From: Jim Thompson
Subject: Re: Unusual Weather in Phoenix
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Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 16:30:47 GMT
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On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 16:26:19 GMT,
In Newsgroup: sci.electronics.cad,
Entitled: "Re: Unusual Weather in Phoenix",
Wrote the following:
|"Paul Wylie" wrote in message
|> In alt.primenet.recovery Mike wrote:
|> > 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.
|You know, the other question I was going to ask was about those rain gutters
|in Jim's photos...
|-- Mike --
That particular portion of the roof-line was prone to dribbling down
the stucco, staining it. So I made the builder put rain gutters
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