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Old 06-09-2013, 07:39 AM   #31
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I have to get a permit and have this inspected, I believe the permit is now $175.

The whole process leaves a bad taste in my mouth! JIm
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:18 AM   #32
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I have teeth marks all over my backside!! New license plates are $340! But my property tax is 1/20th what it was in NY, $325 on a $100,000 house. So makes the bites less painful.
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I have teeth marks all over my backside!! New license plates are $340! But my property tax is 1/20th what it was in NY, $325 on a $100,000 house. So makes the bites less painful.
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I'm just gonna put in a few cents to this thread. You can read about what I did in this thread...post #14.

I will say that every location has their codes. Don't think that you can get away with circumventing codes. There's always a nosey neighbor that can make a call. I did replace the steel shed with one I made. The cost was less, and it's better built. Getting a permit can save you a big hassle down the road. Not only can it cost you in having to get it to code (if possible), you could be forced to remove it, along with some stiff fines.





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Code's smodes!! Real men do not get permits!!!!!

A stab at humor of course. I put in over three hundred feet of privacy fence which I got almost brand new for tiny money. I got it from 2 different sources who put in a fence without permit and were caught. I had to remove the fence so ended up with 6X7 foot panels, even took most of the posts.

I also had a good start on a shed, 2x4, 6 and eights. Lots of 5/8 plywood for tiny money from someone who had put up a shed without permit and was caught. Then I found out the hoops that had to be jumped through to site build a shed in this area and decided too much hassle and $$$$.

I have my used prefab in the yard, I have not applied for the permit yet. The paper work is done and sitting on my desk, I am going to wait a couple of weeks and see if I get turned in.

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You might want to consider not pissing off your neighbors so much. Boy, seems like you've made the worst kind of enemies... the passive-aggresive kind.
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I think you may have misread my post. JIm
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I put in over three hundred feet of privacy fence which I got almost brand new for tiny money. I got it from 2 different sources who put in a fence without permit and were caught. I had to remove the fence so ended up with 6X7 foot panels, even took most of the posts.

I also had a good start on a shed, 2x4, 6 and eights. Lots of 5/8 plywood for tiny money from someone who had put up a shed without permit and was caught.
Jim,

I'm in FL, too, and finding myself in a very similar situation--which is how/why I found this thread. Here's my question to you:

How & where in the heck are you finding these great deals?!?!
10x16 for $1850
Privacy Fence for $tiny
Lumber for $tiny
I'm ramping up for a particular biz lic and must have a min 10x10 dedicated ofc space. Since I'm looking to limit scrutiny only to the new biz, I'm fencing off a plot of our property just for the purposes of the new biz. This requires me to purchase or construct the office space. Hoping to conserve as much seed money as possible (req'd insurances, app fees, fencing, ofc space, blah blah blah), I'm open to any & all possibilities for meeting requirements and maintaining a professional presentation.

I would love to know how you're coming up with these bargains!

Thanks in advance!
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I am retired and have lots of time to spend. I am also do not have any deadlines to meet.

I do a search of Craigslist every morning and evening. I may buy something I do not need right now, might even sell it later. I do not try to lowball anyone, I don't need to steal or take advantage of people. But negotiating is important.

Case in point, the shed. The homeowner was being foreclosed on. The people that were there before me offered $750 for the shed. $750 for a $3400 (new price) shed in great condition! I gave a fairly low but borderline fair offer of $1500. I think he may have got $2000 for it if he held out, at least $1750 but not from me.

The fencing was found on Craigslist, and I just got lucky on the lumber, they wanted it out of their yard!

Don't be greedy, good luck with your business JIm

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