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

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Swim Cantore, May 4, 2015.

  1. Duck70

    Duck70 Let's just do it and be legends, man
    Donor
    Oregon Ducks

    I like it off centered. Get a taller plant to put in the vase next to it and it will center the visual weight more
     
    Rabid, UncleJesse, Dump and 1 other person like this.
  2. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsTexas Rangers

    And then you instantly become “artistic” and move yourself away from “normal, average, everyone”
     
  3. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
    Donor
    Philadelphia 76'ersArsenal

    As you watch along with millions of others.
     
    Dump and a.tramp like this.
  4. Degausser

    Degausser Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Georgia BulldogsAtlanta Braves

    I, too, think the tv looks good off center. I'd leave it like that honestly.
     
    UncleJesse, Dump and a.tramp like this.
  5. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsTexas Rangers

    yeah, well, like billions would do it the other way ao like whatever!
     
    Dump and Willpépé like this.
  6. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsSeattle Kraken

    Guys if he just gets a bigger tv it fixes itself
     
  7. ned's head

    ned's head Well-Known Member
    Donor

  8. Connor Norman

    Connor Norman Cool ass dog
    Donor
    Georgia BulldogsAtlanta BravesAtlanta FalconsAtlanta United

    Only one?
     
    Duck70, a.tramp, Dump and 3 others like this.
  9. ned's head

    ned's head Well-Known Member
    Donor

    Shitty weather killed most of Friday's showings and today's haven't started yet.

    BUT the first offer just came back unsolicited with more money and a leaseback so I'm gonna count it as two :badger:
     
    THF, One Two and Dump like this.
  10. Dump

    Dump Luka Da God
    Donor
    Texas AandM Aggies altMilwaukee BucksDallas Mavericks alt

    can’t wait for the offer to fall through
     
    One Two and ned's head like this.
  11. ned's head

    ned's head Well-Known Member
    Donor

    You're about to see these hands fall through your face
     
  12. Imurhuckleberry

    Imurhuckleberry Avid spectator of windmill warriors
    Donor
    Florida GatorsSan Francisco GiantsGolden State WarriorsSan Francisco 49'ers

    This is about the closest to magic I've seen in a bit and just saved me some time.

     
    ButchCassidy and a.tramp like this.
  13. bigred77

    bigred77 Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Texas Tech Red RaidersTexas RangersSan Antonio SpursDallas CowboysKansas City ChiefsTexas Tech Red Raiders alt


    That's like a $0.50 fitting

    Ain't no damn way I am trusting that over just going with a new fitting
     
  14. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsTexas Rangers

    On a lot of pool jobs, you are looking at $300-$2000 in repairs if you can not heat a fitting out. Suction/return manifolds plumbed fitting on valve on fitting on valve with no spare pvc available. So yeah, $1 fitting. But what it is attached to and everything it is attached to can go up substantially.

    Case in point, 2 valves on this were cracked during the freeze. Ain’t no repair available unless you can heat and peal out or you are rebuilding the whole thing.

    AB92DE24-E66D-458C-90B0-DEEE62C682A8.jpeg
     
    #28514 a.tramp, Apr 25, 2021
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2021
  15. bigred77

    bigred77 Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Texas Tech Red RaidersTexas RangersSan Antonio SpursDallas CowboysKansas City ChiefsTexas Tech Red Raiders alt


    Well, I'm waiting
     
  16. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsTexas Rangers

    You will be waiting for awhile as I have no idea what you are waiting for.
     
  17. bigred77

    bigred77 Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Texas Tech Red RaidersTexas RangersSan Antonio SpursDallas CowboysKansas City ChiefsTexas Tech Red Raiders alt


    I mean I am gunna wait for the right new fitting to fix my own shit
     
  18. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsTexas Rangers

    I think you missed the point of what I was saying. In some cases, it is not just about the fitting. The fitting is the first in a chain of things that all have to be replaced to replace just one. So it would not be “wait for the right new fitting,” but rather “replace everything because one thing can not be replaced.”
     
    bigred77, Imurhuckleberry and Dump like this.
  19. Imurhuckleberry

    Imurhuckleberry Avid spectator of windmill warriors
    Donor
    Florida GatorsSan Francisco GiantsGolden State WarriorsSan Francisco 49'ers

    Had to get the old fitting out without cutting the dry wall. Worked like a charm too.
     
  20. bigred77

    bigred77 Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Texas Tech Red RaidersTexas RangersSan Antonio SpursDallas CowboysKansas City ChiefsTexas Tech Red Raiders alt


    I think you are thinking too much about thinking about it
     
  21. goblue31602

    goblue31602 Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Chicago BearsDetroit Red WingsTool

    [​IMG]
     
    a.tramp likes this.
  22. DriveByBBQ

    DriveByBBQ Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Alabama Crimson TideTiger WoodsBirmingham LegionPGAGrateful DeadUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    Off centered tv is very Wabi Sabi.

    “In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of appreciating beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete" in nature.”
     
    Duck70, Dump, EMAW FC and 1 other person like this.
  23. Imurhuckleberry

    Imurhuckleberry Avid spectator of windmill warriors
    Donor
    Florida GatorsSan Francisco GiantsGolden State WarriorsSan Francisco 49'ers

    Did you live over there or just a random piece of info?
     
