Introducing the new ICHQ

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  • CharshieCharshie Hollywood, California
    That new place looks AMAZING - an undertaking for sure but how exciting! Congrats!!
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf-
    Looks like, due to miscommunication in the Mitey Worriers camp, you'll be getting a little more than you asked for for the naming of the Dinning room. ;)
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Wut? Meechigan
    So I can't do big chunks, but at the end of this month, I'm going to allocate $10/month for the duration of the project (however many years that's going to take) initially dedicated toward the main bathroom (partially because some of the work it needs I can help out with).

    @Lincoln - If there's a way you can send me a subscription dingus through PayPal, that would be great. I couldn't figure out how to set that up manually.
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff
    $25 donated. Not sure if wife pregnant or just gas, so need to wait 2 more weeks before I know if we're broke or super-broke, and therefore can donate more or save for babby.
  • I'm curious what the total is up to, if you don't mind my asking :)
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit
    @AlexDeGruven -






    Options
    Option 1 : $10.00USD - monthly
    Option 2 : $20.00USD - monthly
    Option 3 : $25.00USD - monthly
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Wut? Meechigan
    Awesome. I'll set something up on 2/29
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit
    edited February 2012
    Per @CannonFodder's question, for the room naming fund raiser alone, we're at about $3500 pledged (of which $1000 has been sent), so we're at about a third of our goal and it's only been 35 hours or so.

    We've additionally received nearly $3000 from Icrontians via other contributions, purchase, or in-kind help.

    Basically, you guys rule. :) But we knew this.
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit
    Today we got the news the boiler may be completely shot. Going to have to make a decision between costly repairs ($1000 just to buy initial parts with no guarantee it will be enough) or uber-costly replacement ($9000 installed). I'm leaning towards the latter but who knows. That doesn't include repairs to the radiator system if any are needed. Bleh.

    Only upside is that we'd get a super-efficient replacement that would double as a water heater, which would essentially make hot water free forever. Good investment, just a shot to the nuts in upfront costs.
  • ZanthianZanthian Mitey Worrier
    Not a big consolation, but you get a tax deduction on a new boiler. Just keep your receipts ;)
  • Straight_ManStraight_Man Geeky, in my own way Naples, FL
    Today we got the news the boiler may be completely shot. Going to have to make a decision between costly repairs ($1000 just to buy initial parts with no guarantee it will be enough) or uber-costly replacement ($9000 installed). I'm leaning towards the latter but who knows. That doesn't include repairs to the radiator system if any are needed. Bleh.

    Only upside is that we'd get a super-efficient replacement that would double as a water heater, which would essentially make hot water free forever. Good investment, just a shot to the nuts in upfront costs.
    Well, what guarantee would the new boiler come with? Good quality ones come with a 10-15 year warranty in Metamora area. I would plan on replacing, and not waste money on repairs unless you absolutely HAVE to.

    My brother did repair route, ended up spending half the cost of a new boiler in parts alone in one year (boiler was ancient, parts hard to come by) and days freezing himself in a semi-crawl-space (half-basement reached by a crawl space) with a work light for light. He ended up with a new boiler anyway, two years later. Just some perspective.

    John.




  • RyanMMRyanMM Ferndale, MI
    I know upfront funds are huge obstacle, but you are gonna save a metric fuckton in the long run if you go with the newer model.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    edited February 2012
    Rest in peace. We never knew ye.

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  • Today we got the news the boiler may be completely shot. Going to have to make a decision between costly repairs ($1000 just to buy initial parts with no guarantee it will be enough) or uber-costly replacement ($9000 installed). I'm leaning towards the latter but who knows. That doesn't include repairs to the radiator system if any are needed. Bleh.

