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Just watched a $420K house burn to the ground in less than 10 minutes

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ARAMP1, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    Daaaaammmmnnnnn!

    I ran in and got the camera. It's a poor picture because it's so dark out. It's in the neighborhood next to mine. It's hard to tell that this is a big two story house.

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    where at?
    on the news?
     
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    near the U.S. of A. ??
     
  4. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    Up just off of Danforth in Edmond. I think it's a bit too late for the news.

    Here's a link to the homes. They're the ones in Barrington. Damn nice. http://www.manchesterokc.com/
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    That's an expensive firework.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    this is why if you are rich enough to buy a $400k+ house, you should build a concrete one. If you are a modernist/minimalist, there isn't enough inside that can burn to cause structural damage to a steel reinforced concrete home. They are termite, flood and wind proof too. Sometimes rich people ain't to smart. ;) If you are poor, at least you have the excuse that you can't afford it...

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    concrete houses are termite proof? not in florida they aint lol... mebbe we gots mean termites?
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Why would a termite fool with a concrete house. Thats like me trying to eat the driveway.
     
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    yeah those termites must have metal mouths
     
  11. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    Most 400K houses around here are built like crap. pop-up castles we call them.
    Shotty construction, cheap mechanical, then they throw in just a few catchers like cherry cabinets and stainless appliances, and then say it's an upscale home. "New homes! Starting from the $410's"...no thanks....
     
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    there are some critters that can chew on conrete... those minuture "naked" mole thingies for instance. AFAIK, termites aren't a problem though. I'm sure there are additives they could toss into the mix to help if the ones in your area are a militant strain. All big office towers etc have lots of concete.. and you never hear of any of them being structurally damaged by termites. I dunno... :dunno: In any case, they are a heck of a lot better against fire/flood/wind. Only natural disaster I'd be worried about in a good solidly-built concrete home would be earthquakes... but no house is invulnerable.

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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    How aboot a missile silo. I always thought that one of hose would be cool.
     
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    x1000
     
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    Why would anyone pay 420k for a house in Oklahoma:crazy:
     
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    not anywhere that is warm most of the year... lol
    in AZ they are BAD and it requires you to have the foundation sprayed before and after pouring, and once a year....

    not for the wood, for the concrete... something about the lime...
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    Let them little bastards gnaw on some leggo blocks, that should fix them:D
     
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    silos are good... if its in the wrong area and flood could suck though. lol!!

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