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    Latest is that we're leaning slab again. With geothermal we can do a heated slab which would do wonders for keeping me from drying out in the winter owing to forced air heat.
    Sketching starts tomorrow (hired a builder last week).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mize View Post
    Latest is that we're leaning slab again. With geothermal we can do a heated slab which would do wonders for keeping me from drying out in the winter owing to forced air heat.
    Sketching starts tomorrow (hired a builder last week).
    my son in laws have that they are able bodied but man its nice they live in sunbury oh . hVE YOU LOOKED AT THOSE KITCHEN CABINETS THAT COME DOW opps sorry caps they are really neat.

    I want to know more about your garden that is interesting

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    Haven't looked at cabinets yet. Definitely want to look at those.
    T3 complete since Sept 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mize View Post
    Latest is that we're leaning slab again. With geothermal we can do a heated slab which would do wonders for keeping me from drying out in the winter owing to forced air heat.
    Sketching starts tomorrow (hired a builder last week).
    Crawlspace could achieve the same + room for furnace/water + storage still setting it virtually ground level... that's what I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mize View Post
    I went tankless on my current house a year back and love it. Will likely go that route with the new house as well.
    Considering this too... do you find the cost & hot water availability comparable?

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    I went with a "4-shower" tankless and the only noticeable difference is never running out of hot water.

    Back to the house - drainage is too poor for traditional slab so we're back to either crawlspace or basement. Will come down to how big the cost-adder is for the basement vs. building the safe room (tornado) with a crawlspace. Sketching went well this week and next week we get first designs back.
    T3 complete since Sept 2015.

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    Mize, after my injury we built our home. Its a ranch with a basement zero entry garage and front door. The land was flat but after the house was done the house sits up like they didn't dig far into the earth to build the house. Its a bit of a pain to go down the drive to the mailbox but I'm sure the basement won't flood.
    Anyways ask your builder about zero entry its been great for me to get out and about and not worry about ramps or lifts. The neighbor b building their house liked it so much they had their builder make the garage zero entry

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