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The Home Ownership Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. SirReveller

    SirReveller Well-Known Member

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    After years of electric I'm enjoying my first gas stove in this new rental house now. Pretty bangin'. I can see what the fuss is all about. Nice lil fire under your pan. I'm not sure the heat is "instantaneous" as Bourdain would claim but it does seem faster than the old usual red element.
     
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  2. Dar FTW

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    @RedLantern is ballard the "brooklyn of seattle"?
     
  3. sugarbutch

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    I do, but not in a manly way. Whenever I use them, I feel like an impostor.
     
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  4. RedLantern

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    No, West Seattle, though I can see the argument for Ballard. WS has the big bridge though, and it's more insular - people live and die here without going into a different borough of the city.
     
  5. Numbernine

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    You're not a real man unless your power tools use connectors like this.
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  6. Dar FTW

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    ah, that makes sense. ballard probably wins hipster count though. mayor murray opened one of those homeless rv parks here too which keeps things exciting
     
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    If it doesn't have a working fireplace, I'd pass.
     
  10. JohnGalt

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    Anyone have experience with wells? I'm having a softener and iron filter installed and just took the water to be tested for bacteria. Coliform was found but no E.coli. Water company said they can do a UV system for about $2k. Is it worth it or should I just do a chlorine disinfection?
     
  11. Marc Voorhees

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    This shouldn't be taken as advice, merely personal experience,

    But if you don't create your own water by exploding hydrogen and oxygen together you are the biggest cuck out there.


    Seriously though, I just chlorinate my well twice a year (takes about a day, not hard to do, just gotta do it in order) and as I recall from my water report that was similar to yours, that worked fine. Haven't died yet!

    Marc
     
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    The lower unit seems to have a bedroom directly off the dining room?
     
  14. FlyingMonkey

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    We paid a lot less for our UV and filter system (from Home Depot) - less than $1000. And it's just fine. But I guess it depends how big your house is and how much water you use. I wouldn't use chlorine unless I really had to.
     
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  15. cross22

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    Why is that?
     
  16. emptym

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    @SB: Yeah, the kitchens and baths go more with the older, more ornate style of the upper.

    @PB: A lot of older SF homes have "bedrooms" that go to a dining room, living room, or kitchen. I think they have have been used originally as studies, libraries, parlors, or something else. But when people try to sell a place, they list it as a bedroom.
     
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  17. djblisk

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    My house a bunch of dead cell phone signal spots.

    Any recs on how to rectify?

    I'm with At&T and was looking at the Microcell.

    I have wifi so this would be mainly for calls.
     
  18. jcman311

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    We have a microcell, but that was from before the days of wifi calling. If you have an iphone you can enable this on the settings menu under phone. It works a lot better than a microcell.
     
  19. JohnGalt

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    The price he mentioned on the phone for the unit itself seemed high - about $1400 or so and I see them at about $800-900. Going to have to talk to him again to get the price breakdown. This company has a great reputation and has been very honest, so the $500 price discrepancy leads me to believe something is missing from the equation. This is the unit he recommended: http://viqua.com/product/e4/?sf_action=get_results&_sf_s=E4&_sft_product-tags=professional
     
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    It looks like I can just enable wifi calling on my at&t iphone6 to solve the problem.
     

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