    Only upside is that we'd get a super-efficient replacement that would double as a water heater, which would essentially make hot water free forever. Good investment, just a shot to the nuts in upfront costs.
    not to LOL in your face, because this is your first house purchase, but $9k is dirt cheap when it comes to house renovations/repairs

    I've seen bathroom remodels cost $30k. I highly suggest not doing anything half-assed on a house you love.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    There's a difference between $30K for a bathroom renovation (having a nice new bathroom isn't a requirement for occupancy) and a single huge cash outlay for a critical component.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    Well, what guarantee would the new boiler come with? Good quality ones come with a 10-15 year warranty in Metamora area. I would plan on replacing, and not waste money on repairs unless you absolutely HAVE to.
    I was talking to the contractor and he mentioned that some units have lifetime warranties.
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit
    I've seen bathroom remodels cost $30k.
    So then you doubly understand why this is problematic when my budget is less than that for the entire move-in project. Not suggesting I have a clue what I'm doing or that I don't deserve a pile of expensive problems. Just saying... I dunno, this sucks? I'm probably in trouble? *shrug* Not worked up over it. We'll figure it out.
  • Straight_ManStraight_Man Geeky, in my own way Naples, FL

    So then you doubly understand why this is problematic when my budget is less than that for the entire move-in project. Not suggesting I have a clue what I'm doing or that I don't deserve a pile of expensive problems. Just saying... I dunno, this sucks? I'm probably in trouble? *shrug* Not worked up over it. We'll figure it out.
    I can understand this also.

    Lessee.... 6 months to move in from about a week or two ago or so? And that will be 5-7 months BEFORE next winter is deeply set in, if the polar thing does not give Detroit another warm winter compared to many years in past(If you get another warm winter, here is an old ex-northerner trick to keep pipes from freezing-- simply trickle warm water through pipes continuously.). So, do you have to have working heating to move in/get occupancy permit, or just hot water?

    John.

  • I've seen bathroom remodels cost $30k.
    So then you doubly understand why this is problematic when my budget is less than that for the entire move-in project. Not suggesting I have a clue what I'm doing or that I don't deserve a pile of expensive problems. Just saying... I dunno, this sucks? I'm probably in trouble? *shrug* Not worked up over it. We'll figure it out.
    completely understand. very impressed you jumped out of the plane before checking the parachute.

    guess my point is, spending $1k now just means $more$ later. i understand the stress of having to get the house ready in a soon-ish manner. but there is truth to doing things right the first time.

    i will say you bit off more than you can chew, although with this community you will still be standing at the end of it. maybe on a crutch, but standing

    you got balls Matt, no doubting that now. just remember to breathe
  • MiracleManSMiracleManS Chambersburg, PA
    I'd honestly bite the bullet now, because the idea of not having to pay the cost for a water heater is awesome. I know ours (came with the house and I'm not sure there's a cheaper model) runs around $400/year in electric cost alone. That adds up in a hurry.
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff
    edited February 2012
    We installed an on-demand HWH. Best. Decision. Ever.
    This is my HWH: http://bit.ly/AahIRx
    This is my boiler: http://bit.ly/wiHZHz

    Both are wall-mounted.
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit
    We're at 45% of the pledge goal today :)
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth
    So who wants to help me pay to name Lincoln's room "The Queen's Room"? >:D
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    Got a post on Curbed Detroit
  • We installed an on-demand HWH. Best. Decision. Ever.
    This is my HWH: http://bit.ly/AahIRx
    This is my boiler: http://bit.ly/wiHZHz

    Both are wall-mounted.
    How much did you pay for that w/ installation? I'm starting to think my old water heater should be replaced. on-demand seems to be the best option (without putting a solar water heater on the roof that is).

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Wut? Meechigan
    OnDemand is great. In the long run, it will likely save you money even with a huge initial outlay. We spend so much money on keeping 40+ gallons of water hot while we're away, it's a ridiculous concept, particularly in light of the technology we have today.
  • d3k0yd3k0y Loveland, OH
    Very nice looking house. Looks pretty similar to the style I wanted for my dream home when I got bored on AutoCAD for about 50 hours.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK
    Every time I see pictures of the house I become more convinced that this is my absolute favorite design. Definitely looking forward to coming out there and working on it!
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff
    edited February 2012

    How much did you pay for that w/ installation?
    I think it was around $2000. I'm not entirely sure because it was part of the whole renovation cost. The boiler was $1200 online and around $2000 additional for parts and installation.


  • How much did you pay for that w/ installation?
    I think it was around $2000. I'm not entirely sure because it was part of the whole renovation cost. The boiler was $1200 online and around $2000 additional for parts and installation.

    Around 2000 for the HWH? My house has forced air heat, so a boiler wouldn't be helpful. My old tank water heater is what I'd like to replace though.
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