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

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  1. pperc

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    if you've seen a solo stove, you'd realize that from the outside, and toddler height, you wouldn't even see there was a fire burning inside. There is literally NOTHING to suggest that it's hot unless you're standing over it. It just looks like cool, silver metal from the outside/top. And I can say that the metal on a solo stove gets much hotter than a typical metal fire pit.
     
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  2. fish

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    When I was kid, my family used to take trips to the desert for the weekend to ride motorcycles and other assorted off road vehicles. The campfire was set up in an old washing machine ring. Like this...

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    When I was about 4 or 5, I was walking toward it and tripped. The bottom of my left forearm took the damage and I still have a faded scar today. The next couple weeks were awful.
     
  3. devine

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    The contractors finished the job, but they don’t install the shower doors

    shower door crew just told us that the curb threshold is sloped the wrong way and so the water will be running off of the curb onto the floor between the door instead of going back into the shower

    just wonderful
     
  4. texasraider

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    sounds like the contractors didn't finish the job
     
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  5. devine

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    They did just incorrectly

    I can’t find my level so going to Lowe’s after work to buy one. Just going to email a pic so they can see the slope and hope they re-do it, but I have no idea what the expectation should be here
     
  6. Boom TittyMilk

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    For them to do the job correctly
     
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  7. devine

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    Well yeah. Meant moreso the expectation of how they’ll respond
     
  8. Coach Prison Mike

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    Recs on a push mower and cordless trimmer/edger?

    Planning on going with the Honda but it is a decent size yard so considering going up to the next model up that's around $750. Planning on going with Milwaukee for most of my cordless power tool needs so figured I'd start with theirs, unless there's a good reason not to.
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  9. PAHokie

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    I am happy with my $300 or toro self propelled push mower I got from HD. For trimmer I would rock with whatever cordless ecosystem your working with.
     
  10. Boom TittyMilk

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    We is same. Wanted the Honda but they only had the like 700$ one in stock
     
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  11. NDfanPSUgrad

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    My wife typically takes my daughter to her dance class but needed me to take her today. She regrets it now because there is a Lowes nearby that I killed about an hour in. Spontaneously bought gutter guards for the house as I’ll be hanging Christmas lights soon and also some portable scaffolding to finish my garage to paint.
     
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  12. THF

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    Anyone know if dishwashers are included in Black Friday sales?

    Looking at getting a new dishwasher and was curious if that would be a good time to look.
     
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  13. One Two

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    No idea but I’m a fan of the official thread whore Bosch dishwashers
     
  14. Open Carry

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    What makes them worth the $2-300 more than ge/Samsung/whirlpool?
     
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  15. THF

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    Not sure how long we are staying here, so I think we are buying the 500 series Bosch.

    I was hoping Lowes or HD would be running a sale.
     
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  16. One Two

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    They don’t break and need little maintenance if any.
     
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  17. bigred77

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    Yes they are
     
  18. Willpépé

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    They also are very quiet
     
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  19. Bruce Wayne

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    Anyone worth a shit would fix it for free once you show them how badly they fucked up.

    Is there any sort of "contract" or document stating they'd complete the job to your satisfaction?
     
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  20. infected donkey

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    I'm a fischer paykal fan for dishwashers.
     
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  21. Jigga

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    Reaching out here since I’m stuck and no idea what I’m doing.

    We are looking to build an outdoor kitchen. Thinking of doing an L shape. We have a 10x10 area. But for walking access purposes one side of the L about 6 feet and the other side being 10 feet minus the overlap from the 6 foot side. Question time

    1. I can buy aluminum framing and have my handyman complete the job, or is it worth it to just buy premade cabinets and if so best place to do so?

    2. We are also having our kitchen and floors redone and the guy doing that is offering to sell us a 30” bull angus drop in grill, a 24” bill griddle, and a side burner for $4,000. Is that a good deal or can I get better stuff elsewhere?

    3. If we do end up buying that the plan is to have a place for the grill, griddle, my L BGE, side burner, and a fridge. Do we have enough space for that?

    Im sure there’s plenty more I don’t know so any advice would be very helpful
     
  22. Duck70

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    I would buy premade, that way you are using the right material and getting actual quality and square cabinets that are ready for countertops.

    You are going to be tight on cook and prep space for that many items. I would have your BGE on the wheels and move it around as needed so you can have more table top space.
     
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  23. a.tramp

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    How far from the pool is it? My fear is that someone might bump into the counter, fall into the pool, hit their head on the deck, and possibly decease themself.
     
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  24. Jigga

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    No where near the pool
     
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  25. ButchCassidy

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    Any recs on a smaller space heater? For the basement. Put my office stuff in the corner, no other walls than the 4 basement walls, on concrete. Getting kinda chilly down there.

    Not a lot of options on Consumer Reports.
     
  26. Willpépé

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    So weird some of the shit they don't review. I need a UPS, they don't look at them either. Anyhow, wife just picked up two at random, both are fine. As for the concrete, highly recommend a rug.
     
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  27. THF

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    Costco has a full room Vornado space heater for $85 I think right now. I was looking at that for my garage when I am out there.
     
