From: Paul Wylie
Subject: Re: Unusual Weather in Phoenix
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 16:16:27 +0000 (UTC)
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In alt.primenet.recovery Mike wrote:
> Did they really close the airport for that?
Yes, they stopped flights for the fog. Hell, San Francisco closes for
fog, and they get it every day.
> When I was in Phoenix a few weeks ago, I noticed that there was
> virtually no exposed wood anywhere on the houses there. Why? World's
> most ferocious termites? Fire concerns? And why no eves (roof overhang)?
It depends where you were looking. Most of the nicer houses here have
stucco exteriors, and exposed wood usually doesn't go with that look.
Wood here is also a maintenance issue, but not so much because of termites
or fire concerns, but because the strong UV here really kills almost
anything and wood dries out very badly in direct sunlight.
Houses here do have eaves (small ones). Mine does. Not all of them do,
though. The Spanish stucco architecture favored in a lot of neighborhoods
usually doesn't lend itself to eaves, and quite frankly, they're pretty
much unnecessary here. We get 7"-8" of rain in an average year (last
year, we only got 2.25") and snow is unheard of. Houses in Phoenix also
usually don't have basements or rain gutters.
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