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Subject:  Re: Open question: What to put into a new house? Date:  3/4/2004  1:13 PM
Author:  TRezu Number:  47169 of 137369

Underfloor radiant heat. Extremely comfortable and quiet.
Underdriveway and walkway heat. Same underfloor tubing embedded
in the driveway and walkway. Only turned on during a snowfall and
then only for a couple of hours. Never shovel again.

Downstairs entirely handicap visitable:
At least one BR and full bath on main floor.
34" clear swing doors.
34"x48" clear space around sinks and toilets
(Lots more simple things can be done to make
the home livable for someone with a walker or in a chair)

Central vacuum.

Home-Run wiring so individual rooms can be turned off
Home-run plumbing so individual fixtures can be turned off.

A pass-through from the outside for firewood if
you have a wood burning fireplace.
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