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1. Posted: 25 Jul 2021 22:24 - Cabin Construction / Roof Experts
    ...ngineers if this is good practice. None, not one, has ever stated it was good design when asked. They would not sign off plans to be built this way because it is not a structurally sound design. US building codes specifically state that each rafter pair must have a rafter tie located across the wall top plates and connected to the rafters in accordance with a nailing schedule. Things co...

2. Posted: 11 Jul 2021 16:32 - Cabin Construction / Raising/Tearing Roof off for new Trusses
    ...ordered. Trusses are made to fit a structure. You cannot, or at least should not move the engineered support points for example. You mentioned other cabins on each side. Is this location governed by building codes and permit needs? That may influence what and how you do this. Are the existing roof sections built using factory made trusses or are the roof sections rafte...

3. Posted: 2 Jul 2021 10:09 - Properties / Advice needed
    Polk County does not have a building code, but as Nuickolsn said a septic is required if the cabin has running water. Statewide, composting toilets on the approved manufactured list are allowed but since the state consi...

4. Posted: 1 Jul 2021 23:34 - Properties / Advice needed
    There are certain counties here that do not issue building permits of any kind, septic is statewide unless it’s not “reasonable” to have running water in which case composting toilets are allowed. I’m not sure how th...

5. Posted: 14 Jun 2021 11:08 - Off-Grid Living / What to do, got offer on my solar
    ... a semi-retired guy who liked small jobs on the side and I couldn't say no to doing less work at the time LOL. I also hired a local semi-retired electrician to get my power pole setup without a building permit. He knew the inspector and it cost me ~700$ to have it installed with his cost along with the permit fees.

6. Posted: 13 Jun 2021 14:28 - Off-Grid Living / What to do, got offer on my solar
    Quoting: gcrank1they said fill out the form c/w the building permit info That would seem to mean you would at least need to have an approved electrical system in the cabin, even if the cabin itself was not built with ...

7. Posted: 13 Jun 2021 14:23 - Off-Grid Living / What to do, got offer on my solar
    ...the prop tx roles; we bought it 'as is'. Im going to be pulling up the pwr co online form again to look over. Maybe by putting in that it is an existing structure it might by-pass the 'building permit'? I'll have to see what it says, easy enough from my comfort chair when I get an extra hour.....

8. Posted: 13 Jun 2021 13:30 - Off-Grid Living / What to do, got offer on my solar
    The next step I would take is to call the building dept and ask when they expect for a permit. In my town all the electrical inspections are done by a 3rd party.

9. Posted: 13 Jun 2021 12:27 - Off-Grid Living / What to do, got offer on my solar
    I did way back, they said fill out the form c/w the building permit info, give us $50 and we will work up an est.

10. Posted: 12 Jun 2021 17:39 - Off-Grid Living / What to do, got offer on my solar
    Quoting: ICCThey don't. But the construction pole is temporary. They will not leave one there forever. And where I am they want to see the basic building permit before the tp pole goes in. This. County don't want folks living in sheds and/ or campers. Because if living shed/ camper, where you crapping at? So ne...

11. Posted: 12 Jun 2021 13:11 - Off-Grid Living / What to do, got offer on my solar
    ...the power company require a house inspection before hookup ? They don't. But the construction pole is temporary. They will not leave one there forever. And where I am they want to see the basic building permit before the tp pole goes in. Then, before the poco will install the meter on the home they need to see that the wiring has been passed. No permit...

12. Posted: 12 Jun 2021 12:03 - Off-Grid Living / What to do, got offer on my solar
    Something in the back of my mind is 'a building permit' requirement....? The prev guy I mentioned from last year got the permit, wants/plans to build but did the RV Pole so he could move in h...

13. Posted: 12 Jun 2021 08:41 - Off-Grid Living / What to do, got offer on my solar
    What ICC said... more or less. Depending on the wiring of your cabin they may not even allow the lines to be energized. My experience is the building being hooked up must have a permitted/approved electrical system before they will install the meter. A work around may be to install a permitted me...

14. Posted: 22 May 2021 20:02 - Cabin Construction / What do I need to make a 16x40 cabin shell liveable?
    Why dont you contact the people making the shell of the building and ask about a totally finished building? That way you would need a septic( possibly if you couldn't tie into your current one) and permits.

15. Posted: 18 May 2021 23:20 - Cabin Construction / What to build
    ...t times. Appellant Jackson states that he intends to utilze the propert as a primary agricultural use and that the structures would therefore be utilzed as secondary components of such use, as agricultural accessory buildings. DDES has examined the issue in depth and indicates that the propert may be used primarily to grow and harvest crops under the existing zoning and that the structur...

16. Posted: 18 May 2021 23:12 - Cabin Construction / What to build
    Quoting: ICCEvery locale where I have seen the permit rules specify exceptions notes the exception applies only to accessory buildins. You can't have an accessory building without an existing building built with adherence to the permitting process. That's incorrect. I have studied King County...

