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1. 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...

2. 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...

3. 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...

4. 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 ...

5. 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...

6. 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...

7. 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...

8. 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...

9. 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 ...

10. Posted: 16 Mar 2021 14:42 - General Forum / Anyone here from Chenango County NY?
    ... extended to the rest of NY at some point. Of course, you will have to get the blessing of your local inspector. The way I had it explained to me by our guy (a few years ago or more) was that the building had to be built to code concerning the structure and footers and would need permit. It could not be connected to electricity and he was fine with an outhouse. He to...

11. Posted: 26 Feb 2021 13:00 - Member's Projects and Photos / 14x24 Workshop/Storage Shed Build
    Quoting: rpeNice building. Thanks! 200sqft is all that is allowed by the county without a permit.... of course no electrical or plumbing (I'll beg for forgiveness on the electrical pa...

12. Posted: 23 Feb 2021 06:38 - Cabin Construction / What to build
    Quoting: BrettnyI know nothing about any other town but having a shed on the property before any building permit or residence was one of the specific questions I asked my local town prior to buying the land. They said sure you can do that. Then I asked about a small gene...

13. Posted: 23 Feb 2021 05:48 - Cabin Construction / What to build
    I know nothing about any other town but having a shed on the property before any building permit or residence was one of the specific questions I asked my local town prior to buying the land. They said sure you can do that. Then I asked about a small ge...

14. Posted: 22 Feb 2021 21:22 - Cabin Construction / What to build
    ... ft limit for oermits. That is commonplace. Every 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. There are locations around the country where zoning an...

15. Posted: 22 Feb 2021 16:05 - Cabin Construction / What to build
    ...t rule for accessory structures...by which you don't meet the definition of as you don't have a primary structure either. If you want to keep what you build, I'd probably be buying or building it on a trailer and arguing you don't stay there more than 60 days a year...or going the legit permitted route. I wish you luck friend but in this case I'...

16. Posted: 22 Feb 2021 13:15 - Cabin Construction / What to build
    ...A 12x16 A frame with a steeper pitch roof, more headroom in loft A 10x20 with a single shed pitch roof and 10x10 loft Or ? Those are my top ideas.... My county has the 200 square foot rule about buildings however for some reason yurts are considered tents and are subject to a 400 square foot/no permit rule hence the 20 footer however thats almost 15k just for the yur...

17. Posted: 12 Feb 2021 04:47 - Off-Grid Living / Small Cabin Solar Math
    Yes, proceed with knowledge rather than speculation. Power co. says I have to have a building permit before they will come est. the run (all underground now). Township says $350 for permit Power co says $50 non-refundable to do est....

18. Posted: 4 Feb 2021 12:28 - Cabin Construction / Simple build-- input needed
    ...materials used onsite, and state that they intend to use the property in such manner. Such intended use would resolve the code violations on the property so long as the structural size is exempt from building permit requirements " I read this as they can only use a small building with no residence on site for storage...? You're not wrong, but ...

19. Posted: 4 Feb 2021 12:20 - Cabin Construction / Simple build-- input needed
    ...materials used onsite, and state that they intend to use the property in such manner. Such intended use would resolve the code violations on the property so long as the structural size is exempt from building permit requirements " I read this as they can only use a small building with no residence on site for storage...?

20. Posted: 4 Feb 2021 12:12 - Cabin Construction / Simple build-- input needed
    Quoting: BrettnyI would also look up any setback requirements for a building 90' with 500' of road frontage dosnt leave much room for error nor does it give you alot of space from the road to tuck it away. Sorry not going to download anything from ...

21. Posted: 3 Feb 2021 09:49 - Cabin Construction / Venting a shed style roof
    Quoting: WILL1EMan i need to get this cabin built before she retires Nice! Yeah, good on no calcs! This was a concern I had too, esp since my original building permit expires next month...I didn't want to start over with a new BI.

22. Posted: 3 Feb 2021 08:23 - Cabin Construction / Venting a shed style roof
    ... the BI and see if she is going to "require" specific insulation values or not. Look into the RESCheck software. It's free from the gov't, and can be used to calculate your total building energy use. You have to do heat loss calculations anyway for the WI building permit, so you might as well. This allows you to figure out if the whol...

23. 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 ...

24. 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...

25. 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...

26. 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...

27. 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...

28. 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...

29. 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...

30. 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...


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