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  1. designing and building your own house

    i have a contractor that's offered to manage the project and sub out jobs, but obviously i'm not tying myself down. the property is significant... i'm looking at 7-10ksqft total, spread over a three-story center and two two-story wings. i've been flipping properties for a while now and i have a lot of experience doing reno, so i can do a bunch of the work myself. that's not realistic though for a project this size, in the structural phase certainly, so if possible i'd like to get contractors to come in, lay a foundation (definitely not slab) and put up the walls, a roof, plumbing and electricity and pretty much leave me an unfinished box to come in and do myself, or hire out guys to finish it at my own pace. if it's possible to coordinate several units in the same property i'm going with ductless mini-splits. i ran a new system through my first house and it was incredible... low bills, changed temperature on a dime. four splits per unit was the max though and i imagine i'll need a minimum of 16, probably more than that. i'd have to talk to architect about that though, with several floors to potentially run ducts through it might be worth it to just save the wall space.
  2. Saints week Part Deaux

    maybe it's just my seething hatred of the saints but i think this is your best work of all time
  3. So I am roughly a year away from being able to buy a piece of property and about two away from having the funds to put a downpayment on a sizeable house, which I'll be custom designing. I'm not an architect, so I'll need to hire one. I have some very specific thoughts in mind, as well as general design frameworks and styles. I understand architects are not cheap, particularly when you're coming up with lots of details, and if you've got high square footage. I'll skip all the details about the house, but I'm curious if anyone here has ever had a home custom built, or works as a contractor that does these sorts of things. How'd you go about getting everything done? Was your architect cheap? Any thoughts in general?
  4. Coming to Theaters next month..."The Big Short"

    hell of a cast, i'll probably check it out
  5. everything about that game was perfect from start to finish. my only regret is that cam didn't score a passing touchdown and break 40 on those assclowns
  6. Is Norwood the worst Gettleman move to date?

    can't really judge it because it's a depth move. if wideouts go down later and norwood gets brought up and fills in, then no, it's not even close to a bad move.
  7. Is this the best regular season week ever?

    it was pretty goddamn awesome
  8. and then there was only one.

    jesus do you guys not cheer when we get first downs because we haven't won the game yet? loosen up bros, we're on top of the league. we're fans, not players... enjoy it for a day
  9. and then there was only one.

    success, like, say, quantifiably being the best team in the league?
  10. and then there was only one.

    don't you have some christmas to steal or something