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re: How did you save up for your first home down payment? - man117
Built my home 7 years after graduating. Paid off student loans the first year. Wife and I lived in crappy apartments for 7 years. We drove crappy cars for 7 years (I still do, she has a new one). Ended up putting 20% down on a custom build that cost way more than my original budget for buying :bangh...
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re: Adam Silver on NBA's lack of competitive balance: People should be celebrating excellence - man117
I always watch basketball and football and try to catch as many games as I can. I don't want to see a bunch of mediocre teams like the bulls having legit shots but this years playoffs and the current state of the league has been really disappointing to me. I knew the east would be terrible but after...
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]This is why so many people only use reputable builders and why so many sub everything out themselves if not using a reputable builder. [/quote] It was not a fun process. I didn't follow my gut on this one....
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
Good news for me. The GC and the sub came to an agreement and got their issue settled. I'm still trying to get a release from the GC though....
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
Yes this is really out of left field. It's almost been 8 months since he last stepped foot in the house and that was to do minor stuff. Most of his work was done in August. The GC texted me back saying that he is working something out with him. As I suspected, this issue has to do with the counter t...
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]ETA: can he even do this if the contract was with him and not you?[/quote] That is what I am wondering (don't know LA construction law). I did not pay or contract this guy directly. I don't even know what he charged the GC for the job. I only know what my counter upgrades cost because I ha...
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]How much is he owed?[/quote] The sub did not tell me an amount. Just told me he was trying to get a hold of the GC. Replacement counter was almost $2200 so if I had to guess the GC probably tried to withhold that. I don't know though, the GC just said he would work it out with the guy. I am ...
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
To add more context, this sub was done with his part of the job 7-8 months ago....
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
So update on this situation. I ended up moving into the house in mid October. Everything has been fine until today. I get a text from the cabinet/counter guy, if the GC doesn't completely pay me I will put a lien on your house. I think the reason for this text is the following. The guy butchered ...
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re: Anyone own an early 2000s Lexus IS 300? - man117
[quote]not the one in that car. Tell your Son that the IS doesn't have the 2JZ motor he needs to be interested in. [/quote] Hopefully he understands the difference but and 2JZ-GE with a turbo kit can make some good power. Most I have seen a GE dyno was 800 whp. Depends on your goals, if you ju...
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re: Anyone own an early 2000s Lexus IS 300? - man117
Timing belt is due every 90k miles. Very reliable car. Engine parts will be shared with GS300. I have a 99 GS300 with 230k miles and it runs fine. I also have an 02 GS300 with 180k that wasn't maintained as well and it runs fine after I gave it a tuneup. Maintenance is not bad especially if you get ...
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re: Bought a car that I no longer need - man117
Just wanted to drop in to say I got my first car at 17. It had a 170k miles and cost $3800 with taxes (don't judge my parents poor negotiating skills). I had that thing for 7 years. I have been out of college for almost 8 years and still haven't bought a car for 15k for myself (just brokedown and pa...
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re: Anybody else need Christine Michael to go forward? - man117
[quote]just need a few more points from him tonight. [/quote] Its not going to happen. The rb's have 7 carries for 7 yards combined. I only needed 10 points out of him tonight....
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re: Melvin Gordon sell high? - man117
[quote]It's funny that you only singled out AJ Green PPR PPG: Evans 21.3 Julio 20.9 Green 20.9 [/quote] I got Green on my squad. Didn't realize Mike had a bye, my bad. I'm not swapping any of those guys for Gordon....
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re: Melvin Gordon sell high? - man117
[quote]If you're gonna sell him, you need to be getting like Mike Evans or [b]aj green[/b].[/quote] Naw son, AJ Green is number 2 in ppr right now and a few points behind Julio....
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re: So Jordan Howard is now droppable? - man117
Really was enjoying his pass catching ability in ppr. Oh well, at least I got a few weeks out of him. Now if cmike falls off I'll in trouble....
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re: Any news about Jeremy Hill starting or is he benched again? - man117
No info for you, just want to say I have both. They are both riding my bench until further notice. Prefer to play them as a tandem if I get desperate. Thank goodness jordan howard and christine michael have been able to push them back to my rb 4 and 5....
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re: PSA on Titanium wedding rings - man117
Titanium ring owner here, hopefully that never happens to me. I got it from walmart though so maybe its a poor grade....
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re: Good home inspector in Houma/Thibodaux area? - man117
[quote]All the homes I build are inspected. They will walk the roof and check penetrations. That is worth the $400. I prefer A Pro. They go there and do a thorough job. Massive checklist. [/quote] Any suggestions? I know you guys are based in Hammond but you have signs down my way....
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re: Good home inspector in Houma/Thibodaux area? - man117
[quote]? If you wanted an inspector, you should have done it throughout the job. What's he gonna look at with all the walls closed? [/quote] Good point but it is what it is. Would still like to have someone look at it....
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