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Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 8:18 pm
by clawfirst
Not saying to leave them. But it's in the code book

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 4:45 pm
by MP
Dog wrote:Getting my roof reshindled over the next 2-3 days starting tomorrow. 10 grand.

:why:

$10k :stare: how big is your roof?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 5:34 pm
by Boring Choice #2
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.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:41 am
by vonbonds
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.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:42 am
by vonbonds
I mean besides the exterior and windows. :donger:

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:06 am
by R-66Y
I thought you fixed the exterior and Windows when you did the stucco.. Or did you not do the stucco yet?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:39 am
by AD
This thread makes me sad.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:50 am
by vonbonds
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.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:06 am
by Craig
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.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:40 am
by vonbonds
That sucks, I know all too well the problems from water damage. Is your house worse than mine?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:11 pm
by Craig
Ha, no.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:12 pm
by Craig
Although long term my foundation is kinda fucked.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:35 pm
by vonbonds
That's about my only good thing. We should Voltron our houses together to get one good one.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:14 pm
by Murphy
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?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:04 pm
by R-66Y
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

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:38 pm
by vonbonds
I prefer the one big peace. Go with that young man.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:54 pm
by R-66Y
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 5ยข per year on our heating and cooling bills!

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:34 pm
by clawfirst
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

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:36 pm
by clawfirst
Must be too hard to ship the cold and warm glass regionally...

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:26 pm
by Craig
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.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:52 am
by Split Scrotum
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

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:07 am
by Ricard_Persson
Oh god, he's mudding.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:28 pm
by clawfirst
Its a small area and if i ever get off this show ill fix whatever he did

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:41 pm
by vonbonds
Ain't love grand?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:23 pm
by Craig
I'm like, good at this or whatever.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:23 pm
by Craig
Just really, really slow.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:26 pm
by clawfirst
Yeah its really not hard if you are patient and have opposable thumbs. Even drywallers can do it.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:49 pm
by Craig
It is a messy pain in the nuts though.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:51 pm
by clawfirst
Measure...subtract 1/4...put the shit on. . Drink a beer..repeat.

I dont mind doing it..hard on the liver tho

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:52 pm
by Craig
Measure? What?

I just slop it on the wall.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:55 pm
by clawfirst
Also acceptable. The only one doing it wrong is dog. That slow shit wont fly

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:58 pm
by clawfirst
As i said to my mechanic friend when he couldnt figure out how to cap the hip into the ridge when shingling. " too smart and over quilified"

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:22 pm
by Ricard_Persson
Craig wrote:I'm like, good at this or whatever.


I 100% believe you are. I don't know you, but know who you are. I see it working for other people all the time. There are different types of homeowners. You're educated, detailed and can be hands-on. Will read online and watch youtube to learn the process of something and once confident that it's understood, you'll find your materials and take your time and in the end do a pretty darn good job at it.


Doing drywall full-time is another story. There's a reason that 85% of dry-wallers are drunks or drug addicts. The other 15% are both.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:19 pm
by MP
I don't mind putting up board, or mudding & taping, it's the bloody sanding and the dust that drives me crazy.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:21 pm
by MP
Dog wrote:You're grossly overestimating intellectual types. We can prep all we want in our heads, still doesn't mean we can do it. Not necessarily a manual capacity thing, more a lack of experience thing. Shit goes wrong all the time when doing renos and you need to have seen it/seen similar before to adequately work through it. Makes me want to burn the place down, most of the time (that was back when I still tried).

So an irrational fear of screwing up something a high school dropout is capable of doing?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:38 pm
by AD
Dog wrote:Could be a "type of intelligence" thing too. I know a few that couldn't do well in school but are very anal/good at manual work. I'm not much of a "process" intelligence type. More of a "concept" guy. If that's a thing.


You don't say.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:46 pm
by MP
So the problem is with "the doing" part?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:48 pm
by Zardoz
So twice this month we've had record rainfall and twice our basement has been sweating up through the cracks... A small amount of water that I simply mop up.
The house is 100 this year, don't think I'll bother with a sump or any digging down there. Sometimes it's better to just mop shit up twice a year. Not like it's sewage.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:50 pm
by clawfirst
Too logical. We should have dog decide the next course of action

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:14 pm
by Zardoz
At least I didn't mention the bucket in my attic catching rain water. That one is just because I have no money though... :(

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:39 pm
by clawfirst
Have you gone up on the roof to look around for an obvious entry point?..i assume you have and its all old and fucked and impossible to tell

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:40 pm
by clawfirst
Buy a tarp and nail it to fucked roof

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:42 pm
by clawfirst
Dog wrote:Don't nails create holes?

New tight holes.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:44 pm
by clawfirst
Tarp. 2x. Spike into rafter. Actual roof asap

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:46 pm
by clawfirst
Unless the bucket is fine... But if thats the case its one entry point and you may be able to half assed repair with one stack of shingles,,,careful removal and tucking

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:58 pm
by Zardoz
Yeah, I've weighed a few options. The roof is way to high for me to get on. Around 30 feet. The shingles are about 10 years old so when I'm done my program and get a contract I'll worry about it (august). I wouldn't mind having someone sheet some ply up there over the plank or something.

Luckily it's a walk up attic that I can access every time it's raining and check the drip. Its very localized. Good airflow up there, so no rot or anything. Just a pain is all.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:02 pm
by clawfirst
Depends. Plank is actually really good if not all rotton. Sounds like it isnt insulated...lol

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:04 pm
by clawfirst
Borrow or rent a 40' extension ladder

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:19 pm
by Zardoz
I will this summer. It's vintage insulation. As in no insulation. Basically open rafters with blown in pink stuff between the rafters to insulate our upstairs. Incredibly efficient house. Our funace barely has to work, and our downstairs is double brick so even on hot days it stays cool until around 1pm and then the a.c. kicks in.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:02 pm
by Zardoz
Good to know about the planks, Claw. I usually assume older is better on account of the Heritage work I was doing. I just thought I'd get better strength and less risk of puncture out of ply.