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Which end of town are you buying a house in?

 

And waitaminnit, we're getting a lego store?!? where?

 

Looking all round town, really. Finding something solid is proving a real challenge, particularly when I don't know what the problems are and whether I can fix them myself...... back home in Australia we had no basements and all-brick construction. I have nightmares about some of the houses I've been through in Wolseley.

 

The Lego store is in Polo Park and has been open for a few weeks. It is absolutely *awesome* - they have *everything* in stock! http://imgur.com/Mj2CU8D


Edited by Beefy - 8/17/15 at 10:24pm
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Wolseley is a weird neighbourhood (and that's not just counting the hippies) and it's really a tossup on what you'll find there. Some of those houses are in shambles, and some are beautifully restored.

 

I'm down in the south end (Fort Richmond/Lindenwoods), Velomane and aqsw are deep westwards past St James, sckeith is mid south (River Heights), q2klepto is northwest-ish (Maples?). Viper2005 is north end ish? I'm not sure where the other guys are scattered but I'm sure we can probably give some pointers on relevant neighbourhoods if you're looking (I bought my house 6 years ago; so I'm vaguely aware of recent housing stuff).

 

Probably one of the main things is to check basements for dampness and cracks, but I'm sure you've figured that part out already.

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To echo what Armaegis said, be sure the foundation is solid. Nightmares rest upon the shaky ones.

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To echo what Armaegis said, be sure the foundation is solid. Nightmares rest upon the shaky ones.

This x100. Nothing worse than huge shifts when the season changes.

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Probably one of the main things is to check basements for dampness and cracks, but I'm sure you've figured that part out already.

 

We get home at 5:45 most days, flick on the TV and it is still on CTV from the morning. After I spit out the little bit of vomit that comes up from the sound of Dr Phil's voice, we switch over to BBC Canada and catch the last 15 minutes of Mike Holmes. Watching this has been VERY helpful. We've also got a great independent agent who is really good at spotting problems.

 

I'm amazed at some of the considerations though, particularly the need to water the foundations. Apparently, trees pull up all the water during the summer which dries out the clay and promotes sinking. What an odd little town I have moved to......

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The Winnipeg area has vertisolic clay soils, hence the foundation problems. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertisol

 

I've seen some pretty horrible heaving basement floors. A lot of the older ones would have been built without rebar reinforcement too.

 

Beefy, I haven't seen you around HC in awhile - I was surprised to see you turn up in the Winnipeg thread here!

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Beefy, I haven't seen you around HC in awhile - I was surprised to see you turn up in the Winnipeg thread here!

 

Yeah, life and work both get in the way and hobby priorities have shifted. Been in Winnipeg almost two years now; that first monster winter of 2013/2014 was a great welcome, and the terrible mosquitoes and ticks of 2014 were a great follow-up!


Edited by Beefy - 8/18/15 at 11:57am
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Yeah, life and work both get in the way and hobby priorities have shifted. Been in Winnipeg almost two years now; that first monster winter of 2013/2014 was a great welcome, and the terrible mosquitoes and ticks of 2014 were a great follow-up!

 

Almost makes you wonder why Manitoba's population density is so low.

I live three hours' drive west of Winnipeg, close to Riding Mountain National Park. If you're ever in the area, don't be a stranger.

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I live three hours' drive west of Winnipeg, close to Riding Mountain National Park. If you're ever in the area, don't be a stranger.

 

Riding Mountain is *definitely* on our to-do list, so I will keep you in mind! :)

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Holy crap, a Code-X in Canada... http://www.head-fi.org/t/778826/hifiman-code-x

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Is that a fair price?

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Is that a fair price?
not really, that's almost brand new pricing if I remember correctly
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The last time I inquired about an "upgraded" Code-X, it was $1600.

 

Still sucks after conversion though, although if you could bargain that into CAD it would be fantastic. 

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Yeah, with our dollar in the toilet, I don't think I'll  even bother.

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Yeah, with our dollar in the toilet, I don't think I'll  even bother.
yea, I saw it too, and our dollar just screwed it up. Plus I get my Ethers next week.
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