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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    No specific recs but my alarm guy told me our local fire department will come to your house and install fire detectors where needed throughout the house for free (equipment and install), and he claims they use good ones. May be worth seeing if yours does as well.
     
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  2. ButchCassidy

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    I’m curious if we should get a carbon monoxide detector. I’m sure the answer is yes, cause they’re cheap, but I don’t think we have any sources outside of our cars.
     
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  3. One Two

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    devine has one but says it only has ever gone off after he’s eaten his own cooking
     
  4. Snakes

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    I want to say it can come from a furnace or gas stove but i'm not 100% sure. we have one on each floor.
     
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  5. ButchCassidy

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    Our house is all electric, but idk. Again, not like they’re too expensive.
     
  6. NoNatty

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    it’s $30 to potentially save your life. Not doing it is dumb imo.
     
  7. Imurhuckleberry

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    Fence almost fully replaced. Those 40 year old 2x2 pickets just crumbled. Very happy with it. Dogs love it because they can see the squirrels more clearly.

    Funny thing was while the fence was down I was worried about the dogs running off. They would never cross the property line where the fence was supposed to be. Would just sit by it and look out. When we'd go out to the green space I would open the gate and they'd blast though it but wouldn't cross the fence line. Good fucking pups.
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  8. ButchCassidy

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    Looks great!

    must be nice with the dogs. Our guy goes straight to the gate to see if he can get out. He remembers which ways he’s escaped and always goes straight to them to see if he can do it again.
     
  9. devine

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    it is on back order
     
  10. Duck70

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    Anyone got Consumer Reports for 4k TVs?
     
  11. Cocks13

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    No, but LG C1 was the consensus across the board on here and other places I researched.
     
  12. Johnny Utah

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    The ratings are split up by TV size. Any idea what size you're looking to get?
     
  13. Duck70

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    around 60"
     
  14. ramszoolander

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    So: we bought a new house (that's 100 years old). It has a cellar aka partially excavated basement (there is unsealed slab for like 70% of the area, it's about 8' from floor to joists of the first floor above). I did moisture barrier over any dirt before we moved in. There's no smell, stays dry, has a sump pump in one corner. My wife really wants to finish the space (LOL) but also says maybe it could be kid hang out area (which is fine). Questions:

    1) Can I paint/seal the slab? Do I have to use an epoxy if so?
    2) Is there a way to secure the moisture barrier to the concrete slab? Tape? Glue? I'm fine to DIY, I just don't know what people do.
    3) Anything else in particular I need to know about this sort of setup?

    It's a stone foundation, so I can't dig it out any further toward the wall. Eventually, we might do concrete, but the house is fine and that would be absurdly expensive.
     
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  15. Johnny Utah

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    55 to 60 Inch 1.JPG 55 to 60 Inch 2.JPG

    65 Inch 1.JPG 65 Inch 2.JPG
     
  16. Duck70

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  17. Duck70

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    Keep me posted on your findings. I have been wondering about epoxy floors in basement as well. I get leaks during heavy rains.
     
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  18. One Two

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    All I have to add is that if you DIY make sure that if the applicant you are using is flammable the space is ventilated and any source of flame (pilot light) is turned off. I have a coworker who learned that the hard way.
     
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  19. ned's head

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    I'd also reconcile your finalists with rtings
     
  20. Willpépé

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    Not sure what you want in a TV but I’ve gone all TCL at this point for anything new. I think the quality is great and can’t beat the price. It’s basically the perfect TV to hang over a fire place.
     
  21. UncleJesse

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    Speaking of TVs I was mowing a couple of weeks ago and slung a rock and in a one in a million shot hit my tv on the back porch and shattered it.
     
  22. Bruce Bowen

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  23. Lyrtch

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    TCL's can be great if you have pretty controlled environments.

    We couldn't really stop lots of sunlight coming into our last place so we went LG OLED because they were the best at combating that.
     
  24. goblue31602

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    You should probably burn it all down and start over.
     
  25. UncleJesse

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    Yeah, I’ve already had that happen before. 1/10 would not recommend.
     
  26. Name P. Redacted

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    Very happy with mine
     
  27. devine

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    Big TCL fan
     
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  28. ramszoolander

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    Honestly, that's exactly why I asked. I'd prefer something not solvent/epoxy based. Last house had a lot of stuff I had to prime with oil-base. Man, that was a bitch.
     
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  29. ramszoolander

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    This is the only thing I worry about. It's perfectly dry...except when we get 6" of rain in six hours for a few days in a row. #Alabamathings
     
  30. a.tramp

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    Looking at picking up a 65” LG OLED C1. Is that a good play or is there something better at the same price?
     
  31. texasraider

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    It’s the best and I know you like nice things
     
  32. bigred77

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    You should ask the TV thread
     
  33. Name P. Redacted

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    Just bought one a month or so ago. It’s considered about as good as it gets.
     
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  34. a.tramp

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    I know you are but what am I.
     
  35. Duck70

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    Anyone got one of those smokeless fire pits? Im looking at the Solo Stove and Breeo
     
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  36. texasraider

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    Good friend works at solo stove so I have a few. They’re doing collegiate logos laser etched on them soon. I’m 90% sure Oregon is on their list. I can get you his email if you’re interested
     
  37. Duck70

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    oh shit dude that would be awesome! thanks
     
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  38. DriveByBBQ

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  39. texasraider

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    Shoot me a DM and I’ll check to make sure Oregon is on their list
     
  40. AptosDuck

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    Will probably be putting in an offer on a vacation condo in Maui this week. Stressful
     
  41. Funshot Residue

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    Stressed about TV location, i assume?


    Kidding dude. Good shit, I'm jealous and hope you get it at the same time.
     
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  42. pperc

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    On Solo Stoves, if you have a toddler just be really fucking careful. The top of them get incredibly hot and they are perfect toddler height for them to walk over and put their hands on it.
     
  43. AptosDuck

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    Obviously no fireplace because Maui condo, but it actually has some 6 1/2-foot high shelf unit/AV cabinet from like the 1990s, even though the rest of the place has been recently updated.

    Just weird to be putting in a bid on a place sight unseen. Right on the water, but beach access isn't as good as we'd like. Our partners will be there in seven days and can always retract the offer if they see it in person and don't like it. But unless you've got a few million in cash (and we don't) you're gonna have to compromise on something.
     
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  44. Name P. Redacted

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    Thank god you won’t have to put a tv over the fireplace with that AV cabinet
     
  45. Boo MFer!

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    Same. No Scrubs was my jam!
     
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  46. Baron

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    I'm hoping you're just informing us and something didn't happen to you personally with a little one?
     
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  47. bigred77

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    If it did, I blame texasraider
     
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  48. texasraider

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    this is also good advice for any type of fire pit
     
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  49. thunderstruck

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    Fire pits get incredibly hot, good to know.
     
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  50. pperc

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    it didn't.
     
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