Advice on house hunting Page 239

  • Psychotext 6 Dec 2018 12:09:22 65,166 posts
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    Sounds like the entire experience.
  • ionic 12 Dec 2018 10:42:41 742 posts
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    The seller of the house we're buying is still looking for a house after three weeks. The house was sold previously but fell through and I think that the house the seller was going to buy to fall through too due to that.

    Would you hold off on survey etc. until the seller has agreed on a house? I don't want to waste money but I don't want to scare them into deciding to stay put
  • Psiloc 12 Dec 2018 11:05:52 5,108 posts
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    I'd say there's an argument for waiting until they've had an offer accepted on a new house, or at least when things are moving in that direction. You don't really know if they're still serious about moving yet.

    On the opposite side of the spectrum though, the buyers of our old house tried to play the game and sent surveyors round a week or so before the agreed exchange date and then asked if we were flexible on the price. What they didn't know was that me and their surveyor had got chatty and he'd told me we had nothing to worry about. Held my nerve and it all went through, but I wasn't impressed.
  • Psychotext 12 Dec 2018 16:37:59 65,166 posts
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    It's no wonder these houses are so shit. The builders are on the site opposite me still working, and it's not far off being pitch black at this point.

    I'm assuming flood lights cost too much.
  • fontgeeksogood 9 Jan 2019 22:38:44 6,243 posts
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    @quadfather did you ever finish your al Qaeda rape basement
  • Psychotext 15 Jan 2019 12:29:03 65,166 posts
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    Work has started again here, and so far we've been lied to twice about when the kitchen fitter was supposed to be coming, the electrician brought the wrong socket, and the decorators have managed to paint my wooden floor.
  • quadfather 15 Jan 2019 13:12:53 34,586 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    @quadfather did you ever finish your al Qaeda rape basement
    Yes! \o/ it's looking great now. I took the Taliban wall hanging off though, as that was scaring the natives and replaced it with some graffiti, which does look better. And the wall hanging is on the piano now. Pics -

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/MFVkLFb8gsBw9RrQA


    https://photos.app.goo.gl/FH1i3hRpfzu35QYQA

    I suppose the only downside is I don't have anywhere to hide the body's anymore but you know what it's like.
  • fontgeeksogood 15 Jan 2019 13:20:01 6,243 posts
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    It still looks kinda rapey but some of its edge has gone
  • quadfather 15 Jan 2019 13:22:13 34,586 posts
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    @fontgeeksogood

    It's calmed down a bit now it's more lived in.

    Luckily I didn't take a photo of the extremely dodgy looking creepy staircase leading into said German porn dungeon
  • the_milkybar_kid 15 Jan 2019 13:24:23 8,003 posts
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    You can't call it a Live Leak cave with a Bob Ross-esque style painting on the wall. It's just a happy little basement.
  • quadfather 15 Jan 2019 13:41:57 34,586 posts
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    Yes you're right. It's just pes being sexual again
  • Deleted user 15 January 2019 14:04:17
    When are the shackles and fetters going in Quaddy?
  • quadfather 16 Jan 2019 19:14:04 34,586 posts
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    What do you mean, when are they going in?
  • Psychotext 16 Jan 2019 22:21:32 65,166 posts
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    Electrician turned up again, managed to bring the wrong socket initially but then found one in the van. Totally bolloxed up the wall putting it in, but the decorators were already in the house so I just had them sort it.

    Now three rooms complete... twelve to go.
  • FWB 16 Jan 2019 22:23:52 55,980 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    @quadfather did you ever finish your al Qaeda rape basement
    Yes! \o/ it's looking great now. I took the Taliban wall hanging off though, as that was scaring the natives and replaced it with some graffiti, which does look better. And the wall hanging is on the piano now. Pics -

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/MFVkLFb8gsBw9RrQA


    https://photos.app.goo.gl/FH1i3hRpfzu35QYQA

    I suppose the only downside is I don't have anywhere to hide the body's anymore but you know what it's like.
    Quite the phallic theme going on in the painting in the first picture.
  • elstoof 16 Jan 2019 22:36:52 23,451 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:

    Now three rooms complete... twelve to go.
    When do you break ground on the East Wing of Wayne Manor
  • Psychotext 16 Jan 2019 22:54:25 65,166 posts
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    When I unlock the secret powers granted to me by feasting on the flesh of Barratt employees.
  • quadfather 16 Jan 2019 22:58:09 34,586 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    quadfather wrote:
    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    @quadfather did you ever finish your al Qaeda rape basement
    Yes! \o/ it's looking great now. I took the Taliban wall hanging off though, as that was scaring the natives and replaced it with some graffiti, which does look better. And the wall hanging is on the piano now. Pics -

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/MFVkLFb8gsBw9RrQA


    https://photos.app.goo.gl/FH1i3hRpfzu35QYQA

    I suppose the only downside is I don't have anywhere to hide the body's anymore but you know what it's like.
    Quite the phallic theme going on in the painting in the first picture.
    You see what you want to see
  • fontgeeksogood 17 Jan 2019 04:29:21 6,243 posts
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    Most people in the rapement see nothing
  • Psychotext 17 Jan 2019 11:48:00 65,166 posts
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    Today's fun comes via arguing just how far off 90 degrees a corner should be. I think 85 degrees probably isn't acceptable, they're not so sure.
  • Dougs 17 Jan 2019 11:57:53 89,602 posts
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    How hard is it to ensure a corner is 90 degrees? Everything is out if it's not!
  • elstoof 17 Jan 2019 12:06:42 23,451 posts
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    I donít expect thereís a corner of any wall anywhere in the world thatís a perfect 90 degrees
  • Psychotext 17 Jan 2019 12:07:00 65,166 posts
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    I think they're not allowed angle measurer or spirit levels, and they have to come to work drunk.

    Those are the only things that could possibly explain the state of the place.

    elstoof wrote:
    I donít expect thereís a corner of any wall anywhere in the world thatís a perfect 90 degrees
    There are two corners here at 90.0 degrees... I know because I went a bit mental one day and started measuring them all to see if any were right. :D

    Edited by Psychotext at 12:08:23 17-01-2019
  • mrpon 17 Jan 2019 12:17:43 35,289 posts
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    Maybe you're the problem Psycho.

    ;)
  • The_Goon 17 Jan 2019 12:25:30 1,298 posts
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    Seems as good a place as any - does anyone have any experience with self-levelling compound? Does it end up being quite expensive? Is it an easy job? Would like to set up a home gym in our garage but the floor slopes slightly which is less than ideal so I need to level it somehow. I can either drop some compound down or build a platform of some kind (which will probably take a fair amount of work and/or cost if I hire someone to do it for me).
  • Psychotext 17 Jan 2019 12:27:35 65,166 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Maybe you're the problem Psycho.

    ;)
    I certainly am now. :D
  • elstoof 17 Jan 2019 12:28:44 23,451 posts
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    How much of a drop are we taking? Self levelling is only good for about 5mm difference iirc
  • Psychotext 17 Jan 2019 12:31:13 65,166 posts
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    Yeah, that's what I was about to ask. It can level small amounts, but beyond that you'll need to grind or raise...
  • elstoof 17 Jan 2019 12:31:15 23,451 posts
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    Itís not massively difficult to apply, you do have to help it along and spread it around as flat as you can, then gravity does the rest
  • Psychotext 17 Jan 2019 12:35:13 65,166 posts
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    They mention 10mm on this, but I'd have thought if you're actively noticing the slope then it's probably more than that.

    https://www.paintpeople.co.uk/products/concrete-floor-leveller

    Might be easier to do just the area you need with mats?
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