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Post #2601 by clawfirst » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:16 pm

See me and mp saw the same thing the first time in the photos. We thought the abs covered in dust was round forced air tin with an abs boot cause thats what it looked like in photo..mmwhich didnt make sense...cause that wasnt it. Hes still there
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Post #2602 by MP » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:21 pm

Craig wrote:Sure, but the noise isn't related to when the furnace is blowing, which I must have said like 10 times now.

Did you hear the noise before furnace season?
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Post #2603 by Craig » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:23 pm

Sure, but that was AC season. The blower always runs.
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Post #2604 by clawfirst » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:24 pm

Yeah its either a buried electronic device like a motor/relay in the old dryer vent or its the first most likely pain in the ass to "fix". Expansion and contraction of the main forced air feed run. To "fix" that you have to insulate the cavity...and because its a basement...probably make the bulk heads larger.

And when done...you'll probably still hear it.

Get a white noise machine.
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Post #2605 by clawfirst » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:25 pm

But its good you found the shitty foam toilet gasket. Those leak all the time. Check your other toilet now too cause that plumber wasnt a plumber
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Post #2606 by clawfirst » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:29 pm

"But they are legal and sell them at all the supply stores"

Its also legal for the craig to rewire his whole house. And pull his own permits and not legal for me to connect a ceiling fan. Laws are what they are.
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Post #2607 by Craig » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:33 pm

Huh? Permits?
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Post #2608 by Craig » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:34 pm

The foam thing in the store says "better than wax!" In huge letters on the box. It's also like 4 dollars more, so it must be better.
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Post #2609 by clawfirst » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:35 pm

I dont know i just sent you an electrician. I had nothing to do with that.
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Post #2610 by Craig » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:35 pm

He pulled the permits. Also got the inspection done over the phone somehow.
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Post #2611 by clawfirst » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:36 pm

Probably a liar and thief.
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Post #2612 by Craig » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:38 pm

Meh.
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Post #2613 by clawfirst » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:39 pm

Yep. Was better than what you were sold. And thats this world.
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Post #2614 by Craig » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:39 pm

I still have the inspection report or whatever around somewhere.

No wait, I don't. I left it in the old house.
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Post #2615 by clawfirst » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:42 pm

No different than in a subdivision where 5 of 20 homes are inspected and they all pass
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Post #2616 by clawfirst » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:45 pm

And even worse is engineered before mp walks in here with a heart on. Cost benefit analysis is done and either your recommendations are met...or we just get another enginerd.


Yep
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Post #2617 by clawfirst » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:46 pm

You should probably move this thread to the abs
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Post #2618 by MP » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:50 pm

Where am I walking, what am I doing?
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Post #2619 by Craig » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:00 pm

You're playing ball or getting replaced, MP.
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Post #2620 by MP » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:12 pm

Base or basket?
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Post #2621 by clawfirst » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:25 pm

Broom
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Post #2622 by chicpea » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:28 pm

Good luck, everybody!
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Post #2623 by MP » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:30 pm

clawfirst wrote:Broom

At least that's a proper sport.
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Post #2624 by PEli » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:57 pm

I was shoveling last week and somebody left a little green bag of dog shit on my sidewalk so I returned my pet friendly road salt to Home Depot.
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Post #2625 by clawfirst » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:58 pm

Lol
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Post #2626 by Craig » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:09 pm

Wow, turns out the drain pipe on my bathroom sink is cracked. Not just cracked, like fully broken. It came out in two pieces. That pretty much fucks the whole vanity, which is this giant built in thing. Guess I gotta redo the bathroom now.
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Post #2627 by clawfirst » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:30 pm

Nah you just need a plumber and satan
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Post #2628 by Craig » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:11 pm

I can fix the pipe, but all the wood under there is kinda fucked. Like I noticed because one of the drawers doesn't open right any more.
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Post #2629 by clawfirst » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:27 pm

So a plumber and cabinetry . or youtube and a weekend
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Post #2630 by Craig » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:29 pm

Yeah, but the cabinet is huge and built in, not just some little freestanding thing
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Post #2631 by Craig » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:29 pm

Besides, gutting that bathroom was in the plans anyway
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Post #2632 by AD » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:13 am

Fist, why won't you let Craig redo the bathroom?
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Post #2633 by clawfirst » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:17 am

Im not in charge of this
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Post #2634 by Craig » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:28 pm

It's either that, new lighting throughout the house or new windows this year
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Post #2635 by Murphy » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:04 pm

Fuck are lights ever pricey.

Well pretty much anything house related is pricey.
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Post #2636 by Sinclair » Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:53 am

Is it posible to misplace a chainsaw? I can't seem to find mine.
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Post #2637 by Boring Choice #2 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:34 am

Possible, but more likely that the neighbourhood homicidal maniac stole it for some weekend shenanigans.
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Post #2638 by PEli » Sat May 23, 2020 12:45 pm

Did you all lose your homes due to mass unemployment? I am still a homeowner and my lawn has been humbling many dads walking by my house this Spring. We just planted a bunch of stuff in the gardens too. It's all looking pretty sweet except for the things that I still hate...like the driveway, the fence and the edging around a couple of big blue spruces in the front yard. All in good time.

