Firebrid: The Prius v Powered Hybrid Convertible

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  1. Bill the Engineer

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    You'd win that bet!
     
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    Since I can't work on the real project, I've been playing around with photos instead. I think adding a black racing stripe on the extra metal under the doors will disguise them nicely.

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    My wife and I have revised the proposed house plan to a smaller rancher but still keeping the two big garages. This is the sketch I gave to the builder to pass to the architect. I'm anxious to see the real plans as they develop! Modified house plan 2a.jpg
     
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    i love designing house layouts, color me envious!(y)
     
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    I hope to be doing the same when we get to that point in life:).

    I large garage is very appealing(y).
     
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    Not many homes are designed with two “Bedroom 2” rooms. ;).
     
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    The endless pool is also spatially defined, if we want to get technical ;).
     
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    You misunderstood. That is for their endless pool game, after dinner. :D o_O
    The only entrance is off the dining room.
     
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    What is an:
    upload_2019-4-15_11-30-51.png ?
    And of more concern - where does the piano go?
     
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    We designed our third house and made a mistake. In the master bath. which is perhaps 2.5 times the size of the master bath in the house we came from, we used space for a jetted 2 person tub. 12 years later we have used it 3 times, it is a pain to keep clean and if you don't mildew comes out the jets. We wish we had a bigger linen closet and bigger sink flat areas even though we have separate sinks..
     
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    An "endless pool" is a lap pool in which the water moves/recirculates at swimmer speed.
     
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    Wouldn't have been my choice of location either... would have looked for both western and southern exposures, along with infinity/knife-edge, of course. Separate topic, the beatings over two, separate two car garages would never stop.
     
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    I've known a few people who put in jet-tubs over the years - most are un-used once they work out how much water they use.

    (And enough hot water to partly empty the hot-water heater - a lot of hot-water systems here run from 11pm to 8am at almost ½ tariff - and a day-time spa-bath meant it was only luke warm till 11pm again - so nobody else could have a warm shower - some had to change to full tariff so it re-heated during the day.)
     
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    I have a two person whirlpool tub and haven't used it in years. There must be a lot of other stinky people out there besides me. :rolleyes:

    It empties a 50 gallon hot water heater and then there is no water to warm it back up and I thought about a heater but didn't do it.
     
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    Ferris and TORO 10 16 18 (2).jpg If you work on your own cars you will never have enough garage space. My house garage is
    26 X 36 and my back garage is 32 X 40 and last year we bought a 14 X 28 lawn building.
    We are out of room again. My wife said she wanted a new lawnmower so we got a new lawnmower. I was planning on trading in her old zero turn but they wouldn't give me enough money so we ended up with to commercial zero turn radius mowers and eight cars.
     
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    I have an additional 350 ft (over 100m) behind where the house will be of empty flat field. The only thing I plan to put back there at the moment is a wind turbine.
     
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