Sat, Oct 16, 2004, 4:55pm (EDT-3) firstname.lastname@example.org (Jac) says:
Well, thanks for all the support, and good-if-somewhat-nuts advice! The
Bilco door is sounding good (a project for next summer) as is the trap
door into the living room (just for the novelty of it).<snip>
Actually, I was serious about the trapdoor. My great-grandparents
had one in their kitchen. Linoleum floor, and you never noticed it,
unless your attention was drawn to it, not small either, probably 4' X
6'. Had a ring that llifted up, for a pull handle.
They had a Michigan basement - you build the house, then dig a
basement. This was the only access to it. Well, actually, the house is
still there. In their case, not a huge basement, used more as a root
cellar, where she kept canned goods, etc.
Of course, if you make something too big to go thru an outside
door, it's staying in the house. In that case, you might want the
outside entrance. Otherwise, I'd go with the trapdoor.
Flush the Johns.
- seen on a bumper sticker