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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Adriatic Machine, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. weldtoride
    Joined: Jun 14, 2008
    Posts: 258


    Ouch! tough fees. Looks like a great start, keep up the good work. Agree on the pex in the floor, used boilers show up reasonably when you start asking around. Just don't let on to the county you are planning heat.

    Had a much lesser fee here, but a totally crazy time at the zoning office, wrong guy was up when my turn came, it seems.

    Built mine with walls higher than norm and a steep roof pitch, came in just barely under the code height....

    Loft went in after the final inspection. Good place to store stuff I thought I wanted at the time. In retrospect....

    I have often head "no matter how big you build, it will be too small too soon."
  2. It was a drizzly Friday early evening on Deer Park Ave .... if your window had been open I was gonna say "nice el camino"....

  3. 3200 not bad I'm over 4k for the required variance requirements and it's not even approved yet.
  4. If you go with the in floor heat you must know that you must put down 4" foam first. And if you are going to put in a hoist you should pore footings. Just my 2 cents been in construction for most of my life.
  5. 302aod
    Joined: Dec 19, 2011
    Posts: 275

    from Pelham,Tn.

    Like outlaw256 I live in the Country and we have no fees. Don't even need a permit. Another reason to not live in the city.
  6. Come to California if you want to waste money on building ... and that is if you dont have to cut down a tree or your neighbor doesnt protest!

    ... good to see somebody living a dream!!
  7. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 3,881


    I put radiant floor heat in my shop, and instead of a purpose built boiler, I just installed a second 40-gallon gas water heater in the basement of the house, specifically for the shop heat. My shop is adjacent to the house, so it was not big deal to get the heated water from the house to the shop, plus I don't have a flame in the shop. Old cars sometimes tend to leak things, and if that leak is gasoline, the vapors hug the floor, which is normally where the water heater pilot and burner are.
    Leak, vaporize, ignite, BOOM!!!.

    Not a possibility I wanted to deal with.
  8. Spork!
    Joined: May 5, 2010
    Posts: 195


    I have an acre of land here in So Cal. I want to build a 40 X 60 with no variances required. $3500 for permit! Sh!t, they want $850 for a permit to put up a garden shed! The frigging permit costs more than the shed!

    Just another government money grab so you build something on your own frigging land.
  9. Racer29
    Joined: Mar 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,329


    This is one thing I miss about TN where I was born and raised. An earlier post stated CO being a pain to build and that sure is true. I'm working in a 1-car garage. Well that's where my tools are anyway. Most of the time I work in the driveway but the weather is usually nice enough to do so.
  10. 57Custom300
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,263

    from Arizona

  11. A Rodder
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 2,475

    A Rodder

    My permit fees were 1550 or so but I have no living space and no water to it. But a house is in the 15K range I guess.

    IT does get small quick if you want to really work out if it. By the time I have tools around the perimeter and what not it seems a little tight at times, BUT way better than the alternative.


    Mine is 32 w and 30 d with 13'7 interior h

  12. I'm sorry, where you saying something? I was distracted by the photo in your avatar..................;):D
  13. Adriatic Machine
    Joined: Jan 26, 2008
    Posts: 154

    Adriatic Machine

    Hey A Rodder, nice garage and wow, nice iron.
  14. ChefMike
    Joined: Dec 16, 2011
    Posts: 645


    Some day i would love to be were you are right now I work out of a tent ! hey it works !
  15. Adriatic Machine
    Joined: Jan 26, 2008
    Posts: 154

    Adriatic Machine

    Chef Mike don't feel bad, I've been working out of a trailer for 4 years now. For three years before that I had nothing.
  16. injunjoes
    Joined: May 8, 2007
    Posts: 223


    nothing like having your own place to work, love the ranchero btw
  17. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 16,188

    from California

    $3200.00 for nothing. got to love that.
  18. 94hoghead
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,290


    I live in the country as well so no fees. I built a 40x40 a few years back and its already so full you have to turn sideways just to get through it. My Dad always said "build it twice as big as you think you need and maybe you can get by with it"....He was right.
  19. cakes
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 564


    Awesome, I have a good bit of history in Brookhaven. Show some progress pictures!!
  20. Adriatic Machine
    Joined: Jan 26, 2008
    Posts: 154

    Adriatic Machine

    Update on the garage, finally got the lumber dropped off. The builder ran the plate material etc all around the perimiter, then it started raining.

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