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

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  1. LSU90

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    My arms got tired reading this. Fucking hate installing fans
     
  2. DistantFactor

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    Oh great, I’ve got 4 ceiling fans I need to replace and another 8 light fixtures at the new place. This is going to be fun.
     
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  3. DriveByBBQ

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    think of it as a ninja training challenge.
     
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  4. Name P. Redacted

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    I have five fans to install when we move into the new house this week. Can’t wait.
     
  5. Baron

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    It’s so easy to do, but it’d also be 100% worth it to pay someone to do it too.
     
  6. Open Carry

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    Cabinets are ordered. 12 week lead time. Electricians started yesterday and the plumber is lined up for next week. Spray insulation going in today. Flooring soon to follow. A few months behind schedule, but things are starting to come together.

    Here’s a sneak peak of the kitchen layout
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  7. ned's head

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    You were contemplating nixing some stuff, right? What did you end up going with and what did the estimate come in at?
     
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  8. Open Carry

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    I had grand plans of relocating the kitchen and taking out walls. Contractor wanted like $100k to do everything, so I told him I couldn’t afford it and scaled things back. Ended up managing the trades myself and hiring a guy to do general carpentry and labor. Kitchen is remaining in its current space and opened up that wall into the hallway for counter seating. Cabinets and countertops should come out to around $15k installed. Could’ve gotten cheaper by doing off the shelf cabinets, but I went for semicustom with better construction and finishes.
     
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  9. THF

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    If you can, see if you can get the ball bearing full extender slides for your drawers with the soft close. They shouldn't be much more expensive than the regular close drawer slides. I upgraded a few in my kitchen and my wife raves about them. Its really a small detail but it makes a big difference.
     
  10. Open Carry

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    Yea soft close hardware was part of the cabinet upgrade
     
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  11. a.tramp

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    There is only one negative to soft close hardware. Now any time I go to a friend/family house that does not have soft close, I slam the door or drawer of their cabinets shut so hard the whole house rattles. Unintentionally. And I can not stop.
     
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  12. thunderstruck

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    Same with toilet lids
     
  13. ned's head

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    I replaced a plastic one with a wooden one the other day and it's like I've been spiking a football every time I potty
     
  14. Bruce Bowen

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    Our contractor said we were the first hes had ask for slow close doors in the kitchen.
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  15. a.tramp

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    What in the world? You guys find a GC from the other side of the Red River or something?
     
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  16. Bruce Bowen

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    I was confused. Chalked it up to some weirdo Texas thing.
     
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  17. ButchCassidy

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    We have oak hardwood floors throughout our house, original from the 60s. Our kitchen is an ugly ass carpet.

    We want to pull up the carpet, and put some vinyl flooring down, but having a hard time figuring out what would look well. Wife doesn't really want to go from wood to wood, plus it's hard to match with oak. We'd also like to redo our cabinets and paint them white, or possibly a blue or green color. I was leaning something more like a white tile/marble vinyl floor, and then color the cabinets.
     
  18. Willpépé

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    Had white floors in a kitchen once before. I never will again. Definitely darker for kitchen floor is my preference.
     
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  19. ButchCassidy

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    I should also add my wife drops everything, lol.
     
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  20. Willpépé

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    You’d be surprised how fucking quickly a white kitchen floor gets dirty right after you have it spotless. We went with a darker grey tile here and could not be happier with it. Obviously not saying that color will work for you, but I like it a thousand times better.
     
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  21. 49ers169

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    Welp had the first big issue in our house after living here for two years.

    Noticed water damage in our kitchen ceiling and our go to plumber who doesn’t bullshit is pretty pessimistic given the leak is caused by corrosion in our cast iron bathtub pipe.

    Probably going to have to pivot back to the bathroom renovation now.
     
  22. Baron

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    We have very dark hardwood floors that were redone when we bought the house. The kitchen is done in vinyl plank that’s lighter. Sorry if the floor is dirty but my basement is currently is full of shit due to the main sewer line clogged. FML

    Anyways this should give you an idea. Oh, and we have white cabinets in the kitchen. Let me know if you want more pictures.

