building a home

Discussion in 'Love & Lifestyles' started by kuulani, May 10, 2004.

  1. kuulani

    kuulani New Member

    The guy at HPM is drawing up our plans. But we'll keep William in mind when we need a contractor (which is soon).

    ...but that means you'll have to keep being nice to him until after our house is done. Is that doable ;)
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  2. Nixy

    Nixy Elimi-nistrator Staff Member

    OK, the SHIPPING alone on that barbie dream house is $20 :p

    Can I please have some of whatever you're smoking? :D
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  3. Dweeb

    Dweeb New Member

    That sounds really fun. I would look at some home plan sites/magazines for some ideas. Good luck with that!
  4. Inkara1

    Inkara1 Well-Known Member

    The bidding on that Barbie dream house closed at like $30. :D
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  5. Leslie

    Leslie Communistrator Staff Member

    wow, nice! You guys must be so excited! :D
  6. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Out-freaking-standing OTC member

    Oh, shutup. :D
  7. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    Remember when drawing up your plans that walls have a certain thickness. Prof and I saw a place designed by someone who forgot all about the thickness of walls... smallest f'n children's room I've ever seen in my life! Didn't that place burn down, Prof?
  8. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    He was rebuilding one that had burned down. Rather than just rebuild, he tried to redesign the interior.
  9. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    On the subject of plumbing - Make'em place the hot water tank close to where the main water comes in from the city. Split it just before the hot water tank...then run the pipes next to each other throughout the house. Make sure that they place the joints/curves where they are easily accesseable..that's where leaks happen. Make sure they don't hold the pipes in place with nails or any metal straps other than copper (if that's what your pipes are made of)...material works best. If they use bent nails (like they did at my place) you can look forward to leaks and the joy of replacing sections of piping after your house has been built.
    If you're thinking of wiring your house up for sound in the future...have them lay the cables ahead of's cheaper than trying it after the walls are in place. Same goes for networking. They can run actual cable or pull-cords alongside your electric wiring when installing.

    Good luck!
  10. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    Was that it...i still remember that room that was so small that not even a twin bed would fit into it.
  11. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    Bish ... that's something we like to call "code". Anything else won't pass inspection. What you have at home is called Botch. It's what happens after inspection.
  12. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    That was a closet. He hadn't finished the walls yet.

    BTW, they split, and sold it to a contractor, who ripped out the interior (what little was done) and redid it right.
  13. Nixy

    Nixy Elimi-nistrator Staff Member

    Your ouse was probably built as part of a subdivision...nobody really watching other than the necessary inspections. When someone is building one house for a specific family though they're generally more careful because the people paying them are the people whoa re gonna live there and they will know where to find the contractor.
  14. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    ...providing that the contractor doesn't 'vanish' by going bankrupt and reapearing under another name. Something which happened to my Dad not 3 months ago, with the people who were supposed to lay down his new driveway.

    Botch as in Botched, Prof? Yeah...they fuckin' botched it up lemme tell you!

    Wonder who paid off the inspector to look the other way?
  15. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    Shame about the split-up. I did like the sunken living room though :)
  16. nalani

    nalani Well-Known Member

    hmmm... i think i can ... if he keeps being nice to me ;)
  17. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Out-freaking-standing OTC member

    We wanna update...:grinyes:
  18. greenfreak

    greenfreak New Member

    Yeah really! You could have had the house built by now. :D
  19. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    And the nursery filled.
  20. kuulani

    kuulani New Member

    Tell me about it!!

    We're still waiting for the county to get off their asses and give us our building permit. We've been waiting since April.

    There were some problems with the septic tank design or some "shit" like that ;) and we had to redraw the plans, blahblahblah.

    We got the loan, we got the contractor, we got everything except that damn permit *gr*

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