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Deadly fire

Floki

Junior Member
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Absolutely horrible.My condolences.

I would recommend hard wiring your smoke detectors.

Also be sure be damn sure you have a RCV (replacement cost value) insurance policy.

If you currently have a ACV policy (actual cash value) insurance policy you would never be able to rebuild back .

A ACV policy depreciates every thing . Say you have a 30 year shingle on roof and your roof is 20 years old you would only get 1/3 the money for your shingles.

A RCV policy will replace. the roof/shingles for what it costs.

One other interesting thing you have a house fire they send out somone to inspect home /how it happened . Like when my house burnt..

Was due to a wood burner that was installed 28 years ago. Bolton line it was an accidental fire .

Well you can’t get insurance on your home for 2 years I believe it was .

I can’t imagine what the family is going through and will go through with a death being involved.

I can state from my experience of house burning it was a total shit show. From insurance trying to fugg ya (50cents on the dollar for materials)
to even some of the people you deal with outside of insurance company.

I could rant for days. So when they said it was the fireplace the fella said he had talked to wife about the wood burner and that we had the paper work for it ..

I said why’s that matter he said well we’re (insurance company) going to go back and sue who ever put it in 28 years ago for the cost of everything. I told him I would have to look. Well we ended up having just the paper work of what kind of fireplace it was.😁

It’s a horrible experience and a ruthless process .

Oh one other thing make sure your insurance policy also has a clause in it if a fire were to happen you have a allowance rent it’s a long process if you have to rebuild.

In our case where we’re at. Oil and gas was happening rent was 3 k a month to rent a place that should have been 800 max plus your mortgage still needs paid.

Rant over . Really sorry to hear about this brother/Jamal
 

Clay Showalter

Southern member northern landowner
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110
Guilford County
10 hours in the books. Even kept my composure all day. W
1 day at a time, 1 hour at a time, sometimes 1 minute at time. You got this, your are there for your family and you damn well know we are here for you if you need anything and I mean anything. You know you can call or text me and many others anytime day or night.

we got you and yours. Prayers continue
 

giles

Village idiot and local whore
Supporting Member
37,737
197
In a bar
1 day at a time, 1 hour at a time, sometimes 1 minute at time. You got this, your are there for your family and you damn well know we are here for you if you need anything and I mean anything. You know you can call or text me and many others anytime day or night.

we got you and yours. Prayers continue
Yup, I know you guys have my back. I am very thankful for that and that is exactly why I shared this with yall. As hard as it was to do, I hope I can help others with this.
 

jagermeister

Dignitary Member
Supporting Member
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187
Ohio
Yup, I know you guys have my back. I am very thankful for that and that is exactly why I shared this with yall. As hard as it was to do, I hope I can help others with this.
It’s definitely got me thinking, buddy. Not just about fire hazards, but now also water related hazards. We can never be too thorough in our preparedness and attention to detail regarding hazards to our families and especially our young children. So thank you.
 

giles

Village idiot and local whore
Supporting Member
37,737
197
In a bar
Comfort food
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Wife and I went to dinner and were driving by an old friends house and noticed it had burned down within the last couple days. His dad lives next door so we stopped in and ended up talking to his brother about it all. Guess he forgot something was on the stove and got busy trying to help his dad and it caught fire. Total loss on everything. Insurance was covering everything and even had him set up at a hotel north of there til the house gets rebuilt.