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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Then clearly, my new home needs to not have door knobs in it because someday you may be in it even though I don't know you, have no desire to know yo, have no desire to have you in my home, and have no desire to have my design preferences of my private residence decided by your medical decision.
    This law does not apply to Herndon, VA. It applies to Vancouver because the people of Vancouver elected people who put this regulation in place.

    If the people of Herndon, VA elect people to their local govt who think that Herndon, VA should have a similar regulation, then you will have to install levers instead of doorknobs should you build a new house. Whether or not Buck Ewer comes to visit is not relevant
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Is it as good as advertised? It gets flippin COLD up there!
    I understand it's pretty good. I have no personal experience - I just have seen such houses being built, and have investigated some systems. I can't make a first person representation of how well they actually perform beyond the reports I've read, and they're avalable to anybody who cares to look, I believe. I'd give some names and a link if I could remember them. Sorry.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I sure wish i knew this when we went there. We had some great sushi in a hotel restaurant which I cannot remember the name, but this one sounds terrific. thanks for the recommendation.
    for the quality of food and restaurant, it's actually surprisingly cheap. I and a friend stuffed ourselves with sushi and Saki and our combined bill was a little over 60 dollars. Which is basically what you would pay at any random and average sushi joint in NYC

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Then clearly, my new home needs to not have door knobs in it because someday you may be in it even though I don't know you, have no desire to know yo, have no desire to have you in my home, and have no desire to have my design preferences of my private residence decided by your medical decision.
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    True, but it is available and it is superior to code. There is also treated structural steel built on a slab with light gage metal studs for interior walls, none of which would be bearing. That approach is essentially commercial construction. Such methods are effective for larger houses in areas where there is no fire department or public systems available - assuming both safety and insurance are a concern.
    we are building our home out in the sticks. We are looking at concrete exterior walls with some interior concrete walls for strength in depth, we do have tornadoes, and then steel non bearing and as 'furring strips' for interior insulation and wall finish. this isn't as cheap as wood frame, but definitely more tornado and fire resistant. like an old Plt SG was fond of saying, 'you can make something fool resistant, not fool proof'.

    Now as far as superior to code goes, ANY approved building method (even wood frame) can be made superior to code, but as we have covered all are more expensive.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Its a house, countryside about 20 miles outside of town on 40aces. There are other places around mostly my acreage or farms. Single family occupancy with a couple of types of shops on the property. The server room is used for several different purposes business and hobby related.
    So who's code enforcers are giving you the problem? I know banks can be very particular if you are borrowing the money from them. that is what I face here, no real code enforcement in rural SW OK, it is the bank on the hook for the money that insists on meeting a certain code. (sort of the same deal on a new car, they insist on full coverage as long as the new car is under a note)

    Now I can see the problems with a retrofit argon fire suppression system. An air tight seal, warning system to alert folks the air will quickly be unbreathable, and a self closing door with a good sealing system are needed for the system to work. Seems more a system for new construction or a commercial building that can be gutted and built solid enough for the gas system. I can see the problems with installing this in a conventional home.

    The panels you wish to install- ummm just how long have you lived in this more rural area? Are there dozens of high tech, sophisticated firms in the area? I ask because you seem a bit snarky over the lack of quick solid answers. If you was confronted by a rather odd, somewhat puzzling tech problem, could you just fire off an answer? I know the guys in my area, a VERY rural county, wouldn't know mainly because they don't have a single instance of all the combined hot mess you want to do.

    The wiring I fully understand, more fires and accidents are caused by poor under code wiring than kids with lighters in my county. this goes double for homes.

    Good luck

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Can't say it isn't happening in America...

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    So there is absolutely no evidence this woman, whom you called a slut, did this but you are ready to take someone's word as evidence. Guess you don't think witch hunts have to end when it's going after the certain people.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    I've always thought there were too many knobs in Canada.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I've always thought there were too many knobs in Canada.
    Only in Vanvcouver....well maybe Newfoundland as well
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    we are building our home out in the sticks. We are looking at concrete exterior walls with some interior concrete walls for strength in depth, we do have tornadoes, and then steel non bearing and as 'furring strips' for interior insulation and wall finish. this isn't as cheap as wood frame, but definitely more tornado and fire resistant. like an old Plt SG was fond of saying, 'you can make something fool resistant, not fool proof'.

    Now as far as superior to code goes, ANY approved building method (even wood frame) can be made superior to code, but as we have covered all are more expensive.
    Very true. The code establishes the minimum acceptable practice. At one time, the national code permitted the construction of pressure treated plywood foundations for single family dwellings. Fortunately, they re-thought that after a bit.

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