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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    Picked up some DIY knowledge today. When you're deep in the bowels of your attic, you should try to not have your headlamp die
     
  2. Chumbolone

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  3. Doc Louis

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    Yeah ghosts like to do that sometimes
     
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  4. Name P. Redacted

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    This is one of the pettiest reasons ever and I won’t do it, but I would love a new refrigerator because mine requires different amounts of force for the two French doors to shut. I’m constantly leaving one door ajar.
     
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  5. ned's head

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  6. Name P. Redacted

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    So my kitchen faucet head has some loose from the hose somehow. Can’t find a make/model and I don’t even know how to describe the issue for a Google search.

    Anyone come across this and know how to fix?

    https://youtube.com/shorts/cGk8W06YkAA?feature=share
     
  7. Name P. Redacted

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    I don’t know why that video uploaded as a short and I don’t know how to change it god damn I feel like a boomer rn.
     
  8. infected donkey

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    Getting iron fence quotes is making me want to do it myself since i can get the raw materials at cost. The wife won't want to wait for me to finish because I get way too OCD on my welding and it'll take me a week or so to get it finished (this is before my ocd will inevitably kick in and my welding has to be perfect).
     
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  9. goblue31602

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    No but I am intrigued. May give this a shot. 2 ecobees in the house, I'll let you know how it goes
     
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  10. One Two

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    Any recommendations for a gas powered auger? Need to plant a shit load of ground cover plants and May be using it to put in a fence this fall. Don’t want to spend an arm and a leg bc not sure how much I’ll be using it after this summer
     
  11. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Would renting one be more cost effective?
     
  12. texasraider

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    wouldn't help with the fence but I bought an auger off amazon that attaches to my drill that I use for plants. Works great
     
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  13. One Two

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    Which brand? Last one of those I tried kept breaking whenever I’d hit a rock or tough root
    Have not ruled this out but if I can buy one that wouldn’t cost a whole lot more than the price to rent would rather purchase
     
  14. ButchCassidy

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    We rented from Home Depot.
     
  15. bama1

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    I bought the earthquake one from HD about three years ago and it’s holding up just fine. I used it this past weekend to put some watering tubes next to my tomato plants, still works great. If it’s soil that’s full of rocks and/or roots, it’ll be a workout.
     
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  16. texasraider

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    VASGOR 3.5"x16"Auger Drill Bit...
     
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  17. Name P. Redacted

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    Replaced faucet. I am the king of my domain.
     
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  18. Bruce Bowen

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    Anyone have/install something like this? Kids birthday party is in a couple weeks and it'll be hotter than hades so trying to find something to help provide some relief.
     
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  19. bigred77

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    They are awesome if you have an elevated deck or pergola or similar to hang it from
    The hard water I deal with makes em get clogged easily, but it's simple enough to remove the nozzles and soak em in some vinegar
     
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  20. Bruce Bowen

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    Hell yeah, plan is to put it up on the gazebo.
     
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  21. bigred77

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    I've also got one of these that has been pretty clutch at times

    Lasko 7050 Misto Outdoor Misting Fan - Features Cooling Misters, Ideal for Camping, Patios, Picnics, & more
     
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  22. Bruce Bowen

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    @mods devine amazon links are showing up on mobile but not desktop site. Please advise.
     
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  23. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    I have to turn off my ad blocker to see them on desktop.
     
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  24. The Blackfish

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    Have you considered the Awesome Augertm?
     
  25. One Two

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    :bunnywithapancakeonitshead:
     
  26. One Two

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    I just googled this and I’ve broken a few of these in the past. I ended up ordered 54cc gas unit of Amazon that had good reviews. I’ll report back when the start cord breaks on the first attempt
     
  27. Duck70

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    I used this product as it was carried by the supplier I got the redwood from and it is what recommended. I used the redwood tone on my redwood boards. I would imagine if i was staining cedar with the redwood tone it would turn out more yellow.

    https://www.sunfrogwoodsealers.com/wood-stain-sealer

    It's made in Oregon but upon further reading of his "blog", he is Trump chud :rolleyes:
     
  28. Struggler

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    Southland SEA438 One Man Earth Auger with 43cc, 2 Cycle, Full Crankshaft Engine
    $250. Used it to build a fence a couple years ago. Just used it last week to dig footers for a deck.
     
