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1. Posted: 24 Jan 2021 09:37 - Cabin Construction / Rafter ties?
    ...load: 16"OC = 739 lbs. outwards force at each rafter tail. 24" OC = 1108 lbs. Using the above the line 60 PSF value, which could be the value used if you were applying to the state for a building permit and sizing the rafters to their criteria: 16" OC = 1056 lbs. 24" OC = 1584 lbs. Yesterday when I mentioned notching I meant to add a comment and ...

2. Posted: 23 Jan 2021 20:55 - Member's Projects and Photos / My cabin project
    Quoting: Steve_S # Posted: 23 Jan 2021 10:16 Reply Quote Everything related to a building or constructing a building CAN BE SCREWED UP ! Never underestimate the ability for people to create a disaster. I've seen places slip OFF their foundations. Ca...

3. Posted: 23 Jan 2021 08:30 - Member's Projects and Photos / My cabin project
    Quoting: FanmanHa! I live in Connecticut and detest the bureaucracy of NY, where my cabin is. Though in this case it's probably the town building code, not the state. In some CT towns you can put up a "shed", if it's not on a permanent foundation it requires no permit at all. If you're out...

4. Posted: 22 Jan 2021 21:57 - Member's Projects and Photos / My cabin project
    Here in WI the assessor has the right to enter your property and check it out, but not enter buildings unless you agree. And they can do it when you are not there. You may want to check the assessor stuff where you are. Iirc, if you have something not 'permitted...

5. Posted: 22 Jan 2021 20:08 - Member's Projects and Photos / My cabin project
    ...igation GuyI detest the bureaucracy of Connecticut and I live in NY. Ha! I live in Connecticut and detest the bureaucracy of NY, where my cabin is. Though in this case it's probably the town building code, not the state. In some CT towns you can put up a "shed", if it's not on a permanent foundation it requires no permit at all. If you're ou...

6. Posted: 22 Jan 2021 15:40 - Cabin Construction / Concrete piers
    Quoting: WILL1E.....what i should do for these piers As previously mentioned someplace here, the IRC has no prescriptive solutions for pier foundations being used for a habitable building. The IRC has wording in many different sections that allow solutions that are not prescribed to be used, as long as an engineer signs off and stamps the plan. I use the words pres...

7. Posted: 21 Jan 2021 21:35 - Cabin Construction / Understanding building code lingo
    ... As stated I like tall and thick girders because that can reduce the number of piers. So looking at the row for a 4-2x10 built up we go over to the 50 PSF snow column and find that for a 12 foot wide building, piers can be spaced up to 8-10 (8'10") apart. Jumping over to the column for the same snow load but a 24-foot width the spacing can be 6-10. Two feet closer spacing for...

8. Posted: 6 Jan 2021 17:09 - Member's Projects and Photos / Land search in Ontario, near Ottawa
    ...e are exceptions). Are you sure Quebec is out of the picture? Lots of options there, typically, and somewhat better value for money since many Ontarians avoid it, in many cases without good reason. Building permission for small-ish cabins can be a real problem in most Ontario townships, and a long-term legal RV may not be possible either. You have to do your homework township by townshi...

9. Posted: 5 Jan 2021 22:56 - General Forum / Will lumber prices ever return to 'normal' ?
    We bought our current place because we like the land, the rough, simple cabin was a plus....maybe....not built like I would but so far we can use it. How about building a good sized deck that you could 'tent on'? Or a pavilion or gazebo? Lots less wood, still usable when you build a real structure and maybe can be done without complication...

10. Posted: 23 Dec 2020 11:10 - Cabin Construction / Roadside sheds/shabins/cabins...what's the good, bad & ugly?
    Finally got ahold of the building inspector. Sounds pretty laid back. I don't have any minimum sq. ft. requirements. I am allowed to build dry cabin. I can do 2x4 or 2x6 walls. Post and pier is perfectly acc...

11. Posted: 22 Dec 2020 22:22 - Cabin Construction / Roadside sheds/shabins/cabins...what's the good, bad & ugly?
    ...n on wheels built by Lancaster Log cabins. Built to our specs (I did the drawings tweaking one of their models), it's certified as a park model rv. No permits needed. I verified this with our building inspector before we put it in. No permits means no bump in our property's assessment either. So it's a tiny home. 14 x 26' with a ...

12. Posted: 18 Dec 2020 01:14 - Cabin Construction / Anyone build anything underground / stealth?
    Sounds like fun. All except the digging. Wonder what legalities are for building downwards instead of upwards? I mean, do you need a permit to dig on your land, legally? 'Cause I've done a lot of digging..

13. Posted: 16 Dec 2020 15:26 - Cabin Construction / Roadside sheds/shabins/cabins...what's the good, bad & ugly?
    I would agree, talk to inspector to find out the straight deal. I did this and was pleasantly surprised that the town allows for “off grid” seasonal camps and cabins that don’t have to meet building code. I had my 14x36 shell delivered, he came out said looks good and closed my permit. I asked if he needed to come back to inspect as I finished out the interior...

14. Posted: 16 Dec 2020 09:13 - Cabin Construction / Roadside sheds/shabins/cabins...what's the good, bad & ugly?
    ...rying over vacation from this year to do so. Most importantly, I want to build not buy. I'm primarily asking the shortcomings of this construction format in the event that i'm told by the building inspector that it'll be the easier route permit wise. And like i said at the beginning, it appears to be the cheaper/cheapest way to a cabin. Maybe I just nee...

