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

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  1. ned's head

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    We have two, but there's also 2 other bathtubs in the house
     
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  2. Connor Norman

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    My house is under contract. Ended up getting more than I expected but less than I hoped for after experiencing how hot the market is.
     
  3. pianoman

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    My wife does it every other night. We live in a 150+ year old home with a clawfoot cast iron tub from who knows when. I truly believe she'd murder me if I took that thing out.
     
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  4. arrdub

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    Yeah I thought the “not planning on having any” was in reference to marital relations after you take away the lady’s tub.
     
  5. Rabid

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    We had our main drain lined in 2016. It was about $3k. They just put an epoxy in the line and it hardens and is basically like putting a new PVC pipe inside the old pipe. Much cheaper than trenching the front yard and replacing the hole thing. (Our house is 60 years old which is about the useful life of cast iron pipes.
     
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  7. NDfanPSUgrad

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    Contractor came back to fix my tiled master shower after the dam rotted out (4 years old). He brought his tile guy and as they start to demo it’s worse than expected. They ripped out the shower floor because they had to get to the liner but all of that was actually still good. It was under the rest of the floor that all of the subfloor was rotting. The good news is they are going to make it right but holy shit at how fucked this got in just 4 years.

    I hated the small square tiles we used for a shower base. Anyone have any good recs.
     
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  8. Name P. Redacted

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    Nest removed my ability to comment on this part of the app. Fuckers.
     
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  9. Name P. Redacted

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    First day at the house and we found out our blower motor is dead and the control board is fried. $400 later and we at least have cold air blowing but still need a new board. Welcome to the war room.
     
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  10. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    Need a good backyard string light rec.

    Too skeptical of Amazon reviews in this category.
     
  11. THF

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    I think Costco has some pretty decent options.
     
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  12. Connor Norman

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    Just put in an offer on a house. Great neighborhood and great schools. It’s a bit of a fixer upper (all cosmetic which I can easily do myself) and has been sitting on the market for about 45 days so sent in an offer 45k less than asking.
     
  13. bigred77

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    Make sure they are LED with plastic bulbs
     
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  14. ned's head

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    Don't want to toot my own horn, but I replaced a leaky bathroom sink drain today and that sucker has a seal that you would not believe. Things are looking up
     
  15. laxjoe

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    wife and i just put an offer on our first house together. should find out by this time tomorrow
     
  16. gilstein21

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    I replaced the faucets in the master bathroom once. I used a shit ton of plumbers putty on the drain. Years later we put granite in that bathroom and moved those faucets to the other bathrooms in the house. I warned the contractor about the amount of putty and he’s like ya, you weren’t lying, that was never going to leak.
     
  17. ned's head

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    There were some big holes under a couple of bathroom sinks and someone turned me on to expanding spray foam. I was talking to my FIL how neat that stuff was. He said yep, you just have to go slow and light.

    I went neither slow nor light. It looks like someone was roasting mallows under the sink :laugh:. Sealed though
     
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  18. Name P. Redacted

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    Spending the first night in the house I bought two months ago. Boxes everywhere but it feels good. Going to enjoy a lot of Midwestern sunsets here.

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  19. Open Carry

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    I found a stupid amount of that stuff right above where a 5’ section of sill plate had rotten out under the kitchen sink. I ever see that shit again I know immediately to look for problems.
     
  20. laxjoe

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    Fuuuuuccckkkk this waiting shit
     
  21. Connor Norman

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    Yeah we have two offers our right now. I just need one of them to fucking answer.
     
  22. PAHokie

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    My friends looked at 35 houses since the spring before finally being under contract. Last weekend.
     
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  23. laxjoe

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    Damn. Beat out by a lower, but all cash, offer. That’s some bull shit
     
  24. Connor Norman

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    Got beat out on one. Still waiting to hear back from the other.
     
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  25. NineteenNine

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    That sucks balls.
     
  26. THF

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    Do not get that shit on your hands.... seriously. It never comes off. Its like a new 3d tattoo.
     
  27. ned's head

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    Oh yeah. I definitely fucked around and found out about that
     
  28. Baron

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    I learned while doing landscaping in college one summer. We were installing a small pond in someone's backyard and were using some similar spray foam, that shit was on my hands, body, etc. for weeks!
     
