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

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  1. Imurhuckleberry

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    2. T&G on the sides but not on the ends
    3. When you say climate control are we talking a dry a/c environment? Are you thinking days, weeks, or longer?

    And thanks.
     
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  2. Connor Norman

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    It would need to be in a climate controlled area inside your house. Typically there is an acclimation period of about 72 hours. Meaning it would need to be sitting in the area where it’s going to be installed for at least 72 hours prior to installing. Given that this particular flooring has been sitting in a shed for 40 years, I’d probably give it a few more days at least.
     
  3. Funshot Residue

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    Not having the milling on the ends could be a little problematic, though a good install and finishing ought to take care of most of that. And yes indoors for as long as you can deal with it before installing. A week isn't a bad idea. The more you can spread it out, the faster it will acclimate. If it's a pile, turn pieces crossways to create airspace. Small fan can help.
     
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  4. a.tramp

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    Pulled the trigger on a roof-mounted Sunsetter retractable awning. It is motorized with a wind sensor to auto retract and has LED lights and a drop down shade on the end since out back patio faces SW. Also has the Sunbrella UV fabric on it.

    Not what I wanted but a nice stop gap to get our patio usable in the Texas summer. Hopefully in 2-3 years I will address it with something more permanent. At least this will cool the wife’s jets for awhile.

    Not my house in these pictures but this is what it looks like. It is a combo of the color of one with the drop down that is shown on the other. Install date on the 20th and I am excite.

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  5. Lyrtch

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    I THINK the issue with our dishwasher is that the top spinner jets either don't work or work inadequately, after checking 90000 things.

    should have just bought a new dishwasher a month ago. assume i'll go Bosch 500 or 800 but taking board recs.
     
  6. a.tramp

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    I can not recommend the Fisher Paykel enough. 2 separate drawers (1 larger, 1 smaller) which means that you can wash a little bit at a time and not have wasted space in the machine. It has been a game changer and quality is top notch. We have had 0 issues with our range, frig, & washer since buying 3 years ago.

    Also super clean if you are into that type of thing.

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  7. Lyrtch

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    I didn't even know dishwashers like this existed
     
  8. a.tramp

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    I did not either until I was dead set in their 36” range/convection oven and looked at their other stuff to match.
     
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  9. kentucky_dawg

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    How much did that guy run ya? Looks like it could be a potential solution to a shade issue I’m having
     
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  10. a.tramp

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    For the size I needed which was somewhat custom and not a standard order, $4500 installed.
     
  11. AptosDuck

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    You could plant a tree for a lot less

    and then wait
     
  12. a.tramp

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    We experience droughts here almost every year. I have enough to worry about keeping the grass green and soil from cracking severely without a tree sucking up all available moisture.
     
  13. AptosDuck

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    Pittosporum eugenioides is pretty drought resistant and will grow up to four feet per year if you treat it right
     
  14. a.tramp

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    Also lol at waiting for a tree to grow. Dallas averages 20 100+ degree days a year and is in the 90s from late April/early May to mid/late October.
     
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  15. AptosDuck

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    The anticipation makes the eventual payoff that much better
     
  16. a.tramp

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    I am not worried about drought resistant. My wife wants shade in 2 months and I do not care to add any more to yard maintenance than I already have. I am actually on the verge of a 75% zeroscape.
     
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  17. Imurhuckleberry

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    I stand corrected. The sample I grabbed was cut but all the rest have t&g ends!
     
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  18. goblue31602

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  19. Open Carry

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    Installed one of those 10-15 years ago, still working to this day. Was a pain in the ass and took 3 of us to get it up. Also had to disable the wind sensor because it always kept closing the thing with the slightest breeze, but hopefully they’ve fixed that. Solid investment otherwise though.
     
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  20. buy_dont_lease

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    We bought a hone with a little older model of the Fisher & Paykel dishdrawer... I’ll never own anything else ever again.
     
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  21. bigred77

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    So my electric meter literally fell the fuck off my house today....
     
  22. ButchCassidy

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    Free electricity for you!
     
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  23. goblue31602

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  24. bigred77

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    Yea maybe if it didn't take the meter box and the main breaker with it
     
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  25. infected donkey

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    If you truly want free power pull the meter out and put in copper blanks on the stabs. 100% life hack!
     
