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Old 07-28-2015, 06:54 PM
 
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Dallas County has great tornado stats.

Since 1957 we've had 7 - F3 tornadoes and 1 - F4. Since 1957 4 people have been killed in Dallas County due to tornadoes.

Since the 50's most years far fewer than 100 people are killed by tornadoes across The US annually and a grossly outsized percentage of those killed, roughly 40%, live in mobile homes.

You are roughly 400 times more like to die of suicide in The US than to be killed by a tornado, ~5.7 million times more likely than those living in Dallas County.

Spending money on a health coach or devoting the money to a kid's college fund would be vastly better spends.
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:41 PM
 
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What framing method do you prefer?


The Japanese build mid-rise residential towers, 4-7 stories, with conventional wood stick frames often.

Well, not framing, I like steel reinforced concrete. If two story - slab on the second floor. Damage due to tornado/hurricane - minimal compared to stick houses.


Yes, Japanese have perfected that, pretty much to the limit. But if it needs to be frame, I would at least say steel frame - no rot, no termite.
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:42 PM
 
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The soils in/around OKC are a dream compared to Dallas. It's just not reasonable to compare foundation problems between OKC and DFW.
True, I have friends, they never water, no foundation issues!
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Dallas County has great tornado stats.

Since 1957 we've had 7 - F3 tornadoes and 1 - F4. Since 1957 4 people have been killed in Dallas County due to tornadoes.

Since the 50's most years far fewer than 100 people are killed by tornadoes across The US annually and a grossly outsized percentage of those killed, roughly 40%, live in mobile homes.

You are roughly 400 times more like to die of suicide in The US than to be killed by a tornado, ~5.7 million times more likely than those living in Dallas County.

Spending money on a health coach or devoting the money to a kid's college fund would be vastly better spends.

THIS!!!

Thanks, EDS!
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:59 PM
 
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Well, not framing, I like steel reinforced concrete. If two story - slab on the second floor. Damage due to tornado/hurricane - minimal compared to stick houses.


Yes, Japanese have perfected that, pretty much to the limit. But if it needs to be frame, I would at least say steel frame - no rot, no termite.
I'm a big fan of concrete as well but mostly for insulation/thermal mass reasons. However, it's just too expensive for most residential applications.
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