15. Posted: 15 Dec 2020 15:08 - Cabin Construction / Roadside sheds/shabins/cabins...what's the good, bad & ugly?
    While I wait to hear from our local building inspector on the ins and outs permits wise for different levels of cabin builds, the more i think about the simplicity of the roadside cabins/sheds/shabins you see f...

16. Posted: 14 Dec 2020 04:19 - Properties / Buying property with no permit hunt cabin
    Quoting: Soulman2005If no permits exist, I can prepare “as built” drawings to submit with building permit application. Which would allow them to assist in bringing the cabin into compliance. This is done quite a bit, largely to address legacy ...

17. Posted: 13 Dec 2020 13:40 - Properties / Buying property with no permit hunt cabin
    I have contacted the chief building inspector from the region. His recommendation was to have my lawyer obtain a property compliance report before purchase. If no permits exist, I can prepare “as bui...

18. Posted: 12 Dec 2020 15:15 - Properties / Buying property with no permit hunt cabin
    Quoting: Soulman2005Didn’t want to talk to the building department as a few of the adjoining properties also have non permitted structures and I didn’t want the town to start poking around the area. Doesn't make s...

19. Posted: 12 Dec 2020 11:30 - Properties / Buying property with no permit hunt cabin
    ...s, I have negotiated the price to reflect the cabin situation, basically valued it at zero. I think the price I’d be acquiring the land for is at or below market value. Didn’t want to talk to the building department as a few of the adjoining properties also have non permitted structures and I didn’t want the town to start poking around the area. I suppose I could as...

20. Posted: 10 Dec 2020 21:35 - Cabin Construction / Building with untreated lumber ?
    Quoting: ICCQuoting: Ol Slim I'm not sure what to think now.... Can you post a link to their documents/web page? Virginia? clue one clue two As Bruces stated, ask the building permit department. If you build without a permit and are found out, you could be asked to pay double what the permit cost would ha...

21. Posted: 10 Dec 2020 16:20 - Cabin Construction / Building with untreated lumber ?
    Quoting: ICCCheck the wording on where you got that information from. Here in NM and many other locales this sentence kills your idea.... "A building permit shall not be required for the following: 1. One story detached accessory buildings used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses, and similar us...

22. Posted: 9 Dec 2020 15:26 - Cabin Construction / Building with untreated lumber ?
    ... my area I can build a "storage shed" up to 256 sq Check the wording on where you got that information from. Here in NM and many other locales this sentence kills your idea.... "A building permit shall not be required for the following: 1. One story detached [i]accessory buildings used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses, and similar...

23. Posted: 8 Dec 2020 17:46 - Cabin Construction / Building with untreated lumber ?
    Clarification: Treated Lumber is the stuff that is pressure treated and for use externally only. Graded Building Lumber is cut, milled to spec, kiln dried, finish dressed to standard sizes, grade stamped. Greenwood, is freshly milled lumber, 99% of the time this is "Rough Cut" is 2...

24. Posted: 19 Nov 2020 12:52 - Properties / Decision on property purchase?
    ... require a right of way easement on title (and can you get it)? 2. Quality of the road/driveway, and who maintains it? 3. How access may depend on season, e.g. winter or in wet spring? 4. Do local building authorities impose more stringent requirements than you personally would (e.g. in our location, you can only get a building permit for a "resid...

25. Posted: 16 Nov 2020 05:19 - Cabin Construction / Metal roof condensation
    Greetings. I have a small recreational cabin I built by myself next to a waterfall on the edge of a cliff overlooking a river in the Olympic Rainforest. I have no building experience or knowledge at all, so everything was done by trial and error. It's small enough that I didn't have to worry about permits or codes and it...

26. Posted: 10 Nov 2020 13:49 - Cabin Construction / Helical piles vs. Poured piers on red clay
    Quoting: BrettnyWhen you call the town building Inspector and they say you dont need stamped plans I would take that as I dont need an engineer to design my foundation. Is that wrong? In most any jurisdiction that follows the rul...

27. Posted: 9 Nov 2020 14:41 - Cabin Construction / Building Plan - 10 x 10 bunkie with overhanging loft
    ... for framing lumber, support beams, and plywood siding for my 14x24 workshop was about 3k. Adding pier supplies, steel roof, and modest electrical and we're still below 5k. Do check with local building officials first though. If you're in an organized township requiring permits, then the ungraded lumber likely won't be an option.

28. Posted: 8 Nov 2020 20:19 - Cabin Construction / Helical piles vs. Poured piers on red clay
    ...ay find themselves up the creek as their state license usually requires compliance with all state regulations. I know of two guys who almost lost their contractor license here in NM because they were building outside of the state regulatory system. For all the items covered in the IRC, walls, floors, heating, etc. etc. nobody needs an engineer for a one or two family residence. Nobody, ...

29. Posted: 21 Oct 2020 18:34 - Cabin Construction / Building Plan - 10 x 10 bunkie with overhanging loft
    Quoting: ShantyBayI plan on building a garage with living quarters in the next 2-3 years so the shed with sleeping quarters would only be used 1-2 seasons for temporary accommodations. Your thoughts???? If it was up to...

30. Posted: 19 Sep 2020 09:50 - Cabin Construction / Cabin permit
    ...sq ft for a residence. They may issue a variance but that is highly unlikely, IMO. Razmichael is probanly correct about that 108 sq ft being meant for a shed and that there must be a code conforming building present first. Skirting the rules sometimes works in rural, very rural, areas but always carries risk of a cease and desist, even a removal order, especially if the building...


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