17. Posted: 13 May 2021 15:02 - Member's Projects and Photos / Cabin build - Bruce Peninsula (Southwestern Ontario)
    ...d found into one that was perfect. The dimensions of the main floor foot print are 28x32, with a loft that is 300 sq. ft. By May everything was quoted, planned and ready to go. But because of COVID, building permit delays, and the contractor being behind schedule - we didn't break ground until October. In the mean time I spent my weekends building ...

18. Posted: 3 May 2021 22:46 - Cabin Construction / cabin design, tall and skinny?
    Quoting: Irrigation GuyQuoting: Chinook92 know the fricken rules, let me worry about those im here to talk about building, not about rules You catch more flies with honey, pal I apologize if I sounded gruff. It just seems whenever I mention no permit, it always seems to bring up re...

19. Posted: 3 May 2021 19:34 - Cabin Construction / cabin design, tall and skinny?
    Quoting: Chinook92i know the fricken rules, let me worry about those im here to talk about building, not about rules I have seen a few owners of structures that were built without permits have to do things like, cut holes in walls to show the electrical that was c...

20. Posted: 3 May 2021 17:15 - Cabin Construction / cabin design, tall and skinny?
    ...a-permit" exemption almost always had that connected to a provision that stated it was for a "non-habitable structure" and/or a requirement that this was okay as long as it was an "accessory" building, meaning that a larger building was already there and that the larger building was built with a building...

21. Posted: 21 Apr 2021 17:50 - Member's Projects and Photos / New cabin. 22x 28
    I think I'm going to end up with similar footings , I'm building on top of a ridge in central frontenac ontario. Did you go through permit and inspections etc, I have to on this build and it's not exactly clear what the build...

22. Posted: 18 Apr 2021 11:40 - Off-Grid Living / Installing a sandpoint well
    Will1E Did any WI official come out and inspect the well? Do you think the building permit folks have any interest in the well if you were to have them out later down the road? How did you decide where to place the well? How close would you want t...

23. Posted: 17 Apr 2021 05:14 - Cabin Construction / Need help with ontario codes, cottage designs etc
    ... lot of "eratics" which are glacial boulders deposited ages ago, from fist size to house size and teh excavation will bring a lot up. Consider what to do with that stone, landscaping, wall building and so on, so it's worth considering having the rock piled off side later for projects etc... - Consider also what will be done with the topsoil/organics they dig out, find a...

24. Posted: 15 Apr 2021 22:45 - Cabin Construction / Old Cabin Foundation Fix - Need Help
    ...gure out if it's worth paying a bit extra for a cabin that needs a lot of work or if buying raw land and starting from scratch would be best. My friend that would be helping out has experience buildings sheds and tiny house like structures on trailers but does not have experience fixing the foundation of a building that is already standing. I know that extra help w...

25. Posted: 15 Apr 2021 21:07 - Cabin Construction / Ideas for a small cabin
    1. Check on foundation requirements with the department that issues the building permit. Soe locales will not approve a pier and beam foundation. Depends... 2. Just because the sales website states their plans are "suitable for submitting ...

26. Posted: 15 Apr 2021 04:10 - Cabin Construction / Need help with ontario codes, cottage designs etc
    ...f us from Ontario lurking about here. I was looking at properties in Central & North Frontenac back during my land hunt days... They were stickier about certain things back then with regards to building codes & minimum size etc. There are several options and depending on your intended immediate use & long term use and if later resale is a consideration (which ought to be IM...

27. Posted: 14 Apr 2021 23:17 - Cabin Construction / Need help with ontario codes, cottage designs etc
    ...fter some insurance negotiations we received a very small payout and now need to rebuild. We are going to need to build up on a ridge further from the water on ground that is littered with boulders. I have experience building an off grid cottage but not one with permits and codes etc. I'm looking at single storey maybe 16x20 with attached covered deck. Im having trou...

28. Posted: 26 Mar 2021 11:06 - General Forum / Ontario Cabin Shell Advice
    ... few more comforts which will also allow us to stay longer. We are up in North Frontenac near Plevna and its a good 4 hour drive but the township while beautiful also seems to be pretty flexible with building. I have had some conversation with the building inspector to sort some options and he was very helpful. Here are some of the options I am considering and would love...

29. Posted: 17 Mar 2021 16:48 - Cabin Construction / Super Cheap Off Grid Block House in Florida
    So, $7500 toward $20,000 before building permits Well, $10,000 est, average WI Septic, $10,000, same Elec, $2500, same $30,000 to $50,000 on top of whatever the land costs before yo...

30. Posted: 17 Mar 2021 14:30 - Properties / Building on conservation floodplains
    ...ome across this situation and may be able to offer opinion. I bought a waterfront lot with a 18' x 28' one story cabin that sits in the floodplain of our local conservation authority. This building is considered a non-conforming building but is grandfathered due to the time it has sat there. i.e. They can’t make me remove it. I will be applying for a ...


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