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Old 02-12-2013, 01:16 PM   #91
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Here's what I'd do. Make a couple of copies of the drawing
she gave you. On one, add the deck and any outbuildings
you may have. Take it back and tell her you aren't an architect
or an engineer and its the best you can do.

Is the copy she gave you the right scale?

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Old 02-12-2013, 01:23 PM   #92
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FWIW my county needed a drawing to scale w/ a plot that was to scale. They made a big deal about it being to scale (annoying I know) even though I was no where close to the setback reqs, so I had to just be careful when making copies of the plot I had that it didn't muck w/ the scaling. I guess I was fortunate that I still had the plots from when I purchased the house. See if you can dig up a plot somewhere.. if not talk to the county's office and I'm sure they can advise you. Good luck.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:32 PM   #93
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Here's what I'd do. Make a couple of copies of the drawing
she gave you. On one, add the deck and any outbuildings
you may have. Take it back and tell her you aren't an architect
or an engineer and its the best you can do.

Is the copy she gave you the right scale?
She said it was to scale but it was a faxed copy they had stored and it was no longer to scale since it had been faxed. It has a guys name stamped on it with a phone number. Thinking about calling him but its dated 1998 so who knows if him or his business is still around.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:32 PM   #94
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:34 PM   #95
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u passed ....

that is a proposed site plan, not an as-built plan. your home may or may not be in that location ....
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I noticed that it doesn't have my house on there really. Is that something I can give someone to make me a drawing to scale? The lady acted like if this was still to scale she would let me use it as long as I added the new deck and any other buildings on the property.
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I'm thinking I can just buy some grid paper and use that paper the lady gave me and then just measure my house, add the deck, and the shed and just be done with it. It won't be pretty but like you said before I am no architect and its the best I can do... Are those numbers on the sides of the long verticle bold lines actual measurements of the lot? The yard is .8 achors measuring that would be difficult without one of those rolling measuring tapes that surveyors use.
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sure, whether it is correct or not is another issue. you could makes make a copy of the site plan portion (without the title block) and just draw a box for your deck and see if that flies or not

only thing is you don't know where you deck is on your lot do you????
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If that 10' drainage is the actual ditch then I can measure from the ditch to the house. I know its closer to one side then the other so I can measure that also. Then I just measure the house in feet and divide by 60 I believe sine 1"=60'. It's not going to be perfect but I can't imagine they would expect perfection. If so, who would bother going through all the hassle as a home owner?
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I can't say what their expectations are .....

do you have any property corners, things such as iron rods, steel pipes or concrete monuments that were set at the various points along your property lines? if you can find two (and know where they are on the drawing) then you could measure from them to corners of your house (measure from two property corners to same building corner). Then on your drawing you'd draw circles (from the property corner) based upon your field measurements. Where two circles intersection would be the corner of the house.

If you are able to locate two building corners you should be able to fill in the rest. More accurate than measuring from a ditch
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There is only one marked portion on my property and its not a corner. It's just a stake that managed to stay in place. I know the stream is my back property line but its a good distance back and gets pretty thick with trees and thorns and stuff. So, I know where one side line is and I know where the back line is. The front line I assume is at the road but I do not know the other sides line and I do not really know the neighbors on that side.
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your property line along the roadway is not actually the paved portion of the road. There is typically a sidewalk area (whether a sidewalk is installed or not).

guess you're going to have to give it the old college try and see what they say

sorry, can't think of anything else
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Hmmm... If you'd hired a REAL professional deck builder you wouldn't even known about this, you'd be sitting drinking mai tai's on your finished deck and not have even know the stuff the contractor has to deal with.
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Hmmm... If you'd hired a REAL professional deck builder you wouldn't even known about this, you'd be sitting drinking mai tai's on your finished deck and not have even know the stuff the contractor has to deal with.
Thanks for Not being helpful at all. I like learning new things so its not a bad thing this happened as far as I'm concerned. I wish more people would educate themselves on what I do so they knew what was involved and what I had to deal with.
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Can someone tell me if I'm right to assume that the numbers on the sides of my lot in that picture are the measurements?

Looks like the left side is 291.23'?
Right: 286.2'
Front: 383.1'
Front corner: 43'
Back: 122.93'

Its confusing to me because there's no .'s.

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