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Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:26 pm

piper27 wrote:I'll have to look into that. Thanks!
Or pellet burning. No problem.
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Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:44 pm

piper27 wrote:Yeah I have Googled and it does say infloor heat. Was just looking for a real life price comparison on the cost to heat
I have a friend who put in-floor radiant heat in his shop and he loves it. Not sure on costs but it maintains a very consistent temperature in the shop. It's not in MN but CO.
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Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:52 am

Everything I've read has been pro in floor heat. My builder quoted me $3 a square foot if I run the pipes myself. Which seems fairly cheap and super easy. That includes the insulation you put down first then staple the pipe to it.
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Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:51 pm

Well. I guess I'm officially an adult today. I own this now (or will in 30 years)

My first purchase. A co-op. Great area, down the hall from family.

Lots of work ahead of me in the next few weeks/months.

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Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:09 pm

^^ Congrats man. The work NEVER ends. Seems like you're always wanting to add, fix, or change something.
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Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:14 pm

Speaking of which, anyone have any resources on mounting a TV to the wall. I want all cables inside the drywall. Sounds like you're "supposed" to have an outlet installed behind the TV. Any help would be appreciated.
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Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:35 pm

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Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:42 pm

davemfan wrote:^^ Congrats man. The work NEVER ends. Seems like you're always wanting to add, fix, or change something.
Thanks and yeah. I can already thing of 2 dozen things I want to do. Gotta go with the stuff I can afford first though. Paint (as you can see on the wall I was testing different paints) Need a new console/sink for the bathroom. Handles for the kitchen cabinets. And... most importantly. Hang art on the walls!!
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Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:52 pm

jjbehren wrote:Speaking of which, anyone have any resources on mounting a TV to the wall. I want all cables inside the drywall. Sounds like you're "supposed" to have an outlet installed behind the TV. Any help would be appreciated.
I bought this kit and it was a breeze to install
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/wiremold-in ... Id=4385100
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Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:20 pm

If you're mounting above a fireplace have fun!

If not, it's simply, measure out your studs ahead of time to make sure they are a normal distance apart and you'll have no issues.
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Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:20 pm

If you're mounting above a fireplace have fun!

If not, it's simply, measure out your studs ahead of time to make sure they are a normal distance apart and you'll have no issues.
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Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:24 pm

Im talking to builders currently and nutting out all of the features we want in our new house.
With all top quality builders, the quotes are coming back a lot higher than we expected ($100k or so!). So we’re a little torn now.
The main reason of building is so we can get what we want. I don’t want a “cookie cutter” style home, but some of the inclusions we want cost a lot. Do we strip back what we can in order to fit our desired budget, or borrow more? We are not close to the limit of what we can technically borrow, but we don’t want to be miserable sods working all the time to pay it back.
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Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:10 pm

wottagunn wrote:Im talking to builders currently and nutting out all of the features we want in our new house.
With all top quality builders, the quotes are coming back a lot higher than we expected ($100k or so!). So we’re a little torn now.
The main reason of building is so we can get what we want. I don’t want a “cookie cutter” style home, but some of the inclusions we want cost a lot. Do we strip back what we can in order to fit our desired budget, or borrow more? We are not close to the limit of what we can technically borrow, but we don’t want to be miserable sods working all the time to pay it back.

If you can borrow more, live comfortably and knowing that what's you want, go for it! But if you can't live comfortably with the increased borrowing, don't do it
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Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:51 pm

There's quite a bit of factors that would go into making this decision. You really need to look at where you live, the neighborhood, other priced homes in the area, how long you plan on staying, are the homes holding their value, etc.

$100,000 is quite a bit more. If you don't think you will get the $ out of it when you sell down the road, I might not do it.
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Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:26 pm

Don't buy over the market in your neighborhood and don't price yourself over the market with upgrades/remodels.
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