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    I have attached the floor plan of th elower level of the house as I have it now. The outside lines represent the foundation walls and will not move. The arrows show stair. The top is north and there is a 10' overhead garage door there. South of the stairs is the stairwell going up stairs. Under those stairs will be walled in for dark dry storage. I expect the lower right 'room' to be propane furnace, air compressor, dust collector and air intake for the air handler of the earthtube system. Upper right will be mechanical and metal working area. The rest is woodshop. "Garage' area (required by the county) is assembly area. FWIW, hot water will be on-demand heaters upstairs and down.

    Thoughts. And thinking about where to place the air cleaner.

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    Now see the stairs are not labeled. Middle left bump out is the mid level stair landing. HTH.

    Oh, and why such a convoluted profile? The screwy lot shape dictates it.
    Last edited by Carol Reed; 11-06-2016 at 10:40 PM.
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    Looking at your plan, I'd like to make a suggestion that might seem a bit minor. You show a swinging door on the 1/2 bath. A pocket door could be more efficient in that location. The reason I mention this is that we had some practical experience along that line in our home.
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    Thought about it, Bill. Its a cost issue. The upper floor will have a sliding door to the bath.
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    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    No dome. SIP's.

    http://premiersips.com/
    ah a foam home. Me and my brothers helped build one of these back in the late 80's. first one that i had ever seen. congrats and good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Thought about it, Bill. Its a cost issue. The upper floor will have a sliding door to the bath.
    Check prices - a pocket door kit may be cheaper than the slider hardware.
    Jim D.
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    Oh, yeah!

    Took the house footprint to the county today. No issues. Have a green light. Next up is an appointment with the panel company engineer. There the actual plans can be drawn. Appointment is for the week after Christmas. YaHOO!
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    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

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    Getting fun now

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    That is awesome news Carol, looking forward to seeing the project move dirt and rise.
    Darren

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    Woo Hoo! No the fun starts!
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