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HOLY BALLS

8/9/2021 3:15:35 PM

qntmfred
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I taught my kids how to install a dimmer switch last week. Works great. They already know how to YouTube, so I'm not planning on doing a home improvement chore myself ever again from now on.

8/9/2021 9:17:18 PM

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What could go wrong?

8/10/2021 9:50:06 AM

wdprice3
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How much could this cost?

8/12/2021 5:58:08 PM

Jeepin4x4
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I guess that electrician ignored NEC Article 314 for box fill.




Home Ownership woe 2021 - having to get an 80' tall dead Oak tree cut down in my back yard. Quotes were all over the place, even had two companies refuse to even quote it.

8/16/2021 8:53:56 AM

DonMega
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wtf at that switch box!

9/3/2021 9:44:21 PM

Jeepin4x4
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Tree removal went a lot smoother than i thought. The felling grapple they had attached to their crane was amazing to watch in action.

9/9/2021 10:10:02 AM

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It really is quite a thing to observe

9/16/2021 10:57:31 PM

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Tankless water heater died two weeks ago. Understandable, it was prob about 15 years old and came with the house. It was in the linen closet in the bathroom, so had a plumber put the new one in the garage. Installed everything and it worked great for 2 days. Suddenly the water pressure dropped and it won't produce the water temperature it is set to. Plumber has been out here for two days now trying to figure out the problem. Sediment was kicked up and clogging the faucet aerators, so that solved the pressure issue. Still getting temperatures at a max of about 100F and the plumber can't figure out any issues. Anyone have any similar experiences?

I'm thinking of just returning the damn thing and getting a new one. First world problems, but still a pain in the ass.

[Edited on September 21, 2021 at 12:23 PM. Reason : ]

9/21/2021 12:22:50 PM

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I ain't no scientifical engineeramabob, but it sounds like your heating element doohickey might be on the fritz

9/23/2021 4:37:29 PM

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Hey Jeepin4x4 you live in RDU? I have a couple trees I need removed from our property and received quotes for $2300, $4500, and $6000 with Bartlett refusing to do the work.

10/11/2021 4:04:02 PM

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A huge company bought my neighbors house and then proceeded to cut down all the trees on our property line several of which appear to be on my property. The trees were over six feet tall and had been there 14 years. What legal recourse do I have?

12/22/2021 11:50:53 AM

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We are UC on a house with a natural gas rinnai, I saw previous owner added a small electric tank heater and a circulation pump. This all seems very complicated to me.

1/1/2022 10:42:00 AM

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^^ If they weren't on your property, none. If they were entirely on your property, you might have some recourse. "Boundary trees" sometimes have their own chapter in legal textbooks.

1/3/2022 1:12:05 AM

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^^ I think those more complicated setups are getting more common for water savings and/or convenience purposes. Apparently CA now requires the recirculators if the pipe runs are longer than a certain length to reduce the amount of water people dump down the drain waiting for hot water to arrive. And the small tanked unit let's you avoid dumping water while you wait for the tankless to get going and can help with sudden demand problems, like when you're in the shower and someone starts running the dishwasher.

I talked to my plumber about doing a tankless + tanked water heater setup just for convenience, because I wanted to have continuous and endless hot water. But he talked me into just getting a massive 80 gallon tank heater and calling it a day instead of having the extra complication.

1/3/2022 9:52:20 PM

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I don't have gas as a utility available, going propane tankless would mean adding a big tank in the yard and getting regular deliveries which reduces or eliminates any cost savings. I'd have to oversize an electric tankless to at least a 120a unit since my tap water in the winter is regularly in the mid 40s or lower. I do not use a lot of hot water, so when it's time to replace my ~50 gallon traditional electric I'll be looking at a heat pump unit. It lives in the garage the noise so isn't a concern, and the slower recovery rate (without the electric backup) isn't a problem with my limited use, it makes the most sense.

1/9/2022 3:59:03 PM

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Woe: been waiting since early May for a fucking permit application to pass to have footing holes inspected for my home addition. FINALLY got passed today. Now hopefully we don't have any more delays in the process. (We will)

8/12/2022 9:56:52 PM

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Replaced a leaky kitchen faucet a few weeks ago (was not that much more money to replace the faucet than replace the cartridges)

Then about a week after that, the garbage disposal started leaking, so I replaced that

Then a couple of weeks after that, my dishwasher couldn’t even melt the wax plug in a bottle of dishwasher cleaner, and I noticed a few dishes came out not cleaned well, so I replace that this weekend (that one was sort of a PITA. Not difficult, but tedious and annoying).

[Edited on August 15, 2022 at 1:12 AM. Reason : And I’m pretty sure my plum tree is almost dead)]

8/15/2022 1:11:18 AM

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" But he talked me into just getting a massive 80 gallon tank heater and calling it a day instead of having the extra complication."


It seems most plumbers think this way. It is true that a conventional hot water heater can last several decades with no problems. The tankless ones are delicate little flowers and any savings you have on energy will be spent paying for service calls and repairs over time.

8/15/2022 9:18:09 AM

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Woe: just kidding...still no permit passed for the addition on my house. still have these shitty footing holes / a large trench that collects water.

11/2/2022 5:11:51 PM

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^ are you DIYing it? pics!

11/22/2022 5:22:18 PM

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Update: we FINALLY have our permits issued!!!!!

^no, we have a contractor. here's a pic of where we're at. this was dug out back in June, for context. no movement from this trench since then...till now.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CKfq4HDkqTLiReZ77

11/23/2022 10:38:07 AM

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Glad you're getting some work out of your contractor. Ours is filing for bankruptcy.

11/24/2022 1:32:32 PM

afripino
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^oof. sorry to hear that. they're out here now, redigging the trench, getting it ready for inspection tomorrow (I hope), then hopefully concrete poured by the end of the week. they're hoping for framing to be completed by the end of the year.

11/29/2022 11:10:16 AM

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