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Old 01-30-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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i guess there is a code for everything.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/F...z/-/index.html

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i guess there is a code for everything.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/F...z/-/index.html
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I'm the first to say leave the inspectors out of it, personal freedom etc..

Nevermind the city, I can't believe the coach or dad let them build that thing

26' high is monstrous! Holy cow!
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Not sure how to feel about this. Part of me says leave it alone, it's not hurting anything (unless the kid falls out ). The other part of me thinks that rules are in place for a reason and should apply to everyone, otherwise what's the point?
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If it's the kid's safety they're worried about, why can you go to Disney World and get a room with balcony on the 15th floor?

Make the railings and ladder legal and solid, and you have something safer than Disney world.... 'cause it's only three stories up. Some people's houses are that high... and they have balconies up there too.
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Back when I was a kid... a friend of mine had one even taller.
Weenie qualifier: His Dad did most of the important parts of the job.

Two levels; one a platform at about 10-12feet with a ladder...
the second level (with walls and roof) required climbing a rope to get into.
It was sooooo cool.
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This smacks of the 7 year old girl's run-in with the Oregon Health Department over her lemonade stand.
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Maybe he can get a variance on the height. But that deck railing isn't up to code around here!
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If the residents don't think it's fair, they should be petitioning the city fathers to recind the ordinance, not bashing the code enforcement guy. They ultimately made the laws through their elected representatives. Secondly it's city hall picking on kids until one of them falls out of the thing. Then it's a law suite against the city for not enforcing the law. It's the American way!!
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Really interesting article.
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It's a shame none of the adults involved in this had the wherewithal to realize there may be codes against it.

While you can't expect a typical citizen to know every single rule/regulation/code/ordinance for the city they live in, the kids dad (and probably others involved), is obviously a homeowner. It's impossible for a homeowner to be unaware that there are codes for building things. With a 5-minute phone call prior to construction to check the legality, this whole thing could have been avoided altogether. You can't lose what you never had.

My dad built us a pretty elaborate 'club house' behind the garage when I was a kid. I think it's that nostalgia that makes me a little sympathetic here, and I personally don't think I'd mind if it was allowed to stay up. Still, looking at the bigger picture, if there are going to be exceptions to the rules and special treatment for certain individuals, that just undermines the city codes and you might as well throw the code book out the window.

One other thought: I can't help but wonder how long a teenager -who will be driving in a couple more years - will remain interested in a tree house.

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