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    Rise and run of normal indoor stairs

    Speaking of steps. Why in the year 2022 do we have the President of the USA walking up and down mobile stairs to get into the fanciest airplane in the world. I would be willing to design them a mobile elevator and it could be covered in bulletproof glass and take up half the space of that stair...
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    Rise and run of normal indoor stairs

    Stair spacing is very important. My dad made stairs from our garage into the basement when I was a kid. He messed up and the last/bottom step was just 4” instead of 8”. We all got used to it and it wasn’t an issue but my cousin came over and was expecting ether he was down or expecting another...
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    workshop lighting, looking for LED with removable/replacable bulbs

    I have often thought about the time spent running romex and doing wiring the right way vs the amount it will be used. I had a closet in the bedroom that had no light and someone gave me one of those battery things and I stuck it up and it was a total PITA. First time the batteries wore out I...
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    Rise and run of normal indoor stairs

    I never said a 9” rise was dangerous. It is on the other hand more fatiguing than a 7” step that is more luxury. If you look at steps on courthouses and such where they have many steps they are often 6”x12” this makes for a very easy climb. Often in old homes they have the main grand...
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    workshop lighting, looking for LED with removable/replacable bulbs

    In my workshop all I did and what I would suggest the OP do in his workshop is put up the cheap plastic or porcelain fixtures that take a screw in light bulb. I now buy the LED bulbs that are equal to a 100W for $1. They hang down and throw a great light in all directions and last a long time. I...
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    Cleaning Furniture Made of New, Untreated Wood.

    If I were concerned about things I placed inside I would line the shelves. They sell by the foot clear flexible plastic in most fabric stores in a variety of thickness. I have seen people with kids put it over the table cloth on dining room tables to protect the cloth and table. Cut it to fit...
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    Rise and run of normal indoor stairs

    Also keep in mind the length of tread does not have to be the same as the run and you need proper foot placement and the nose of the tread will overhang the tread below it. There is a limit where a step becomes to steep to go down facing away from the step. Think of how we go down a ladder...
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    Rise and run of normal indoor stairs

    The general rule I was taught was rise+run = 18" Doing this will produce a comfortable step from a ladder to a gradual slope. 7_8" is the normal range so what I do is take the total height needing to be climbed and divide it by some numbers of steps until I get a number between 7-8" or how...
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    First time homeowner in MO

    Welcome and ask away we will do our best to help. :welcome:
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    Geodesic/monolithic domes - efficiency, ventilation, etc. in various climates

    I feel the same way when I drive thru any upscale housing development and see homes with 20-30 facets and ridges and valleys all over the place and then look at the foundation and it is pretty much a rectangle. Dormers used to have a purpose to bring light and ventilation into an attic area...
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    Wood Price Impact

    I have lived 67 years in this area and seen several spans of climate change. As a kid we would get snow and build a snow fort and continue building it all winter and it would melt in the spring. same with snowmen. Then some mad winters with breaks in the middle. Then some mild winters . Then...
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    Geodesic/monolithic domes - efficiency, ventilation, etc. in various climates

    You do know that Eskimos is now on the politically incorrect list and the correct term I can’t remember something like Indigenous peoples of northern artic habitat or something. I remember as a kid my first Indigenous peoples of northern artic habitat Pie. It was so good. :coffee:
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    Geodesic/monolithic domes - efficiency, ventilation, etc. in various climates

    It is like anything else style suits some areas better. A-frames look out of place in a subdivision as do log homes. FLW Falling water would look odd in my neighborhood. They do just fine in the north if you can get your design past the building approval board. Depending on where you build it...
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    basement floor question

    Well if it is dead level it can't hold much water. If there is any chance of water plan your materials around what you wouldn't mind getting wet.
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    Geodesic/monolithic domes - efficiency, ventilation, etc. in various climates

    Yep I have mine stuck away some place as well. Printed like a phone book. The domebooks were printed the same way. If I remember right the domebook was listed in the whole earth catalog. Kind of a great time it was wearing earth shoes and painter pants and reading about hybrid cars in mothers...
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