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Old 01-17-2017, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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We've got that covered. Thanks.
So you took care of humidity, but didn't double check the heating system knowing it was necessary for this expensive piano? That doesn't make sense. Why wouldn't you check the basement heat before signing the contract to make sure it fit your needs?
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Old 01-17-2017, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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If the seller disclosure states the basement was heated, you would have some kind of recourse against the seller. A heated basement is defined as heated by a permanent heat source. I would think that your inspection should have stated somewhere if it was not heated. It will depend on the laws in your state in regards what can be done and your lawyer will be able to help you best.
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:54 PM
 
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Guys - if it's a 20k grand, it's probably a concert grand.

As far as I know, all grands are a bit over 5' wide, but they vary in length considerably. A concert grand is 9' long.

How are you going to angle it to get it down the stairs???? Even with the legs off.

Also having to be super careful not to damage the finish while you're at it, all while the movers themselves are precariously balanced on the steps while the guys at the bottom prays the guys at the top don't lose control of the whole shebang.
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Old 01-18-2017, 12:57 AM
 
Location: northern va
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Guys - if it's a 20k grand, it's probably a concert grand.

As far as I know, all grands are a bit over 5' wide, but they vary in length considerably. A concert grand is 9' long.

How are you going to angle it to get it down the stairs???? Even with the legs off.

Also having to be super careful not to damage the finish while you're at it, all while the movers themselves are precariously balanced on the steps while the guys at the bottom prays the guys at the top don't lose control of the whole shebang.
thread starter has already answered the question as to how they'll get it in there, seems they have that covered by way of the adjacent garage
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Old 01-18-2017, 12:59 AM
 
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One problem to consider. Are the old owners in the same state you are, or have they left the state. If out of state, it can get quite expensive to find them, and sue them. You need to take this into consideration will it cost more to recover damages if there is no heat in the basement, than it will be to solve the problem.
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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One problem to consider. Are the old owners in the same state you are, or have they left the state. If out of state, it can get quite expensive to find them, and sue them. You need to take this into consideration will it cost more to recover damages if there is no heat in the basement, than it will be to solve the problem.
+1

It's pretty cheap to threaten a lawsuit, but if the sellers don't roll over & settle right away, you're probably looking at $10k minimum for a retainer & a lot more if it has to go to trial.. Well within budget to rehab the heating system any way you'ld like. Adding baseboard heat, a direct-vent "fireplace", or chopping holes in the ductwork to allow the existing furnace to heat the area are all going to be far cheaper options.. It doesn't matter how "airtight" your "case" is if you can't collect on any potential judgement. Do these sellers have other assets, did they get a huge check at closing (that they didn't immediately spend somewhere else?).
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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+1

It's pretty cheap to threaten a lawsuit, but if the sellers don't roll over & settle right away, you're probably looking at $10k minimum for a retainer & a lot more if it has to go to trial.. Well within budget to rehab the heating system any way you'ld like. Adding baseboard heat, a direct-vent "fireplace", or chopping holes in the ductwork to allow the existing furnace to heat the area are all going to be far cheaper options.. It doesn't matter how "airtight" your "case" is if you can't collect on any potential judgement. Do these sellers have other assets, did they get a huge check at closing (that they didn't immediately spend somewhere else?).
Sound advice.
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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+1

It's pretty cheap to threaten a lawsuit, but if the sellers don't roll over & settle right away, you're probably looking at $10k minimum for a retainer & a lot more if it has to go to trial.. Well within budget to rehab the heating system any way you'ld like. Adding baseboard heat, a direct-vent "fireplace", or chopping holes in the ductwork to allow the existing furnace to heat the area are all going to be far cheaper options.. It doesn't matter how "airtight" your "case" is if you can't collect on any potential judgement. Do these sellers have other assets, did they get a huge check at closing (that they didn't immediately spend somewhere else?).
Many people don't realize winning a lawsuit is not at all the same as collecting the winnings.
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Old 01-20-2017, 05:47 PM
 
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OK i'm pretty embarrassed to come and tell you this but um well... there are vents! We missed them as we were in a hurry. We were looking on the walls and they were on the ceiling. So I guess please go ahead and have a good laugh on our behalf. I for one am relieved obviously.

Thanks for your thoughts and concerns.
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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OK i'm pretty embarrassed to come and tell you this but um well... there are vents! We missed them as we were in a hurry. We were looking on the walls and they were on the ceiling. So I guess please go ahead and have a good laugh on our behalf. I for one am relieved obviously.

Thanks for your thoughts and concerns.
oops! And YAY!

Enjoy your new home!
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