  28. ned's head

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    My son's bedroom is right below the furnace and it gets pretty hot in there at night with the door closed. I assume because it's the closest vent to the source. Is there anything I can do or buy to regulate that? I've seen some smart vents, but have read that they may lead to pressure issues within the system. Unfortunately ecobees/smart thermostats are out due to a weird wireless system I have.

    It isn't really noticeable in the summer with AC.
     
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  29. arrdub

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    The oil-filled radiator style have worked great for me and as I understand it are pretty efficient. (Maybe one of our engineers can opine otherwise.) Sometimes use them in bedrooms in cold snaps to prevent having to keep whole house toasty.

    have used several brands so no insight there but this is the style:

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Pelonis...pace-Heater-with-Thermostat-HO-0279/309069851
     
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  30. Name P. Redacted

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    Does the register have a baffle
     
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  31. bigred77

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    I'm baffled by your question
     
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  32. ned's head

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    google is showing a baffle as a separate plastic piece - is that what you mean? If so, then no. Think I should add one? This is a ceiling vent, if it matters
     
  33. Name P. Redacted

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    I meant a lot of registers have a way of adjusting the air flow. maybe baffle isn't the right technical term.
     
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  34. ned's head

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    Ah, I see. It's adjustable to be open or closed, but maybe I can find one that will allow it to be partially open
     
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  35. AptosDuck

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    Offer submitted this afternoon, all cash, over asking. Now we wait
     
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  36. PAHokie

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    :rain::rain::rain:
     
  37. devine

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    Well this leaf blower is incredibly fun to use.
     
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  38. PAHokie

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    Blowing a lot of things?
     
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  39. a.tramp

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    Wife surprised me with ~$500 of new Christmas lighting for the house. The ladder is my life now…
     
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  40. ned's head

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    You doing a year round led setup? I've always wanted something like that, but we move too often to put in the work
     
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  41. a.tramp

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    They are LED but not year round. I don’t know what is happening right now. 3x DIPA & 10mg gummies & ladder & lights are all a blur right now.
     
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  42. bigred77

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    Your not supposed to put your dick in it
     
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  43. devine

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    Be careful please
     
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  44. a.tramp

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  45. THF

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    So the third contractor I hired to do the baseboards, failed to show up and then just ghosted me. I am concerned it’s a small project so they are not as interested in taking the job. Wife was getting frustrated; so I said why not take a run at it and if it looks like shit; we can hire someone later to come fix it.

    Spent all day Saturday with the miter saw setup in the backyard and college football on; making the cuts and walking them back and forth in to the house to test fit them.

    Then spent all day yesterday nailing them up, filling the holes, and then caulking them.

    Holy shit I am sore, but I will be damned, they look great.

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    We still have some touch up paint to do and we are going to caulk the joints between the floor and the baseboards, but we saved about 1500 doing it ourselves over the weekend which I will take as a win.

    As a reference, here is a before picture with the original tile floors and baseboards.
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  46. leroi

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    a new batch of seeds just arrived in the mail for seed bombings + building mixed hedges + building a wildflower shade garden + trying out bonsai

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    i also bought a 15g one of these, Black Tupelo "Afterburner" variety
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  47. Russellin4885

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    Which ones are for the hedge? I live beside a busy street and wanted to plant a hedge line next spring to block it out.
     
  48. leroi

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    i am basically building 4 or 5 different hedge-sections of varying types, depending on moisture level, soil type, sun amount, and how tall it needs to eventually be. I have an urban lot, and i like my privacy.

    one of my "hedges" needs to be so tall that it's basically a forest, and it is clay soil, and for that i am using:
    planted trees on my side: american arborvitae (green giant), sweetbay magnolia.
    seed bombs into neighbors yard: italian cypress, japanese cedar, white pine, lebanese cedar

    for my normal-sized mixed hedges i am using:
    planted : camellia (japonica, reticulata, hybrids), american arborvitae (dwarf types)
    already there: the occasional holly in wet/difficult areas, sugar maples that grow like weeds
    seeding: japanese cedar, misc deciduous plants, like Callicarpa and eastern redbud
    considering: possibly viburnum, osmanthus, Illicium or wax myrtle, and i'm about to go down the rabbit hole of researching rhododenrons.

    this spring, out by the road I planted a row of these :
    Camellia reticulata x Camellia fraterna, 'Crimson Candles'
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  49. arrdub

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    That’s a wonderful assortment. Mesmerized by your hedging prowess.

    If someone in the south needs a monster hedge for privacy, the answer is typically sweet viburnum. With sunlight and water, you can grow gallon plants to 6 to 10 feet tall, dense barriers within a couple years, and then have a 20 foot wall if you want it a few years later.
     
  50. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    Random (good) homeowner learning:

    I had been planning to buy a new larger car, and the garage door height was always going to be a tight call as the new car is ~1" taller.

    Before I bought the car, I called the company who installed our garage door. They sent a tech out who just happened to be able to adjust some hardware (screws?) and the door actually retracts all the way up (full parallel to the floor), instead of hanging down about 1-1.5 inches.

    More clearance than before and of course the new vehicle pulls in just fine.
     
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