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The Home Ownership Thread

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

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  1. Thomas

    Thomas Stylish Dinosaur

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    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.
     
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    Are they marketed as such?
     


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    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.....
     
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    Not really, but being a composite of something + something, where neither something is wood, you'd be tempted to hope so.
     


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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...
     
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    You've got a bad moisture problem.


     


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    +1.
     


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


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    That's true. There's probably a leak that's keeping the floor under the carpet wet.
     


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    Don't worry, guy in the apartment office said they'd wipe it up :facepalm:
     


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    Is this disgusting conversation over yet?
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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    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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