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Oswald Cornelius

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IMHO, this right here is the pinnacle of hose nozzles:
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Unfortunately the build quality seems a bit lacking...seems like they are prone to developing leaks or catastrophic failures after the first season and are particularly susceptible to freezing temps.

Thanks for the tip--I like a wand to water the plants on the patios.

I'm headed to THE Home Depot in a bit and will see if they've got these. If it starts to leak you might trying unscrewing the bits you can and adding teflon tape at those joints. And it might have replaceable O-rings/washers.
 

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Thanks for the tip--I like a wand to water the plants on the patios.

I'm headed to THE Home Depot in a bit and will see if they've got these. If it starts to leak you might trying unscrewing the bits you can and adding teflon tape at those joints. And it might have replaceable O-rings/washers.
I actually filled the leaky joint with a bit of flexible marine epoxy (west systems g-flex) which seemed to solve it. But then it started leaking from the hand grip area of hte handle itself...like full on spray out of a blown seam. I don't think I let it freeze with water in it, but I suppose it is possible.

But whatever...I like it so I'd rather replace it every few years than use one I don't like.
 

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If you're only looking to water plants, you might look into a dramm wand. Incredible volume of water but very gentle - really cuts down on watering time if you have a lot to water.
 

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I have started on the re-landscaping of the front yard. Firmly in the breaking-the-eggs portion of making the omlet. Can't turn back now! Will poast some progress pics when more progress has been made.

So far has mostly been more demo work, some remaining plants/stumps, ripped out concrete walkway with the mini-ex. Had to break it up into smaller peices by hand with a sledge so I can take it to the recyler tomorrow. Trenched and ran irrigation line and connected two new yard hydrants.

This week will excavate and start working on the small pond. Of course the city is resurfacing the street in front of my house this week so that will probably delay me because I won't be able to get materials delivered (rocks, topsoil, gravels, etc.)
 
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There are good reasons to hand water at some times and places. Plus it gives you a reason to check up more closely on things.
 

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Depends on the other party? If spouse, check with your state.

CA state by default is community property for spouse.

If you end up titling under a living trust then it should also default to community property whereby the surviving spouse receives a step-up in basis for estate planning purposes.
 

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Anyone have any particularly strong feelings on Joint Tenants vs community property?

My wife is a real estate attorney and thus has very strong opinions on this, but I don't care enough to listen.

In seriousness though, I believe joint tenants is better because the dying spouse's share transfers to the surviving spouse automatically vs to the estate (which will most likely pass to the spouse anyway).
 

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Depends on the other party? If spouse, check with your state.

CA state by default is community property for spouse.

If you end up titling under a living trust then it should also default to community property whereby the surviving spouse receives a step-up in basis for estate planning purposes.
Spouse, CA
 

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Then you have your answer I think barring something we're not privy too

@brokencycle is right in the survivorship sense, but joint tenancy does not have the tax advantage of a community property title. Or just create a living trust and fund it i.e., go to the county and re-register the home title in the trust's name. The estate planning attorney can help you with the funding coupled with home deed for a nominal fee, too, on top of the cost of writing your living trust.
 

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Part of me wants to reinforce (it can be done)...terminate the joists where "the wall ends" and have this room with a super high ceiling (half of the room roughly), put a landing up there with a table and a huge chandelier.

I would insulate and drywall it.

Thoughts? Would be a **** ton of work, but would definitely be interesting.
Building it out in some way was my first thought. I hate seeing dead space like that.
 

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