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Old 06-17-2012, 08:22 PM   #16
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Joe--I am not here to be a cop or a conscience---that's between him and god.

I answer the questions asked--stop nasty comments and ban spam---

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Old 06-17-2012, 08:30 PM   #17
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Joe--I am not here to be a cop or a conscience---that's between him and god.

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Ok...why was my post deleted?
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:41 PM   #18
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Listen Joe, nothing is more foolish than to make assumptions about who I am and what I was trying to do. I'm not someone that looks to do things illegally, in fact I have never broken a law in my life. I planned on doing everything to code and getting a permit. The contractor who built the place 25 years ago is still the one that does the maintenance over there. I asked him about the permit and how to set my posts. He told me for something so small not to worry about a permit and that he has always buried posts without a problem. He has built 80 units that way and they are all standing just fine today, so I shouldn't worry about putting posts in the ground. Don't make me out to be some sort of villain because of a stupid small project.
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It was deleted for name calling---Nasty get moved to trash--His response vanished also--I really don't like nasty name calling---

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Old 06-17-2012, 08:47 PM   #20
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It was deleted for name calling---Nasty get moved to trash--His response vanished also--I really don't like nasty name calling---

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Mike,

I didn't call him any names...or was nasty. I spoke the truth....we are not 10 years old here to speak the truth. So enjoy your burger.
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I didn't call him any names...or was nasty. I spoke the truth....we are not 10 years old here to speak the truth. So enjoy your burger.
Admitting to my mistake of not getting a permit was speaking the truth, and a real man admits when he was wrong. A child says things alone the lines of "oh, ignore him, he is another fool looking for a way out."
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Admitting to my mistake of not getting a permit was speaking the truth, and a real man admits when he was wrong. A child says things alone the lines of "oh, ignore him, he is another fool looking for a way out."
What you did wasn't a mistake. You knew it was illegal to build the deck from the start. Now since you were called out on what you did and it biting you in the a$$....you want help.

People should ignore people who do illegal things. Nothing childish about me saying that.

If you want to act like a real man.....call your building department and tell them what you did and ask them for help. What do you have to say about that?
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Joe although you are correct you are being foolish about it, your wisdom will get lost in the tone of your answers.

The best thing to do is to talk to your building department as Joe has said. They may in fact say that no permit is needed and may give you some direction in what you seek. Or they may say Yes you do need a permit.
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Joe although you are correct you are being foolish about it, your wisdom will get lost in the tone of your answers.

The best thing to do is to talk to your building department as Joe has said. They may in fact say that no permit is needed and may give you some direction in what you seek. Or they may say Yes you do need a permit.
And you are being foolish for helping a guy who knowingly does illegal work.

I do not care about the tone of my posts to someone who does stuff like this and does not care. If I'm to harsh....to bad...they need to.hear it.

This forum should not condone people doing illegal work and worrying about me hurting their feelings.
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It is foolish to help him to do the work legally? To guide him and show him the need to do it right.
Yes he started out wronge but still has the opportunity to finish right.
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Listen Joe, nothing is more foolish than to make assumptions about who I am and what I was trying to do. I'm not someone that looks to do things illegally, in fact I have never broken a law in my life. I planned on doing everything to code and getting a permit. The contractor who built the place 25 years ago is still the one that does the maintenance over there. I asked him about the permit and how to set my posts. He told me for something so small not to worry about a permit and that he has always buried posts without a problem. He has built 80 units that way and they are all standing just fine today, so I shouldn't worry about putting posts in the ground. Don't make me out to be some sort of villain because of a stupid small project.
I think you're contractor friend needs to get with the times ... Not only isn't the quality of basic timber what it used to be but codes have changed a lot in the last 25 years and they continue to evolve for reasons of safety, new techniques and products, durability, energy efficiency, etc etc. I know this is going a bit off track but a contractor who disregards basic code is not someone I would have near my home (or even my shed).
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In my area it is still Ok to bury posts although it is considered better to pour concrete and then put posts in a bracket.
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To the OP's point about positioning new post blocks over the buried concrete/stump ... Personally I would feel happier with that than what you currently have but there are code requirements as to how high the deck can be on such footings versus proper buried footings.

Out of interest ... Are you somewhere that gets frost in winter or are you somewhere hot all year? I don't recall if you said your concrete buried posts go as far as the frost line (4' here but varies by location).
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In my area it is still Ok to bury posts although it is considered better to pour concrete and then put posts in a bracket.
I stand corrected ... Surprised, but corrected ;-)
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And you are being foolish for helping a guy who knowingly does illegal work.

I do not care about the tone of my posts to someone who does stuff like this and does not care. If I'm to harsh....to bad...they need to.hear it.

This forum should not condone people doing illegal work and worrying about me hurting their feelings.
You're totally wrong. A little home project is not "illegal work". I'm not this evil contractor or carpenter going house to house putting up dangerous structures. Seriously, what's stuck up your behind? Don't make it like you have never done a wrong thing in your life.

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