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

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  1. a.tramp

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    I did it, you can do it. Live a little, be the GC.
     
  2. ned's head

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    I played GC yesterday when I sealed up some holes with expanding foam. Didn't think to wear gloves. Currently have freddy krueger skin on my hands
     
  3. Connor Norman

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    It’s pretty fun going to look at a house listed at $400k that needs at least $100k of work.
     
  4. lfriend

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    What is the recommended DDT for yards? Been getting a shitload of tiny ants on the driveway and porch the last few weeks.
     
  5. slogan119

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    Your idea of fun differs from mine, brother
     
  6. Connor Norman

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    Do they not teach sarcasm at Florida State?
     
  7. ned's head

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    And that's probably just the stuff you see on the surface.

    You should buy it. The water's nice in here
     
  8. Connor Norman

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    We walked in and it had a terrible smell. My wife immediately said “nope” and we left. We didn’t even check out the backyard/pool area which was the whole reason we went.
     
  9. NineteenNine

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    BOOOOOO
     
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  10. slogan119

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    I majored in it. But obviously it doesn’t translate across the state line to the north LOL
     
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  11. fish

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    A house for 500K all-in? What a dream.
     
  12. Lyrtch

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    got a quote for replacing carpet with lvp

    killmepete everything is so expensive
     
  13. Imurhuckleberry

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    We're 3 months behind because my GC can't get people to show up for work more than two days in a row. He works his ass off but just can't keep up.
     
  14. NDfanPSUgrad

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    Anyone have a zero turn and cut across a small incline. My driveway and house are elevated and there is about a 20-30 degree pitch and my riding mower works ok but I hear that zero turns may slide more. This is just on the bank next to my driveway and property line.
     
  15. Baron

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    Hard to say with out actually seeing it, but I'd assume it'd be ok. Tons of lawn care Facebook groups (Look up "Stripe Life (Lawn Care)") you could ask that question in.
     
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  16. thunderstruck

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    If it’s just on one section you’ll be fine. I’ve got a section along my driveway and another along a ditch that are pretty steep. Unless less I’m going too fast and bouncing around I don’t slide much.

    I’m a big fan of my zero turn, went from mowing 4 acres in about 4 hours to 1.5.
     
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  17. goblue31602

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    Only one way to find out
     
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  18. Pirasea

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    Fuck woodpeckers, one knocked a hole in my trim last spring and I had to have it repaired. I walked by that side of the house yesterday and sure enough the bastards done it again right above the old spot.
     
  19. Tommy Jefferson

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    Same things happened to me at a rental a few years back. The landlord dropped off a can of spray foam and told me to just fill it in.

    After the first time, the pecker just carved the hole out with quickness. (shocking!)

    The next time he came back before the foam and completely set. He ended up being engulfed in the foam as it expanded, that is how he spent his final days. Sucks for him but it solved my pecker problem.
     
  20. Pirasea

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    I was just thinking a pellet gun and a cooler of beer, but chemical warfare certainly could be an option
     
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  21. Connor Norman

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    For sale sign was just planted in my front yard.

    :andherewego.gif:
     
  22. pianoman

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    Neighbor directly across the street went up for sale on Tuesday. It went pending in six hours, I hope you have the same fortune.
     
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  23. Connor Norman

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    Another house in my subdivision just went up for $375k. We listed at $390 and we have a finished basement. The other house doesn’t have a basement. Hoping we get at least $425. We listed lower in hopes to drive up more offers.
     
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  24. pianoman

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    Yeah it's nuts. My neighbor listed for the same price as what we bought our place for 2 years ago with their house having the same bedrooms but 40% less sqft and only 1 bath vs our 2.5.
     
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  25. Boom TittyMilk

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    I’ve seen this on HGTV enough, you’ll get an all cash offer at 450
     
  26. Connor Norman

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    Sold
     
  27. Baron

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    did any of you guys have connection issues when it was set to 5g wireless? I put it back on 2.4g and seems like no issues with signal dropping.
     
  28. Willpépé

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    I did not, no.
     
  29. gilstein21

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    I did not as well. There may have been something with my att router to make sure both bands were cut off there.
     
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  30. gilstein21

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    I have both the 2.4 and 5 network turned on through the decos app. I think my devices just auto switch between the best signal if they are dual band capable, but I haven’t had any signal issues since I’ve installed it.
     
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  31. devine

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    Anyone have a pool table brand they recommend, nice and affordable? Don’t even know where to start for one
     
  32. devine

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  33. One Two

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    Not everyone is walking around with pool table money
     
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  34. ned's head

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  35. Name P. Redacted

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    You trying to fuck on this table or what
     
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  36. AptosDuck

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    what else are they for
     
  37. DrTomOsbourne

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    First of a few projects, still need the door and fixtures obviously. The big one starts tomorrow getting new floors throughout the whole house.

    Also extending the lanai for more outdoor space but permits will make me wait on that one.
     
  38. Name P. Redacted

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    Benches in showers are the goat
     
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  39. HuskerInMiami

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    I'm going to build a small pool house in my back yard.
    There's a few good sites that have pre-fab that you put together. I'm deciding between that or building it myself. Here's a layout I'm looking at: https://tour.studio-shed.com/index.html
    Has anyone built something like this before? This site has all the supplies listed for you as a PDF. I'm attaching the interior one because the others are over the limit.
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  40. texasraider

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    What’s your budget? I’m starting to consider doing one as an office/guest house
     
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  41. pratyk

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    Anyone have any experience with dealing with Mold issues? My brother in law's basement smells very musty / mildewy and there's no sign of water anywhere from the storm last week - in fact, the smells started being noticeable like 2 days ago when we went to pick up some beer from the fridge in the basement. They've been running a dehumidifier constantly to no avail. He's trying to get someone in for a mold test but it's been hard to get anyone in for the next couple days at least ..
     
  42. HuskerInMiami

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    I'd like to keep it around 60k, but the one I built on their site is 65k without anyone building it for me. I've watched a lot of YouTube's of people building sheds that are very similar in the shell on this build, so I may be able to do that part on my own and save a ton. The interior is the part I'm scared about. I feel like this would be a great learning experience, but I'd also like to make sure it's done correctly.
     
  43. HuskerInMiami

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    I don't have any (helpful) experience, but there's a small building at work that a lot of our employees have to be in that had a mold issue. We found out where the water was coming in and sealed it. To help with the mold smell, we used an ozone machine and a bunch of dehumidifiers and fans. The ozone machine helped kill the smell real quick.
    This is the Ozone machine I bought and used:
    Link won't let me link it to the TMB smiles page.

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  44. HuskerInMiami

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    The plan was to put it in so my family has a place to stay when they visit. We have someone visiting probably 1+ week each month and it'd be nice to give them their own space (moreso so they aren't in our space). My sister just got off her contract with the PGA and is hopefully moving down here soon. It would be a great place for her to be able to stay without getting an expensive apartment. If she doesn't want to stay, I guess my mom could stay in it for a while when we eventually have kids.
     
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  45. texasraider

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    thanks for the info however that's not a budget

    EDIT: I didn't see the first reply
     
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  46. HuskerInMiami

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    I'm trying to work and shitpost at the same time and I'm not very good at either. Here's where I answered your question.
     
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  47. Baron

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    Why is it that installing ceiling fans is so annoying?
     
  48. HuskerInMiami

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    Holding your hands above your head is exhausting.
     
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  49. Baron

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    It really is.
     
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  50. goblue31602

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    Every time I install a fan or light I remember how much I hate it. I'll have sore shoulders and neck for a few days.
     
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