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Old 03-04-2012, 06:07 PM   #16
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Mr. Holzman, thank you for your candor. I am not worried, the beam (whatever size I find out I need) will rest on 4x4 through the subfloor and in concrete footings, I am sure it will hold. Our ancestors built things solid, and without permits. I don't need any permits, I am not about to give the damn government my money to change my house the way I want it. This is my castle and they can die before they get my money and give me permission to upgrade my house all so they can ultimately tax me more on their PERCIEVED assessment of its worth. I just need to find the right material to read... I knew nothing about electricity and I dug trenches, put in conduit, tied it into the breaker box after reading a how to book and asking the advice of many electricians... well it works, and the government didnt get my money!
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Jace, just be aware that by not getting permits, your insurance company WILL deny you for everything when something happens. That is guaranteed, and all perfectly legal. A permit is a pretty cheap thing to get. As far as the government taxing you on the PERCEIVED value of your home, in my state, if the assessor can't get in, he takes a guess on the quality of what you have and you are taxed thusly. Think he guesses on the low end?
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Oh don't get me started on insurance companies either. A bunch of crooks, along with Fannie Mae, the government etc... I am going to be asking for advice on some landscaping DIY Constantine wire, moats with alligators, and landmines around the perimeter of my property.
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Oh don't get me started on insurance companies either. A bunch of crooks, along with Fannie Mae, the government etc... I am going to be asking for advice on some landscaping DIY Constantine wire, moats with alligators, and landmines around the perimeter of my property.
Rules are there for a very good reason. Yes homes have been built for hundreds of years and some of them are still standing and in very good shape. While others have had a match lit to them and are gone. Why we have codes permits and stuff is because how I build a home may not be the same as Red necks R us construction who's motto is good enough is good enough. And with out a permit and inspections and bulding codes Heaven only knows what is hidden behind the dry wall? Is there rebar in the foundation? Did they use 16d galv nails? What if you bough a home that had sub par construction you did not know about? and your son wife or daughter died? Permits codes inspection protect me the consumer from idiot contractors that will cut every corner to save a few bucks. The code is the bare min standard. I always build my homes above code with all the permits zero tolerance for shoddy workmanship When I call for a inspection the inspector spends all of 15 min on the Job site any thing longer is mostly how is fishing or did you get a Elk this year?
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Blatant disregard for safety. If you want to do this project without permits, and proper engineering. No help will be received from here.

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