    DriveByBBQ likes this.
  24. DriveByBBQ

    DriveByBBQ Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Alabama Crimson TideTiger WoodsBirmingham LegionPGAGrateful DeadUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    Random knowledge. I’ve never been to Japan but I have an innate affinity and deep respect for their culture. Plan on visiting for my 40th birthday. Have you been?
     
    blind dog and a.tramp like this.
  25. Funshot Residue

    Funshot Residue This is my avatar, Asshat
    Donor
    Virginia CavaliersMiami MarlinsMiami Dolphins

    Wabi Sabi sounds more like: got drunk doing home improvements, things ended up off center, but I said fuck it I'm artistic.
     
  26. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Well-Known Member
    Kansas JayhawksChicago CubsSneakersBig 8 Conference

    There is a whole book called Ikigai that is really interesting about Japanese life and things like wabi sabi if you’re interested. Okinawa is one of only five green zones in the world that has a higher life expectancy. It’s a pretty fascinating book.
     
    DriveByBBQ and Willpépé like this.
  27. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
    Staff Donor

    team asymmetry is good

    also buying a smart thermostat to install, have stranded wires, going to be an adventure it seems
     
  28. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsSeattle Kraken

    If you have a soldering iron, coat those babies up.
     
    Imurhuckleberry likes this.
  29. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
    Staff Donor

    i do not and don't really want to go through all that trouble

    would probably just send the thing back if I can't get it to work, supposedly it'll be fine you just have to twist and straighten the strands to get good contact
     
  30. UncleJesse

    UncleJesse I'm not really in to dinosaurs right now.
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesDallas Cowboys

    I have made the choice to leave the TV where it is. Please respect my decision and no interview requests at this time.
     
  31. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish The Fish in Black
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideIndianapolis Colts

    One does not simply ignore the advice of a.tramp
     
  32. UncleJesse

    UncleJesse I'm not really in to dinosaurs right now.
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesDallas Cowboys

    It swayed my decision dramatically.
     
    One Two, Dump, Boo MFer! and 2 others like this.
  33. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish The Fish in Black
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideIndianapolis Colts

    That and the fact that it required no work on your part
     
    DistantFactor, One Two, Dump and 3 others like this.
  34. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsTexas Rangers

    Have a 4yd rolloff getting delivered today so I can demo concrete on Saturday to start working on my patio. There is Advil in my future....
     
  35. UncleJesse

    UncleJesse I'm not really in to dinosaurs right now.
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesDallas Cowboys

    [​IMG]
     
  36. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsTexas Rangers

    Fuck I hate being a DIY’r sometimes
     
  37. texasraider

    texasraider thanks
    Donor
    Texas RangersKansas City ChiefsTottenham HotspurDallas Mavericks altTexas Tech Red Raiders alt

    guys I think he never intended to center the tv
     
    DriveByBBQ, One Two, Dump and 2 others like this.
  38. UncleJesse

    UncleJesse I'm not really in to dinosaurs right now.
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesDallas Cowboys

    I did, but my wife liked it the way it was and when a.tramp agreed as well I decided to leave as is.
     
    One Two, EMAW FC, Dump and 4 others like this.
  39. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Well-Known Member
    Kansas JayhawksChicago CubsSneakersBig 8 Conference

    My thought as well. Either the TV wasn’t centered on the wall or he installed the fireplace off center. Neither make a whole lot of sense to me.
     
  40. Boom TittyMilk

    Boom TittyMilk User Formerly known as Big R
    Donor TMB OG
    Auburn TigersAtlanta BravesAtlanta HawksAtlanta United

    Might want to procure something stronger than Advil
     
    a.tramp likes this.
  41. UncleJesse

    UncleJesse I'm not really in to dinosaurs right now.
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesDallas Cowboys

    I had to move the fireplace a little more off center than I wanted due to cable jack and power jack interfering with the mount. Was going to move the tv centered but now leaving.
     
  42. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Well-Known Member
    Kansas JayhawksChicago CubsSneakersBig 8 Conference

    I like it the way it is
     
    UncleJesse likes this.
  43. UncleJesse

    UncleJesse I'm not really in to dinosaurs right now.
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesDallas Cowboys

    Thanks. It is off center on the wall but is centered up with my living room setup so it works.
     
    Simon Templar likes this.
  44. Imurhuckleberry

    Imurhuckleberry Avid spectator of windmill warriors
    Donor
    Florida GatorsSan Francisco GiantsGolden State WarriorsSan Francisco 49'ers

  45. texasraider

    texasraider thanks
    Donor
    Texas RangersKansas City ChiefsTottenham HotspurDallas Mavericks altTexas Tech Red Raiders alt

    you should at least line up the left edges of the TV and fireplace
     
  46. UncleJesse

    UncleJesse I'm not really in to dinosaurs right now.
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesDallas Cowboys

    I did last night.
     
    texasraider likes this.
  47. texasraider

    texasraider thanks
    Donor
    Texas RangersKansas City ChiefsTottenham HotspurDallas Mavericks altTexas Tech Red Raiders alt

    I must have missed where you posted the updated pic :crossedarms:
     
    bigred77 likes this.
  48. UncleJesse

    UncleJesse I'm not really in to dinosaurs right now.
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesDallas Cowboys

    I'll take one when I get home just for you.
     
    texasraider likes this.
  49. DeToxRox

    DeToxRox We dug coal together
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Detroit PistonsDetroit LionsDetroit Red WingsWolverhampton WanderersDetroit Tigers

    I can’t remember where that last video of a tree falling on house went but this seems as good a place as any

     
  50. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! Better than Burrow last year good.
    Donor
    Florida GatorsTampa Bay RaysJacksonville JaguarsTampa Bay Buccaneers

    Lol at the one guy putting his arms up like he could stop it.