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Posted: 12/10/2013 12:41:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/10/2013 12:48:18 PM EST by dog-meat]
... that the toilet in the main bathroom is right (within a couple of inches) next to the sink/vanity to such a degree where I can't lean over to wipe my ass when using it.

Beautiful just refinished bathroom so it would be a shame to start tearing it apart to put in a smaller sink.

I wish I'd noticed that during the showing because it would have led me to say no. I wouldn't have noticed it here except that I had to take a shit during the four hour inspection.



another fun item that I should have noticed on the first walk through ... the water heater is about 20 years old, and when they remodeled the basement, they put in a wall in such a way that you would have to cut out a section of sheetrock and remove some studs in order to be able to replace the water heater.

Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:47:38 PM EST
You didn't have a 'Contingent on inspection' clause in your contract?

Fire your agent.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:48:39 PM EST
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I do, I can still walk away if I want.

Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:50:24 PM EST
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I do, I can still walk away if I want.

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You didn't have a 'Contingent on inspection' clause in your contract?

Fire your agent.



I do, I can still walk away if I want.



In that case, why are you bitching about it?
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:51:22 PM EST
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In that case, why are you bitching about it?
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Originally Posted By dog-meat:
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You didn't have a 'Contingent on inspection' clause in your contract?

Fire your agent.



I do, I can still walk away if I want.



In that case, why are you bitching about it?
Toilet to close to sink
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:52:31 PM EST
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In that case, why are you bitching about it?
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Originally Posted By dog-meat:
Originally Posted By eracer:
You didn't have a 'Contingent on inspection' clause in your contract?

Fire your agent.



I do, I can still walk away if I want.



In that case, why are you bitching about it?


that he can't wipe his ass.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:53:05 PM EST
Poop thread?
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:53:35 PM EST
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In that case, why are you bitching about it?
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Originally Posted By dog-meat:
Originally Posted By eracer:
You didn't have a 'Contingent on inspection' clause in your contract?

Fire your agent.



I do, I can still walk away if I want.



In that case, why are you bitching about it?



1) Feel bad about wasting everyones time on something I should have noticed on the first walk through
2) Feel bad about spending money on an inspection if I'm going to walk based on something I didn't need an inspector to see
3) Annoyed that a house I really like everything else on has something like that pop up

Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:54:20 PM EST
You lean over to wipe?
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:54:27 PM EST
Either walk away, or make a new, LOWER OFFER, based upon the problems found in the inspection report.

AND, do either of those problems meet code???

IF THEY DON'T, what are the ramifications???

EXIT CLAUSE......USE IT!
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:54:31 PM EST
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I do, I can still walk away if I want.

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Originally Posted By dog-meat:
Originally Posted By eracer:
You didn't have a 'Contingent on inspection' clause in your contract?

Fire your agent.



I do, I can still walk away if I want.



Then you need give no reason other than the inspection was unsatisfactory and walk away. Less your inspection fee!
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:54:57 PM EST
pics of ass?
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:55:15 PM EST
Build an outhouse.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:55:41 PM EST
So instead of feeling bad, you will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for the next 30 years?

Seems legit.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:55:55 PM EST
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I do, I can still walk away if I want.

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You didn't have a 'Contingent on inspection' clause in your contract?

Fire your agent.



I do, I can still walk away if I want.



consider the inspection money an investment in your education and walk away a smarter man.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:56:32 PM EST
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Fixt
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:56:43 PM EST
Would that be considered a first-worlder problem??

No room to lean forward?
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:57:32 PM EST
Poop at work, duh!
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:57:56 PM EST
Install one of those high tech Japanese toilets that washes your ass for you.

This is why I get paid the big bucks, to solve problems like this.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:58:14 PM EST
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check your PM. got hemorrhoids?

Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:59:35 PM EST
Install bidet. Problem solved. Problem staying solved.

Link Posted: 12/10/2013 12:59:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By enigma2y0u:
You lean over to wipe?


