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re: New home construction thread. ANY AND ALL advice/tips/tricks welcomed - DuckManiak
[quote]May seem like a small and dumb idea but buddy of mine had his electrical outlets in bathrooms turn off when lights went off. This was done to avoid any straighteners or curling irons from being accidentally left on and plugged in. [/quote] I can't tell you how many times my fiancée wonders i...
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re: Thursday cooking and drinking - DuckManiak
Grilled ham and cheese with havarti and creole mustard with a ceaser salad. A couple brewskis. Had to bury my dad's dog today while he's in Michigan. Sucks....
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re: New home construction thread. ANY AND ALL advice/tips/tricks welcomed - DuckManiak
Looks like some sort of light that plugs into the USB. I could be mistaken, though. Nifty if so....
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re: Used FRC clothing BR area - DuckManiak
I have 5 shirts you can try on and have. Navy in color. Sorry, can't help with pants. I live in Ponchatoula....
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re: New home construction thread. ANY AND ALL advice/tips/tricks welcomed - DuckManiak
I appreciate that! Will be nice to know some things I can go over with the builder now, so we're not dragging feet later. ...
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re: New home construction thread. ANY AND ALL advice/tips/tricks welcomed - DuckManiak
[quote]Im putting up a 40 x 60 shop next door. Half will be storage, other half will be a outdoor kitche[/quote] My brother just built a metal building 60'x100'. It's massive....
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re: New home construction thread. ANY AND ALL advice/tips/tricks welcomed - DuckManiak
Very nice! Excited to see the updates as it comes along. ...
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re: How do yall feel about poisoning feral hogs? - DuckManiak
How much open land you have? Any access for helicopter hunt? I know a guy....
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re: New home construction thread. ANY AND ALL advice/tips/tricks welcomed - DuckManiak
House will be facing directly west. Will probably have to re stain cypress posts and shutters often ...
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re: New home construction thread. ANY AND ALL advice/tips/tricks welcomed - DuckManiak
[quote]It's little things like that. [/quote] I know we're going to miss some things and hate ourselves for it. Only bad thing is, I plan to stay here a while, which is why I'm trying to get everything perfect. ...
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re: New home construction thread. ANY AND ALL advice/tips/tricks welcomed - DuckManiak
[quote]I also put an exterior gas connector to the back patio to hook up a gas grill so you dont have to keep refilling propane tanks.[/quote] Great idea. I knew this thread would open my eyes to some shite I'd never think of. ...
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re: New home construction thread. ANY AND ALL advice/tips/tricks welcomed - DuckManiak
[quote]Any thoughts of getting a Generac installed? Concrete has to be poured and of course hooks into your natural gas line. Wouldnt be a bad idea to get this done along with construction. You can get into a decent sized one for $10-12k installed.[/quote] I will be getting gas line dropped for gen...
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re: New home construction thread. ANY AND ALL advice/tips/tricks welcomed - DuckManiak
[quote]Secure a divorce attorney right now. [/quote] A few posters here know me personally. They could tell you her dad could have me disappeared without a trace before divorce proceedings ever started :lol: That's also not an over exaggeration. :scared:...
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re: New home construction thread. ANY AND ALL advice/tips/tricks welcomed - DuckManiak
Gotcha. Will definitely look into it! [quote]visualize each room and how it will be setup, place outlets accordingly. For instance, outlet for each side of the bed. Outlet for sub-woofer in Home entertainment. outlet for where you are going to put Christmas tree. outlets outside for maintenance, ...
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re: New home construction thread. ANY AND ALL advice/tips/tricks welcomed - DuckManiak
[quote]also sounds like this is entirely custom work as you had plans drawn. Not sure about the laws where you live but I believe in some states new construction requires the builders to provide a 1yr home warranty with a company like american home shield. [/quote] It is custom. There were little t...
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re: New home construction thread. ANY AND ALL advice/tips/tricks welcomed - DuckManiak
[quote]How long has that dirt been sitting? Was a test done to confirm the compaction before concrete is poured?[/quote] Dirt has only been on the ground for 2 weeks. Compaction test will be done before any concrete work....
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re: New home construction thread. ANY AND ALL advice/tips/tricks welcomed - DuckManiak
[quote]If you want a security system with cameras or one of the nicer systems now is the time.[/quote] Have plans for alarm, but no cameras. Should I put more recepticals in the attic for this, or, are they hard wired into somewhere?...
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re: New home construction thread. ANY AND ALL advice/tips/tricks welcomed - DuckManiak
[quote]Hey, man. That clay looks fresh. Explain the process you used to place it.[/quote] Dump trucks, bull dozer, and a level laser. ...
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re: New home construction thread. ANY AND ALL advice/tips/tricks welcomed - DuckManiak
[quote] When it gets to more of the cosmetic stuff make sure you inventory exactly what you picked out even write down model #s and be sure that is exactly what you get. [/quote] Exactly the little stuff I was looking for and never would have thought of. Appreciate it!...
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re: New home construction thread. ANY AND ALL advice/tips/tricks welcomed - DuckManiak
[quote]You contracting it yourself or have a builder?[/quote] I hired a builder. I would of liked to have contracted it myself, but I just don't have the time right now with work to deal with it. Saving $22,000 sure made it a tough decision, though. I've known the guy my entire life. Not to say he'...
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