  26. Funshot Residue

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    Power company never owned up to it, but in the last place I lived, when they replaced the guts of the meter base with one that was remotely readable, the new part caught on fire. Made for a somewhat exciting morning on our end. Luckily I was getting up.. it cooked one leg,, so the lights were still working,, having welded that side together, even after the meter had fallen off into the yard. Have also heard about a power company employee that tried to install a new meter without having it lined up and was knocked down/back/over when it made contact.
     
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  27. g8r

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    Will put this in here because my pool is not snobby…..went to open my pool today only to find out the gfi I plug the pump in is dead. Apparently a colony of ants decided it would make a good home and moved right in. After the ant genocide and replacement of two receptacles my pump is working.
     
  28. g8r

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    this happens in addition to meter sometimes blowing up. Many place require face shields when installing a meter now.
     
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  29. Dump

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    a.tramp has told me good luck with getting any parts for your pool anytime soon
     
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  30. g8r

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    I had planned last year to replace the liner this year. In November the big pool store said call us in January and we will get you scheduled. In January they said liners are back ordered until September unless you are buying a whole new pool.
     
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  31. a.tramp

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    I love ants man, they are a great source of income. They fry GFCIs, mechanical timer mechanisms, even full computer automation systems.

    Always treat under your electrical components in your yard for ants, especially during a prolonged period of no rain. Rain comes and they move up for dryness, and then find electrical boxes are not only dry but also warm and they will nest there. Then you will be batting cleanup.
     
  32. AptosDuck

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    Aptos ants love my hard wired smoke detectors
     
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  33. a.tramp

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    My little 8’ x 10’ shed just became a little more badass. Should have electrical ran in about 3 weeks so lights, outlets and a portable ac on standby.

    Craftsman seemed to offer the best value when shopping around. I do not own a single tool of theirs but their boxes be legit.

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  34. Name P. Redacted

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    Love standing unit ACs.
     
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  35. g8r

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    So I replaced the breaker with a gfi breaker the put in a regular receptacle.
     
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  36. a.tramp

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    Good thinking. Breakers are the only thing I have not seen them fry yet.
     
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  37. g8r

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    ‘it was my dads idea. I didn’t know gfi breakers were even a thing.
     
  38. Connor Norman

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    My dad has been renovating his place over the past couple of years. It was in pretty bad shape when he bought it. I helped him demo everything. Took the whole house down to the framing in the inside. Even took out all studs so he could reconfigure everything. We put in a whole new subfloor and framed up and drywalled his bathroom and master bedroom. But that’s as far as my help went because I had to go back to Atlanta. He was able to finish up those two rooms but hasn’t done anything else because of health issues. It’s gotten pretty bad for him so my oldest nephew (18) is going to move in with him. Problem is there still wasn’t a bedroom for my nephew. So I flew do to Jacksonville today to see how far I could get. Got it framed up, drywall on and mudded, flooring down and all electrical done in 12 hours. Flying back home to Atlanta in 5 hours. Completely exhausted.

    Sister is going over tomorrow to sand and paint. So in roughly 36 hours it’ll go from a wide open space to a completely finished bedroom.

    Gonna try to find another weekend soon to come down to install a kitchen and finish the living room.
     
  39. NineteenNine

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    You could try not living in Dallas.
     
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  40. a.tramp

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    I have tried before. Then we found out we were expecting and it significantly delayed the relocation effort.
     
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  41. Willpépé

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    Where would you go?
     
  42. a.tramp

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    Hill Country northwest of San Antonio or southwest of Fort Worth.
     
  43. bigred77

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    You should move to the real hill country here where i am
    There's plenty of your kinda pools very nearby
     
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  44. pperc

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    It’s all Texas to me
     
  45. Open Carry

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    Didn’t get the pool house

    :feelsbadman:
     
  46. ned's head

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    I know that feeling. If it's any consolation, bidding wars in dallas pretty substantially over the past couple of weeks and things are at least lasting more than a weekend. Inventory still sucks, but at least you may not have to scramble and cross your fingers on the next one
     
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  47. a.tramp

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    I was almost certain my house got struck by lightning about an hour ago. The whole house shook and windows rattled. Not us but I know a neighbor has to have been struck close by.
     
  48. fish

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    Glad it wasn't you, brother.
     
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  49. 42yard

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    wow u r blancoXcore
     
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