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(Sun News Network)   You never know what you'll find on Kijiji. You may even get a free house   (sunnewsnetwork.ca) divider line 26
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2014-01-14 10:11:16 AM  
I don't think that's going to fit in my trunk.
 
2014-01-14 10:14:17 AM  
So...it's like Detroit?
 
2014-01-14 10:18:17 AM  
Kijiji....I hardly knew her.

Kijiji....damn near killed em'.
 
2014-01-14 10:19:19 AM  
So... For $30,000 you get a house that's been moved. Any pros here who want to tell us how a structure holds up after being jacked off its foundation and hauled around on a truck? Doesn't it fundamentally compromise the framing?
 
2014-01-14 10:20:08 AM  
Without land?  The land is the only thing worth anything.  I can buy a trailer for 20k
 
2014-01-14 10:22:36 AM  
wait.. this is like 'free car' isn't it?  It costs more for disposal than it's worth.
 
2014-01-14 10:23:04 AM  
This is smart.  As the article notes, demolition is expensive.  We are in the midst of tearing our house down (roof is off, and walls and foundation will be gone by Friday), and the demolition + haul-away cost for the refuse is a low five-figure bill.   If this guy can get his lot cleared for $1,000, good on him.
 
2014-01-14 10:25:53 AM  
Accountant by day/Country Singer by night
Chemical Engineer by day/Mime by night
X-Ray Technician by day/Break Dancer by night...
 
2014-01-14 10:26:11 AM  

Warthog: This is smart.  As the article notes, demolition is expensive.  We are in the midst of tearing our house down (roof is off, and walls and foundation will be gone by Friday), and the demolition + haul-away cost for the refuse is a low five-figure bill.   If this guy can get his lot cleared for $1,000, good on him.


Gosh it would sure suck if some punks came by and burned it to the ground.
 
2014-01-14 10:31:45 AM  

No Such Agency: Warthog: This is smart.  As the article notes, demolition is expensive.  We are in the midst of tearing our house down (roof is off, and walls and foundation will be gone by Friday), and the demolition + haul-away cost for the refuse is a low five-figure bill.   If this guy can get his lot cleared for $1,000, good on him.

Gosh it would sure suck if some punks came by and burned it to the ground.


True fact:  around here folks used to donate their houses to the fire department for training exercises, for exactly that reason -- the FD ends the exercise by burning it down, reducing haul-away cost.  Problem is the IRS stopped allowing the tax deduction for the donation, so a number of the FDs discontinued their programs for accepting the donations.
 
2014-01-14 10:43:50 AM  

No Such Agency: Warthog: This is smart.  As the article notes, demolition is expensive.  We are in the midst of tearing our house down (roof is off, and walls and foundation will be gone by Friday), and the demolition + haul-away cost for the refuse is a low five-figure bill.   If this guy can get his lot cleared for $1,000, good on him.

Gosh it would sure suck if some punks came by and burned it to the ground.


The problem with burning it down is that the slab becomes unusable for future construction. If you are going to demo the slab, then fine. If you want to reuse the existing slab, you can't burn it as the concrete is too fragile at the high temps to retain any structural integrity.

Really, concrete is a plastic when all is said and done.
 
2014-01-14 10:56:25 AM  
What's kajiji? Is it anything like free cycle?
 
2014-01-14 11:04:24 AM  

No Such Agency: So... For $30,000 you get a house that's been moved. Any pros here who want to tell us how a structure holds up after being jacked off its foundation and hauled around on a truck? Doesn't it fundamentally compromise the framing?


I've been jacked off my foundation before. Best night I ever had.

/April 20, 1985... Oh what a night!
 
2014-01-14 11:08:18 AM  
www.multinet.no
I was never terribly impressed by what I saw there.
 
2014-01-14 11:09:35 AM  
Aye well the Wicked Witch of the East got a free house too but that didn't do her much good at all.
 
2014-01-14 11:13:20 AM  

No Such Agency: So... For $30,000 you get a house that's been moved. Any pros here who want to tell us how a structure holds up after being jacked off its foundation and hauled around on a truck? Doesn't it fundamentally compromise the framing?


Not if it is moved properly. At least that's what any pros here will tell you, because that's what they tell their customers.
 
2014-01-14 11:15:46 AM  

No Such Agency: Warthog: This is smart.  As the article notes, demolition is expensive.  We are in the midst of tearing our house down (roof is off, and walls and foundation will be gone by Friday), and the demolition + haul-away cost for the refuse is a low five-figure bill.   If this guy can get his lot cleared for $1,000, good on him.

Gosh it would sure suck if some punks came by and burned it to the ground.


