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Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:35 pm
by clawfirst
Split Scrotum wrote:
Craig wrote:[*]
MP wrote:I don't mind putting up board, or mudding & taping, it's the bloody sanding and the dust that drives me crazy.


I agree. The worst part about doing this myself is it takes so long for me to get through the three cycles of sanding. By the time I'm done we'll have lived through two weeks if dusty bullshit.


3 cycles of sanding?! How much mud are you putting on?

I only sand once. But honestly id say 70% of pros sand after every coat(as opposed to scraping) Cause its fast and repeatable with the pole. And you make the bitch do it.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:18 pm
by Craig
Hey, that's me!

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:21 pm
by Split Scrotum
clawfirst wrote:
Split Scrotum wrote:
Craig wrote:[*]

I agree. The worst part about doing this myself is it takes so long for me to get through the three cycles of sanding. By the time I'm done we'll have lived through two weeks if dusty bullshit.


3 cycles of sanding?! How much mud are you putting on?

I only sand once. But honestly id say 70% of pros sand after every coat(as opposed to scraping) Cause its fast and repeatable with the pole. And you make the bitch do it.


I did home renovations for 4 summers when I was in high school and I was said bitch; however we were a crew of 2 lol.

You really only need to sand once (being meticulous) if the guy mudding knows what their doing.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:52 pm
by clawfirst
Reno is a different animal. Especially small reno. Its an occupied home in many cases so you become good at not cleaning up everyday for half the day

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:53 pm
by clawfirst
Commercial guys...lol that bitch is white as snow and runs a pole all day

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:06 pm
by Split Scrotum
Very true. We were mainly kitchen/bathroom renovations, with the odd basement or entire gut job.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:11 pm
by Dog
If I can get it "just so" within 8 to 12 rounds of mudding and sanding, I'm generally a happy camper.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:21 pm
by Split Scrotum
Dog wrote:If I can get it "just so" within 8 to 12 rounds of mudding and sanding, I'm generally a happy camper.


And there is nothing wrong with that at all as long as it looks good.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:23 pm
by Dog
It's "just so".

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:30 pm
by clawfirst
"Anyone can do it and most people shouldn't"

Friend in sales after he did his house.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:30 pm
by clawfirst
Yes whole house

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:03 pm
by Zardoz
My house is lath/plaster and everywhere is did fixes and sanded is too smooth and looked weird. Had to rough it up a bit and repaint some spots.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:07 pm
by clawfirst
Yeah. You basically have to skim a whole wall...reboard or texture on anything pre 1960

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:40 pm
by MP
Hey Claw,

I need a new roof, should I stay away from BP and Iko as the internet suggests and go with Owen Corning Durations or CertainTeed Landmarks?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:45 pm
by clawfirst
Id be lying if i said i knew.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:49 pm
by MP
It's been years since I've spec'd this kinda work, and seems the industry has completely changed after the whole organic lawsuit fiasco...

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:52 pm
by clawfirst
A bad run of shingles is a bad run. Most only make it to half their warranty life especially on a north east facing side.

In 10 years the manufacturer will just blame the roofer...

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:54 pm
by AD
Tesla sun roof.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:58 pm
by clawfirst
Id just accept youre gonna gamble on the product and be real nice to the roofer. Case of beer in a cooler and such cause the product is cheap. Its the install in 10 years that costs an additional 3 k

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:59 pm
by MP
AD wrote:Tesla sun roof.

Sorta, I'm planning on replacing all my soffits and facias to get rid of the yellow cream colour, then I'm adding two solartubes with dimmers and up grading my attic insulation, when I do my roof. I'm guessing $12-15k...

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:29 pm
by R-66Y
I want solar tubes. They're expensive, though. Cheaper to leave the lights on any time I'm home and awake than to install them where I want them. Pay back time is like 20+ years.

:(

Having natural light would be awesome though

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 11:38 pm
by clawfirst
Why would i want a light i cant turn off when its unnecessary or use when its actually dark?

