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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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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Kunk, regarding Hedge trimmers, invest in The heaviest gaspowered you can find with a long pole. The difference will be night and day. At my inlaws place it was the difference between two days of trimming and 4 hours. ( about 400meters of beech.)

    The one acquired here was around 1100€..
     


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    Are you seriously asking for $85K to remodel my kitchen and bathroom? No, fuck you.
     


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    That's really not that far outside the realm of normalcy for a full-service job. Unfortunately.

    Can def be done cheaper, but it doesn't scream ripoff... depending on what you are planning to do. Especially in your area. :)
     
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    Your avatar fits perfectly, imatlas.

    Douglas, I love houses of that era, but there are a few streets lined with university owned victorians in my area, and literally contractor's trucks parked in the driveway year-round working on them. Sometimes some pretty full-scale projects when the students arent living in them.
     


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    1100 euros for a hedge trimmer???? All my home power equip is Stihl, which at least in my neck of the woods is the highest end brand, and I paid less than that for the trimmer, blower and chainsaw, and I got their "professional" level in each of those.
     


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    who do you need a chainsaw for in NYC?
     


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    Looked it up, it's the stihl combi 130 with the 135• hedgetrimmer. The combination of just those two is 900 something, I guess my fil bought another extension as well. The thing is awesome though, the long extension makes it balanced on your shoulder, thus reducing fatigue. And the engine is a lot stronger that what he had last year..
     


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    how can you live without one :confused:
     


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    i get free husqvarna
     


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    For chasing hookers down hallways, naked in Nike's. I shouldn't have to tell you this.
     


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    I thought you guys would catch that i wrote 'who' instead of the 'why'. :D
     


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    That's what he used last year, I'm not kidding.

    Then again, free is hard to beat..
     


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    My dishwasher door won't shut. It looks as if the unit has shifted and become loose under the cabinet. I also noticed some water where the drawer pulls out. I am not sure whether to call the manufacturer, a plumber, a carpenter, or what to get it installed. I am hoping that there wasn't a small leak that over time rotted out the screws securing it into its space. That would require quite a fiasco to fix.
     


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    My dishwasher door won't shut. It looks as if the unit has shifted and become loose under the cabinet. I also noticed some water where the drawer pulls out. I am not sure whether to call the manufacturer, a plumber, a carpenter, or what to get it installed. I am hoping that there wasn't a small leak that over time rotted out the screws securing it into its space. That would require quite a fiasco to fix.
     


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