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  1. #14
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    That's cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraziFuzzy View Post
    They are masters of the throw-away economy, so I suppose it makes sense to build throw-away buildings as well.
    There is actually some sense to that, after all, those buildings do have a life expectancy. No sense in over building the mechanical.

    But let's put this into more perspective. Let's say for example you wanted to open a business in some rental space. This space is an empty shell. Then the government comes along and says you need to come up with this huge capital expense to upgrade your landlords property, and the only financial benefit you will get is a minimal energy savings.

    You crunch the numbers and realize that you can no longer afford to rent this space and be an entrepreneur that would be hiring people and building a higher tax base for the government in general. So you decide to continue working as a wrench. Your only other choice is to retire if you can afford it or go on public assistance.

    As a side note, there was a study awhile back that said here in California, between all of the federal and state benefit programs, you could get the equivalent wage of an after tax income of $18/hr. That's pretty good for not doing sh!t all day long. Coming to a state near you, keep in mind, we are the model for the entire country.

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    The amazon building here was a little smaller then that but still has a ton of units. Filter changes alone are 6-8hrs work.
    It would be nice to have a chiller plant but they were always changing something so I guess it makes modifications easy.

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    Chiller does make a lot more sense but someone thought 200 compressors and fan motors to deal with might be wiser

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    Chiller does make a lot more sense but someone thought 200 compressors and fan motors to deal with might be wiser
    Yup.

    My dad always told everyone to measure once and cut twice.

    He owned a lumber yard.

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