Fixt


Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:01:46 PM EST
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Install bidet. Problem solved. Problem staying solved.

http://brondell.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/FreshSpa-Installed-with-Wash-Spray.jpg
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Hell with a toilet that pees back at you if something goes wrong.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:03:53 PM EST
Shiters busted.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:05:21 PM EST
meh…house im in has the smallest bathrooms ive ever seen.

you get used to it and find a way.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:07:33 PM EST
This thread is making me sleepy...
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:09:34 PM EST
Sounds like the classic "remodeling for the purpose of resale" game. Make it look pretty, do it quick and cheap, put no real thought into livability, because fuck it, it won't be me living there.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:10:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Undefined:
Originally Posted By dog-meat:
Originally Posted By eracer:
You didn't have a 'Contingent on inspection' clause in your contract?

Fire your agent.



I do, I can still walk away if I want.



In that case, why are you bitching about it?
Toilet to close to sink


There is a minimum distance required by building code, believe it or not. Check the distance, not up to code, make them change it or walk.

Unless you don't ever shit at home.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:11:37 PM EST
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poop thread
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:17:47 PM EST
Lean forward.

Is the water heater really a big deal? Can you install an on demand hot water system and leave the current water heater where it is, or destroy it to remove it?

Seems like silly problems in the grand scheme of buying a house.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:17:58 PM EST
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There is a minimum distance required by building code, believe it or not. Check the distance, not up to code, make them change it or walk.

Unless you don't ever shit at home.
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Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Originally Posted By Undefined:
Originally Posted By dog-meat:
Originally Posted By eracer:
You didn't have a 'Contingent on inspection' clause in your contract?

Fire your agent.



I do, I can still walk away if I want.



In that case, why are you bitching about it?
Toilet to close to sink


There is a minimum distance required by building code, believe it or not. Check the distance, not up to code, make them change it or walk.

Unless you don't ever shit at home.



There were a couple of things that weren't in line with building code. I need to get some education on this fairly quickly so I understand the implications of ignoring them. Some are things that wouldn't bother me. E.g. the breaker panel in the wall is close to the laundry machines to where you can't stand directly in front of the breaker panel. The inspector mentioned that current code requires enough space that you can walk up to it and stand in front of it. Doesn't bother me, but will it cause legal or reselling problems down the road?

I'm not sure how changing code impacts existing houses that were built before those codes came into effect.

Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:20:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tesla120:
Lean forward.

Is the water heater really a big deal? Can you install an on demand hot water system and leave the current water heater where it is, or destroy it to remove it?

Seems like silly problems in the grand scheme of buying a house.
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I don't think the water heater is a big deal, just annoying. It's clear they had to get in that area to replace a furnace five years ago so a bright person would have done the water heater at the same time given it's age going on 15 years at the time.

There is a space to install a tankless if that's the route I'd want to go, and if not opening up the wall and then patching it wouldn't be a big deal to me, I can do simple sheetrock work like that on my own. It will just be an annoyance when the heater goes.

Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:20:10 PM EST



Use the other bathroom when you have to drop a deuce.

Problem solved.

Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:21:18 PM EST
I don't shit in the master bathroom. I shit in the guest bathroom or go in the basement.

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Originally Posted By dog-meat:
Originally Posted By eracer:
You didn't have a 'Contingent on inspection' clause in your contract?

Fire your agent.



I do, I can still walk away if I want.



In that case, why are you bitching about it?
Toilet to close to sink


Solution: remove both the toilet and the sink. Replace it with a toilet with a built in sink that uses the flush water (well before it enters the bowl that is).

unless of course this is a sink you plan on brushing your teeth in.


I saw those in Japan. Pretty nifty really... of course the toilets were also in separate rooms away from the main bathroom.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:27:25 PM EST
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You're doing it wrong. You unload that stink wagon in the master bathroom, and you'll have the bed to yourself all night.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:27:30 PM EST
First world problems. A real problem is worrying about being bitten on the ass by a cobra while shitting.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:30:02 PM EST
Shit outdoors like a real man. Problem solved, and problem staying solved.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:30:29 PM EST
Code books are cheap compared to whatr it can potentially cost you to comply.

