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marcel

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Re: how to compensate for a small bad room
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2009, 02:53:25 pm »

McAllister wrote on Mon, 05 January 2009 11:41

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All of his drawings he sent in were done in metric, but the contractors instead did things in inches and feet.

He got a much bigger house than he'd planned...


Wait.
Did I calculate this wrong? Wouldn't his house be much smaller?
If the living room was 5x5 meters - wouldn't they build that as 5x5 feet - and end up with a house 1/9 the size? How did it get bigger?

M

Metric architectural drawings are usually in millimetres.  His 5000 foot square living room (25 million square feet) was probably the envy of the neighbourhood...

Of course, if they'd interpreted that as inches, it would have been a paltry 174 000 square feet...
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Re: how to compensate for a small bad room
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2009, 03:57:50 pm »

marcel wrote on Mon, 05 January 2009 14:53

McAllister wrote on Mon, 05 January 2009 11:41

Quote:

All of his drawings he sent in were done in metric, but the contractors instead did things in inches and feet.

He got a much bigger house than he'd planned...


Wait.
Did I calculate this wrong? Wouldn't his house be much smaller?
If the living room was 5x5 meters - wouldn't they build that as 5x5 feet - and end up with a house 1/9 the size? How did it get bigger?

M

Metric architectural drawings are usually in millimetres.  His 5000 foot square living room (25 million square feet) was probably the envy of the neighbourhood...

Of course, if they'd interpreted that as inches, it would have been a paltry 174 000 square feet...



ahhh
"...and this room is where I keep my collection of football fields."

M
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compasspnt

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Re: how to compensate for a small bad room
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2009, 04:35:57 pm »

I actually never figured out the discrepancy.

But it is a VERY big house.

Every room.
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Re: how to compensate for a small bad room
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2009, 12:58:18 pm »

McAllister wrote on Mon, 05 January 2009 15:57


ahhh
"...and this room is where I keep my collection of football fields."

M



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Re: how to compensate for a small bad room
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2009, 07:11:12 pm »

I swear to god, this place is a looney bin, given the opportunity, these guys go crazy! Very Happy

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Re: how to compensate for a small bad room
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2009, 02:09:47 pm »

marcel wrote on Mon, 05 January 2009 13:53


Metric architectural drawings are usually in millimetres.  His 5000 foot square living room (25 million square feet) was probably the envy of the neighborhood...

Actually, his house would be the whole neighborhood.
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