New adventure into woodworking #4: Next phase, permits and construction

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Blog entry by Dave66 posted 10-03-2012 06:59 PM 889 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, it’s been a while hasn’t it? We had some difficulty with the city zoning office trying to get a permit. However, they finally got a flashlight, a map, and a GPS; so they were finally able to find their . . . oops! Sorry, I shouldn’t write stuff like that. Anyway, we got our permit. But, their changes to the plan increased the cost of the roof structure by about $6K! Isn’t government wonderful? The general contractor is splitting that cost growth with me.

Since we got the permit though, we poured concrete last week, and framing and sheathing are now up. Now, we’re waiting on the truss company to get off their (what the city couldn’t find before) . . . oops again, I mean to get off the dime, and come out to do field measurements before they deliver the trusses. Once the trusses are on site, we can dry-in the connections to the existing roof, the roofer can start replacing the shingles, etc. and the roof can go onto the addition.

Then the electrician comes to visit. 220 for the band saw and AC; yeah!! And, all that.


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Dan Lyke

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#1 posted 10-05-2012 03:06 PM

Congrats! I too had some scope creep from the city building department on my shop, but I think all of the extra costs they made me incur gave me a better shop. Sure, with a living roof and an extremely mild climate I didn’t really need air conditioning, but when they said “Looks like your shop is going to have a good enough finish quality that we want it Title 24 compliant”, that’s what I ended up with.

So: Courage, and lookin’ forward to the end result!

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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