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The Home Ownership Thread

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

  1. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    Yeah, I would think someone spending $10k on a shower head/valve has more money than sense, but to each their own.
     
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  2. SkinnyGoomba

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    I would tend to agree, some of this stuff gets stupidly expensive. My wife and I looked at some tubs and they really start to get nice around like 6-10k....which seems absolutely absurd to me....and that is before the tub filler....and well installing the damn thing.
     
  3. Numbernine

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    American Standard still makes the same double cast iron enameled kitchen sink that was installed in my house in 1945.I replace the original last year. It cost $245
     
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    What part? Charlotte? Raleigh-Durham? Asheville/mountains? My parents just built a place near Asheville and interviewed a few builders, and I have a close friend that did a big renovation of a nice place in Charlotte.
     
  5. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    Raleigh-Durham area.
     
  6. texas_jack

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    Just got quoted $4700 for a new steel door, 2 side lights, new steel frame, and storm door plus installation. Sound fair?
     
  7. brokencycle

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    It depends on the amount of glass and the size of the doors, but that sounds reasonable. For reference, we did two fiberglass doors (32" and 36") plus a window for about $3000 installed.
     
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  8. Piobaire

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    Sounds reasonable. Damn them.
     
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  9. SirReveller

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    Any of you homeboys familiar with the makes models and general advice regarding selection and install of a ceiling-mounted HDTV projector + motorized screen? This ain't cuttin it.
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    My old 55", (which once reigned supreme but is now yesterday's news lol.) More to the point, while it looks adequate sizewise in this pic IR in the room it is waaay too small for proper TV wutchin'. Moreover the wife is all about "hiding" the TV to control cartoons w the kid or when people are over. Also, multiple people have told me tv-on-mantle is classless shit and art is supposed to go there. And I'm not wasting room on the floor and blocking cabinets and having a toddler pull it on to themselves with the usual rollytable thing.

    Hence my question. I'm def gonna install one of these setups but don't recognize most of the brands. Vivitek. Optoma. Epson. (yah, printers..good projectors? I dunno. Lol)

    1080 is prolly fine vs $10G 4K 3D w/e shit as far as I've seen via googlin around so far.

    Kinda niche inquiry but I have seen these on occasion in a few homes over the years so I bet some SFer here knows the choice unit for best $:qual.

    Thanks!!
     
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  11. SirReveller

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    Niner that's mildly amusing but doesn't solve meh problem.
     
  12. flvinny521

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    http://www.avsforum.com/forum/68-digital-projectors-under-3-000-usd-msrp/

    http://www.avsforum.com/forum/24-digital-hi-end-projectors-3-000-usd-msrp/

    http://www.avsforum.com/forum/23-screens/

    Read away, but be careful. After some time on that site I convinced my wife to add a home theater to our future renovation plans.
     
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  13. Numbernine

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    Check out this old growth redwood fence post in the ground for 75 years. I've got 6 of them @ 5ft long I'm going to rip up into 3/4x4s
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  14. jcman311

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    That woods looks great to make into something like a table. Plans?
     
  15. Piobaire

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    Yesterday afternoon, while we were at work, the contractor came in with a bobcat and scraped the backyard clean, removing gravel, a couple strips of riprap we had for drainage, and pushed our boulders aside too. Where the pool/spa is going is cleaned and read for excavation. Might have it dug out as early as end of next week.

    :slayer:
     
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    Friend has asked me to build a bench/shoestorage thing for her front porch I'll post pics when its done.
    Here is a grain shot of a scrap I used to set my saw
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  17. Ataturk

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    What part of that is door and what part installation?
    Cutting it kind of close there, aren't you?
     
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    Look at those nails. I yanked on those buggers for 10 mins and just gave up. Good old hot dip for holding power
     
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    Driving a bobcat feels like this
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  20. Piobaire

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    I have a friend that's very wealthy, I mean like north of $50 million type rich, and he bought several adjoining plots of land where he's planning on developing a downtown in a nearby small town. He rented a backhoe for a week and had so much fun he went out and bought himself a brand new one the next week.

    Now that's baller status.
     
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