  29. Bruce Bowen

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    Drinking less and taking on endless outdoor projects. Both things cannot be true.
     
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  30. bigred77

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    I've recently cut back on my drinking quite a bit and I feel like I've gotten a lot less yardwork done ever since
     
  31. Boom TittyMilk

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    You just get high and do yard work
     
  32. Bruce Bowen

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    I do that too.

    If I had the personality I would have a yt or tiktok where I just got fucked up and did projects. There’s been a few ikea pieces where I started drilling my own pilot holes absolutely hammered.
     
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  33. Duck70

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    It legit is the best. I love making myself a latte when I wake up on the weekend, roll up a joint and get to cracking on some mowing.
     
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  34. Chumbolone

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    Wife wanted to put up a chandelier in one of our cupolas. I tell her it’s redundant/illogical, cupola’s provide more natural light during the day and at night the lighting we have is sufficient, we’re not a lighthouse. Not to mention it’s very high up, they’ll have to run wire, electricians are all an hour away so it’ll probably cost a lot.

    She buys the chandelier anyway.

    $1,200 to hang a $500 chandelier.


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  35. Boom TittyMilk

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    From the look of your view you can afford that cost
     
  36. Chumbolone

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    Stop and get orange juice and Gatorade on your way home please. xoxo
     
  37. Matt Foley

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    Random off-center ceiling fan would drive my OCD ass crazy.
     
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  38. devine

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    Do any northerners in here have experience with heated driveways?

    Next up on our list of repairs is the driveway, and figure if we are going to have it completely redone now would be the time to get them heated. Just wondering if anyone has positive/negative experiences
     
  39. ned's head

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    I would have hung it without wiring. Based on my experience with chandeliers, she'd probably never even turn it on to notice
     
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  40. Chumbolone

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    That’s actually what I suggested putting in the cupola, but she wanted it over her sitting area.
     
  41. NineteenNine

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    Your wife is making bad decisions.
     
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  42. Rabid

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    I used to live in a condo with underground parking that had sharp angle decline to the garage so it was heated (to avoid sliding through the garage door uncontrollably or getting stuck in the garage). It was nice. I don’t know much else other than it was electric, had heating coils in the cement and used a thermostat to determine when to run.
     
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  43. devine

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  44. ButchCassidy

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    We’ve got some loaded TMB. Chandelier looks nice, even if it never be used.
     
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  45. Name P. Redacted

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    It’s a tough job inheriting land but someone’s gotta do it.
     
  46. Simon Templar

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    We had neighbors that have had them and they always seem to be very spotty on if they’ve worked in a residential application in my experience. Commercial ones at like class a office buildings seem to be more reliable.

    You could always save the money and invest in something that would be useful year round like a really nice Pittsburgh toilet.
     
  47. bigred77

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    Almost as tough as marrying a physician?
     
  48. Chumbolone

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    We had one at our house in Indiana growing up. I’m pretty sure our system had pipes that ran underneath the driveway, would pump hot water through, and the radiant heat would melt the snow. I loved it bc I only had to shovel the walkways. Though I’m guessing repairs would be more costly if something ever went wrong and you have to bust up your driveway and re-cement it. I’m thinking it’s a fairly simple/uncomplicated design though bc many people had them… technology probably better these days as well.
     
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  49. bigred77

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    Something like this with ball valves and a pump in the garage to control it would be ideal, imo. That way if there was an issue (leak, etc) you could just leave it valved off until you wanted to spend the money to fix it
     
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  50. arrdub

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    All this stuff buried in a foot of cement just sounds like a $5k problem begging to happen
     
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