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    Default A fixer-upper for Pless and family.













    A decommissioned nuclear missile complex in Arizona that was abandoned for decades is now on sale for $400,000.
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    how far underground must one go to reach coolness?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    and what the hell are those big ass coil springs for?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    how far underground must one go to reach coolness?

    You should have taken a left at Albuquerque!
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    Default Re: A fixer-upper for Pless and family.

    Somebody did a great job renovating this one:

    Rattling the teacups.

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    No window cleaning expenses, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    how far underground must one go to reach coolness?
    I don't if there IS much of an Underground in Arizona. Not sure it can be done. Was there EVER anyone from Arizona who was cool? Barry Goldwater? Naahhh. Buck Owens? Not so much. Lynda Carter? Hmmmm... no. Oh... I know - Cesar Chavez!!! Be like Cesar Chavez!!!
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    is that bluedog's place?
    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    Somebody did a great job renovating this one:

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    I don't if there IS much of an Underground in Arizona. Not sure it can be done. Was there EVER anyone from Arizona who was cool? Barry Goldwater? Naahhh. Buck Owens? Not so much. Lynda Carter? Hmmmm... no. Oh... I know - Cesar Chavez!!! Be like Cesar Chavez!!!
    john of phoenix?
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    Or this one


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    john of phoenix?
    Silly me! It's more than an abberation... it's a trend. There's hope for you after all, eh?
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    kat showed me this house two weeks ago

    $9.9 million

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    Or this one

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    kat showed me this house two weeks ago

    $9.9 million
    The purchase price is pocket change for a wealthy young entrepreneur like yourself. But THINK of the water bills to keep all that grass green in a brown climate!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    and what the hell are those big ass coil springs for?
    You’ve seen suspension before

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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    Somebody did a great job renovating this one:

    what did it look like before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post












    A decommissioned nuclear missile complex in Arizona that was abandoned for decades is now on sale for $400,000.
    There is a Fallout fanboi out there somewhere that looks as this every day.
    Probably quite a few preppers too.
    Nosce te ipsum

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    It is an investment that you can live in.
    Rates are as low as 2.7% or about 40.5k a month for 30 years


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    What's the water bill for a lawn this big in AZ?

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    They do it down under.

    Coober Pedy underground motel room


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    is that bluedog's place?
    It's the house SARAH, from 'Eureka!', a sci-fi TV dramedy.

    Here's the inside:





    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    john of phoenix?
    Excellent play, sir.

    EXCELLENT!
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    Default Re: A fixer-upper for Pless and family.

    If somebody pulls those ladders you're out of luck.

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    And a long way to fall....

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    Here's the Zillow page for Skip's OP:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2...d/?view=public
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    Default Re: A fixer-upper for Pless and family.

    A hole in the ground might still be better than living in hell.

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    Elon Musk NEEDS to buy this.
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    Paul - find a cool bungalow to rent with a pool to find your footing in AZ.



    Your next back yard...

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    I took a tour of an abandoned missle silo back in the early 1970's. One big ass hole in the ground. Very impressive stuff. Lots of fun climbing down to the bottom on a very long spiral staircase.
    They finally sealed the blast doors, turned off the pumps and let ground water fill the thing.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    and what the hell are those big ass coil springs for?
    Blast damping suspension to spread the blast impulse over a longer time. Not sure if there is a damper there, but the greater the mass, friction, air drag on the moving part, the less need for a damper.
    When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave.

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    It's the "thrust mount"..heh heh

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post


    I picture an elevator that rises to the surface, opens up, and a Tesla drives off across the desert.

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    You gotta license for a Titan II?
    "Simple minds discuss people, Average minds discuss things, and Great minds discuss ideas".

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    The silo isnít even that far from the new job.
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    I've actually spent a bit of time in that part of Arizona. I like it.

    Did you know you can drive ATV's and UTV's on the street in Arizona, with turn signals and other mods of course...

    screen-capture-3.jpg

    Regine even likes it down there, but insists on a house that has a saguaro cactus in the yard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine View Post
    The silo isn’t even that far from the new job.
    Where do you board the horsey?

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    C'mon, Pless can barely manage a bathroom reno.......

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