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

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  1. DeToxRox

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    We had a 60 foot oak tree brought down a few years ago, and the guys had to swing the pieces of tree over my neighbors house to get them onto the street to be disposed. My asshole was puckered for the four hours it took them to finish.
     
  2. texasraider

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    I wish there was a TV channel playing these videos 24/7
     
  3. PAHokie

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  4. EMAW FC

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    Deck update:

    composite decking arrives Thursday and putting it on Saturday. Getting joists spaced properly to 16” off center (they were all 20+ inches some even as high as 26 inches spaced) and putting in posts to be ready for the composite shipment.

    Father in law hard at work
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  5. Name P. Redacted

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    EMAW FC in his proper place: supervising.
     
  6. EMAW FC

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    I’m hopping off work every so often to help out. Put a good dent in it yesterday already
     
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  7. Boom TittyMilk

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    Of about the 75 trees that surround my house I’m eyeballing about 7 that need to be cut down.

    this is my fear
     
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  8. Connor Norman

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    My wife decided we could do a concrete pathway from the front of the house to the basement by ourselves. We did a 12 sq ft area yesterday and I wanna die. The other 120 sq ft should be a blast.
     
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  9. NineteenNine

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    RIP in peace.
     
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  10. Russellin4885

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    You hand mixing?
     
  11. colonel_forbin

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    My next door neighbor (in her late 60s) said that her daughter wants to move to our neighborhood and to let her know if we ever want to sell our house. I wonder what kind of premium I could get for the daughter being next door to her mother.
     
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  12. Name P. Redacted

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    Or ask what non-monetary things she is willing to offer.
     
  13. Bruce Bowen

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    Ew step realtor!
     
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  14. colonel_forbin

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    Good idea. My neighbor on the other side said he saw a chipmunk crawl out of my HVAC unit so I'll probably start with seeing if she'd be cool with that.
     
  15. Name P. Redacted

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    help i'm stuck in the crawl space
     
  16. Imurhuckleberry

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    Thought he was about to end up in the "alive or no" thread.
     
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  17. Imurhuckleberry

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    We had a live oak over the house. I was cutting back chunks about 2' at a time with people to slowly catch them. Went at one long skinny branch that was just a bit out catching reach. Had my papa there just in case. It definitely broke way before we thought it would and flattened him on the roof. I thought I had killed him. Then he said, "well I guess I can scratch that off the bucket list."
     
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  18. Connor Norman

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    Yeah I did yesterday. Think I’m just gonna build this form and then have a company come pour me what I need and I’ll smooth it out.
     
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  19. Willpépé

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    I’d just pay them and I say that with no knowledge about the process at all if I had to do it. That said we had our porch and front sidewalk done a while back and fuck doing any of that work.
     
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  20. UncleJesse

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  21. Boom TittyMilk

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    I am more triggered by that than i ever thought i would be
     
  22. Connor Norman

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    Well, that is my preference. I’m trying to convince her but she’d rather spend that extra money on some other projects she wants done.
     
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  23. texasraider

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    I don’t hate it but I don’t like it. And do something with that cord
     
  24. UncleJesse

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    It’s the cable that goes to my internet, none of the other jacks were hot so I have to get it moved.
     
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  26. Bruce Bowen

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    I waited way too long to do this, years. Then I found out the isp would move it for $50.
     
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  27. UncleJesse

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    We literally have an office where they could have ran the hot wire to and my wife was home while they came and installed it. They asked where to put it and she said the living room was fine. Not on her, totally my fault. I should have told her.
     
  28. Duck70

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  29. UncleJesse

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    Got an idea for there I’m going to try this weekend.
     
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  30. Tommy Jefferson

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    I support the decision to go flush with the fireplace on the left, and agree a more vertical element on the right would be better. Try something like this and you will have a stew brewing.
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  31. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    Probably the final version, now that we've added plants. Snapped this photo as grass continues to green up from winter dormancy.
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  32. Russellin4885

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    Yea, fuck all that. I did a quick concrete calculator and your looking at like 60+ bags of concrete, that's crazy to try and hand mix that much.
    Would meet in the middle and rent a tow behind mixer. Those things can do like 5 bags at a time. My dad and me did a 10X8 pad last year. Probably took us 2 hours with that thing.
     
