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

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  1. buy_dont_lease

    buy_dont_lease Ha ha ha. What a story, Mark.
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    I experience cold sweats reading ned's head posts at this point.
     
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  2. Anison

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    Yes, it’s normal to continue to settle after having it repaired and remedial piers installed. I assume there is a lifetime warranty on the work; ask the company who performed it to come back out 9-12 months after to retake measurements.
     
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  3. Willpépé

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    I am dead serious that I had a dream last night that our foundation was shifting. Instead of doors it ruined three sinks.
     
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  4. PAHokie

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    What kind of work? If helical piers it is not uncommon for them to have to be adjusted.
     
  5. ned's head

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    There is a lifetime warranty. Is there a rule of thumb on how long it takes for the resettling to finish?

    The actual contract is in my wife's email account. I couldn't find any description of the pier used, but the warranty does say it will stabilize any movement over 1/4".

    I don't think it would be a huge deal to reshim my doors if it's finished settling, but now it's having me worry about moving forward with the bathroom renovation
     
  6. Anison

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    I would let it go for about a full year before having them come measure. There will definitely be some movement but it is most likely settling and not from the piers.
     
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  7. MORBO!

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    It’s probably been covered in the thread but I don’t feel like digging through.

    suggestions on video doorbells and maybe camera systems? I’d rather not wire anything, so I’m happy to change batteries or whatever.

    Ever since running for school board (she lost) and with everything that’s currently going on, my wife has gotten a lot of aggressive contacts from right wing nut jobs; and last night at 3 in the morning we had someone banging on our door. My dog went apeshit and I think they took off. They did appear to take a piss at my front door though.
     
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  8. Johnny Utah

    Johnny Utah Vaya con Dios, Brah
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    I have a Ring doorbell and a floodlight camera that haven't given me any issues and the picture quality is good. I also have several older outdoor Blink cameras that for the most part do a good job. The picture quality isn't as good as the ring cameras and my version didn't have two-way communication, although I think the new ones do. I've also pulled the consumer report ratings to help you out, so you can see if anyone on here has experience with some of the higher ranked cameras.
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  9. PAHokie

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    I have been happy with Wyze, much cheaper than anything else, but maybe not as user friendly as Ring.
     
  10. MORBO!

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    Thanks, y’all. I don’t feel super comfortable going out of town leaving my girls at home knowing this is happening. This might help relieve some of that.
     
  11. ButchCassidy

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    Have a Ring 3 and it seems to be really good.
     
  12. a.tramp

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    fucking shit, people are crazy
     
  13. ned's head

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    I use ring for the doorbell and blink for the camera. Both serve the purpose. The only downside is that you're stuck in their ecosystem for saving clips. I used to be able to use better third party apps for both live viewing and cloud saving with my hardwired cameras, but those obviously take more time and effort to set up
     
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  14. Russellin4885

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    I have become a pretty big Wyze fanboy since people in here turned me onto the company. Moving to the new house in about 10 days and plan on outfitting as much of the smart features as I can with them. Shit is so cheap but the quality is very solid and nice having it all on one app.
     
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  15. Baron

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    WHAT IN THE HELL
     
  16. MORBO!

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    Yep.

    Fucking school board…who knew?
     
  17. Bo Pelinis

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    Ring + Blink here. Blink cams are cheap as shit and do a good job. I like them all.
     
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  18. Imurhuckleberry

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    Worst thing about ring door bells is that you get to see all the late night criminals trying to break into people's vehicles/homes within 10 miles. Before ring I thought my part of OKC was pretty quiet now I'm just happy I bought north of NW Expressway.
     
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  19. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    I don't think you can go wrong between Ring or Nest. Ultimately a preference of fees/hardware/app.

    I have Nest/Google because I have more tie in to Android/Google Assistant etc. Very happy with them except for the new doorbell ("Nest Doorbell Battery" or something like that, the one from 2021). They removed 24/7 observation and now it only shows you events it detected. If I'm paying top dollar for a camera, it should let me preview and scrub back and forth, not just events it detected. I have the old doorbell ("Nest Hello") and it works well.
     
  20. Willpépé

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    Can you expand on this? I'd be interested in what this looks like.
     
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  21. Open Carry

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    Spray insulation went in yesterday. Could immediately tell the difference in the attic and my back room with the flat roof.

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  22. Cooler

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    Wyze has some data security issues if you’re worried about something like that. Otherwise, it is the cheapest option and still really good.

    I bought the Abode home security system which has 2 way cameras, a video doorbell, and door/window sensors. Haven’t been able to use it because I still don’t have internet in my house since I moved in in July. Has really promising reviews and am excited to eventually install it.
     
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  23. Snakes

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    I bought a Wyze for my front stoop after a recommendation in this thread. Did not intend to buy the kind you need to USB charge or hardwire it up there. Kind of a bummer because I don't have it wired and the battery only lasts a few weeks. So now it's just up there dead because I'm not climbing up there every other week to charge it. My old blink used AA batteries that lasted for about a year.

