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Subject:  Re: Open question: What to put into a new house? Date:  2/26/2004  3:32 AM
Author:  Frankp12 Number:  46720 of 128943

Easy access around the mechanicals (heater, waterheater etc.)

I would also have the mechanical room floor be an inch lower than the rest of the floor and have a floor drain so that when the water heater goes you don't get a flood. I am surprised this isn't part of the building code requirements.
- Frank
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