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Our kids bought a home just outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is not new, but it is a custom built home. The previous owner built it from the ground up. He is a contractor and said "I know where every nail is in this house."

It does look nice, until you start looking really close at all the details.

After a few hours and a good tour, we all now realize he built this house using a lot of stuff left over from previously built homes. The kitchen is custom built - no factory built cabinets, and it looks really nice.

So what's up? Several things.

1) Lots of electrical outlets all over the place don't have cover plates; in the house and the shop.

2) The base board trim in several rooms is either partially done or none at all. As is the base boards in one closet.

3) There are only a couple of doors in the whole house.

Today, we started by unloading my tools and started setting up shop. Speaking of shop, that thing is huge! I could only wish for something this big to work in. AND that is only the front part. the back part had two car lifts in it and was the mechanical portion. It has three large overhead doors for access to the rear of the property!

I set up my portable worktable and another table Guy had that I had given him previously. Fortunately, the previous owner left his table saw for us to use for now. He will come get it in a couple of weeks. He also left a Craftsman radial arm saw. That stays. UGH! It is basically frozen. We can't get it to move to make angled cuts, or bevel cuts, or re-position the blade for rip cuts. But it does make good cross cuts and the motor runs just fine!

After a trip to the big box store, we came home with base board trim, lots of elect covers and a few other things...like a new air compressor!

Guy was exited to begin setting up his shop tools and dove right in. Even though they have been here for 6 weeks, they are still moving in and bring one load at a time from their farm about 50 miles south east of Tulsa.

My sweetie and her daughter spent a while installing the cover plates. This place is a lot safer now.

I cut and installed the base board in the closet and my sweetie filled nail holes and caulked the trim. Other trim pieces have been primed and will be ready to install tomorrow.

Tomorrow is looking to be a good day for the trim and paint guys as we move from room to room finishing up the details!

Finally, my cabinet installer noticed some of the doors in the kitchen needed to be adjusted. She spent about an hour working on them. They look nice now!
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Our kids bought a home just outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is not new, but it is a custom built home. The previous owner built it from the ground up. He is a contractor and said "I know where every nail is in this house."

It does look nice, until you start looking really close at all the details.

After a few hours and a good tour, we all now realize he built this house using a lot of stuff left over from previously built homes. The kitchen is custom built - no factory built cabinets, and it looks really nice.

So what's up? Several things.

1) Lots of electrical outlets all over the place don't have cover plates; in the house and the shop.

2) The base board trim in several rooms is either partially done or none at all. As is the base boards in one closet.

3) There are only a couple of doors in the whole house.

Today, we started by unloading my tools and started setting up shop. Speaking of shop, that thing is huge! I could only wish for something this big to work in. AND that is only the front part. the back part had two car lifts in it and was the mechanical portion. It has three large overhead doors for access to the rear of the property!

I set up my portable worktable and another table Guy had that I had given him previously. Fortunately, the previous owner left his table saw for us to use for now. He will come get it in a couple of weeks. He also left a Craftsman radial arm saw. That stays. UGH! It is basically frozen. We can't get it to move to make angled cuts, or bevel cuts, or re-position the blade for rip cuts. But it does make good cross cuts and the motor runs just fine!

After a trip to the big box store, we came home with base board trim, lots of elect covers and a few other things...like a new air compressor!

Guy was exited to begin setting up his shop tools and dove right in. Even though they have been here for 6 weeks, they are still moving in and bring one load at a time from their farm about 50 miles south east of Tulsa.

My sweetie and her daughter spent a while installing the cover plates. This place is a lot safer now.

I cut and installed the base board in the closet and my sweetie filled nail holes and caulked the trim. Other trim pieces have been primed and will be ready to install tomorrow.

Tomorrow is looking to be a good day for the trim and paint guys as we move from room to room finishing up the details!

Finally, my cabinet installer noticed some of the doors in the kitchen needed to be adjusted. She spent about an hour working on them. They look nice now!
I hope this isn't where the closet doors need to be cut off???

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That shop is huge, Mike!! You could probably put mine and yours in there a few times and still have room left over.

I'm surprised it passed inspection to sell with outlet covers missing. 20+ years ago I had a rent house (my old house) and when I sold it the inspector made me replace a couple of cracked outlet covers (the last tenants were rough!). Cracked, not missing - I think he would have croaked if they were missing! LOL!
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Agree with David on the inspection question or was one not required? Definitley would be an issue in Oregon unless it was a straight cash sale.

Great shop.

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Wow, that workshop is quite a space. That portable work table looks really handy.
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I'm sure that Guy is tickled pink with the place, having that great garage. Gina, not so much. But when you get done finishing up the inside, I'm sure she'll be a lot more comfortable. I just hope that the things you can see are the only problems there. My son buying a house "as is" is how come I know some about plumbing, wiring, and floor joists. Good luck, and have fun working with your loved ones.
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FYI..Craftsman RAS are no more safe or dangerous as any radial arm saw of the era, but Craftsman was singled out for a class action law suit and lost. Emerson tool was Craftsman's main power tool supplier during the 50s-80s so they were hit with the action. They set aside funding to retrofit all previous craftsman radial arm saws with current guards and anti kickback devices. Any that were too old to be retrofit were subject to buyout for $100 apiece. They have since run out of most of the retrofit kits so now they will give you the choice to keep the saw as is and acknowledge that it is unsafe, or render it unusable (by shipping them the motor and carriage) and they will give you $100.

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You scared the heck out of me Mike , as I thought you were going to tell us you had to build another kitchen

That shop is insane ! What a dream it would be to have one like that .

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I'm sure that Guy is tickled pink with the place, having that great garage. Gina, not so much. But when you get done finishing up the inside, I'm sure she'll be a lot more comfortable. I just hope that the things you can see are the only problems there. My son buying a house "as is" is how come I know some about plumbing, wiring, and floor joists. Good luck, and have fun working with your loved ones.
Uh, Chessnut2, just to clarify, do you mean Guy is tickled pink to have the great garage, but not so much tickled to have Gina?
Or do you mean Gina not so much tickled to have the great garage?
Please excuse, I just wanted to be sure.
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That shop is huge, Mike!! You could probably put mine and yours in there a few times and still have room left over.

I'm surprised it passed inspection to sell with outlet covers missing. 20+ years ago I had a rent house (my old house) and when I sold it the inspector made me replace a couple of cracked outlet covers (the last tenants were rough!). Cracked, not missing - I think he would have croaked if they were missing! LOL!
Yes, there was an inspection, and actually, the previous owner had his a list and it was longer than the inspection list! They got it all worked out. The folks are actually building a smaller house just next door by a couple of acres. That is why the guy left the table saw. It has a BIG work table built around it and he comes over every now and then to make a few cuts.

We gave up on the radial arm saw. it is frozen. Crosscuts only. I even made a sacrificial top out of plywood scraps so I could use it. But today, I went to Harbor Freight and bought a new 10 inch miter saw. Set it in the place that held the previous saw and shimmed it to meet the long outfeed/infeed table. Made a few cuts and the joints look good.
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