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Old 11-20-2010, 08:55 PM   #16
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can think of a few homes that were magically restored without permits. this quote just reminded me of them.

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can think of a few homes that were magically restored without permits. this quote just reminded me of them.
Answer the question. Are you getting permits?
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As for permits, some localities require a permit to change your mind
For sure. I bought a premanufactured Amish garden shed that just sits on the ground, and I had to get a building permit. The county even mailed me a Certificate of Occupancy for it.
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For sure. I bought a premanufactured Amish garden shed that just sits on the ground, and I had to get a building permit. The county even mailed me a Certificate of Occupancy for it.
Incredible!
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:03 PM   #20
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For sure. I bought a premanufactured Amish garden shed that just sits on the ground, and I had to get a building permit. The county even mailed me a Certificate of Occupancy for it.
I would have to question why unless you put it on a permanent foundation. Generally such an installation is outside of the purview of the building codes.
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There are no code violations in 100 yr old houses. There may be problems that do meet existing code, but they were not violations at the time of construction.

As for permits, some localities require a permit to change your mind, others are more forgiving. As suggested, check your local authority.
I would have to guess you based that on a belief there were no building codes 100 years ago. That is the only way to say with certainty there were no code violations.

Regardless, any new work must meet current code requirements. If that means there must be insulation or a certain type or thickness of sheetrock or anything else current code requires, it must be followed.
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Answer the question. Are you getting permits?
Love to see you get excited Joe. Are you happy now he is getting a permit.
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There is only one correct answer to the question regarding the need for a permit. Call the AHJ in your city and ask. No way to get a correct answer to this question on the internet.

By the letter of the code, they can definitely require a permit. Would I? Probably not, for simple drywall removal and replacement, provided the room does not have electrical fixtures/devices that must be removed and re-installed. One thing I certainly would not do is to require the homeowner to correct every existing 100 year old wiring, plumbing and framing condition that may exist under the existing drywall in the attic. If re-wiring is not part of the scope of the project I find it excessive to go looking at what's underneath. Not all projects are equal and I can guarantee that I'm going to want to look at the project before work begins to determine if any permits are required based on site conditions.
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Love to see you get excited Joe. Are you happy now he is getting a permit.
Easy fellas. Not necessary to get all wound up.
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One thing I certainly would not do is to require the homeowner to correct every existing 100 year old wiring, plumbing and framing condition that may exist under the existing drywall in the attic. If re-wiring is not part of the scope of the project I find it excessive to go looking at what's underneath. Not all projects are equal and I can guarantee that I'm going to want to look at the project before work begins to determine if any permits are required based on site conditions.
I don't know where you are but in every jurisdiction I have worked, if you do not alter whatever system it is, as long as it is within the codes current at the time of original installation, you cannot require the system to be altered or brought to code. So, if there is no electrical work going on, you could not require the owner to do anything to the electrical unless it did not meet codes at the time it was installed. Now, if it doesn't meet that code, any new work can be required to meet current codes.

at least that is how it works every place I have ever done work.
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ok nap what the heck is that avitar.
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ok nap what the heck is that avitar.
it's a llama. It just kind of grabbed my attention when I went looking for one and it seemed to fit the Robert de Niro quote.
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I like it. I think we all feel just like that sometimes.
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I like it. I think we all feel just like that sometimes.
but what's worse is that I look like that sometimes
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I would have to question why unless you put it on a permanent foundation. Generally such an installation is outside of the purview of the building codes.
The concern around here is generally to maintain the required set-backs from the property lines.

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