I wanted to buy a Japanese Maple (rip chriswok) but my wife thinks this house isn't worth it and I actually agree. That kind of tree is just too good for my property and I will get one after the housing market rebounds in a decade. Luckily, I have many cans of olives and beans to get me through the coming dust bowl. Surely, you are all prepared as well if your home hasn't been sold at auction by now. I suggest you invest heavily in a variety of beans which will last 2-3 years at a time. More if you are not concerned with getting calories from botulism.

I also just ordered some humic acid, liquid kelp fertilizer and some triclopyr. An odd combination of organic health and chemical death but I'm pretty complicated. I want the lawn to continue getting healthier and one of the ways to do that is to use horrible chemicals responsibly to allow the grass to take over. Then, I'll have no use for any chemicals. Except chemotherapy, of course.
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Post #2639 by mayoradamwest » Mon May 25, 2020 7:17 pm

I'm still good, being a privileged white male has its perks. If I could stay where I am and never work again, I would happily be a stay at home Dad.


Japanese Maples are a pain in my ass. I had four when I bought the place, but the older owners apparently laid a thick layer of plastic over half the garden which took me a while to realize, longer to digest, and long story short I'm now digging my ass off fixing a water table problem. It killed 2 of the maples, 1 is thriving, and the oldest is now dropping leaves (I think because of the heat?) Between that and having my almond trees dieing off, can say - some things aren't worth it. Yet of course I have a thousand seedlings and am thinking of trying to grow more.
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Post #2640 by mayoradamwest » Mon May 25, 2020 7:19 pm

I bought a new air conditioner and had it installed today, as part of the deal with reliance they were going to turn my air conditioner (due to clearance) and install a new filter. I'm a return customer so the sales dude wanted to throw in as much as he could, I'm semi erect having a Nest thermostart.

That said... ummm they gave me a new furnace as well, which wasn't in the contract I signed. What? Am I an idiot who doesn't know what a furnace is? Could that be real? I mean I saw them cart a box downstairs that said "gas furnace" and that didn't seem right but... at the moment it feels more likely that I don't know what a "new furnace" is than they accidentally installed a new one for me (that I didn't need, but would be happy to take.) I can say, the unit was not turned.


I thought it was odd when they walked in with masks on their chin. It got stranger when it went from 7:30am-2pm. I mean I'm open to the possibility I'm just an idiot, but if I'm not... wtf?
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Post #2641 by Craig » Mon May 25, 2020 8:21 pm

Well, did the physical box of your furnace change?
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Post #2642 by mayoradamwest » Mon May 25, 2020 8:40 pm

Craig wrote:Well, did the physical box of your furnace change?


yes.
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Post #2643 by mayoradamwest » Mon May 25, 2020 8:46 pm

literally a picture of my furnace on the reliance website.



feeling more insane than normal
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Post #2644 by chicpea » Mon May 25, 2020 9:03 pm

Are you sure this isn't one of those Radon Gas scams I saw on Marketplace with David Common?
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Post #2645 by mayoradamwest » Mon May 25, 2020 9:17 pm

i am not sure.
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Post #2646 by Craig » Mon May 25, 2020 11:12 pm

mayoradamwest wrote:
Craig wrote:Well, did the physical box of your furnace change?


yes.


Then they changed your furnace. Probably a snafu between the office and the crew doing the work. What's the serial number on your new furnace?

I'd call em back and get them to do the AC turning they promised too.
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Post #2647 by PEli » Tue May 26, 2020 9:27 pm

Glad to hear some of you still have a home. I was starting to worry that I'm the only one left with privilege. Great news on the free furnace. Either that rep knows he's about to get laid off or you're going to get a surprise bill to fight.

I was outside watering the gardens last night because I'ma poor with no irrigation and no sense to hook up a soaker hose. My neighbor is out on his porch and we exchange pleasantries. Then he just goes to, "So are you going to do the driveway this year?"

Things were going good, man.
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Post #2648 by Craig » Tue May 26, 2020 11:02 pm

I like watering the garden. It's calming.

Man, fuck people who care what driveways look like. Dummies painting it every few years for no reason. I swear that sealant stuff is a scam.
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Post #2649 by MP » Wed May 27, 2020 7:59 am

Craig wrote:I like watering the garden. It's calming.

Man, fuck people who care what driveways look like. Dummies painting it every few years for no reason. I swear that sealant stuff is a scam.

Crack sealing is good for your driveway, but painting sealant on perfectly good asphalt is for aesthetics only.

Now crack sealing generally highlights your cracks with black tar, so that would be the only reason to coat the whole thing.
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Post #2650 by Craig » Wed May 27, 2020 9:51 am

The thing with the sealant is it looks nicer at first, but as it starts to break down it looks way worse than doing nothing at all.

I'm with you on the crack sealing, but I'm willing to wait for the cracks to get fairly big before I do anything.

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