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The Home Ownership Thread

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

  1. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    I don't own any Ridgid, for years I thought it was the home depot house brand. My lineup: Impact driver and drill are Milwaukee, couldn't be happier. Table saw is a Dewalt, my routers are Dewalt and Portercable, compressor and nail guns are Portercable (+2 Hitachis), circular saw is a Hitachi, mitre saw and jigsaw are Metabo, sawzall and planer are Makita, my rotary hammer drill is a Bosch. My band saw is a Jet. I would really love to own a few festool products, but I just can't justify the cost.
     
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  2. jbarwick

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    Isn't Rigid just the HD house brand?
     
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    It is HD house brand, but the warranty is through Ridgid. Most tools and batteries have lifetime replacement, no questions asked. You do have to register them online though.
     
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    Wait, so it is the HD house brand? I'm confused now.
     
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    I'm a chemist and I've used a bunch of those things at work :cool:



    I bet I'd make more money working as a plumber or fitter.
     
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    As long as you drink Schlitz I think you're good.
     
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    I went to some thing at Google's new Canadian headquarters and it was so delightfully predictable.

    "Oh wow. A London phone booth. In the hallway. Crazy. Hey? You brought your dog to work? Wow. Oh neato- that guy is skateboarding."

    *Ill admit the smells coming from the huge, free caf were tougher to mock.
     
  12. jcman311

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    Well, Home Depot carries the line exclusively. I guess that HDX or whatever would be their house brand.
     
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  13. idfnl

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    Did they have a huge poster of Hillary up?
     
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    So this is kind of weird and seemingly the opposite of how it normally works out. Appraiser measured out 140 sq ft more than the architect's plan. The plan does say it's an approximation, but that still seems like quite a difference. FWIW, it's less than 5%...is that normal?
     
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    Appraiser measures the outside of the building to figure square footage...did the architect use interior dimensions?
     
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    Yup - that seems to be the case. Thanks
     
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    Are there any downsides to tankless H2O heaters these days? Or do they still not provide much savings? The new house has a regular one that is almost 20 years old, so it needs replacing. When I bought a new heater 6 years ago, tankless wasn't quite there.
     
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  18. otc

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    Do you like long showers?
     
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    Not sure about the latest on energy stats . At one time they were touted to be better . The biggest advantage is unlimited hot water. The biggest disadvantage is IMO is that recirculation while not impossible is more complicated
     
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    Yes. I haven't had any problems with my current tank heater which is 50 gallons.
     

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