Contractors don't give a shit (poor choice of words?), they just want the check to clear on Fri.

I would have to look it up as it has been more than 10 years since I set a panel, but 36" is min IIRC.


Don't forget, "Code" is the absolute minimum standard, it is not th gold standard. On final (new construction), anything not code gets fixed before the CO is issued.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:31:35 PM EST
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Or a rooster grabbing the "low hanging fruit".
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Or a rooster grabbing the "low hanging fruit".
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First world problems. A real problem is worrying about being bitten on the ass by a cobra while shitting.



Or a rooster grabbing the "low hanging fruit".

Or a perverted Python thinking it wants to fuck the petite little trouser snake.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:35:44 PM EST
The code problems you ignore now will come up when/if you try to resell. Then it's your problem. Also, is it current code or code when the house was built?
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That's what I don't understand.

Are you required to bring old homes up to current code in order to sell them? What if it's impossible given the way the house was built.

For example, this is a house made in the 50s. The ceiling height in the basement is 6' 11". Current code here says min of 7' for "habitable" spaces. Does this mean they (or I if I ignore it and try to resell down the road) can't consider the basement to be finished sq ft? or are houses grandfathered as code changes are made.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:48:07 PM EST
no, you only have to bring things up to code when you work on them.
Basement is almost never considered in sq footage anyway
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:49:22 PM EST
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That's what I don't understand.

Are you required to bring old homes up to current code in order to sell them? What if it's impossible given the way the house was built.

For example, this is a house made in the 50s. The ceiling height in the basement is 6' 11". Current code here says min of 7' for "habitable" spaces. Does this mean they (or I if I ignore it and try to resell down the road) can't consider the basement to be finished sq ft? or are houses grandfathered as code changes are made.
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The code problems you ignore now will come up when/if you try to resell. Then it's your problem. Also, is it current code or code when the house was built?


That's what I don't understand.

Are you required to bring old homes up to current code in order to sell them? What if it's impossible given the way the house was built.

For example, this is a house made in the 50s. The ceiling height in the basement is 6' 11". Current code here says min of 7' for "habitable" spaces. Does this mean they (or I if I ignore it and try to resell down the road) can't consider the basement to be finished sq ft? or are houses grandfathered as code changes are made.



They're grandfathered until local ordinance says they're not.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:51:25 PM EST
No, you are not required to bring things "up" to code just to sell.

If there was a remodel or a fire that caused the bathroom to be rebuilt; then that rebuild would have to be to code.

Even the electrical panel, while not passing "code" may be perfectly fine given the code when it was written.

Now if the old owner had installed a new panel and not done that work to code, that may have to be redone to sell; your inspector should catch something like that.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 1:51:38 PM EST
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That's what I don't understand.

Are you required to bring old homes up to current code in order to sell them? What if it's impossible given the way the house was built.

For example, this is a house made in the 50s. The ceiling height in the basement is 6' 11". Current code here says min of 7' for "habitable" spaces. Does this mean they (or I if I ignore it and try to resell down the road) can't consider the basement to be finished sq ft? or are houses grandfathered as code changes are made.
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The code problems you ignore now will come up when/if you try to resell. Then it's your problem. Also, is it current code or code when the house was built?


That's what I don't understand.

Are you required to bring old homes up to current code in order to sell them? What if it's impossible given the way the house was built.

For example, this is a house made in the 50s. The ceiling height in the basement is 6' 11". Current code here says min of 7' for "habitable" spaces. Does this mean they (or I if I ignore it and try to resell down the road) can't consider the basement to be finished sq ft? or are houses grandfathered as code changes are made.



Here in Florida, it's grandfathered in unless you remodel and affect 50% of the value of the home, then you have to bring the whole place up to the current code. There is also some stuff you have to do roof wise if you take the existing roof off to the substrate, but I'll spare you that info.

Link Posted: 12/10/2013 2:01:12 PM EST
This thread smells like ass.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 2:03:00 PM EST
Is there a building code for minimum spacing?


Serious question.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 2:05:44 PM EST


I predict this thread leads to a post with poll on wiping.
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