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    Default Can you believe this?

    I inspected a new luxury townhome, cost approaching $1M, and was greeted with this - every upstairs BR door wouldn't close - even halfway - due to striking the raised threshold. Photo shows door in "fully closed" position
    OMG.

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    Default Re: Can you believe this?

    Randy,

    Silly you, don't you KNOW those doors are required to remain open for balance air return ... because the builder 'forgot' to install the balance air return ducts.

    Those are just 'door stops' to ensure the doors stay open.



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    Default Re: Can you believe this?

    What do those buyers expect for less than $1M? Fully-closing doors are only available in units over $1M.

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    Default Re: Can you believe this?

    I can hear some ole boys from Mesquite now...

    Billy Bob: Hey Jim-Bob... let's go! Beers are-awaitin!!

    Jim-Bob: Ok, but I still gotta-stall dem gizmos tween da wud and karput. Duz it mattur whuch way day go???

    Billy Bob: Hell-No, ann-I-ainna waitin either. I'm-a goina leave yur azz if you don't hurry.

    Jim-Bob: (10 seconds later) Just like sex, I'm dune inna hurry. Let's go.


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    Default Re: Can you believe this?

    Time to pull out the sawzall.


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    Default Re: Can you believe this?

    The expensive homes seem to have the most interesting details.

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    Default Re: Can you believe this?

    Especially condos, it seems. I can think of one 1/2 mil and above complex where sheetrock was used on the underside of balconies, EIFS never got beyond the backer and base coat stage. Those thresholds look like an afterthought, in an attempt to cover up a poor carpet installation.


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    Talking Re: Can you believe this?

    Eric:

    Regarding your picture of the window at the roof eave and gutter, wouldn't that termination allow easier access to the gutter so that it can receive proper maintenance (such as debris removal)? That is one forward looking builder...

    Travis


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