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Old 03-29-2012, 08:18 AM   #46
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One thing I haven't seen mentioned is GFI protection. All recepts in a garage need to be GFI protected by either a GFI device, or GFI breaker.

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One thing I haven't seen mentioned is GFI protection. All recepts in a garage need to be GFI protected by either a GFI device, or GFI breaker.
Thanks for adding that part I was kinda planing on doing that anyways just in case wasn't really sure if it is needed or not but planed on it anyways. I still haven't started this project but plan on doing so within the next couple of months ill take pictures as i go along as of right now i still have all the same stuff in place just buying pieces and lots of reading. First im talking to the code enforcer / inspector to see if i can increase the size of my garage. My biggest issues im running into is the fact of where it was built to begin with im going to have to move the garage 5ft towards the opposite side of my yard because it is too close to my property line to do any new construction ie making it 6ft bigger on one side. My garage is a 20x14 and i want to increase it to a 20x20. i find it kinda silly being that the garage is already there and the guy could cut me some slack its not like im trying to make the building 60x60 im doing a 6ft increase so hes looking at it to see what can be done.
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Apply for a zoning variance,in most cases it will be granted for an existing structure.
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Apply for a zoning variance,in most cases it will be granted for an existing structure.
Although that would be really cool if possible but he keeps telling me that its because of fire code buildings being to close together which would make since but due to the fact like your saying the building is already there. The only issue i see here is a zoning variance is like 100 bucks and to move my building 5 ft south which might even be less depending on the property line wouldn't really cost much but im trying to work with the guy and hes seems like he might be cool about it so im waiting on his decision. I do appriciate the fact that you brought that up i didnt even think about doing that so that is a good option thanks.

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