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09-16-11, 06:40 PM
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I'm probably misunderstanding. The valve is in...

I'm probably misunderstanding. The valve is in the basement on the side of the basement that's closest to the street, but it's not outside. There is a meter on the valve in the basement. I never saw...
09-16-11, 04:44 PM
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Views: 1,613
Posted By HomeHopeful

Oh, by street side you meant closest to the...

Oh, by street side you meant closest to the street. I misinterpreted that somehow.
09-16-11, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,613
Posted By HomeHopeful

My mistake. I should've mentioned that it's in...

My mistake. I should've mentioned that it's in the basement.
09-16-11, 07:39 AM
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Views: 1,613
Posted By HomeHopeful

Indoor Water Valve drips

Arrow points to the where the drip is coming from. If you look closely, you can actually see the bead of water forming:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6162/6152430931_1419d268dd_b.jpg

When the...
09-16-11, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,136
Posted By HomeHopeful

I wouldn't want it any other way :)

I wouldn't want it any other way :)
09-15-11, 06:29 PM
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Views: 1,136
Posted By HomeHopeful

Slow drips from tub drain pipe into basement

The water drips are pointed out by the arrows:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6169/6151123087_94470c9a84_b.jpg

The drips only seemed to form and fall once you turn the tub off, although I may...
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By HomeHopeful

Yeah, it's strange. The photo doesn't show the...

Yeah, it's strange. The photo doesn't show the other half of the ridge, but the entire ridge with the odd shingling looks like this:
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Views: 888
Posted By HomeHopeful

What do you think of these shingles on the rooftop peak?

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6203/6109638351_09ca1b226a_b.jpg

^^^Is this anything to worry about? I've seen other roofs like this but never thought much of it. I'm wondering why the shingles...
09-08-11, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,262
Posted By HomeHopeful

Oh okay. I'd never actually had a fireworks...

Oh okay. I'd never actually had a fireworks situation like that before, except one time my inspector and I accidently came into a live wire that hadn't been properly terminated and it exploded into...
09-07-11, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,262
Posted By HomeHopeful

Ohhh, I see now guys. Thanks for clearing that...

Ohhh, I see now guys. Thanks for clearing that up. I thought it might be different with fuseboxes.

I got a chance to run everything at once and nothing dimmed. One of the outlets did give a slight...
09-07-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,262
Posted By HomeHopeful

Thanks for the info guys! I pay in cash so I...

Thanks for the info guys!

I pay in cash so I always scrutinize very heavily and check (obsess over) things as much as I can until I'm comfortable. So I just got back from the place (authorized...
09-07-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,262
Posted By HomeHopeful

Well, this just got more interesting! Just when...

Well, this just got more interesting! Just when I'm in the process of working out the contract for the alternative house, up pops the guys from the original house saying they'll accept my final...
09-05-11, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,262
Posted By HomeHopeful

@Zorfdt LOL! Once the tenants get in there I...

@Zorfdt

LOL! Once the tenants get in there I bet I'll be around a lot :) ... :(
09-05-11, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,262
Posted By HomeHopeful

Good advice, Furd. I'm actually in the real...

Good advice, Furd. I'm actually in the real estate business as a manager and company investor, but I've never had to go through someone else to buy a property for myself so the whole offer situation...
09-05-11, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,262
Posted By HomeHopeful

LOL. Yes, however I'd be less suspicious if it...

LOL. Yes, however I'd be less suspicious if it weren't the owners doing the painting. I could just be worrying about nothing, but I can't seem to shake this feeling that it connects somehow. On a...
09-04-11, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,262
Posted By HomeHopeful

Yes, I know, that's why it's puzzling as to what...

Yes, I know, that's why it's puzzling as to what 25V means.



The blister card is actually for a 15 amp fuse and that fuse is still inside the open blister card, it's a 15 amp fuse just like...
09-04-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,262
Posted By HomeHopeful

Thanks for the well wishes! What you say is very...

Thanks for the well wishes! What you say is very true. I definitely won't offer anything more above this last offer because I already feel like I'm stretching it considering the issues. I like...
09-03-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,262
Posted By HomeHopeful

That's what I was thinking at the time, too. I...

That's what I was thinking at the time, too. I did put in a final offer of $2K below their counter-offer, but that means I'll be coming up $5K above my initial offer.



I figured as much. From...
09-03-11, 05:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,262
Posted By HomeHopeful

Now, the interesting part is that there is...

Now, the interesting part is that there is another house that's open, it's smaller (it's a bungalow, the one in the pictures I showed is a Cape) but makes incredible use of space, it's $6K cheaper,...
09-03-11, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,262
Posted By HomeHopeful

Yes, I found the marking strange myself and did...

Yes, I found the marking strange myself and did examine it very carefully to be sure. It definitely says 25V. When you enlarge the photo, you'll notice that the 'V' character is facing the same...
09-03-11, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,262
Posted By HomeHopeful

12 feet or 16 feet tops I'd say. The...

12 feet or 16 feet tops I'd say.



The water heater is electric I believe. The house heating in general is oil. There is no dryer and no dryer vent. This is a first and only owner home; they've...
09-03-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,262
Posted By HomeHopeful

Need some perspectives on wiring, service boxes, and fuseboxes

I just went through a house built in 1957. The house is really nice, but it has several issues pertaining to its electrical service:

-It has just a 60 amp fusebox. I also happened to notice while...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,484
Posted By HomeHopeful

Chimney flashing on roof, small roof shine-through, and in-attic chimney mortar

I'm looking into a house built in 1923. The chimney has several visual issues:

1. Lack of flashing on the roof seal ... here are two pictures showing the flashing and how it's not sealed as one...
08-15-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By HomeHopeful

@Justin, The house was built in 1935. It has...

@Justin,

The house was built in 1935. It has knob and tube wiring in places, one of the photos showed it inside the crawl space.
08-15-11, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By HomeHopeful

Thanks for the info. My inspector just sent me a...

Thanks for the info. My inspector just sent me a picture and I do see the corrosion in the circuit box:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6185/6047084817_f8a2e36271_b.jpg

As for the kitchen, it...
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