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We had a bit of a crisis that ground things to a halt. They insisted on putting the toilet in the closet and didn't seem to understand that we didn't want it in there. My wife almost kicked someone's teeth out.
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We had a bit of a crisis that ground things to a halt. They insisted on putting the toilet in the closet and didn't seem to understand that we didn't want it in there. My wife almost kicked someone's teeth out.


Were the builders euroPEEing?

WC= Water closet

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Were the builders euroPEEing?

WC= Water closet

Nope. Colorado. I don't get fancy house stuff, but it seems like anyone building a house assumes you like all the weird trendy newest fashion stuff that the rich privileged SJW kids on the west coast are into.

My wife's still fuming over the closet crapper, but they're starting work on the finalized plans. They insisted they just didn't have space elsewhere, but then they expect us to have giant luxury sinks, tubs, and stuff in there taking up space. It's actually a decent sized home, but the plans all assume we're filling it with trendy high class furniture and stuff, so I think it'll actually be a lot spacier than what the diagrams make it look like.
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I couldn’t tell where your well is. Are you having it come into the bottom floor of the structure?
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I couldn’t tell where your well is. Are you having it come into the bottom floor of the structure?
Not on the property. Rural water district. Water will come in either through the cupola entrance or the walkout entrance. I'll do potable water storage at some point in the future. Highest water is at 350 feet and it's full of sulfur. District well is over a thousand feet deep. We have a lot of surface water collection with 2 ponds and the head of a creek that runs the length of the property. The ground in this region really doesn't absorb water well.
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Wish OPSEC wasn't such a needed requirement. Be neat to see it in person as it's being built. Colorado has such a wide range of terrain and varied resources.
Did you make a list of priorities the location should have and then go shopping for property?
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Wish OPSEC wasn't such a needed requirement. Be neat to see it in person as it's being built. Colorado has such a wide range of terrain and varied resources.
Did you make a list of priorities the location should have and then go shopping for property?
The designers are in Colorado, not me. We shopped around within a 1 county radius. Pretty much normal house shopping, except we were much more interested in the land than any building that was on it. The goal was at least 20 miles from the metro area. The guy who had the farm before we did raised goats so there was already the fencing and barn we needed, plus ponds and water access added to each field. One of the big points was that it was on a dead end road which just looks like an access road for a cell tower.
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Nope. Colorado. I don't get fancy house stuff, but it seems like anyone building a house assumes you like all the weird trendy newest fashion stuff that the rich privileged SJW kids on the west coast are into.

My wife's still fuming over the closet crapper, but they're starting work on the finalized plans. They insisted they just didn't have space elsewhere, but then they expect us to have giant luxury sinks, tubs, and stuff in there taking up space. It's actually a decent sized home, but the plans all assume we're filling it with trendy high class furniture and stuff, so I think it'll actually be a lot spacier than what the diagrams make it look like.
As opposed to a toilet spraying aerosols in your bathroom ....close to your toothbrushes.....?
Seperate toilets for me if you please.
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As opposed to a toilet spraying aerosols in your bathroom ....close to your toothbrushes.....?
Seperate toilets for me if you please.
You need to get a lid for your toilet.
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You need to wash your back
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There's WAY too much I can do with that post. We'll need to take it to the Dark Side if you want to continue.
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You might find this site interesting might even get an idea or two for your project.

https://www.hardenedstructures.com/bunkers-for-Sale.php
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Got the blueprints. Let me know if anyone has any specific questions about it. I have actual measurements now.

Got some of the remodeling done on the house we need to sell. Still need to do the floors/deck surface and we're good to go putting it on the market in the spring. Should sell quickly where it is.
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Here's the vent/electrical sheets.
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We'll do pictures. It should be a quick build once we get the plans and excavate. Probably start in the spring when the ground thaws and dries a bit. The interior walls and such with take significantly longer.

Oh, forgot. Cupola will have a spiral staircase that also provides access between the 1st and 2nd floors.
While spiral staircases are compact they make moving items between floors rather difficult. Is there another way to move between floors as well.

Never mind, I see in the blueprints you have gone with regular staircases now.
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While spiral staircases are compact they make moving items between floors rather difficult. Is there another way to move between floors as well.

Never mind, I see in the blueprints you have gone with regular staircases now.
Yep. Using the under-stair area for extra space instead of trying to make the stairs more compact. The wife raised the same concern with trying to get things up and down. The access to the cupola will need to be attic stairs though.
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We sent the blueprints back and had an extra dome tacked on to the bedroom. Like the 'root cellar' but larger. We were thinking walk-in closet but it's the size of the bedroom so it'll be more of a dressing room. The dressers and such will be moved in there giving us plenty of room in the bedroom for a king size bed and such. I'll be using it as an armory and secondary deep-shelter as well.

This is good, because the bedroom was going to be the size of a kid's bedroom and not a master bedroom. It also made the bathroom less crowded since the tub got moved into some of the new space.

We're currently still working on remodeling my wife's old house so we can get it sold at a good price and have plenty to spend on the new one. We've had a horrible time trying to find contractors that will actually show up to do the job. My SIL is dating a construction guy now though so he's been freelancing and we're finally making some progress.
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