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  23. Name P. Redacted

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    Good news: mover arrived earlier than expected and can unload household goods tomorrow

    bad news(for my wife): I’m two days away from being at the house so she has to coordinate that herself
     
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  24. bigred77

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    Maybe you should have asked for drawers
     
  25. bigred77

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    Have you looked into terrazzo?
     
  26. Tommy Jefferson

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    Just got our first quote to extend our concrete patio and add a screened in porch. What I thought was a simple project. $60-70k

    welp. I guess I’ll just buy bug spray.
     
  27. goblue31602

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    Same here, currently working on financing. About to be so poor I can't afford my membership to this free website.
     
  28. ned's head

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    Just got the first quote to reconfigure and update the master bath at $55k. Now I have to convince my wife that it's just due to a covid premium that will end in when I'm dead years from now
     
  29. a.tramp

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    I did mine for $18k with a mix of my own work and contractors (plumber, electrician, tile guy). You should try that and save a heap of money!
     
  30. ned's head

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    Deal. I'll await wire instructions and a contract
     
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  31. a.tramp

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    Step 1: get an old metal clothes hanger so you can start testing outlets.
     
  32. a.tramp

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    Oh, you mean bank wire not electrical wire oh gosh I feel silly.
     
  33. Struggler

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    Is it on a slab foundation or a second story? Not that either would justify that quote.
     
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  34. ned's head

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    It is a slab on the first floor, and in fairness we will likely need to relocate a toilet. Still a bit of a shocking number for someone who's never done something so big
     
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  35. Baron

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    Has anyone got their sewer line "lined" so roots can't penetrate any openings in the pipe?
     
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  36. bigred77

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    Lined with what?
     
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  37. Baron

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  38. THF

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    Sooo emailed a local city guy about my very mature tree in the front yard as it’s growth has slowed this year.

    He informed me that it’s an Ash tree and will be fucked when the Ash borers get here and it’s on borrowed time. I should remove it immediately. The slow growth was from the winter storm which has added extra stress and the borers are going to feast on it shortly.

    So basically any suggestions on good trees to look at and ones to avoid? Looking at replacing it with a Live or Shumard Oak.
     
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  39. blotter

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    it's my understanding that's how they do new pipe, just not in the hole, but still on site. I know a couple of people who have had it done recently and no issues yet that I'm aware of

    I'd be proactive either with getting it done or having an insurance policy if I was worried about the possibility. Scumbag solution that my uncle came up with is to snake it god knows how many dozen times because a tree obviously is growing into it, wait until it's proper fucked, take a policy out, and collect on the policy within two months of having it. He compounded this borderline fraudulent activity by committing outright insurance fraud with the company doing the work on the new installation that is owned by his best friend's kid. Don't be like my uncle
     
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  40. blind dog

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    I like willow oaks
     
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  41. Duck70

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    I'm a big Maple fan and there a ton of different varieties out there now. They grow quicker and have better fall color than oaks imo.
     
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  42. bigred77

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    Your uncle doesn't happen to be named Roscoe. Does he?
     
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  43. blotter

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    Best part was when he was recruiting me to help. He's selling me on why I should trench his sewer line. I'm like I hear what you're saying, but I can make a lot more just getting some weed ready for a guy. I did a lot of the labor he agreed to do on various jobs with a hernia and torn up shoulder. Mostly out of pity, but not that job.

    His friend's kid gets there and is hollering because my uncle trenched it. After he calmed down he tells my uncle he was going to leave the old pipe in an install it horizontally like decribed in baron's link. Like I understand not creating paper trails when committing insurance fraud, but how they didnt go over that key detail is something I'll never understand.
     
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  44. Baron

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    Yea I am going to get some quotes. No clue you could get an insurance policy on it. That sounds shady as hell.
     
  45. ned's head

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    We had foundation work done in may and it tested level afterwards. I've noticed several doors aren't sitting level in their frames and a couple don't latch (one started a month ago, another today).

    Anyone know if it is normal for a house to continue to settle that long after work, or do I need to get the engineer out?
     
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  46. a.tramp

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    My man, have you considered leasing a house?
     
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  47. ned's head

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    Why bother. It'll probably kill me in my sleep before I could find something else
     
  48. Name P. Redacted

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    A money tree
     
  49. Imurhuckleberry

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    I'm now just picturing
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