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RHunter last won the day on September 15 2015

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  1. RHunter

    Free Destiny 2

    68 gb of free hard drive space? Dang....😭
  2. RHunter

    Buying a home

    Just a comment about paying for flood insurance.... Around here, "flood" insurance only actually covers damage due to *natural* causes. i.e. - an actual flood. (from heavy rains, etc). It does *not* cover if you water heater craps out and floods the basement, it doesn't cover if your second floor toilet springs a big leak and leaks all weekend while you're away, ruining the floors below it and flooding the basement, etc. So unless the house you're looking at actually sits in a flood plain, I'd skip any insurance that only covers natural flooding. The kind that covers man-made issues like I mentioned above.. I've never bought it, never needed it (knock on wood). So that one is up to you. (more important if there's things of value on the lowest level of the house)
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    Buying a home

    For the most part around here, houses have accepted offers before they even hit the MLS listing service, and typically for asking price (or higher). It's been that way for a good year or more. The best way around here, with the market this fast, is to find a realtor who has connections and can find you a place before it actually is listed for sale.
  4. RHunter

    Buying a home

    I'm a bit late to this... Lots of good advice for finding/choosing a home so far here already. Once you find a home and you're writing up the offer, just remember that *everything* is negotiable. Especially on a house that's been on the market for 3 months in the current market. (houses that are appropriately priced usually don't last more than two - three weeks on the market in the current seller's market) If your inspection finds out the roof could stand to be replaced, write that into your offer. Carpets are crap? Write that into your offer. Anything and everything is up for negotiation when writing your offer. I hear of friends all the time who don't realize that when buying their first house. It can save you tons of bucks at purchase time.
  5. RHunter

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    The wife and I saw this opening weekend. She was a bit ho-hum about it going in, as she wasn't sure she'd be able to get into the character-based side-movies. We both came out of it having thoroughly enjoyed it!
  6. RHunter

    Water Hardness

    Going about fixing / upgrading a municipality's water supply can be an expensive process (the company I work for does these types of project all the time). But if it's been an issue for a long time then yeah, you'd think they'd want it fixed by now.
  7. RHunter

    Water Hardness

    I've always had water softeners in the house, even when I was on city water (I have a well now). They aren't the cheapest thing in the world, but worth it in my opinion.
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    Water Hardness

    Ah, my bad. I missed that you are on city water. Yeah, then that call to the municipal water treatment facility will get you on the right track with respect to what's probably in your water (since the softener companies are so far away). Is it a possibility to remove one of the pipes early on in the system and check for degradation inside the pipe? (taking shots in the dark here) Maybe that's contributing to what you're seeing at the faucet, etc?
  9. RHunter

    Water Hardness

    Have you had your water tested by a couple local professionals? When we built our house I had two local companies come out and test our well water, they both did it for free (since they were vying for the water softener install business). They can tell you exactly what's in your water supply.
  10. RHunter

    Water Hardness

    If your goal is to keep the pipe, fittings, and fixtures from suffering the results of hardness of your water, you'll want a whole-home softener. Also, if you have external hose hookups (for watering lawn, washing car, etc) give some thought to if you want those fixtures hooked up to the softened water or not (softened water isn't necessarily good for lawns, etc., but can keep a car washed with it from spotting up as badly) before it gets installed.
  11. RHunter

    Battletech anyone

    I paid for this game over a year ago. Downloaded it the day it came out. Steam says I have about 40 minutes in the game so far... unfortunately, all 40 of those minutes have been spent unsuccessfully trying to get the game to run :-\
  12. RHunter

    open beta Dreadnought

    I played it a bit last night and had a blast with it. I think I have a grand total of 8 battles under my belt (lol), but I'll see if I can figure out how to look you up in game after tonight's maintenance is done.
  13. RHunter

    open beta Dreadnought

    Installing it right now and I'll give it a try tomorrow night :)
  14. RHunter

    Looking to branch out to other PC Games

    I got into a game called "Rising World" a couple weeks ago. It's like a grown-up version of minecraft (from what I'm told. I never played minecraft). https://www.rising-world.net/ It's pre-release, and supports "plugins" (rather than your typical "mods"). I've been absolutely hooked on it. Pretty realistic graphics, you can construct just about anything you can dream up. No zombies or any of that stuff. Currently there's aggressive wildlife in-game, and this is planned to be expanded (AI hunters too, I think). You can play pvp or non-pvp too. They're adding stuff as the development goes along, and the multiplayer servers have some simply incredible creations by other players (you can "blueprint" anything you build at take it to another server / "world" / map, or upload/download to the forums. If you check it out, look up the Rosalia server, that's where I've staked my claim.
  15. RHunter

    Help with selling my house

    So, you and your wife signed this out-of-the-blue contract? Or is it not signed yet? But yeah, it' seems incredibly suspicious... especially the part about the third party paying even more above the asking price. Something doesn't add up here. Somewhere in a typical home sale contract it should state what the terms are; what penalty (if any) of backing out of the contract, etc. I'm not sure where you're located, but the houses I've sold I've never needed an attorney at all, but in this case, if the contract is legit, you may need one.