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The Home Ownership Thread

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Can you guys switch management companies at some point? I feel like there was an oversight when hiring these guys.
 

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I finished painting a couple rooms and hung a new light fixture. As I was cleaning up, my wife goes, "I don't like the color of that fixture." This after I took the other fixture down and held this one in its place before going through the effort of installing it. FFS.
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My Turn to bitch. I hate living in other peoples filth and idiocy. I have had the house for 3 years, the previous owners did NOTHING apparently. No maintenance, no repairs, no anything. Filthy slovenly cunts. So much for the relaxation hangover after my vacation.

My to-do list this week, New pressure tank for the well (probably been water logged for years but I have just got around to it), New iron filter, Reverse osmosis system needs to be refreshed.
 

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Never attempt to work with anything that is smarter than yourself...

I have an update. Apparently the water to the building needed to be shut off and flushed, which takes hours to do. The building management told me the porter would take care of it. Well the porter showed up and had no clue how to do it or even that he had to. They now need to reschedule.

The story is actually much longer preceding this. Last week I got an email from this French guy who lives in the building that he sent to everybody in the building. He said his ptac valve sare leaking and he has been trying to email and call the building management and he hasn't been getting an answer for three weeks. It was a cry for help and the board got him in touch with the management company to schedule for today. Well last Tuesday my ptac valves started leaking so I reached out to the French guy to ask him about the vendor doing the work. That same day ANOTHER guy's ptac valves are leaking and reached out to both of us. I called the vendor and scheduled all of us for today. So now an Asian, a French guy, and an Italian are all home from work with our heads up our rears. We should walk into a bar because the joke's on us.

I was about to say...I doubt this is a 15 minute job in a building like yours. Replacing the actual valve might take that long, but not the prep work that has to go into it.

Figured you would have to shut off the heat to at least part of the building. That can have scheduling issues in the winter if local ordinances require heat (especially if there are people renting out their units and thus bound by tenant laws). In my building, anything they do with the heating/cooling also takes forever since they don't want temps to change fast and cause problems from expansion...

I would assume that any vendor would be charging a premium for having to deal with that kind of shit rather than because their job is actually hard. And the building probably requires vendors that will agree to jump through their hoops. Like maybe they won't drain the system until the guy is on site (because they have had no-shows in the past), but that means the guy is going to charge you to sit around while some other guy drains the system.
 

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My Turn to bitch. I hate living in other peoples filth and idiocy. I have had the house for 3 years, the previous owners did NOTHING apparently. No maintenance, no repairs, no anything. Filthy slovenly cunts. So much for the relaxation hangover after my vacation.

My to-do list this week, New pressure tank for the well (probably been water logged for years but I have just got around to it), New iron filter, Reverse osmosis system needs to be refreshed.
Why would they do anything when they can just sell their problems to you? They sound smart.
 

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Never attempt to work with anything that is smarter than yourself...

I have an update. Apparently the water to the building needed to be shut off and flushed, which takes hours to do. The building management told me the porter would take care of it. Well the porter showed up and had no clue how to do it or even that he had to. They now need to reschedule.

The story is actually much longer preceding this. Last week I got an email from this French guy who lives in the building that he sent to everybody in the building. He said his ptac valve sare leaking and he has been trying to email and call the building management and he hasn't been getting an answer for three weeks. It was a cry for help and the board got him in touch with the management company to schedule for today. Well last Tuesday my ptac valves started leaking so I reached out to the French guy to ask him about the vendor doing the work. That same day ANOTHER guy's ptac valves are leaking and reached out to both of us. I called the vendor and scheduled all of us for today. So now an Asian, a French guy, and an Italian are all home from work with our heads up our rears. We should walk into a bar because the joke's on us.
I'm just yanking your chain. I am a little confused about the building flush though. I was pretty good at minimizing the impacts of shutdowns on projects that involved in use facilities. They get real serious about that stuff in hospitals, powerplants and semiconductor plants where a shut down can run several million dollars an hour.
 

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I'm just yanking your chain. I am a little confused about the building flush though. I was pretty good at minimizing the impacts of shutdowns on projects that involved in use facilities. They get real serious about that stuff in hospitals, powerplants and semiconductor plants where a shut down can run several million dollars an hour.
Yeah, apparently somebody else had this done last year without so much disturbance, but this vendor for whatever reason is stubborn about it.
 
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Why would they do anything when they can just sell their problems to you? They sound smart.
Because they lived with things that are broken! Gah it just defies logic. Oh well. Sweat equity right! Thankfully the iron filter was a painless process. Now jusst have to get rid of the other one
 

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Why would they do anything when they can just sell their problems to you? They sound smart.
the folks we bought our house from did similar, but our eyes were open. they were also getting divorced, etc. they made zero money on the sale. sound smart?
 

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the folks we bought our house from did similar, but our eyes were open. they were also getting divorced, etc. they made zero money on the sale. sound smart?
Huh. This is the exact thing we bought from as well. They made no money and may have lost a bunch because they did an equity loan from a family member when they initially bought. Weird.
 

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Has anyone ever used Zellij tile on a renovation? I'm looking to incorporate it on a bathroom reno.


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the folks we bought our house from did similar, but our eyes were open. they were also getting divorced, etc. they made zero money on the sale. sound smart?
Depends what % of the house and salary is the wife getting?
 

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The new gig has made me appreciate the tranquility of my personal resort and Shangri-la even more these last few weeks.
 

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Oversized ottoman with tray or traditional coffee table?

Feel like I can save a little with the former and will provide more utility.

Negative, cannot really dine in the family room. Maybe that is a good thing. No dinner tv here..
 

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