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

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  1. infected donkey

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    Get an extractor set.
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-Spiral-Screw-Extractor-Set-5-Piece-A96SE51/205469301
     
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  2. THF

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    Could you use a screw extractor?

    HERCULES Impact Rated Screw Extractor Set, 3 Piece - Item 57938 https://hftools.com/app57938

    These are like $8 at Harbor Freight
     
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  3. ned's head

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    Would you try wd40, or something like pb blaster?

    And bigred77 nobody gets between ned and his bubble baths
     
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  4. bigred77

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    It's brass
     
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  6. Duck70

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    I know the flange is, but arent the screws generally stainless?
     
  7. Duck70

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    I have used PB blaster mostly. Just make sure it says that its penetrating oil, generally auto parts stores are your best bet.
     
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  8. ned's head

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    The screw looks stainless but is rusted to the point of breaking, so I'm not sure. It probably is 40 years old though
     
  9. double RL

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    If you can heat the screw and then spray it with pb blaster, it will work faster.
     
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  10. infected donkey

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    kroil penetrating oil is the best.
     
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  11. DistantFactor

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    I had a similar screw problem and used a dremel to cut a slot on the head to use a flat head screw driver to get out. Not sure you can fit a dremel in there though
     
  12. bigred77

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    Maybe
    I have no idea what someone used on his house though, I don't know why a stainless screw would break so easily
    I've honestly never known someone who had a problem with their overflow gasket on a bathtub
    But it can cause a shit load of damage easily if someone keeps overflowing the tub, which seems like an easy fix, but I don't really know
     
  13. Tommy Jefferson

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  14. bigred77

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    Atleast give him time to trim all those overgrown bushes
     
  15. ned's head

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    You keep saying this but I've never actually filled the tub to even a foot below that level. It's a kid's bath and the gasket had deteriorated enough to where it was flaking into the water.

    But perhaps this means that it doesn't really matter if I macgruber something to fix it, so long as the water doesn't reach that level?
     
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  16. bigred77

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    Yea, if the water doesn't flow into the overflow, you are good
     
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  17. goblue31602

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    Not sure why we're still discussing this, there's one obvious solution here

    Sucking the overflow gasket's dick
    [​IMG]
     
  18. double RL

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    I do. I will find them shortly.
     
  19. double RL

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    A year ago, it was just a big grass yard with no plants and a chain link fence. I'm sure I have a few somewhere, but here's a few from the start of construction.
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  20. double RL

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    And a few more...
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  21. Bruce Bowen

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    This thread taught me to be deathly afraid of garage door springs. Couple weeks ago a friend briefly mentioned his door wasn't working properly. I said "whatever it is man don't fuck with it. call someone". He fucked with it. Sliced up all his fingers on his left hand. Had a chunk of metal lodged into one of his finger bones. Ended up in surgery. So yeah just a friendly reminder to not mess with your garage door.
     
  22. bigred77

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    He's lucky he got out so lightly
     
  23. Russellin4885

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    I'll basically try to DIY anything but when a garage door installer told me not to fuck with the springs, they can take your head off, that was enough for me to write that one off.
     
  24. Redav

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    I also will try to fix anything but was told not to try to fix my garage door under any circumstances.
     
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  25. ned's head

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    I'm pretty handy (see above) and feel like I could take on this little spring project. I've taken pens apart before without any major issues
     
  26. bigred77

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    R.I.Pieces ned's head

    More like Ned's Dead imo
     
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  27. AptosDuck

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    Fabienne : Whose piece of metal is this?
    Butch : It's a garage door spring, baby.
    Fabienne : Whose garage door spring is this?
    Butch : It's Ned's.
    Fabienne : Who's Ned?
    Butch : Ned's dead, baby. Ned's dead.
     
  28. CoastalOrange

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    This is an awesome, yet depressing thread. I am not handy at all, meanwhile you guys are rebuilding entire F'ing barns. Just bought my first home and am terrified of fucking shit up in it. I know it'll happen but I'm still terrified.
     
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  29. bigred77

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    You done already fucked up
     
  30. WillySaliba

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    I can hang pictures. I’m right there with you, just make sure you know the people who can.
     
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  31. devine

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    All the money you once had is now gone and life is terrible but I’m happy for you
     
  32. NDfanPSUgrad

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    Any ideas how to unbend a Rev a Shelf track for sliding garbage cans. Someone in my house was jamming trash into one and it bent the track to the point it’s nearly unusable. Just ordered another for $95 but something tells me I can fix it somehow.

    Rev-a-Shelf Double Pullout Waste Container
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/52447286
     
  33. Tommy Jefferson

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    Sounds like a job for a bench vice. Though if its cheap aluminum it’ll probably just break and you’ll have to buy a replacement anyway
     
  34. Simon Templar

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    He bought a house, he didn’t say he’s a homeowner with kids yet. Just when you think you have no money have kids and find out what having no money feels like.
     
  35. CoastalOrange

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    Never married, no kids, full heart, can't lose.
     
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  36. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Now is the time to try every home repair/project and not worry about messing it up
     
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  37. Tommy Jefferson

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    Especially garage door springs
     
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  38. Bruce Bowen

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    I do this already with a wife and 2 kids makes things more exciting. Like years ago when I decided to replace a thermostat at 9 pm, in FL summer, with a pregnant wife. Long stort short would only blow heat. Honeywell support was closed. Thank god for twitter then cause I tweeted them and someone called me like 10 minutes later and got me fixed up.
     
  39. One Two

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    Thoughts on Frigidaire gas stove/range?
     
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  40. a.tramp

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    I have heard they do indeed make them. I hope this post finds you well and helps you in what I assume is a decision-making process.
     
  41. One Two

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    Sure would be a shame if you got chlorine gas in your eyes today
     
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  42. ned's head

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    Update on the tub overflow saga. The penetrating oil didn't work and the gasket appeared to be 2x the size it needed to be. We have an awesome plumber and needed a hot water heater quote. He got that sucker in place in 2 minutes with some grease and figured out how to get the cover on with the one screw still stuck in.

    It was like watching peter warrick in his prime return a punt
     
  43. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    What’s the deal with Frigidaire gas stove/range? The name suggests that it’s cold, but the appliance produces heat.
     
  44. One Two

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    Good feedback
     
  45. Alshon

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    Had a leak in my HVAC system. Anyone know what a pound of 410a goes for these days including install? Was just quoted $145 per LB.
     
  46. infected donkey

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    Material cost is ~$10/lb.
     
  47. Tommy Jefferson

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    And as Ned pointed out earlier, be sure you don’t pay a nickel over materials. These trade people are in stacking money with their racket.
     
  48. ned's head

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    When did I say this?
     
  49. Tommy Jefferson

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    You didn’t, I was just making a joke
     
  50. bigred77

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    a.tramp
     
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