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jmontgom 05-18-2006 05:54 PM

Mechanical Room Problem
I rmoved the roof from my ranch house and put a second floor on that is cantilevered 2 feet in the back. I had a architeect draw the plans and got my permits. So right now i have the second floor on windows in tyvek on and shingles on (weathertight). Now I am trying to put a 10 foot by 6 foot mechanical closet off the back to house the furnace and oil tank and water heater because the house is on a slab. Could anyone give me some suggetion on whether i can just pour a concrete pad to build this on or do i need a foundation with footings? Could i just use sona tubes and build something like a deck and then build my walls on top of that.

Thank You

Big Dave 05-18-2006 07:05 PM

Sounds like you need to ask your building inspectors. That's the kind of information they should give you for paying for the permit. If it was me I would pour a foundation or at least go monolithic.


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