The Home Ownership Thread

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

  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How convenient for running out for smokes and beef jerky :)
     


  2. RedLantern

    RedLantern Senior member

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    Man, if there's one single thing that is a deal breaker for me, it's street noise/traffic.
     


  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    My house was carefully selected for silence on all fronts, privacy, and lack of light sources. I have near perfect silence, near perfect night when we turn our lights out, and near perfect privacy at night.
     


  4. vernonclark

    vernonclark Well-Known Member

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    Some noise every now and then is good...maybe not construction noise or etc.

    But I am curious about this idea of perfect silence and perfect night
     


  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Near perfect.

    Welcome aboard, vernon. You seem to have been a long time lurker?
     


  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For anyone who travels a lot on business to city centers, coming home to quiet and a lack of glaring lights is coming home to a bit of heaven.
     


  7. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    Looks like a beautiful house and a nice lot, TJ. Congratulations.
     


  8. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I couldn't tell you how much time I spend in my study with all but one light off reading a book. After a day full of electronics, conversation and overhead lighting.
     


  9. imschatz

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    City I live in has been under a state of Emergency for a couple days now. 75,000 people evacuated - only 1,500 ended up in emergency shelters, all else found refuge with friends. The City Center lies at the confluence of two major rivers, both of which have spilled their banks and flooding homes.

    http://globalnews.ca/news/661667/photo-gallery-calgary-floods-before-and-after/

    Lots of beautiful old (100+ years) houses being destroyed.

    My house is fine - one of the perks to living on top of a hill - but some of the neighbourhoods effected where at the top of my list for my 'dream' neighbourhood.
     
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  10. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    Dang, stay safe.
     


  11. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Man, I feel for you. I know what it's like to be in a flood. Good that you're not personally affected, stay safe from disease in the days ahead. That's going to be your worst enemy
     
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    Ataturk Senior member

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    Bearings on front-load Maytag washer went bad. Replacement took about 5 hours because the whole tub had to come out, meaning basically the whole thing had to come apart. Nonetheless, disassembly was remarkably easy; the thing is very well laid out.

    The supposedly nonserviceable bearings came out easily with a hammer and punch. New ones go in, put it back together. Seems to spin fine, but haven't tested it yet -- should probably wait overnight for the locktite and some work I did on the wall behind the washer to dry. Wish me luck...

    BTW the bearings thing is apparently a very common problem. The washer was only five years old or so. Maytag supposedly says it costs a grand to fix it.
     
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  13. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    When my front-load goes, I'm going back to top-load.
     


  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    My nephew lives there. He's sent some scary pics. Seeing the stadium flooded and the zoo submerged was something.
     


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    why? I hate top loads.
     


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