Alsop house news

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outside in
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Re: Alsop house news

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wondering where the 9 inch floor thickness comment came from - the building section shows 3-1/2 inch concrete slab with 5-1/2 crushed gravel below.

pmahoney
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Re: Alsop house floor mat

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The late owner mentioned the thickness of the slab to me about five years ago, not sure why he thought that.

peterm
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Re: Alsop house news

Post by peterm »

My guess is that Gordon was mistaken. Was he maybe including the gravel below?

SDR
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Re: Alsop house news

Post by SDR »

I thought maybe I had seen one section noting a thick perimeter footing, perhaps of that dimension. But I don't see it now.

Well, it will be wonderful to see someone take this on. Two superb Wright restorations in one small town---what's not to like ?

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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

When the original copper-pipe heating system at Sol Friedman failed, the owner didn't demolish the slab to repair it, but instead installed a new system of radiators, artfully disguised in cases designed to blend with the architecture.

Oak Park Jogger
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Re: Alsop house news

Post by Oak Park Jogger »

I seem to remember, from years ago, that the slab was cracked when a previous owner turned off the radiant heating system and went away for the winter so the pipes froze. Not sure this is accurate information, though. And apparently the house has a forced air system now?????

SDR
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Re: Alsop house news

Post by SDR »

On the previous page I linked us to a 2008 thread on the house, wherein Lamberson owner and Alsop neighbor Peter M related the story of the damage to the slab.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3137&hilit=alsop

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