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Re: The edit-able house thread

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:45 pm
by Jizaboz
Ah you actually have floor heat vents! I've got baseboard electric heaters and ancient AC only central air that blows cold air down from the ceiling.

Re: The edit-able house thread

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:49 am
by AArdvark
There were three or four must-haves when we were house shopping: gas heat, central air, no stairs ( or very few), two car garage, quiet crime free area. Everything else is a bonus.

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Re: The edit-able house thread

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:27 am
by Tdarcos
Jizaboz wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:45 pm
Ah you actually have floor heat vents! I've got baseboard electric heaters and ancient AC only central air that blows cold air down from the ceiling.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but since heat rises and cold falls, Iwould think this would be more efficient, as the cold air would cool the hottest part of the room first, and the hot air would heat the coldest part.
AArdvark wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:49 am
There were three or four must-haves when we were house shopping: gas heat, central air, no stairs ( or very few), two car garage, quiet crime free area. Everything else is a bonus.
If you think that's much of a requirement, back in the '70s and '80s, there were three local phone companies in Southern California. First was Pacific Telephone, the local Bell company; second was General Telephone of Califonia, an independent telephone company and part of GTE the largest non-bell telephone company in the country; and Continental Telephone, who covered small rural areas.

General Telephone covered some smaller cities like Long Beach and Santa Monica; Pacific had most of the larger ones like LA and San Diego. General Telephone wasn't a very good company. The California Public Utilities Commission once referred to General Telephone as "the worst telephone company in America, bar none." The company was aware of its (bad) reputation; if you go on YouTube and search for General Telephone commercial, you'll find one apparently from the '80s or '80s where a man in a suit says he's from General Telephone, whereupon the off-screen auudience boos, and pelts him with raw eggs and other things, as he explains the company is spending millions to upgrade its equipment.

Back then, real estate agents in Southern California routinely got this demand from home buyers ahead of everything else: "Don't show us any homes in GTE territory." Even Watts or Compton were better choices, as they were served by Pacific Telephone.

Re: The edit-able house thread

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:20 pm
by AArdvark
We ditched our landline when we moved. Had enough of internet+phone+cable prices.

Re: The edit-able house thread

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:39 pm
by loafergirl
'Vark, I kinda want to physically harm you right now, what you ripped out, I would have loved to have =L Alas, alack. Your work looks amazing though.

Re: The edit-able house thread

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:10 pm
by AArdvark
What, the tiki bar in the basement?

Glad to see you back here on Jolt Country!

Re: The edit-able house thread

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:54 pm
by loafergirl
'Vark I've been living at a house in pretty crappy shape for the past 10 years. Annoyances including torn up linoleum, particleboard cupboards that were missing some facings, and others were cracked, cracked linoleum tiles in the upstairs bathroom (that has a step up to the tub in an awkward place for plumbing that has access through a HOLE IN THE FLOOR), and a downstairs half bath that has butterscotch porcelain, among many many other less aesthetic issues. =L
So, no, not the tiki bar so much as your whole kitchen that had actual tiles, and way nicer cabinets and counter than we have, your bathroom that though fitted with a cheap bath fitter thing (ours also has cheap bath fitter thing that has way yellowed with age) was one level with your tub... etc... but the new things you chose were also lovely, and your work looks nice, and I enjoy your Far side touch to your laundry room.

Re: The edit-able house thread

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:26 pm
by Ice Cream Jonsey
If it will make you feel any better we can ask Tdarcos to take a picture of his living arrangement.

Re: The edit-able house thread

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:32 pm
by AArdvark
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Re: The edit-able house thread

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:35 pm
by AArdvark
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Gotta put in the shoe trim yet but that's all the knees will take for today. Looking like a real room now. That's the cat door to the basement in the corner. Now it's beginning to look a lot like cocktails!

Re: The edit-able house thread

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:23 pm
by AArdvark
This year's home improvement projects are:

Paint the foundation

Install screens on the French doors

It's a short list. I have an idea for the foundation. It's based on a set painting class my boy attended while getting his theater degree at Brockport.

Re: The edit-able house thread

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:25 pm
by AArdvark
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Re: The edit-able house thread

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:59 am
by AArdvark
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Dunno..kinda looks cartoony or something might paint it over

Re: The edit-able house thread

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:06 pm
by AArdvark
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Huh, from fifteen feet away it looks pretty good

Re: The edit-able house thread

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:12 pm
by pinback
I feel like if I head-butted it hard enough, a coin would come out.

Re: The edit-able house thread

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:49 pm
by AArdvark
Would you agree that it's much more interesting than a plain gray wall?

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Re: The edit-able house thread

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:22 pm
by The Happiness Engine
Scene-painting techniques are always meant for viewing from a good 30 feet. Let it weather some and I think it'll look nice. You could also try some dry-brush/sponge-paint to try and remove the uniformity but test that on a piece of plywood first, obviously.

%100 better than flat-grey even IF everyone knows it's paint.