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

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  1. Baron

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  2. ned's head

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    Yep, she loves our cordless dyson :awesomeface:
     
  3. bigred77

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    I love our Dyson
     
  4. Baron

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    Yeah, i don't get what's wrong with it...
     
  5. ButchCassidy

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  6. fish

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    Had a smoke detector start low batt chirping. Decided to replace them all.

    Just a friendly reminder to maintain yours.
     
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  8. Hatfield

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    Opened mine in an apartment a couple years ago…no batteries in it at all :facepalm:
     
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  9. Bruce Bowen

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    Cordless dyson checking in.
    Side note I thought this was going to be a complete waste of money but this fabric shaver/de-piller dealio is actually awesome.
     
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  10. AptosDuck

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    Team Miele

    In other news, we pulled our Maui condo offer today so no deal
     
  11. Anison

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  12. Baron

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    She ordered that Shark I linked above. I’m still gonna use the Dyson out of spite and plus I’m not fucking with cords.
     
  13. gilstein21

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    Just replaced ours recently. Think they have a 10 year life span for the most part and ours were past that.
     
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  14. Funshot Residue

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    What happened with Maui?
     
  15. bigred77

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    Too many poors moving in
     
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  16. Baron

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    Probably mount their TVs above a fireplace
     
  17. Boom TittyMilk

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    Who would do such a thing
     
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  18. a.tramp

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    65” LG C-class OLED being hung above my mantel as I type this, AMA.
     
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  19. Boom TittyMilk

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    How does one type and hang that big ol tv at the same time?
     
  20. a.tramp

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    One hires an installer because he has way too many irons in the fire and can make twice as much working in the same amount of time that it takes to install it.
     
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  21. AptosDuck

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    Small but beachfront location and great view, just didn't like the place enough to get into the bidding war that the sellers wanted. And yes the TV was mounted too high on the wall
     
  22. bigred77

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    But you're not working, you're tmb'ing
     
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  23. a.tramp

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    Trust me when I say someone is paying for my shit-posting!
     
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  24. goblue31602

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    Yeah we're all paying for it
     
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  25. a.tramp

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    Exactly!
     
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  26. Coach Prison Mike

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    Anyone have experience with building a firepit? Thinking about buying a fire ring and trying to make a smokeless version but unsure if the amount of work will be worth it over going with a basic setup.
     
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  27. THF

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    Saw this last week and it’s still 50/50 if we build this fire pit at my brothers lake house this weekend.

     
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  28. g8r

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    I built one at my last home.
     
  29. bigred77

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    This concept of smokeless fire is hilarious to me
     
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  30. Coach Prison Mike

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    This is the exact video I watched. I’m skeptical how well it would work vs. just digging a hole and setting up stones.
     
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  31. CUAngler

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    5 years ago i bought one of these with my first bonus check. Best thing I’ve ever done to tidy up the place.

    funny story, I couldn’t get it to crank two weeks ago. I replaced the plug, always use ethanol free, use it every other week so it never just sits, and I ran through flooded engine protocols. Still no work.

    I dropped it off begrudgingly at my local small engine guy. I walk in to pick it up and the woman was just grinning at me. “I’ve been so excited for you to come back in, this was a first for us. Your exhaust was totally clogged with inch worms”

    the guy who repaired it came out and was laughing about how it was a first for him. He said everything else was perfect and it was basically bulletproof. Compression was still excellent.
     
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  32. CUAngler

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    I have thought about doing this and my neighbor has done the exact same and has a sick privacy hedge now, but it gives me anxiety knowing you have to bust out the ladder to top it off every few months.
     
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  33. Name P. Redacted

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    Lord help me I’m about to pillage some Black Friday sales for Ring cameras.
     
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  34. Baron

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    Good deals?
     
  35. a.tramp

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    3B668A6D-CC8B-4C03-9D51-E84D4CB0C9BA.jpeg
     
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  36. Name P. Redacted

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    I checked on camelcamelcamel and prices didn't seem too fishy but who knows. yolo. wife's friend had a large amount of cash stolen (like enough to buy a new vehicle) from their home and they had no security system...so now we need one.
     
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  37. a.tramp

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    I am just messing. It is something I have seen circulating the past week and is slightly funny. I am sure for most places the deals are there but for some places, probably accurate.
     
  38. Houndster

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    Is your wife’s friend a drug dealer? Who keeps that much cash?
     
  39. arrdub

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    I am just confused why the meme uses imagery from rip off epic braveheart scene instead of actual epic braveheart scene
     
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  40. Willpépé

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    I like people who are attached to the idea because they “don’t like the smell of smoke”. Just because you can’t see the smoke doesn’t mean you’re going to still smell like your fabric softener.
     
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  41. a.tramp

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    I have seen it with both the Braveheart pics and the ones I posted. Just pulled the first one of of google image search available.
     
  42. arrdub

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    Peace be with you friend, my beef is with the meme author
     
  43. kentucky_dawg

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    quoting this for inspiration when I ultimately need to do something similar
     
  44. Name P. Redacted

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    Blew my mind too. Basically was a month’s cash flow for their restaurant/rentals. Restaurant is right next to a bank I don’t know why they wouldn’t drop it off daily. I don’t want to blame a victim but there’s some common sense things to do to lower the risk.
     
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  45. bigred77

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    Naa man, that stuff never happens to me
     
  46. Bruce Wayne

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    So it had to have been someone that works/worked for them. Should be easy to find out, assuming they don't already know
     
  47. leroi

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    i guess it depends on the plant and the location, but i'm not sure that topping necessarily needs to be done at all. if you need to top it so frequently its probably the wrong plant for that location.

    one thing i keep reading/hearing from arboretum ppl is to never believe the nursery's numbers about how big a plant will get. they underestimate, make stuff up, etc

    i remember growing up we would have to top a hedge of photinias a few times a year and it was miserable, so yeah i would just cut it down if that was a genuine requirement. its possible your neighbor is just weird; mine sure are.
     
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  48. leroi

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    this list was compiled for the western part of the NC triangle so it should probably work in the piedmont of AL/GA/SC/NC/VA
     
  49. Name P. Redacted

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    100% was. They broke a window, came in and grabbed the safe and left.
     
  50. Name P. Redacted

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    2x floodlights
    4x spotlights

    2x echo shows (one was free in a bundle)