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  • Originally posted by Swansong View Post
    In other news, we're about to have two garage doors replaced (doors, hardware, everything). No automatic openers or anything. Wow are they expensive...
    Prices went up something like 60% in the past year. We were going to upgrade the Gdoor, but $4K for everything was just a wee bit too much.
    CCT '77 & '78
    4 kids
    5 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
    1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

    ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
    - Benjamin Franklin

    Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).

    I want to live forever. So far, so good.

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    • Over the weekend I had to replace the concrete stairs/stoop that was torn out as part of the foundation fix in late April. The concrete guy who originally put in our old steps said that we would need to wait 3 years before we could install another concrete replacement. So on to a wooden solution.

      There’s a lot more involved in that process than I had ever expected, and I learned how to create a stairs stringer that’s out of standard from the pre-made options you can purchase at your big box home center.
      "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

      "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

      "Good news! We have a delivery." Professor Farnsworth

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      • Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
        The concrete guy who originally put in our old steps said that we would need to wait 3 years before we could install another concrete replacement
        Is that a soil compaction/settling thing?
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        Originally posted by SanTropez
        May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
        Originally posted by bigblue_dl
        I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
        Originally posted by Kepler
        When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
        He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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        • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

          Is that a soil compaction/settling thing?
          Yes.
          "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

          "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

          "Good news! We have a delivery." Professor Farnsworth

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          • Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
            Over the weekend I had to replace the concrete stairs/stoop that was torn out as part of the foundation fix in late April. The concrete guy who originally put in our old steps said that we would need to wait 3 years before we could install another concrete replacement. So on to a wooden solution.

            There’s a lot more involved in that process than I had ever expected, and I learned how to create a stairs stringer that’s out of standard from the pre-made options you can purchase at your big box home center.
            Although a good framing square contains all the information necessary to frame stairs and roofs, except perhaps the golden number of 17 1/2 which, as I recall, is the preferred rise and run total. Carpenters used to carry a small roof and stair framing book. Nowadays, I suppose a simple square and youtube is all one needs.

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            • So I'm finally having someone come take a look at my sagging deck next week.



              Yes, you read that correctly.


              I have lovely trex boards that are in great shape but about 1/3 of it is sinking, so need to have that looked at.
              I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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              • Originally posted by Swansong View Post
                So I'm finally having someone come take a look at my sagging deck next week.

                Yes, you read that correctly.

                I have lovely trex boards that are in great shape but about 1/3 of it is sinking, so need to have that looked at.
                Decks suck as much as they rule. Ours is in dangerous condition because it's 20+ yrs old and is pine. The previous owner decided to design it himself but, since he was a fucking idiot, he didn't properly channel the water away from the joists, instead just making a place for water to sit. So you can imagine how structurally sound it is. It's actually kind of incredible it lasted this long. I stopped giving a **** about the decking and let it go a few years back. The boards are still in relatively good shape except for the cut ends.

                We're trying to get ours replaced this year. Probably going with Azek. I liked the idea of full-PVC internals so no chance of water damage. I didn't really want to go with composite, but given interest rates and no sign of housing prices retreating, not sure if our plans to move in the next 5-7 years is going to be as easy as it would have been. Too damn expensive! Given that the mortgage is 2.75% and housing prices are outpacing that (and have been for a while), it would be insane to give up that mortgage.
                Last edited by dxmnkd316; 05-18-2022, 10:19 AM.
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                Originally posted by SanTropez
                May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                Originally posted by Kepler
                When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                • We need our driveway redone and we want a new privacy fence between us and our next door neighbor as well. Tricky thing is, there's a giant old oak right on our property line (mostly on the neighbor's side) which the fence will have to snake around somehow. In addition, the tree is so old and big that the roots are contributing to the breakup of our existing concrete and pouring new concrete in that area may be pointless (continued root growth will eventually break it up again over several years) and if whatever contractor we hire damages the roots while doing the work, it might also kill the oak. It really should be removed, but there's no reasoning with this lady. She got into a very nasty dispute with the previous owner of our house over tree trimming that he did which included branches on her side of the property line he shouldn't have touched, and I'm in no mood to torch off our own turf war with her.