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  29. ned's head

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    Landscapers have pulled up approximately 8 tons of ground cover and the office french doors that I've been waiting on since 8/2 have shipped. What a nice little week so far
     
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  30. Name P. Redacted

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    Spent approximately $800 on a new blower motor and control board for my HVAC. Hell yeah.
     
  31. TLAU

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    Question on the home buying front: estimated closing date on new build is 10/26. Have a great initial loan offer based on my wages from a job I just left and I guess credit report and what not from early June.
    Accepted an offer with a new firm, same industry, same work etc but at a 40% salary increase from my last job.
    Credit score has gone down due to a shitload of moving costs from dallas back to austin and saving cash for closing. Pretty much revolves around credit utilization % which was ~20% and is now ~40%

    What are the pros and cons / am I obligated to legally tell my mortgage guy about the new job? My previous employer is a good friend who said he would tell the lender that nothing had changed regarding my employment with him if I wanted him to (whenever they do the 1-2 week out call for verification), if informing them of my new job would cause any kind of hiccups or have a negative effect on my potential loan.
     
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  32. comrade static

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    new job shouldn’t be a problem. Typically underwriter just wants a letter from new employer.
     
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  33. thunderstruck

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    I wouldn’t say shit about it. I almost did at the closing table (closing attorney was a friend of the family) and she immediately cut me off. Said if she knew circumstances had changed she’d be obligated to inform the lender and we would have to start the process over.
     
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  34. Pharm

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    I have a running toilet. I’m assuming it’s the flapper but I’m not positive. I’ve turned off the water to the toilet and it drains to the flapper line over a long time but I can’t visible see bubbles or anything. Should be fairly simple to replace

    also, any home camera systems they recommend? I have two PoE lines for the front and the back but also want a couple wireless ones in the kids room and bedroom to keep an eye on our dogs when we are away.
     
  35. Name P. Redacted

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    well you better go catch it
     
  36. Boom TittyMilk

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    Quite the transition
     
  37. thunderstruck

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    He clearly wants video of his toilet running off
     
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  38. Doc Louis

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    Yeah it'll help with front end and back end ratios for affordability and that stuff but also don't bring it up at closing after all that's done and you're signing.
     
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  39. Doc Louis

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    Yeah that sounds like something may have dry rotted in the tank. When it's empty, are there any sort of dried rubber particles in the tank? It would look like random dirt/dust in it. Also have you tried adjusting the intake's water level to see if it's set too high? That part (the one that connects to the water intake line) may need to be replaced if it looks old and worn out
     
  40. Pharm

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    intake looked fine as I’ve turned the water off and watched it dor 20 minutes or so. It only refills when the float valve triggers on. Looks like a flapper in my best guess
     
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  41. ned's head

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    Have landscapers installing sod right now. They put it on the sidewalk and there are clearly empty patches everywhere in the front.

    Randomly looked outside and saw a guy loading sod into his truck. He tried to play it off like he thought it was bulk trash that I was tossing. What in the world
     
  42. drewru

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    So, made an offer on a house at the top of my wife and I’s budget fully expecting it wouldn’t be the highest/accepted, but did it because she loved the house and I didn’t want to hear how we missed out because we didn’t give it our best shot, for the next 30 years. She even wrote a sappy buyer’s letter that I thought was pointless. Well, guess whose offer was accepted. Fuck. 11 offers and we were the second highest. Turns out her letter put us over the top.

    Oh, and we waived all contingencies, because apparently, in the Bay Area, offers with contingencies aren’t taken seriously. So, aside from faking my own death and starting a new life somewhere else, it looks like I’ll be checking in on this thread regularly.

    Hi all!
     
  43. ned's head

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    :cryingjordan:
     
  44. Boom TittyMilk

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    Congrats on the sex

    and by sex i mean the house fucking you
     
  45. thunderstruck

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    Ts and Ps
     
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  46. a.tramp

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  47. drewru

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    Thank you. Thank you very much.
     
  48. drewru

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    Ahahaha, this almost makes the whole thing worth it.
     
  49. drewru

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    Coming from the nyc area, I thought all the talk of the Bay Area’s unaffordable housing market was hype created by folks from the middle. Nope. This place makes pretty much everywhere that isn’t Hong Kong look like a bargain.

    Did I mention the house is a fixer? Cosmetic fixer, but still
     
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