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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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    Isn’t it an insurance issue?
     
  9. Cheddar

    Red is the New Green

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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

    Bluh?

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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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    I’m looking for cost effective fencing solutions to make a play area for the dog(s).
    Probably going to be a DIY thing but I’m not opposed to having someone else perform the work if the price is right.
    I'm looking at approximately 16x40 running along the side of my house. Want something at least 4’ high.

    Not looking for wood, as I hate staining and am looking for something low maintenance as it’s just for pets. I was looking at some vinyl fence kits, even chain link would work but I can’t find much in prices.

    interested to see what others have done for this situation. Any info on where you bought products from would be greatly appreciated.
     
  26. Gerald

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    For reference, Arkson Fence quoted us $7500 for 280' of 5' black chain link fence.
     
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  27. TheOldskoo

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    Yeah that's about right. Off memory, I think my invoice from Eastern Fence said 3225 plus tax for 125 feet.
     
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  28. 17

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    got damn

    I paid $3565 tax in for 180 feet, 5 foot tall black chain link with a 5 foot wide gate.

    call Dave at 1st F1RST FENCE. I did not use him but I wish I did as the company I did use fucked up a bunch and in the grand scheme of things I didn’t get exactly what I wanted. I saved $200 going with a company that was doing my neighbors and was on site to quote me when they quoted theirs. being a cheapskate idiot over a couple hundred bucks wasn’t worth it.
     
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  29. Gerald

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    I just sent him a message. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  30. 17

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    seems like a good guy, I hope it works out for you
     
  31. Gerald

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    $1500 less before tax!
     
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  32. 17

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    Hell yeah, that’s awesome
     
  33. Boots

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    Congrats on the referral fee 1717 !
     
  34. 17

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    I wish. I feel bad for not going with him so I want to make it up :lol: plus he’s a smaller local business!
     
  35. David Puddy

    yeah, that's right

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    depends on the carrier.
    the majority of carrier's do seem to be cracking down on minute things like this but not all of them
     

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