General Home Improvement Thread

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by 17, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Cheddar

    Red is the New Green

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    Only if you're going up.










    She doesn't go down .


    Bazinga!
     
  2. RoryTate

    Buffer the streaming media unto me.

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    Invisi-rail.
     
  3. Scott

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    [kim]I don't see it]/kim]
     
  4. Miss Shawty

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    No there isn't. We like it open, but eventually we will put in a railing. Just trying to figure out what kind of design.
     
  5. Mitch

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    Interesting
     
  6. LMAC

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    isnt it code to have one? how did you buy it like that ?
     
  7. Cheddar

    Red is the New Green

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    Joking aside, put one on .If you don't like it you can always change it but it's not worth the risk.
     
  8. 17

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    teenage dirtbag

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    Isn’t it an insurance issue?
     
  9. Cheddar

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    I'm sure if insurance found out they wouldn't be thrilled, however they probably wouldn't find out unless someone fell and made a claim. I'm not sure if they would deny the claim. They'd probably have an issue denying it because it wasn't there when they got the house, and the insurance company never asked. No laws are being broken I don't think.
     
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  10. Miss Shawty

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    When we got our house inspection done, he did say there is supposed to be a railing there and that it's not up to code. We were still able to purchase the house though and the insurance company never asked if there was a railing on both sides of the staircase.
     
  11. Mitch

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    Did you ask the seller to install one before purchase? Or nah
     
  12. Matt30

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    Home inspectors cannot hold up a sale. It’s just their job to make you aware of any issues.

    The only thing that will 100% hold up
    a sale is Kitec piping because it has a class action lawsuit against it.
     
  13. Boots

    www.reality-check.ca

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    No need to keep railing her about it
     
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  14. Cheddar

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    Hold on...
     
  15. Arod

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    Did someone say not up to code?
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Miss Shawty

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    Nah. I guess. She was already fixing the storm door, replaced 3 windows, put all new thermostat covers on, put in smoke detectors on all levels of the house, fixed the doorbell. And, when they were there cleaning, the dishwasher leaked, so she gave us money to purchase a new one. She did a lot for the sale to go through, and I'd rather design my own railing.
     
  17. Grifter

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    It's really nice that you felt bad for her, but you really shouldn't. All that you just listed is costing her money due to neglect on her part. As someone purchasing her house, you have every right to make sure it's up to code. This isn't renting. This is likely the most expensive undertaking of your life.
     
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  18. Mitch

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    She didn’t have smoke detectors on each level?



    Christ
     
  19. HairyAss

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    It's OK. Greg only smokes outside.
     
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    This, as someone who is getting ready to sell now, im making sure there is nothing they can come back and ask me to do, all that shit should be done before
     
  21. Grifter

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    It all gives the buyer a reason to drop their offer . And for buyers who have a grasp on things deters them from buying in the first place. :lol:
     
  22. Miss Shawty

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    Nope. We met our neighbors and one of them was talking to Greg last night, and apparently she didnt look after the place very well... She had to fix a lot things before we agreed. Most of the things should have been in place regardless.

    Greg doesn't smoke cigarettes!

    Yas! Go over everything!!!
     
  23. Grifter

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    Emphasis on cigarettes.... :kekeke:
     
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  24. Mitch

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    He vapes for sure
     
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