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Kitchen update

After lots of leaks with the elbow joint, I finally replaced it and the hose and no more leaks. I've installed that dishwasher 4 times now. I'm so loving this new Bosch dishwasher. Instead of a roaring plane sound it sounds like heavy rainfall outside and it's actually quite soothing. :) It definitely uses a helluvalot less water than the old machine.

Got the receptacle turned around for the range so that the plug and cord would fit allowing it to be pushed back flush against the wall. I swear, the electricians who worked on this house were morons. I've found so many error and code violations that it worries me what else they've screwed up in this house.

Lowe's came late this evening to replace the damaged door only to discover the replacement had a dent in it. Grrr. So, I asked about getting compensation instead of going through this mess and they said to just cal the store and I did right there. I explained to the manager the situation and he offered another 10% off the fridge and we walk away--sold! So, he'll be giving me a refund on my credit card tomorrow and it looks like I may be able to polish out the scratches on the current one (you can't really see it from the other side of the kitchen).

So, more accomplished today and just waiting on countertops. Not sure what will happen with the holiday week coming up though.

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jawnbc
Nov. 24th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
Hmmmm....how expensive is accommodation in Utah? What would it set me back for a week? How much are lift tickets?
snowboardjoe
Nov. 24th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
For SLC the deal is to usually get a house in town and there are lots of them. The resorts in the canyons have very limited capacity for people staying there and very limited "city life" and restaurants (if any). A decent sized house can go for about US$1000/week and sleep up to 8 people. You get enough people and that comes out to a pretty good deal. Car rental is an additional expense and in most cases essential. Lift tickets run about $50-70 as I recall.

The main resorts I visit are Solitude, Brighton, Powder Mountain (a little further north) and Snowbird. You should be able to find prices on their websites. They're are usually deal at the ski shops where you can get passes as well to save a few more bucks.
dan4behr
Nov. 24th, 2008 11:48 am (UTC)
I'm very interested in hearing how things turn out, especially since you're Lowe's for appliances and new countertop installation (am I remembering that right?).
My house was built in 1996. Like yours, I have noticed some shoddy things here and there as well. In 2004, we put in new carpeting and had the living-dining room re-done in hardwood. Home Depot did it (or more precisely, subbed the work out) and I've never been happy - particularly with the finishing details. They were terrible as a matter-of-fact. Complaining fell on deaf ears, so I hope to hear your experience with Lowe's is better.
I'd like to do the same thing with the mid-90s builder-grade kitchen I have. So, I'm following your experiences closely...
snowboardjoe
Nov. 24th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
I've heard a lot of bad reports regarding Home Depot compared to Lowe's. You should come out and see for yourself to see how it's coming along, but I warn you it's still a bit of a mess and will be for awhile.
rwgill
Nov. 24th, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC)
I think you made the right decision on the door. The door will get it's share of dings, scratches & such through even the most careful use as time goes by. If you can polish the door to make this one fade in then you're a step ahead.

snowboardjoe
Nov. 24th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
Yep, might as well get that first scratch in now. It's really not all that bad. It just makes it look non-new, but still looks great.
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