On Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:23:15 -0500, "Michael A. Terrell"
2 friends actually did - over 'n under shop with a pit that opened
into the lower level. Front entry at the top, rear entry at the rear -
work-shop -store garden tractor / snowmobiles, etc.
VERY usefull!!!!! (but no water heater in the garage - (if you don't
heat the garage, the water pipes would freeze.)
On Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:46:44 -0500, "Michael A. Terrell"
My friends didn't live in central florida - and if they did the lower
level "garage" would have had to be a boat-house.
You couldn't pay me enough to live in central, or any other part, of
Florida. The hot as hades, and high humidity I could stand - at least
I did when I was a young fella - Not much different than southern
Zambia. But the bloody hurricaines every year or so I can do
And I like being able to get more than 50 feet above sea level without
climbing a ladder. And more than 2 feet below ground without needing a
On Feb 1, 3:50 pm, email@example.com wrote:
I live in pennsylvania and HATE WINTER, today the wind chill was below
zero. Worse I am a service tech and on the road all day in snow and
cold... 6 inches of snow on the way starting tomorrow:( Plus its
gloomy much of the year:(
I much prefer florida weather and hope to move there someday:)
You must be a liberal, since you know so much that isn't true.
The nearest town (~2 miles) is listed as 79 feet ASL. I've lived
here 25 years, and had hurricanes three of those years. The first house
was next to a marsh, and you hit mucky water at about 12 feet. Florida
sits on a large sheet of limestone, over the aquifer. The aquifer is
replenished by rainwater that seeps through that limestone, which
requires the soil to hold the water till it goes through the rock. It's
supposed to be 33 degrees her, tonight and in the 60s tomorrow.
On Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:50:23 -0500, "Michael A. Terrell"
Now that's funny. The OP exaggerated a bit so you took the
opportunity to call him names and then went about proving his point.
Same reasons you'll never find me living in Florida. The two times I
was there it was muggy and uncomfortable, once in Dec, the other in
Jan. No way would I want to go in the summer.
On Wed, 30 Jan 2013 06:11:42 -0800 (PST), " firstname.lastname@example.org"
That was not the whole idea. A water heater in the ATTIC??? If it
leaks the water rund DOWN through everything - everything is soaked
before you know there is a problem. And in a closet id is usually
jammed in with not much room around it - and can leak for quite a
while before it is seen. In a basement (unfinished area - on concrete
floor) when it leaks the water heads for the floor drain, under the
subfloor if there is one, and does little damage unless it ruptures.
Not being jammed into a dark closet it is more likely to be checked
every once in a while.
I realise it's not always possible - but even a "service room"
would usually be possible unless you are building in a swamp. I
didn't say destroy what already exists - but in halt the US a "storm
cellar" wouldn't be a bad idea anyway.
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