    So I will probably move the Wyze somewhere inside and hardwire it in and buy something else for the front steps.
     
  24. Imurhuckleberry

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    Ring has this thing that shows your alerts from your neighbours on their neighbours feed. Typically it's people breaking into houses/cars at night.
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  25. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    Our inspection graded our insulation as lacking and we have little clearance in ours as well (not flat though). Why did you go foam vs insulation? Cost?
     
  26. ButchCassidy

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    You’ve gone 2 months with no internet???
     
  27. PAHokie

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    Do you have it on continuous record or something? My battery lasts at least 3 months if not more.
     
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  28. Snakes

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    no it wasn't. it may have lasted a month.
     
  29. Open Carry

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    A couple reasons. It’s more expensive than blown in by about $1000, but it allows you to insulate the roof which brings the attic into a semi-conditioned space. It was unbearable to be up there in the summer, and especially since my air handler and all ducting is up there, I know I was losing a ton of cooling capacity due to the equipment being in such a hot space. Hopefully this lowers the strain on my system so it’ll last longer and cool more efficiently which should save me on my utility bills both with heating and cooling. Another plus is that it doesn’t compress so it shouldn’t ever lose its r-value. It can also get wet and not have any issues vs blown in which will compress and loses its insecticide. I figured if I was going to spend $3500 on blown in, the advantages of spray were worth the added cost to never have to worry about insulation again. Would definitely recommend spray foam to anyone looking at getting insulation done.
     
  30. Open Carry

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    Also found out today that my cabinets are actually 20 weeks out and not 12 like I was told when I ordered them last week, so I get to live without a kitchen for at least two months instead of a couple weeks.
     
  31. ANTWONE

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    I need a tip top WiFi router please and thank you
     
  32. Willpépé

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  33. buy_dont_lease

    buy_dont_lease Ha ha ha. What a story, Mark.
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    Go castle doctrine on their ass next time.
     
  34. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    Aug 24 page 614 reviews are posted. Won’t let me copy that in. No idea why.
     
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  35. Russellin4885

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    Hopefully doing a pretty big kitchen renovation when we move in, not looking forward to this part at all.

    Mind sharing the details on this? How big a space, closed vs open, cost, etc
     
  36. Open Carry

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    About 12-1300 sf. Open cell, they just spray the underside of the roof and all gables. Was about $1200 for removal of the old insulation, $3300 for the new insulation. Lifetime warranty, so they’ll come back out and do any touch up or patching if needed. Took a day to remove the old stuff then another day to install.
     
  37. arrdub

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  38. arrdub

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    What were dimensions of space at this price? Underinsulated too and looking at options. Our city utilities will subsidize blow in but curious if they would also do this as an alternative or if some bureaucratic hang up. Superheated attic has caused problems with our HVAC so love the idea of dropping the temps up there.
     
  39. Cooler

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    Yup. A new development and they didn’t have the internet ready yet. Wife and I just had our first kid too so we have been on paternity/maternity leave this whole time. It’s been brutal. Been using hot spot from our phone for work and stuff like that when needed.

    Less distraction to let me build some shelves and stuff tho for the house. Currently working on staining our new fence myself too. Buying a paint sprayer has been clutch.
     
  40. Open Carry

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    It was about 1200sf in floor area, which converted to about 1500sf in roof area which takes the added sf due to the slope of the roof into account. I believe there are also federal tax credits for energy improvement which insulation would fall under.
     
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  41. HuskerInMiami

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    How much did that cost? I was looking up in my attic with the electrician yesterday and there's virtually no insulation and I have a flat roof that gets hot as well. We tinted the windows and that helped a ton, but it'd be nice to keep in as much heat as possible. Need to do an ROI based on what it costs.
     
  42. Russellin4885

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  43. ned's head

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    Just met with a contractor on the master remodel. It's relatively small (18 x 10 or so) and we're having a hard time orienting everything. My wife is adamant about keeping a standalone tub.

    This man looked me dead in the eyes and said bathtubs are for babies :laugh:.

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  44. THF

    THF BITE THE NUTS, THUMB IN THE ASS!
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    If I redid my bathroom I would rip out the tub and put the shower there and expand my toilet area with some cabinets. Shit that might work actually.
     
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  45. ned's head

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    I don't know if this is a formal offer to leave my wife for you, but we're trending towards a yes
     
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  46. PAHokie

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    Same. I have been in my house 4 years and not once used the tub in my master.
     
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  47. Tommy Jefferson

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    Why is it that the idea of taking a long, relaxing bath seems so pleasant while most people rarely do it?
     
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  48. pperc

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    Not planning on having any?
     
  49. PAHokie

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    We always in a hurry to do something else. (Waste time watching tiktoks.)