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                  • In Minnesota it works this way. If the trunk is entirely on your property, you may do what you like with it. If it’s entirely on your neighbors property, you may trim that part hanging over your land, but only if it causes no harm to the tree(terrible appearance is not harm.) If the trunk is on the property line, you may again trim it if no harm will occur. Can’t go on neighbors property to do it. Both must consent to remove it. But if the tree is causing a nuisance ( sounds like it is) you can bring a nuisance claim and ask that it be removed.)
                    That community is already in the process of dissolution where each man begins to eye his neighbor as a possible enemy, where non-conformity with the accepted creed, political as well as religious, is a mark of disaffection; where denunciation, without specification or backing, takes the place of evidence; where orthodoxy chokes freedom of dissent; where faith in the eventual supremacy of reason has become so timid that we dare not enter our convictions in the open lists, to win or lose.

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                    • Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                      We need our driveway redone and we want a new privacy fence between us and our next door neighbor as well. Tricky thing is, there's a giant old oak right on our property line (mostly on the neighbor's side) which the fence will have to snake around somehow. In addition, the tree is so old and big that the roots are contributing to the breakup of our existing concrete and pouring new concrete in that area may be pointless (continued root growth will eventually break it up again over several years) and if whatever contractor we hire damages the roots while doing the work, it might also kill the oak. It really should be removed, but there's no reasoning with this lady. She got into a very nasty dispute with the previous owner of our house over tree trimming that he did which included branches on her side of the property line he shouldn't have touched, and I'm in no mood to torch off our own turf war with her.
                      Get a concrete contractor in there to give an opinion. You want someone that does flatwork. I'll bet I could place a concrete driveway that tree won't fuck up : ) Excavate the roots all you want they are on your property.
                      I swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell.

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                      • Little over golfball-sized hail in GDO this afternoon. Upwards of 2".

                        Hoping for a new roof
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                        As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                        College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                        BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                        Originally posted by SanTropez
                        May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                        Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                        I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                        Originally posted by Kepler
                        When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                        He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                        • About that garage door....

                          The HOA did its "annual" inspection (1st time I've seen them do one) of all the houses for compliance.

                          We got dinged for a dented and cracked garage door. Got an estimate from COSTCO. With 10% Costco card and a 5% senior discount, got the cost down to $3775. (cough, gasp).
                          CCT '77 & '78
                          4 kids
                          5 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
                          1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

                          ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
                          - Benjamin Franklin

                          Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).

                          I want to live forever. So far, so good.

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                          • Originally posted by joecct View Post
                            About that garage door....

                            The HOA did its "annual" inspection (1st time I've seen them do one) of all the houses for compliance.

                            We got dinged for a dented and cracked garage door. Got an estimate from COSTCO. With 10% Costco card and a 5% senior discount, got the cost down to $3775. (cough, gasp).
                            Total replacement? Or just a touch up? My quote - for two doors and all hardware/sliders/whatever (no automatic stuff, all manual) was $3400. We aren't getting windows or anything fancy on them, and aren't having them painted. And my favorite part is that the salesman was honest about timing - "yeah, a few months? Honestly I have no idea and I'm really sorry, but I don't want to overpromise".
                            I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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                            • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                              Little over golfball-sized hail in GDO this afternoon. Upwards of 2".

                              Hoping for a new roof
                              My parents house got hammered. Outside lights shattered, roof is a wreck and getting total replacement

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                              • Originally posted by Swansong View Post

                                Total replacement? Or just a touch up? My quote - for two doors and all hardware/sliders/whatever (no automatic stuff, all manual) was $3400. We aren't getting windows or anything fancy on them, and aren't having them painted. And my favorite part is that the salesman was honest about timing - "yeah, a few months? Honestly I have no idea and I'm really sorry, but I don't want to overpromise".
                                Door is 22 years old and is a wide door that needed reinforcement at one time to keep it from buckling. New one has some R value to it which should keep the sewing room above the garage warmer in winter.

                                Oh - and an AC smoke detector went on the fritz 3 years early. Replaced the backup battery and it still went beep all through last night. Going to replace all the detectors just in case, but the previous AH owner didn't label which breaker runs the smoke detectors. Will have to play hunt and check this weekend. %&&**!!!

                                And now my wife finally agrees that we need to replace the 22 year old builder grade windows (30 of them!). More money. Think we'll wait a bit more for the supply chain & economy issues to resolve.
                                CCT '77 & '78
                                4 kids
                                5 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
                                1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

                                ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
                                - Benjamin Franklin

                                Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).

                                I want to live forever. So far, so good.

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