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Post #1951 by MP » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:08 pm

Craig wrote:Yeah, I can probably do that.

You'll need a mixing attachment for a drill.

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.super-mixer.1000170071.html
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Post #1952 by Craig » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:11 pm

Yeah, they're cheap tho.
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Post #1953 by vonbonds » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:54 am

Sounds doable..go for it and take lots of pics for the lulz if it goes wrong
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Post #1954 by Dog » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:16 pm

Even I did the self levelling cement in my basement thing, Greg. Even I!
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Post #1955 by Craig » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:17 pm

Alright, that settles it.
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Post #1956 by AD » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:10 pm

Can't wait for the pics!
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Post #1957 by Boring Choice #2 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:45 pm

Dog wrote:Even I did the self levelling cement in my basement thing, Greg. Even I!


Was this before or after it started leaking?
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Post #1958 by Dog » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:46 pm

Before.

Why?
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Post #1959 by AD » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:15 pm

I'm thinking of adding an extension to my house.
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Post #1960 by Boring Choice #2 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:32 pm

I thought you were moving soon so you wife doesn't have to worry about your sons wearing the wrong colours to school and getting knifed for it.
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Post #1961 by Boring Choice #2 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:33 pm

Or is the extension for the live in nanny / homeschool classroom?
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Post #1962 by AD » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:35 pm

Neighbourhood's picking up. Crips seem to be in control so we can't really make a mistake no more.
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Post #1963 by MP » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:06 pm

AD wrote:I'm thinking of adding an extension to my house.

This smells like a ploy to divide up your house into a triplex, condominiumize it, and sell each unit for the price of your current house...
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Post #1964 by AD » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:00 am

Been done.
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Post #1965 by R-66Y » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:20 pm

MP wrote:
AD wrote:I'm thinking of adding an extension to my house.

This smells like a ploy to divide up your house into a triplex, condominiumize it, and sell each unit for the price of your current house...

this is a good idea. unfortunately for me, my property is about 5% too small to subdivide :( otherwise i'd sell my yard and pay off my house in short order
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Post #1966 by R-66Y » Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:56 pm

Just locked in a 30 year refinance at 3.375 with 0 points and 0 lender fees

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Post #1967 by MP » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:00 pm

R-66Y wrote:Just locked in a 30 year refinance at 3.375 with 0 points and 0 lender fees

:danson:

Lol, I'm just about to up my payment to be done in 9 years. With the end goal to be done in 5.
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Post #1968 by R-66Y » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:03 pm

Nice. I'm taking a different approach. Invest the extra money, assume I'll make more than 3.375% returns, and I should come out ahead. I really wanted to get a 15 year, but selyar was concerned about the higher payment if we have kids
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Post #1969 by MP » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:08 pm

R-66Y wrote:Nice. I'm taking a different approach. Invest the extra money, assume I'll make more than 3.375% returns, and I should come out ahead. I really wanted to get a 15 year, but selyar was concerned about the higher payment if we have kids

Meh, the more disposable income I have, the more I dispose of it. So for me, getting the mortgage gone, stops me from posting it away.
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Post #1970 by vonbonds » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:21 am

R-66Y wrote:Nice. I'm taking a different approach. Invest the extra money, assume I'll make more than 3.375% returns, and I should come out ahead. I really wanted to get a 15 year, but selyar was concerned about the higher payment if we have kids

I'm a big fan of her as you well know. Keep listening to good advice.
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Post #1971 by selyar » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:59 pm

vonbonds wrote:
R-66Y wrote:Nice. I'm taking a different approach. Invest the extra money, assume I'll make more than 3.375% returns, and I should come out ahead. I really wanted to get a 15 year, but selyar was concerned about the higher payment if we have kids

I'm a big fan of her as you well know. Keep listening to good advice.


aw shucks.
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Post #1972 by vf » Thu May 26, 2016 6:07 pm

R-66Y wrote:
vonbonds wrote:
PPJ wrote:Back in the 70's when people re-did their roofing shingles they just put them over the old ones. Since then shinglers have said you should remove the old ones and start from scratch.

Is this just a make more work project for shinglers or is there method to this madness. You'd think two layers of shingles is better than one, no?

It's my understanding that you can layer 1 course on top of the original. After that you take it all off and start over.

This is my understanding as well, but I'm no roofing expert. I would get a metal roof now if I had the option though.


Metal has it's ups and downs. If your roof slopes to a door or driveway you should avoid it at all costs if you get any snow.

IIRC putting new shingles over the old voids the warranty if anything happens, may void insurance too. Would have to double check.
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Post #1973 by clawfirst » Fri May 27, 2016 4:30 pm

No way it voids insurance. It's literally in the building code that two layers are permitted. Warranty...well that's basically voided the moment they are installed..you ever heard of someone actually getting the 25 year shingle paid for by the previous manufacturer..yeah right
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Post #1974 by edgar_dong » Fri May 27, 2016 7:07 pm

I would never leave old shingles on my - or anyone else's - roof. :colbert:
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Post #1975 by clawfirst » Fri May 27, 2016 8:18 pm

Not saying to leave them. But it's in the code book
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Post #1976 by Dog » Tue May 31, 2016 4:24 pm

Getting my roof reshindled over the next 2-3 days starting tomorrow. 10 grand.

