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Quote:But at least now I don't ever have to worry about it being non-compliant and risk being told to tear it down in the future. So yes it is worth doing it right to begin with.
Calypte Anza, California
Quote:I second battery power and solar cell. The inspectors were hassling me about 110v in the observatory. They said electrical permit and structural review plus on some technicality because of permament utilities I would need an asthetic architectural review.SNIP
Quote:How do you keep the batteries from freezing? Are they located underground?
Best regards, Patrik Iver 60°N, 22°E
Quote:I would think if you have a signed building permit, and an approved final inspection you should be covered no matter what changes??
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Quote:I had to move a POD 5 times to conform with the setback requirements & get a permit. Clear Dark SkiesStartraffic39.138274 -77.168898
John in NW Arkansas
Quote: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.