving me the wrong adaptors to make a 3/8inch one work. Fucking guy in the plumbing department didn’t know jack shit about what he was talking about and kept telling me to buy the wrong thing.
     
  27. Russellin4885

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    This is when I buy one of each size and just bring back what didn't work for a return.
     
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  28. bigred77

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    Thats called plumbing
     
  29. One Two

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    Lol I do this and then end up keeping the other stuff “just in case.” If anyone needs a socket or drill bit let me know; I probably have three of what you need.
     
  30. CF3234

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    The issue was that there were 3+ different adaptors for each size. Each a little different. It was basically a 1/10 shot for getting each end right if you didn’t know wheat you were buying.
     
  31. southlick

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    What the...
     
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  32. bigred77

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    Welcome our new Ring overlords
     
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  33. 20/20/20/20

    20/20/20/20 running thru the house with a pickle in my mouth
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    :roll:
     
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  34. Bricktop the white

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    anyone got tips on how to move a 75 inch tv?

    my plan at the moment is to leave the feet on and just wrap the whole thing in moving blankets and try to put some heavy stuff around it.
     
  35. Duck70

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    If you are doing a straight line, it's not hard to DIY. Anything else and I'd hire it out.
     
  36. Imurhuckleberry

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    Truest words ever written on this board. Also, the Fucking price of lumber is insane.
     
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  37. Where Eagles Dare

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    Is today april 1st?
     
  38. One Two

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    Looking forward to their next home security feature

     
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  39. THF

    THF BITE THE NUTS, THUMB IN THE ASS!
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    Its up 160% from last year I believe.

    This is exactly right...
     
  40. NineteenNine

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    OH. MY. GOD.

    I want one.
     
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  41. DriveByBBQ

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    #DearSanta
     
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  42. PAHokie

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    When I’ve moved TVs that’s always blankets and an item for the car.
     
  43. bigred77

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    What kinda car you gunna fit a 75" TV in?
     
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  44. Willpépé

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    #dearamazonprimeday
     
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  45. PAHokie

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    Hmm good ? Guess I’ve only moved a 55, but maybe an suv or minivan would work?
     
  46. Bricktop the white

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    that is in fact the problem.


    right now the plan is to leave the legs on, put foam corners on and wrap with bubblewrap, then wrap with blankets and ratchet strap to the side of the moving truck.

    It's only a short move so im hopeful no disaster will strike.
     
  47. Houndster

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    That’s why you always keep the box*


    *I never keep the box
     
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  48. Duck70

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    fucking hell. I just installed my new kitchen sink for our remodel, complete with dishwasher and hot water recirculation... I must have hit up the hardware store 8 times in 24 hours.
     
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  49. Tommy Jefferson

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    uhaul sells flat screen moving boxes. No clue if they sell them big enough for your purpose but is worth a call
     
  50. Bricktop the white

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    they don't but i did get some foam corners for the tv.