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Post #1977 by MP » Tue May 31, 2016 4:45 pm

Dog wrote:Getting my roof reshindled over the next 2-3 days starting tomorrow. 10 grand.

:why:

$10k :stare: how big is your roof?
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Post #1978 by Dog » Tue May 31, 2016 4:48 pm

As big as my house.

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Post #1979 by Dog » Tue May 31, 2016 4:49 pm

Its one of those stupid suburban roofs with big pronounced slopes that makes the house look twice the size that it really is.
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Post #1980 by Boring Choice #2 » Tue May 31, 2016 5:34 pm

Dog wrote:It's one of those stupid suburban roofs with big pronounced slopes that makes the house look twice the size that it really is.


We did that a few years back. It is really horrible how much they charge. Having said that, my roof is too high and steep for me to want to risk my life to save a few bucks.
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Post #1981 by vonbonds » Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:41 am

Spent $8.3k yesterday on another 4ton dual fuel HVAC zone. That's 2 in 2 years. Only thing left to fix is the roof when that shits the bed.
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Post #1982 by vonbonds » Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:42 am

I mean besides the exterior and windows. :donger:
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Post #1983 by R-66Y » Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:06 am

I thought you fixed the exterior and Windows when you did the stucco.. Or did you not do the stucco yet?
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Post #1984 by AD » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:39 am

This thread makes me sad.
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Post #1985 by vonbonds » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:50 am

R-66Y wrote:I thought you fixed the exterior and Windows when you did the stucco.. Or did you not do the stucco yet?

I've resigned myself to only fix the house in the next 10 years hoping for a huge commission year to pay for it. If I can't get it done in that time frame without signs of a monster year near I'll start to hide assets and prepare to default on the house once my son finished college.

It's the only plan I can think of at this point.
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Post #1986 by Craig » Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:06 am

Alright, let's count the ways my basement has flooded in the last three years.

1) leakage around window.
2) discovered holes in the wall. At this point we put on weeping tile and installed a sump.
3) leakage around a door
4) drain backs up between the house and the street.
5) drain backs up inside the house.

Fuck my house.
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Post #1987 by vonbonds » Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:40 am

That sucks, I know all too well the problems from water damage. Is your house worse than mine?
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Post #1988 by Craig » Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:11 pm

Ha, no.
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Post #1989 by Craig » Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:12 pm

Although long term my foundation is kinda fucked.
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Post #1990 by vonbonds » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:35 pm

That's about my only good thing. We should Voltron our houses together to get one good one.
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Post #1991 by Murphy » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:14 pm

Craig wrote:Alright, let's count the ways my basement has flooded in the last three years.

1) leakage around window.
2) discovered holes in the wall. At this point we put on weeping tile and installed a sump.
3) leakage around a door
4) drain backs up between the house and the street.
5) drain backs up inside the house.

Fuck my house.


Remember when it was only Fido's basement that leaked?
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Post #1992 by Dog » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:16 pm

4 years and leak free!
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Post #1993 by R-66Y » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:04 pm

I'm replacing the shit storm door on my front door. It leaks like Donald Trump's hookers, it's stained and generally looks like shit, and the screen is ripped.

These new doors are nice as hell. We're debating between the Anderson 4000 series with double pane, low e glass, or the 3000 series with low e glass. The 4k is one large pane and you replace that with a screen, the 3k is two sliding panes, with a built-in screen. We're leaning toward the 4000
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Post #1994 by vonbonds » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:38 pm

I prefer the one big peace. Go with that young man.
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Post #1995 by R-66Y » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:54 pm

Ordered the 4000 series with dual pane low-e glass. Home Depot was having 15% off special order doors, so it cost us the same price as if we got normal glass, which would be non special order, so that's cool. Should save us like 5¢ per year on our heating and cooling bills!
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Post #1996 by clawfirst » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:34 pm

Why dont we just tint the glass like 30% and actually make good on low e......regardless on whether or not youre in the north and run a heater half the year....benefit neutral


Its like everything is a bullshit marketing ploy. Everything
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Post #1997 by clawfirst » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:36 pm

Must be too hard to ship the cold and warm glass regionally...
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Post #1998 by Craig » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:26 pm

Finally got around to doing the first pass mudding the drywall I installed a few months ago. I'm glad someone told me the first coat normally looks like shit.
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Post #1999 by Split Scrotum » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:52 am

Craig wrote:Finally got around to doing the first pass mudding the drywall I installed a few months ago. I'm glad someone told me the first coat normally looks like shit.


If you really wanna see how bad it looks take a flashlight and hold it up to it
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Post #2000 by Ricard_Persson » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:07 am

Oh god, he's mudding.

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