Sounds like a solar fucking roadway kinda bullshit

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:45 am
by MP
LOL, yeah why would one want windows, when I can have led light?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:50 am
by clawfirst
But you already have windows

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:01 am
by MP
Not in the middle of my house I don't. So I plan to put two in, but I also ordering the dimmers so I can shut them off.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:15 am
by Dog
Wouldn't windows in the middle of a house be pointless?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:49 am
by Ricard_Persson
I'll seriously consider cedar shingles next time. Hard to find a crew that will do it, and the cost will be staggering I'm sure.

That grey-ed out cedar roof is beautiful though.


I've seen the newer light tubes. Actually they throw a lot of light, and in some dark areas, I think they're a good idea.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:07 am
by PPJ
Installing tubing from my gutter pipe to the catch basin. How deep should it be if I want to grow grass again?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:11 pm
by MP
PPJ wrote:Installing tubing from my gutter pipe to the catch basin. How deep should it be if I want to grow grass again?

Make the first 6 to 8 ft solid pipe, or else all the water will end up in your basement... Depth depends on how big of pipe, and what kinda traffic load will cross it. I also suggest a diverter, as you don't really want to put water down there in the winter...

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:25 pm
by clawfirst
Why not just use big o

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:24 pm
by MP
clawfirst wrote:Why not just use big o

I assumed that's what he meant..? But get a chunk of non perforated for the first section.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:51 am
by PPJ
What's a diverter?

I have about 50' of solid pipe, in 10' pieces and 50' of big o, one big long piece. If I use solid pipe from gutter out how do I get proper angle on downward slope? Couldn't find elbows for that.

It's all about 4" piping. How deep?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:58 pm
by MP
PPJ wrote:It's all about 4" piping. How deep?

*Snicker*

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:08 pm
by PPJ
MP wrote:
PPJ wrote:It's all about 4" piping. How deep?

*Snicker*


RDRR

Just answer the fucking question

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:29 pm
by Dog
I say put it all in. Yolo!

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:07 pm
by clawfirst
4" will grow grass.

Deeper is better

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:37 am
by Craig
I spent the weekend doing spring cleaning nonsense. Did you know that it is not fun to clean chandeliers?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:40 am
by Craig
Also, we dropped the remote to a ceiling fan and broke it. We got a replacement remote, but it doesn't work. I even went and changed the four little toggle switches to make sure the frequency is right. Now I'm torn between thinking the new remote is broken, the fan is broken, or I'm just too stupid to figure this out.

There's no wall switch for this light/fan for some fucking reason.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:43 am
by Dog
Houses suck.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:00 am
by Dog
Well, lemme qualify that. The shelter and comfort is much appreciated. It’s the having to do some maintenance and upkeep that’s a drag!

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:48 am
by MP
Why not just fix the old remote?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:50 am
by Craig
Some stuff got knocked off the stuff inside. I don't feel like buying a soldering iron.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:52 am
by MP
Also anyone have any opinions thoughts on fronr doors? Is fibreglass worth the extra dollars over steel?

Thanks to all that reply, but I really only care what claw thinks.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:53 am
by MP
Craig wrote:Some stuff got knocked off the stuff inside. I don't feel like buying a soldering iron.

How much did you spend on the replacement remote?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:53 am
by Craig
Like 5 bucks.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:17 am
by Boring Choice #2
MP wrote:Also anyone have any opinions thoughts on fronr doors? Is fibreglass worth the extra dollars over steel?

Thanks to all that reply, but I really only care what claw thinks.


We had water issues in our front door area and decided to go with fibreglass just in case. The only real reason to go with fibreglass is if you want a different look to the door than the steel. We ended up with a faux wood grain look which you can't do in steel, but is a definite improvement over wood.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:28 am
by AD
I am a tenant now.

I went from owning 4 houses in 2011 to owning 0 in 2018.

:why:

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:56 am
by MP
AD wrote:I am a tenant now.

I went from owning 4 houses in 2011 to owning 0 in 2018.

:why:


So now your paying your ex's and your landlords mortgage?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:59 am
by Boring Choice #2
if the banana wanted to own a home, i'm sure he could. it might be a shittier home than he'd want, but i'm sure he could manage somehow.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:27 pm
by clawfirst
Mp the only problem with steel is how much cold it conducts. And we've done this before, "proper thermal break", "doesnt work" back and forth.