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  33. Russellin4885

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    One of my best friends direct neighbor is looking to sale her house and move to the beach. This is an awesome neighborhood, in a great area of the city, and next to one of my best friends who our daughters are a month apart, obviously incredibly intrigued. Couldn't tell much about the house because the woman's late husband originally built it in 1979, so nothing really on any of the listing sites. Only thing I really knew was it is on an awesome 1.5 acre lot which you can't find within city limits hardly. Went by yesterday to check it out and my god, it quite literally needs everything done to it. I'm talking new roof, new gutters, new siding, new fascia, kitchen, every bathroom, etc. I really don't know if anything will stay. The house is massive too, she didn't actually know how big it is but it's 4,000 square feet plus easy. Unless she wants a crazy price for it I'm going to do everything I can to make it work though. Should have a $200,000+ reno budget to work with so I would hope it's all doable. So hopefully I'll have a lot of content to add over the next few months.
     
  34. a.tramp

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  35. Tommy Jefferson

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    I don’t mean to be a Debbie downer but if you are planning $200k for reno you might plan for more than just a ‘few months’ of content.
     
  36. Russellin4885

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    Crossed my mind for sure. Luckily I'm very handy and I could handle all of this myself but after completely renovating my current house myself I would rather hire out most of it this time. I'll still do a few of the projects but would like to pay a contractor to knock out the big ones.
     
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  37. a.tramp

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    I am just messing. I would love to have the time/budget to handle a project like that some day. Beat of luck. And speaking from experience, best have a fully livable area for the wife & kid to nest before you move in. Have a couple main rooms ready and then you can focus on the rest. My wife has a lot of patience but I have put her through heck with all the projects.
     
  38. Russellin4885

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    We are the same. The house we are in we did the whole thing while living there and it was rough, and that was before having a kid. There was a point that the upstairs were the bedrooms are was unusable, sleeping on couches in the living room with no heat in the house, and holes in the floor were you could see the crawlspace. Looking back don't even know how I talked her into all that. Never again though. Plan would be to just carry two mortgages and like you said get the livable spaces totally done. For example it has a full basement with a kitchen that can wait to be redone if needed.
     
  39. Connor Norman

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    Why not do the basement first and you could live there while working on the rest of the house?
     
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  40. Russellin4885

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    Yea, that's not a bad idea. This is all kind of a whirl wind right now. Just heard about this even being possible on Sunday. Then seeing it yesterday, my buddy told me it was in rough shape but I didn't expect it to be that bad, It's almost a total gut job.
     
  41. CUAngler

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    the other video of the guy howling goddddd dammmmmmmit is my favorite thing on the internet
     
  42. MORBO!

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    Hate to be that guy and not sure if this discussion has already been done, but isn’t the recommendation for composite 12 inch spacing between joists?
     
  43. EMAW FC

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    16 inch off center according to deckorators
     
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  44. Funshot Residue

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    12" centers for stairs and diagonal patterns, for TREX, I believe.
     
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  45. NoNatty

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    Signed closing documents at 8:00 last night in order to get the sale/buy recorded today.

    We have a bunch of things we need to get done but want a covered patio. Got the first quote this morning. 16k for this seems outrageous, just the cover, no concrete or pavers.

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  46. ned's head

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    Closed on the new house yesterday and won't close on the new one for a month. Butthole will be perpetually puckered with every storm this dumb city throws at me
     
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  47. Dump

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    you bought two houses?
     
  48. ned's head

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    No...sold the existing one but it doesn't close for another month.
     
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  49. texasraider

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    we had golf ball size hail last night. I've had three roofers knock on my door today before 10am
     
  50. Willpépé

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    Those motherfuckers are vultures. I think they create the hail somehow.