Especially when you're investigated for arson and insurance fraud which happened to my dad several years ago when he and his wife went off on vacation.  After some investigation, they found that my stepbrother's ex had a jealous boyfriend who thought she was running around on him with my stepbrother.  The guy tossed a Malitov cocktail through the window.  Good thing was that my stepbrother was at work so he missed.  Bad news is that my dad was under investigation for a year and the insurance payment was held up another year until the guy was caught and convicted.
 
2014-01-14 11:22:14 AM  

No Such Agency: So... For $30,000 you get a house that's been moved. Any pros here who want to tell us how a structure holds up after being jacked off its foundation and hauled around on a truck? Doesn't it fundamentally compromise the framing?


A lot more goes into moving a house than shoving a flatbed trailer under it and taking off.  Everything has to be stabilized before they even get started with the move.  That's why it takes so long and costs so much.
 
2014-01-14 11:22:40 AM  

WelldeadLink: No Such Agency: So... For $30,000 you get a house that's been moved. Any pros here who want to tell us how a structure holds up after being jacked off its foundation and hauled around on a truck? Doesn't it fundamentally compromise the framing?

Not if it is moved properly. At least that's what any pros here will tell you, because that's what they tell their customers.


CSB

Two points

1) I used to do admin support at an insurance company & one time, when entering initial claim info into the system, came across one for a house that was stolen. It had been delivered but not put on the foundation and when they went out a week later to finish, the house was gone. Don't know the outcome but weird (fraud?)

2) Also, had a friend of a friend who was having a house moved to her property. It was dropped off and was going to be placed on the foundation the next day. It burned down during the night. And, due to a loophole, neither insurance would cover it. Because it was on the new property, the former owner's did not cover it (he actually tried to claim it as he felt really bad for this person), and because it wasn't on the foundation, her insurance wouldn't cover it. So it was completely out of pocket. I tell you this, in case you ever have a house moved, you can be prepared (maybe there is extra coverage that can be bought?).
 
2014-01-14 11:27:21 AM  

clivecusslerfan: No Such Agency: So... For $30,000 you get a house that's been moved. Any pros here who want to tell us how a structure holds up after being jacked off its foundation and hauled around on a truck? Doesn't it fundamentally compromise the framing?

A lot more goes into moving a house than shoving a flatbed trailer under it and taking off.  Everything has to be stabilized before they even get started with the move.  That's why it takes so long and costs so much.



I just shoved a trailer underneath and hauled off mine, and it worked fine. Plus, I improved the airflow.
www.andiamo.co.uk
 
2014-01-14 11:27:25 AM  
News?

Kijiji here has a "free if you move it " house on it every couple months. Usually not as good of shape.
 
2014-01-14 11:36:42 AM  

Warthog: This is smart.  As the article notes, demolition is expensive.  We are in the midst of tearing our house down (roof is off, and walls and foundation will be gone by Friday), and the demolition + haul-away cost for the refuse is a low five-figure bill.   If this guy can get his lot cleared for $1,000, good on him.


Yep, that's how I read it. He's taken a page from the corporate charity playbook.
 
2014-01-14 11:55:45 AM  

hitmanric: News?

Kijiji here has a "free if you move it " house on it every couple months. Usually not as good of shape.


So does craigslist.
 
2014-01-14 12:58:58 PM  
Kijiji is the T'ca homeworld.   I hope you speak in matrix.
 
2014-01-14 02:22:04 PM  

rhondajeremy: 2) Also, had a friend of a friend who was having a house moved to her property. It was dropped off and was going to be placed on the foundation the next day. It burned down during the night. And, due to a loophole, neither insurance would cover it. Because it was on the new property, the former owner's did not cover it (he actually tried to claim it as he felt really bad for this person), and because it wasn't on the foundation, her insurance wouldn't cover it. So it was completely out of pocket. I tell you this, in case you ever have a house moved, you can be prepared (maybe there is extra coverage that can be bought?).


Next time, have the trucker park on the foundation. "Was it on a foundation?" "Yes."
 
2014-01-14 02:33:07 PM  

Snarfangel: clivecusslerfan: No Such Agency: So... For $30,000 you get a house that's been moved. Any pros here who want to tell us how a structure holds up after being jacked off its foundation and hauled around on a truck? Doesn't it fundamentally compromise the framing?

A lot more goes into moving a house than shoving a flatbed trailer under it and taking off.  Everything has to be stabilized before they even get started with the move.  That's why it takes so long and costs so much.


I just shoved a trailer underneath and hauled off mine, and it worked fine. Plus, I improved the airflow.
[www.andiamo.co.uk image 480x319]


That'll buff right out.
 
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