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post #811 of 2933
Well, this weekend was interesting. Germaine to this thread: composite wood deck products. They are not all fire-resistant.

That is all.

Oh, and does anyone know of any deals on grey composite deck boards: 1 1/4 x 5 x 12' - I need fifteen of them by Saturday. PLZ.

And do not speak of this on facebook, PLZ.
post #812 of 2933
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

Well, this weekend was interesting. Germaine to this thread: composite wood deck products. They are not all fire-resistant.

That is all.

Oh, and does anyone know of any deals on grey composite deck boards: 1 1/4 x 5 x 12' - I need fifteen of them by Saturday. PLZ.

And do not speak of this on facebook, PLZ.

Are they marketed as such?
post #813 of 2933
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Installed the new over the range microwave. Glad that is over. It was a royal pain. This unit is much nicer, however.
Did just this a few months ago. For me, the actual installation was fairly easy, but the microwave is a little too deep for the cabinets, so it looks ugly. I thought I could mount it farther back than I could, but that would have required cutting backsplash tile that went up unexpectedly high behind the old unit, and I wasn't prepared for tile work. It may be a long time before i get around to cutting and installing the roof exhaust vent I had planned.....
post #814 of 2933
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Are they marketed as such?

Not really, but being a composite of something + something, where neither something is wood, you'd be tempted to hope so.
post #815 of 2933
I just found a mushroom or some shit growing out of my carpet (apartment, not my own thankfully). What in the fuck?

Also been finding a lot of those silverfish shitheads recently...
post #816 of 2933
You've got a bad moisture problem.

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I just found a mushroom or some shit growing out of my carpet (apartment, not my own thankfully). What in the fuck?

Also been finding a lot of those silverfish shitheads recently...
post #817 of 2933
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You've got a bad moisture problem.

+1.
post #818 of 2933
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Originally Posted by jgold47 View Post

You've got a bad moisture problem.

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I just found a mushroom or some shit growing out of my carpet (apartment, not my own thankfully). What in the fuck?

Also been finding a lot of those silverfish shitheads recently...

Silver fish are attracted by moisture, but their mere presence, especially during the drier winter months, doesn't necessarily indicate a "bad moisture problem."
post #819 of 2933
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Silver fish are attracted by moisture, but their mere presence, especially during the drier winter months, doesn't necessarily indicate a "bad moisture problem."

Agreed, but combined with mushrooms or fungus growing, I'd say that's pretty strongly indicative of a moisture problem.
post #820 of 2933
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Silver fish are attracted by moisture, but their mere presence, especially during the drier winter months, doesn't necessarily indicate a "bad moisture problem."

Agreed, but combined with mushrooms or fungus growing, I'd say that's pretty strongly indicative of a moisture problem.

That's true. There's probably a leak that's keeping the floor under the carpet wet.
post #821 of 2933
Don't worry, guy in the apartment office said they'd wipe it up facepalm.gif
post #822 of 2933
Is this disgusting conversation over yet?
post #823 of 2933
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Don't worry, guy in the apartment office said they'd wipe it up facepalm.gif

I'd worry you are going to get mold growing in there and start to have respiratory issues. I don't think it's a "wipe it up" issue--there is likely a leak somewhere, or something has rotted through and external moisture is getting in.
post #824 of 2933
I know they cant wipe it away, thats why it was a dumb response. Definitely a leak, building is brand new so no rotting yet. I'll be moving in a few months or sooner hopefully so it's mostly their problem, not mine.
post #825 of 2933
Anybody know anything about Fannie Mae Homepath Renovation mortgages?

Some nice properties around here owned by lender. The usual caveats to short sales/foreclosures apply but if you use the renovation mortgage, you can add on a decent amount to cover work that would be done. Mostly looks like places that I would want to re-floor and do some kitchen/appliance work which would come in at well under the 35k they allow for renovations.

Newer condo buildings so some of the big neglected-foreclosure issues don't apply--you aren't going to have roof or foundation issues like you might on a house and as long as the condo association itself is in good standing, the risks don't seem too big.
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