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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    I love all my electric ryobi stuff, have a lot of it so thought I'd give the gas powered ryobi weedeater a try. Might have just gotten a lemon or something but it's fucking awful. For the life of me I can't tune the carb right so if I don't keep a little bit of throttle going it chokes out. Ended up getting an Echo gas one and that thing has been perfect.
     
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  2. g8r

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    I have a husqvarna chain saw I am having an issue with. Never struggled getting these running good before.
     
  3. bigred77

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    I used to have a Husqvarna Chain saw that was terrible to keep running
    Went echo the second time and it's great
     
  4. NDfanPSUgrad

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    Love all of my Ryobi 40 volt stuff. Especially the Expandit things. Have the string trimmer, cultivator, 10in extension chain saw, leaf blower and the brush cutter ( my new favorite…this thing cut through about 1 inch thick brush)
     
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  5. g8r

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    Dad gave me the chainsaw so my cost basis is zero. Thing is probably 7-10 years old. Gonna try and nurse it through a couple more years.
     
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  6. Russellin4885

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    Have an echo chainsaw and backpack blower as well as the weedeater. All run perfect and basically one pull start.
     
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  7. DoubleDutchBus

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    Echo and stihl are the top brands imo
     
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  8. texasraider

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    I got a quote for a NG whole house generator because Texas and not only was it laughably expensive, the earliest they could install it was July 2022 and I assume delays upon delays would push that to 2023
     
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  9. a.tramp

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    Have no fear, I am sure most of the natural gas producers will not be able to come up with the $150 fee to be labelled as “non-critical infrastructure “ and thusly be forced to upgrade their facilities to include industry standard winterization procedures to ensure the continued flow of fuel to our electricity producing plants. Therefor, we should not have power issues again.

    Wait, wut…
     
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  10. THF

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    That still just absolutely blows my mind. Reminds me I need to schedule an electrician to come out and install the switch to hook up a portable generator before it gets cold.
     
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  11. devine

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  12. bigred77

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  13. DoubleDutchBus

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    Zero turn or bust.
     
  14. bigred77

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    Love my zero turn
    I am pretty sure I have changed the oil in it more times in the last year than my truck
     
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  15. DoubleDutchBus

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    I should probably change mine more than once a season, but it still looks golden brown and I’ve been mowing since March.
     
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  16. thunderstruck

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    Sharpened my blades and clean my deck last weekend. I’m amazed how much of a difference that makes.
     
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  17. One Two

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    What do you use to sharpen them?
     
  18. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Whetstone
     
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  19. thunderstruck

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    Angle grinder
     
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  20. goblue31602

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    You can also just use a bastard file. You actually don't want them razor sharp. Make sure the blades are evenly sharpened
     
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  21. thunderstruck

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    Good point, the blades should still be balanced after sharpening them. Lots of YT videos on how to do it and different tools and methods
     
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  22. racer

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    I got a graco project painter to do my cabinets when we were getting ready to sell our house about a year ago. Just got basement drywall finished up in the new house and used it to prime the entire basement in no time flat. Paint coats will take longer because I’ll need to control it better, but still amazed how effortless it felt.
     
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  23. pperc

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    Can I ask a question - why do people who don't live in (and some of which have never visited) California give a fuck what you can and can't do there?
     
  24. PAHokie

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    I got an attachment for my cordless drill. Seemed to work well and it comes with a thing to check that the blade is balanced.
     
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  25. PAHokie

    PAHokie Can't a bitch living say I bought her Michael Kors
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    Because people don’t like things that are different.
     
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  26. a.tramp

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    Why do people give a shit about all sorts of things that have no bearing on them? Because that is what a lot of people do.
     
  27. ned's head

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    How else am I going to complain to the fellas about the libs Californiaing my Texas?
     
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  28. Baron

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    link?
     
  29. PAHokie

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  30. AptosDuck

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    Perhaps it's because environmental legislation that gets tested in CA ends up elsewhere too
     
  31. pperc

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    Like Alabama? K
     
  32. AptosDuck

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    You asked about people, not Alabamans
     
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  33. pperc

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    Roasted
     
  34. a.tramp

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    Alright, which one of you fools is this?

     
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  35. Funshot Residue

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    It's more or less a rite of passage to let the rookie install baseboard and nail a pocket door shut. This is equally as good.
     
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  36. Name P. Redacted

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    CA is the most influential state in the US. It’s gonna get haters.
     
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  37. a.tramp

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    Man, I thought I did that on my latest project at my house. Got all the way to painting painting and hanging the door, which meant that all the walls were finished at this point. First time I slid the door in the pocket and back out there was a horizontal scratch in the paint.

    I was pissed as hell because I thought I goofed even though I was extremely careful about fastener placement and length. Took the door back off, shined flashlight into the pocket, and to my relief, found a bent over staple that I missed pulling all the way out from the pocket frame packaging. Huge sigh of relief. Was able to coax it out of the way with a piece of trim.
     
  38. Boom TittyMilk

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    Put in a chest freezer out in our utility closet that faces our car port. That’s about as handy as I’ll be for the next couple weeks.
     
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  39. Boom TittyMilk

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  40. bigred77

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  41. Boom TittyMilk

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    Just a matter of time until the wife starts using the top of it as a shelf.
    Probably by the time i get home from work tonight
     
  42. ned's head

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    Glue a foam finger on top that says "I love my wife" and declare yourself a romantic
     
  43. racer

    racer Fuck Tucker, Tucker sucks.
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    follow up on this for anyone who is a painter or does it a lot.
    I’ve got the ceiling to paint ceiling white, and the walls in color. My current plan of attack is to spray the ceiling first since I wouldn’t need to be super concerned with white overspray onto the white primer, then doing the walls. I have a 36” edge guard that looks like a giant taping knife. Any thoughts or suggestions?
     
  44. Baron

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    I've seen guys on TikTok do this before and it worked, sorry that's all I got lol
     
  45. NDfanPSUgrad

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    Looking for some seeding advice. I live in PA and we are probably a month away from first frost. My back yard grows in green but it’s spotty between grass and crab grass because we removed a bunch of trees when we built. I want to overseed but was curious if an aerotator, dethatcher or a drag mat would be best to use before. Any advice?

    it’s about 3/4 of an acre so I was looking for some easy way.
     
  46. pperc

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    we aerated and overseeded last month. not sure about doing it now
     
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  47. Willpépé

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    There’s a lawn thread. Those guys don’t fuck around.
     
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  48. arrdub

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    Done that, but with closet shelves

    Even better, managed to do it with pockets on both sides of the closet simultaneously :roll:
     
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  49. Open Carry

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    Quick update on my nightmare 70+ year old first house:
    - Paint is pretty much done except for some touch up and the trim.
    - Hardwood floors going in tomorrow then existing floors being refinished
    - Exterior is getting painted tomorrow
    - I am slowly going from losing my hair to being excited.
    Pictures will be posted next week
    sneak peak of my floor furnace (removed) chimney turned liquor niche from about a week ago
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  50. Willpépé

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    Highly recommend taking as many before pictures as you can. We’ve done so much shit to the inside and outside of the house it’s always satisfying to see old pics for some reason. Maybe I’m just weird but I wish I took videos and many more before shots.
     
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