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    Sidewalks

    Does anybody know where a guy can find these heated sidewalks they are talking about? That sounds like a dream to walk on.


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    Re: Sidewalks

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    Does anybody know where a guy can find these heated sidewalks they are talking about? That sounds like a dream to walk on.

    And they never say how much money they save in the winter time...



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    Re: Sidewalks

    There aren't any. Channel 13 went to the town to check it out. The town did a cost study and decided not to proceed with doing too much with it. Without sending this to the cave, I have my own opinions on the ad.



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    Re: Sidewalks

    I'm not trying to get political, just wanted to know where I could walk on these bad boys.


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    Re: Sidewalks

    The Jordan Creek Wells Fargo has them at their visitor entrance - and only at their visitor entrance. The only benefit is that snow doesn't accumulate so they don't have to shovel in the winter. They don't feel any different than a regular sidewalk.



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    Re: Sidewalks

    It sounds like a great idea. Think of the money you'd save on snow removal! Of course, all of the bums would immediately move to your town to sleep on them.



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    Re: Sidewalks

    I'm thinking about only voting for people who promise to heat my sidewalks.



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    Re: Sidewalks

    I know a guy that had a heated driveway. He only used it the first year. All the snow and ice would melt off his drive and down to the curb were it immediatly refroze causing a large ice dam.



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    Re: Sidewalks

    it still sounds like a good idea. it lessens the liability of whoever has them. it would keep all the snow and ice off in the winter so 90 year olds wont slip and break their hips. sounds like a good idea to me



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    Re: Sidewalks

    What a colossal waste of energy.


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    Re: Sidewalks

    just build more nuclear and wind power plants. problem solved and we dont kill the ozone



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    Re: Sidewalks

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyeh8r View Post
    it still sounds like a good idea. it lessens the liability of whoever has them. it would keep all the snow and ice off in the winter so 90 year olds wont slip and break their hips. sounds like a good idea to me
    Still have to plow the streets. Snow piles up from the plows, melts on the sidewalk and ruins lawns and grass medians. What is maintenance for water accumulation that could potentially damage the heated sidewalks?



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    Re: Sidewalks

    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    I know a guy that had a heated driveway. He only used it the first year. All the snow and ice would melt off his drive and down to the curb were it immediatly refroze causing a large ice dam.
    So what you're saying is we need heated curbs.



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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    What a colossal waste of energy.
    Not so sure. What about all the "energy" used to remove snow and ice? If they used solar for some/most of it I think it would at least even out if not be more efficient. Plus, as others said, reduce lawsuits from people slipping.



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    Re: Sidewalks

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    What a colossal waste of energy.

    I am going to go all enginerd on you and tell you there are plenty of options to use reclaimed or waste energy for these systems.


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