Other Talk "Otterville" plus Religion/Politics

Walkthru tomorrow on my new house...

Old 02-06-06, 06:34 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 74,302
Walkthru tomorrow on my new house...

What should I be looking for or looking for the absence of?
Deftones is online now  
Old 02-06-06, 06:40 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 20,687
Did you have a professional home inspector check everything before?
Ranger is offline  
Old 02-06-06, 06:43 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 74,302
Originally Posted by Ranger
Did you have a professional home inspector check everything before?
No. But, I should note that I've gotten the key 3x over the past month to go in and inspect myself. I already have a punch list of stuff that needs fixing like drawers being lopsided and closets not closing flush.

Last edited by Deftones; 02-06-06 at 06:45 PM.
Deftones is online now  
Old 02-06-06, 06:51 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Duran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Columbia, MD
Posts: 8,177
Get a professional inspector.
Duran is offline  
Old 02-06-06, 07:16 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Gil Jawetz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: I was here but I disappear
Posts: 8,407
try to get one who's accredited by some sort of engineer organization. Ours saved us from a real money pit.
Gil Jawetz is offline  
Old 02-06-06, 07:26 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 16,173
You should bring El Scorcho along to make sure the baseboards look like they are installed ok
4KRG is offline  
Old 02-06-06, 07:37 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 20,687
Is the walkthru on the same day you're buying the house (if you haven't already bought it)? If so, can you delay it? I'm sure an inspector can come in on a short notice.

Did you at least check the attic?
Ranger is offline  
Old 02-06-06, 07:42 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: under the stars with a great view of the mountains and a the lovely aroma of cow shit.
Posts: 14,599
bring a hairdryer to inspect all of you outlets to make sure they work.

Also fill up all the sinks then let the water drain to inspect for links.

http://www.whatprice.co.uk/tradesmen...ome-check.html


FYI this link was found along with

7,360,000 for new house checklist. (0.34 seconds)

On google.



Then figure out where the BBQ island should be placed.

Last edited by damn_skippy; 02-06-06 at 07:47 PM.
damn_skippy is offline  
Old 02-06-06, 07:48 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: under the stars with a great view of the mountains and a the lovely aroma of cow shit.
Posts: 14,599
Originally Posted by 4KRG
You should bring El Scorcho along to make sure the baseboards look like they are installed ok


I think el scorch is only brought along for headboard shopping.
damn_skippy is offline  
Old 02-06-06, 07:59 PM
  #10  
Premium Member
 
The Cow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Grazing in a field somewhere...
Posts: 20,605
Look very carefully for watermarks on walls and ceilings.
The Cow is offline  
Old 02-06-06, 09:25 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
milo bloom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 12,737
Put some cat food on the floor in the kitchen when you get there, and then check it after a while for ants.

Look where the wall meets the ceiling, for cracks in the drywall.
milo bloom is offline  
Old 02-06-06, 09:27 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Just north of Atlanta
Posts: 5,215
Originally Posted by The Cow
Look very carefully for watermarks on walls and ceilings.
Excellent advice. My aunt just bought a house and didn't check for watermarks on the ceiling and, you guessed it- it was counterfeit.
johnglass is offline  
Old 02-06-06, 09:30 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk God
 
twikoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Right Behind You!!!
Posts: 79,497
brand new home? coming with a strong warranty?
if not yes to both, definitly get an inspector
twikoff is offline  
Old 02-06-06, 09:32 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Words
Posts: 28,207
Check the crawl space....keep an eye out for dead hookers and old sandwich wrappers.

-p
NotThatGuy is offline  
Old 02-06-06, 10:07 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: under the stars with a great view of the mountains and a the lovely aroma of cow shit.
Posts: 14,599
Originally Posted by johnglass
Excellent advice. My aunt just bought a house and didn't check for watermarks on the ceiling and, you guessed it- it was counterfeit.

lol
damn_skippy is offline  
Old 02-06-06, 10:15 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 74,302
New home. Getting an inspector is out of the question. I have a good handle on what to be looking for since my dad is in the industry. It comes with a nice warranty, so even is something is wrong, it can be fixed by setting an appointment.
Deftones is online now  
Old 02-06-06, 10:17 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: under the stars with a great view of the mountains and a the lovely aroma of cow shit.
Posts: 14,599
Who is the builder?
damn_skippy is offline  
Old 02-06-06, 10:20 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 74,302
Originally Posted by damn_skippy
Who is the builder?
DR Horton. And I am willing to keep a spot open for a BBQ, as long as you get me a smoking deal.
Deftones is online now  
Old 02-06-06, 10:39 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: East County
Posts: 33,140
Originally Posted by milo bloom
Look where the wall meets the ceiling, for cracks in the drywall.
In addition to that - make sure you check the entire wall/ceiling to make certain that you can't see seams from the drywall - you would be surprised at how often they don't do a good enough job of mudding/taping the seams before plastering.
B.A. is offline  
Old 02-06-06, 10:42 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 74,302
Just so you know, I've inspected the drywall at all stages and It looks very good. I didn't see any cracks in any other the other trips to the house. I will obviously be checking more thoroughly tomorrow.
Deftones is online now  
Old 02-06-06, 10:45 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: East County
Posts: 33,140
That's good to know.

Now do the toilets work?
B.A. is offline  
Old 02-06-06, 10:47 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 74,302
Yes. I haven't done the business, but we tested both and all the sinks/faucets.
Deftones is online now  
Old 02-06-06, 10:48 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 20,687
What about the attic?

When my parents recently was buying a new house, their home inspector found an old water heater in the attic and suggested that it be removed since a new one was already in place. The seller agreed to that, but when the crew was taking it out, it spilled on the ceiling but they did redo the ceiling work which was great.
Ranger is offline  
Old 02-06-06, 10:52 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 74,302
This is a new build. There's a crawl space. I can't imagine there'd be anything wrong up there, but I'll soon find out.
Deftones is online now  
Old 02-06-06, 11:07 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk God
 
kvrdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 86,200
Take marbles and lay them on wood floors and linoleum. Hopefully they don't all end up in the same corner. That's bad.
kvrdave is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright İ 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.