Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:35 PM
I'm really sorry to hear that. Your shed is costing you more in plans/permits than my 10x10 cost me. Ever thought about moving to SD?
Seriously though, I feel for you. It looks beautiful.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:53 PM
Note to self:
When exiting the totalitarian overseer State of Florida, Avoid California at all cost.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:03 PM
Clear Dark Skies
Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:28 PM
Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:48 PM
Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:02 PM
What was the final setback?
I had to move a POD 5 times to conform with the setback requirements & get a permit. :bangbangbang:
Clear Dark Skies
Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:30 PM
Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:56 PM
I am glad to say that on my observatory property there is no permitting of any kind required to build a structure of any kind, or run water, septic, or electricity. People in that county do not want zoning, permitting, or anyone in their business. It is very rural and people seem to get along fine. I go out there not only to observe, but for peace and quiet. No one out there tries to get in anyone else's business, as it could precipitate some kind of rural justice.
Your state just made my + list
Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:01 PM
I drew up 14 sheets of plans and had the engineers review them. They also did the analysis on my automatic hold-down mechanism for the roof. The engineers stamped my plans and didn't charge me anything extra!
Took them to the county and it flew through the approval process. Scheduled the inspection and the inspector saw it today, looked at the plans, and said everything looks great and to call them back when I'm ready for the final inspection.
So, all in all, it added $700 for the engineering and $300 for the permits, plus about two weeks drawing up plans and driving that I could have been working on the observatory. But now I have one of the most scrutinized utility sheds on my block in case I have troubles down the road.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:17 PM
With my roll-off, I thought of securing the roof in the open position, but figured, its a very heavy roof, and for wind to move it, it would be too windy to be doing anything in the obs anyway, and whenever its that windy here, its generally cloudy.....
Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:25 AM
Now, for some observing