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Posted: 6/17/2009 10:15:08 PM EST
Anyone here ever looked at these? They certainly look energy efficient and cool.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:19:46 PM EST
You mean like these? I will tell you one thing. I WILL own one of these some day.

Linky
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:20:04 PM EST
You talking about digging into the side of a hill or going totally mole people?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:34:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 10:35:16 PM EST by gaspain]
Lots of Radon but at least you will be cool in the summer

be sure to install a radon mitigation system
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:43:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 10:44:09 PM EST by 1Andy2]
Originally Posted By gaspain:
Lots of Radon but at least you will be cool in the summer

be sure to install a radon mitigation system


Doesn't that take years and years to accumulate?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:50:17 PM EST
I've seen them and they do look cool, but my dream that I'll never get is quite different;

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:52:03 PM EST
Doesnt humidity tend be more of a problem than radon?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:59:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By gaspain:
Lots of Radon but at least you will be cool in the summer

be sure to install a radon mitigation system


All depends on the soil type/parent material. In karst-types (limestone), there is no worry. But then again, karst have natural underground homes called caves.

Yes, humidity is a problem but that is easily taken care of with mild air conditioning.

Windows and the outside light are important for mental health.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 11:00:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 11:00:45 PM EST by jcrone2]
they are awesome. Humidity can be dealt with
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 11:07:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Windows and the outside light are important for mental health.


I lived in an apartment for one year that had no bedroom window. NEVER AGAIN. That shit will make you crazy, at the very least depressed.
Link Posted: 6/18/2009 1:38:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By Silence:
Doesn't humidity tend be more of a problem than radon?


Not in Arizona.
Extra humidity would be nice.
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