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posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 05:04 AM
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So as of today I have I have been in my new house for two weeks! I never want to drive over 1k again in a full-sized U-haul with a car attached again.
But I made my way out of possibly one of worst places to live.
Unfortunately the house I got is almost 100 years old. Much work needs to be done. It is a keeper though. Even has a mother in-law home out back!
Last week I had a friend bring a crew and install central heating and air. Good thing they did cause now I am stuck cause this darn snow storm. The main pipe to the mih is crap so that is going to cost a penny but I can rent that out for six months and that will easily pay for it.
I got almost everything unpacked.
I do believe I have forgotten what it is like to be truly cold. I was used to Vegas weather. I got used to 55f being cold. Now I am back to 10f or-10f.
But ya know what.....it was all worth it man!
I made a boo boo and didn't look at the upcoming potential weather forecast. I started working on what I am going to turn into my shooting range. But now I can't even get to it man. I did find a truck to buy on the cheap. 1984 Chevy extended ranchers truck.
Dude this is going to be so awesome!
I would love to post pics but I am no good at that. Maybe I can get AM to post them for me.
I do have to ATS name drop for someone that I argue at times with but she is one hell of a member.
Actually I won't drop her ATS name (lumi) cause that could draw attention. But she is the one that really kept giving me crap for living where I was and me not being able to do what I want to do.
I know this thread is kinda all over the place But so much has been going on. I tried to keep this short and to the point. And also this is my style man.
And I drove nonstop and have one hell of a cramp in my back still. Not that that is really a reason to complain.



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 05:19 AM
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Nice to have someone coaching you to move forward, nice to be moving forward and on the cusp, fill them sails



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 05:29 AM
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a reply to: Allaroundyou

Welcome to old house ownership. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about burning mine down and moving to a townhome. So much fun!



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 05:31 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

You just gave me an idea man!



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 05:33 AM
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Congratulations. What state did you move to?



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 05:34 AM
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originally posted by: Nickn3
Congratulations. What state did you move to?


The best damn state ever....Oklahoma



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 05:34 AM
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originally posted by: Allaroundyou
You just gave me an idea man!


Yeah, that'll unfreeze pipes, you're not the first person to think of it.



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 05:39 AM
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a reply to: Allaroundyou

Congrats on this!




The best damn state ever....Oklahoma

Yes! Not California!



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 05:40 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Allaroundyou
You just gave me an idea man!


Yeah, that'll unfreeze pipes, you're not the first person to think of it.


WHAT......
I'm not the first?
Dude if my power go bye bye for some time I am glad I have solar panels to keep me warm and I have that hot spot thingy.
So I can watch the flix thing.



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 05:43 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: Allaroundyou

Congrats on this!




The best damn state ever....Oklahoma

Yes! Not California!



Oh dude I would never move there man.
I get to do things that could help here. CALI is a lost cause man.



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 05:45 AM
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a reply to: Allaroundyou

Congrats!!!

We're working towards doing much the same... and I can't wait! I shall add you to my success story list of inspiring people.

Enjoy your new life



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 05:55 AM
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originally posted by: Allaroundyou
WHAT......
I'm not the first?
Dude if my power go bye bye for some time I am glad I have solar panels to keep me warm and I have that hot spot thingy.
So I can watch the flix thing.


No solar for me, we're on the historic register. A whole-house generator can handle heavy initial AMP loads from the fridge and sump pump and also keep the baseboard hot water recirculator going.




edit on 17-2-2021 by AugustusMasonicus because: Networkdude has no beer



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 06:08 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Reading the words "baseboard hot water" made my bank account hurt and my feet cold.



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 06:16 AM
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originally posted by: Atsbhct
Reading the words "baseboard hot water" made my bank account hurt and my feet cold.


Yeah, old house + hardwood floors = baseboard heating.

I do have radiant floor heating in the bathrooms and the kitchen.



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 06:34 AM
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My girlfriend bought a 170 year old house that I have been living in and renovating in the catskills.....

Anybody seen my modern apartment keys anywhere.....

Nice. Good you got yours
edit on 17-2-2021 by TheAlleghenyGentleman because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 06:49 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Atsbhct
Reading the words "baseboard hot water" made my bank account hurt and my feet cold.


Yeah, old house + hardwood floors = baseboard heating.

I do have radiant floor heating in the bathrooms and the kitchen.





I will do the wash after the kitchen.
one step at a time man.



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 06:50 AM
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a reply to: Allaroundyou

You aren't going to do anything, the house is going to do you.



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 06:50 AM
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originally posted by: TheAlleghenyGentleman
My girlfriend bought a 170 year old house that I have been living in and renovating in the catskills.....

Anybody seen my modern apartment keys anywhere.....

Nice. Good you got yours


Oh I think I may have taken you keys............on purpose



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 06:55 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Allaroundyou

You aren't going to do anything, the house is going to do you.



I like you man but your a butt.
And ya your correct man. I have much crap to somewhat make this home.......sucks man.
My basement has been flooded for many years. I have to get that out then see what is down there.



posted on Feb, 17 2021 @ 07:00 AM
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a reply to: Allaroundyou

French drains and a sump pump. Mandatory. Otherwise the humidity is going to permeate the rest of the house and cause all kinds of problems.

Next check the wiring and plumbing. Next HVAC. Then check the roof/gutters for water infiltration. Siding (remove all plantings next to the foundation, which you will also check). Chimneys as well, they tend to collapse from the inside. Windows for fit - sash windows are best but need regular maintenance. Now you can paint the exterior.

Then you can move to the interior aesthetics.



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