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post #1111 of 2579
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Who doesn't want to live across the street from a Citgo station?

How convenient for running out for smokes and beef jerky smile.gif
post #1112 of 2579
Man, if there's one single thing that is a deal breaker for me, it's street noise/traffic.
post #1113 of 2579
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Originally Posted by RedLantern View Post

Man, if there's one single thing that is a deal breaker for me, it's street noise/traffic.

My house was carefully selected for silence on all fronts, privacy, and lack of light sources. I have near perfect silence, near perfect night when we turn our lights out, and near perfect privacy at night.
post #1114 of 2579

Some noise every now and then is good...maybe not construction noise or etc.

 

But I am curious about this idea of perfect silence and perfect night

post #1115 of 2579
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Originally Posted by vernonclark View Post

Some noise every now and then is good...maybe not construction noise or etc.

But I am curious about this idea of perfect silence and perfect night

Near perfect.

Welcome aboard, vernon. You seem to have been a long time lurker?
post #1116 of 2579
For anyone who travels a lot on business to city centers, coming home to quiet and a lack of glaring lights is coming home to a bit of heaven.
post #1117 of 2579
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

Here is the view from the drive way. I'll have more pics when we actually move in. It's like a museum of 70s style inside and I want to document it for posterity.


Looks like a beautiful house and a nice lot, TJ. Congratulations.
post #1118 of 2579
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

For anyone who travels a lot on business to city centers, coming home to quiet and a lack of glaring lights is coming home to a bit of heaven.

I couldn't tell you how much time I spend in my study with all but one light off reading a book. After a day full of electronics, conversation and overhead lighting.
post #1119 of 2579
City I live in has been under a state of Emergency for a couple days now. 75,000 people evacuated - only 1,500 ended up in emergency shelters, all else found refuge with friends. The City Center lies at the confluence of two major rivers, both of which have spilled their banks and flooding homes.

http://globalnews.ca/news/661667/photo-gallery-calgary-floods-before-and-after/

Lots of beautiful old (100+ years) houses being destroyed.

My house is fine - one of the perks to living on top of a hill - but some of the neighbourhoods effected where at the top of my list for my 'dream' neighbourhood.
post #1120 of 2579
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Originally Posted by imschatz View Post

City I live in has been under a state of Emergency for a couple days now. 75,000 people evacuated - only 1,500 ended up in emergency shelters, all else found refuge with friends. The City Center lies at the confluence of two major rivers, both of which have spilled their banks and flooding homes.

http://globalnews.ca/news/661667/photo-gallery-calgary-floods-before-and-after/

Lots of beautiful old (100+ years) houses being destroyed.

My house is fine - one of the perks to living on top of a hill - but some of the neighbourhoods effected where at the top of my list for my 'dream' neighbourhood.

Dang, stay safe.
post #1121 of 2579
Man, I feel for you. I know what it's like to be in a flood. Good that you're not personally affected, stay safe from disease in the days ahead. That's going to be your worst enemy
post #1122 of 2579
Bearings on front-load Maytag washer went bad. Replacement took about 5 hours because the whole tub had to come out, meaning basically the whole thing had to come apart. Nonetheless, disassembly was remarkably easy; the thing is very well laid out.

The supposedly nonserviceable bearings came out easily with a hammer and punch. New ones go in, put it back together. Seems to spin fine, but haven't tested it yet -- should probably wait overnight for the locktite and some work I did on the wall behind the washer to dry. Wish me luck...

BTW the bearings thing is apparently a very common problem. The washer was only five years old or so. Maytag supposedly says it costs a grand to fix it.
post #1123 of 2579
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Bearings on front-load Maytag washer went bad. Replacement took about 5 hours because the whole tub had to come out, meaning basically the whole thing had to come apart. Nonetheless, disassembly was remarkably easy; the thing is very well laid out.

The supposedly nonserviceable bearings came out easily with a hammer and punch. New ones go in, put it back together. Seems to spin fine, but haven't tested it yet -- should probably wait overnight for the locktite and some work I did on the wall behind the washer to dry. Wish me luck...

BTW the bearings thing is apparently a very common problem. The washer was only five years old or so. Maytag supposedly says it costs a grand to fix it.

When my front-load goes, I'm going back to top-load.
post #1124 of 2579
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Originally Posted by imschatz View Post

City I live in has been under a state of Emergency for a couple days now. 75,000 people evacuated - only 1,500 ended up in emergency shelters, all else found refuge with friends. The City Center lies at the confluence of two major rivers, both of which have spilled their banks and flooding homes.

http://globalnews.ca/news/661667/photo-gallery-calgary-floods-before-and-after/

Lots of beautiful old (100+ years) houses being destroyed.

My house is fine - one of the perks to living on top of a hill - but some of the neighbourhoods effected where at the top of my list for my 'dream' neighbourhood.

My nephew lives there. He's sent some scary pics. Seeing the stadium flooded and the zoo submerged was something.
post #1125 of 2579
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

When my front-load goes, I'm going back to top-load.

why? I hate top loads.
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