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Old 04-24-2010, 12:02 AM   #31
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Sounds crazy to me, but from what others have posted I guess it isn't out of the question.

However, the price seems high. I hired a structural engineer to draw up plans for a room addition above a garage. The 2nd story front wall will be set back from the front of the garage, so in other words there is nothing below it and a large support beam was needed. This 20 foot beam supports the floor joists, upper wall, and on top of that wall are the roof trusses. Not rocket science, but probably not your every day engineering project either.

About a dozen contractors and other engineers recommended this person and he has a stellar reputation in the area. When the people at the building dept saw his name they said, "If he did it then it looks fine to me." His plans included specific model numbers for hangers, connections, and load specs for the trusses with consideration for snow, wind, etc. Also has several detail subsets of the major connections.

The cost? Less than $300.

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What a moronic statement. If you want to spew such worthless advice and misinformation, find a forum where it is welcome.
Actually, rocket doctor was originally correct.

An adult does not need a government bearucrat watching over what they do.

Unfortunately, we as a society, have gotten used to being controlled and regulated and have come to accept it.

Tell the founding fathers we should need a huge ever present government and they would think you were British...

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In most metropolitan areas run by Democrats, you need a permit to change your mind. Some of it is well founded for safety, but most is simply a ploy to get money. Now that you have told them, they will be watching. As suggested, scale it back to something simpler(no covering) and try again.
Just for your information. Pasco County, as well as most of Florida is REPUBLICAN conrolled. We did not have these ridiculous rules under the Democrats!
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I do hope after five years that she got her pergola done.


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I do hope after five years that she got her pergola done.


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I think she's still working through the permitting process. She's going to hire Scuba's professional crier to help.
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unfortunately if she lived In Pasco County Florida I doubt that she ever did, unless she first had a land survey for $2000, A soil analysis for $500 and a Strutural engineers blueprints done for another couple of thousand! The even require this ridiculousness to put a simple garden shed in your yard! The reason I replied was to comment on Bills comment that said this is what happens when you allow Democrats to run government. Fact is Pasco County is run and controlled almost entirely by Tea Party people! The same people who claim they don't beleive in big government.

The whole reason is they are in bed with the developers and contractors. They can build anything they want, anywhere. Just so long as they are licensed by the state. It's the most corrupt place in Amerikka!

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