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

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  1. Russellin4885

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    Actually that was what I always wanted to do for my next house but there's hardly any land available. That list also sounds pretty crazy but I have some really good construction connections so between that and me doing a lot of the higher end work like electrical, hvac, I'm hoping to stay under $120K for the total renovation.
     
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  2. THF

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    This seems like it would happen to one of my projects.

    ned's head did you have a recording going at your house recently?

     
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  3. Connor Norman

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    Is it a dick move to take toilet paper holders, towel bars, hooks, etc when selling a house?
     
  4. Cocks13

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    My AC vent covers got pulled up for the floor refinishing… now they won’t go back in bc the metal from inside the vent/under the floor is bent and impossible to bend back. (The underpart of the vent cover that sticks out hits the metal and won’t fit flush into the cover/on the floor)

    so my question is… is anyone familiar with floor AC vents that don’t protrude from the bottom?
    I’m thinking worst case I just screw in some wall covers on the floor vents (they don’t protrude.)
    Any insight is appreciated.
     
  5. arrdub

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    yes

    but sellers be raping rn so probably swings
     
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  6. Name P. Redacted

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    yes
     
  7. goblue31602

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    Anything attached to walls is assumed to come with it unless specifically noted, at least in my area.
     
  8. Name P. Redacted

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    my seller left their tv mounts
     
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  9. devine

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    I mean no buyer wants to have to go buy those when you’re already dealing with a million things and expect them to be left
     
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  10. arrdub

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    puny buyer

    bow to your seller overlords
     
  11. ned's head

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    It's that way in texas, too.
     
  12. devine

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    Did you miss the part where we got it for $8k under appraisal lmbo
     
  13. bigred77

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    I'm gunna take the doors & windows when I sell
     
  14. Funshot Residue

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    "I've always loved this roof"........
     
  15. Connor Norman

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    Guys, I’m not taking them. My wife suggested we take them and I told her it’s a dick move. She said it wasn’t because they didn’t come with the house when we bought it (new construction).
     
  16. ned's head

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    This may be more relevant for texas, but what does everyone do for foundation irrigation? Soaker hoses? Manual watering? When we had our foundation repaired in the summer, the engineer said he personally hated soakers for some reason, but he never mentioned what he did in its place.
     
  17. ButchCassidy

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    Just got a quote back for replacing our 2 old, wood, garage doors with aluminum doors. About $2500 all in. Does that seem reasonable?
     
  18. bigred77

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    I'm not sure it's reasonable to be replacing 2 year old doors
     
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  19. Bruce Bowen

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    I feel like its a Texas thing maybe I’m wrong but why does everyone take their fridge with them when they sell?
     
  20. Boom TittyMilk

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    They were a pain in the ass to find this time last year when we bought our house. Ga and our sellers took theirs
     
  21. ButchCassidy

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    Reading is hard, lol. 2 wooden doors, that are probably 40 years old.

    one of our springs snapped. The doors are super heavy and my wife can’t lift them. Thought about replacing them rather than just getting the spring fixed.
     
  22. bigred77

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    My brain inserted year in there
     
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  23. ButchCassidy

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    We installed new openers last year. Can tell they struggle with the doors and the track, as it's not a smooth close.
     
  24. ned's head

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    I'm in texas and was pleasantly surprised when the previous owners left theirs (they said they would take it). Sold my perfectly working fridge and pocketed a quick $500.

    Quickly learned that theirs was broken
     
  25. Name P. Redacted

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    Sellers left the fridge (both of them actually) which is nice. The kitchen fridge is a Kitchenaid and it has a feature where it auto pours a user-set amount of water, pretty slick.
     
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  26. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    I did a garage door conversion last year. Your quote seems pretty similar to what I saw, just read reviews to make sure people are happy with issues/warranty repairs etc from the company you go with.

    That is ultimately how I decided which company to go with.
     
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  27. pperc

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    seems a bit high. i have a 2 car garage and will come out to about the same I think. 16x7. $2475 installed including aluminum cap jambs. that's also for a higher end model door.

    also, i ordered in June and still don't have it. was warned it would take a long time.
     
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  28. Snakes

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    I plan on leaving the regular fridge but taking my garage fridge with me to the next house.
     
  29. Cooler

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    I had an old heavy wooden garage door on my last house I almost replaced after it broke. The guy told me to leave it bc they’re way better than current garage doors. Unless it’s molding I guess. I ended up just replacing the spring and making it have a dual spring on it. A lot cheaper than replacing.
     
  30. blind dog

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    who was it that replaced the coil spring himself? lol fuck that. hopefully he is still with us
     
  31. Upton^2

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    I have some drywall seam tape up the fireplace that is peeling. Is that difficult to fix? I do have the same paint for the wall that the builders left. It’s been on the punch list for like a year now and I’m ready to give up on the builder actually fixing it
     
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  32. One Two

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    Should be easy to fix but also one of those cheap to have another guy do it type things
     
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  33. Connor Norman

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    Have someone else fix it and send the bill to the builder since they never came to do the fix.
     
  34. Pharm

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    My SiL sliding glass door is like impossible to move. And it metal got bent out when having to brute force it to close. How hard are these to replace? Or should I have a professional do it?
     
  35. Upton^2

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    Have u tried WD-40
     
  36. Pharm

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    It must be completely off the rail no clue how it happened.
     
  37. Upton^2

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    Sorry I was just making a bad joke
     
  38. Willpépé

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    Just talked to someone who has a house on an ocean. They mentioned getting that done and it was surprisingly cheap.
     
  39. Funshot Residue

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    Decent sliding units are going to be 1-$2k for materials. Yes you can get lesser, and no they aren't worth it. I'd have someone trustworthy look at what is there now and see if it can be repaired. Depending on the age, brand, and damage, you might be able to make it work for considerably less.
    Note: We spec a lot of door replacements. For an Andersen 400 series 6' slider, installed with interior and exterior trim, we start around $4k. Yell if you have specific questions.
     
  40. blind dog

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    that’s v impressive to build one there
     
  41. Pharm

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    that what a I figured she just bought this place and doesn’t have a ton of money. So was hoping I could fix it. Looks like a two man job to get it off when I looked at it.
     
  42. Willpépé

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    Piers
     
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  43. blind dog

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    bad joke. most of mine are bangers but every decade or so i have a dud
     
  44. Willpépé

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    Probably took that too literally, sorry on a call.
     
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  45. ned's head

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    Met with 4-5 GCs on the bathroom reno (master overhaul and re-tiling 2 tubs). Only one took the time to give a quote. $55k plus about $10k of materials and that's before building in a buffer for the swamp creatures that are going to be living in the walls.


    :cmonson:
     
  46. BigReff73

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    how big? Moving stuff around?
     
  47. ned's head

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    Not very big, but that quote was to essentially demo it all and dig 3 trenches for moving plumbing.

    Main sticking point is that the wife wants a toilet closet (it's a half wall now) and to keep a separate shower and tub. I think we're just back to the drawing board in hopes of finding a designer that can work with the existing footprint
     
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  48. bigred77

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    Half wall sure seems like someone that wouldn't be very hard to make a full wall

    But I'm just a contractor, what do I know
     
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  49. a.tramp

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    If your posting history is any indication, not a whole lot lmao boom roasted
     
  50. ned's head

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    It would need to extend about a foot for knee clearance, which we unfortunately don't have. I think we could do it by rotating the toilet 90 degrees. We probably just needed a piece of paper with big numbers on it to bring that into contention
     
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