Bad house design

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  1. Deltic

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    I see two mistakes, the first is the nails used, the second is covering the outside of the house with fuel. I like the outside of a house to be fire resistant.
     
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    deputy tom Gringo Viejo

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    We had one in our Pittsburgh house. It got surrounded with walls and a door. tom. :cowboy:
     

  3. Flying-Dutchman

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    Usually seen in old row houses but sometimes in newer ones.

    I see it as a positive if it is properly located so it can be enclosed some day.

    Beats jack hammering the concrete to run a sewer line or building a wood platform for the toilet.
     
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  4. Flying-Dutchman

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    I've seen this sort of butcher job. Looks like an older bathroom judging by the tile and type of door. Sometimes they cut the corner off of the bottom.

    Could be used for a meme about planning.
     
  5. M&P15T

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    I'll bet that situation had something to do with zoning. The house was built that way, at the request of the owner. Probably expecting to change the driveway at a later date.

    Or the concrete was poured before the framing was done.
     
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  6. DaleGribble

    DaleGribble Sandwich!

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    You're failing to consider the fact that the trees will obviously hug them back.

    :D
     
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  7. catman71

    catman71 Spewer of TROOF

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    this would be such an exhilarating experience of freedom

    pooping in a big room is really quite rare, when you think about it
     
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    Some are, and some are not.


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    Were they uncoated? Or were they electrocoated? Even mechanically galvanized nails for pneumatics will rust and bleed.


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    That is why there are NRP/Non-Removable-Pin hinges. Or you install passive door bolts on the hinge side, or passive locking hinges. Not that hard of a fix really, and fairly effective security.


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    WIlling to bet that the owner wanted that change order about where the overhead door went. Now they are waiting for the inspectors to leave.


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    Pretty common, actually. At least, not uncommon.

    When house hunting, my favorite random toilet was:
    At the top of the stairs, to the basement, there was a landing. Perpendicular to the full set of stairs was the kitchen one direction and three steps the other side of the landing. From there, four more stairs went another ninety degrees, to a landing with a toilet on it. The ceiling was just above the top of the toilet tank. I tried to sit in the toilet, for a picture, but couldn’t fit between the seat and the ceiling. I even flushed it, it was real and worked.
     
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    I used to work for a plumbing company, they were a subcontractor on this townhome development that the buildings were somehow built over several active springs/an old lake bed I think. Never understood how they were able to get away with this in an urban environment, just figured that there was a lot of bribe money involved.

    After all of the inspectors were gone we had to go back and dig some sump pits, to catch these active springs, in several of the crawl spaces. The pumps were connected to the sanitary waste (a huge no-no) and power was grabbed from the nearest unit (also a no-no).

    I have wondered if they ever developed any mold issues later?


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    There is a house near me with a fire hydrant right in the middle of their driveway...strange place for a hydrant
     
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    Ghost doctor N.R.A life member. G.O.A member

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    Looks like some of my carpentry work, L.O.L.
     
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    Neighbor house has the stool right next to the bed. No sink... just a stool. It’s not even against a wall. Flip sheet off bed you better hope the lid is down.
     
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    catman71 Spewer of TROOF

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    That sounds awesome
    Imagine just rolling over and downloading without leaving the room!
     
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    It would be handy if you were passed out from a hard night’s drinking. But I think that I would still pass.


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    Isn’t that what is known as “Pops’ stool”? Where the old man goes to get stinky.

    I am guessing that house is a mid-century 30’s - 50’s era, probably a 2 or 3 bedroom Craftsman.


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    As a licensed carpenter and GC I have seen a lot of real iffy stuff that people have been done to homes over the years; both “professionals” and homeowners. Personally, if I was looking for a new home I would avoid anything in a tract or any home that the previous owner has done extensive work themselves (with the possible/maybe exception of another licensed pro, maybe).
     
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