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Old 06-27-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
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Why is it so impossible to do something the right way. All I want is a permit; I can't get answers at all. I just spent 20 minutes on hold because the woman didn't know if I needed a demo permit or a remodel permit. Never came back; left me on hold for 20 minutes.

I could have easily just removed the stupid 3 seasons room by now and the city would never know; but I try to do it correctly and this is my reward.

And how the hell did this room get built in the first place. It's built on a couple f'ing cinder blocks. There is major wood-touching-dirt going on here. I collapsed some animals tunnel just trying to get pictures. The floor under the carpet is rotting out. The city insists they wouldn't have let the room be built without permit. So the city allows home additions built on dirt?

But oh; they'll be damned if they let me properly remove it and fix my foundation.

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I could have easily just removed the stupid 3 seasons room by now and the city would never know; but I try to do it correctly and this is my reward
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You may need to go there in person-----You are on the radar now and it would be just your luck they would drop by and fine you.

There is way to much government and not enough common sense.---Good luck--Mike---
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I agree with Mike, go there in person.

If you show up right when they open the inspectors will still be there and will likely answer any questions you may have.

I gave up on the phone thing long ago.
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I agree with Mike, go there in person.

If you show up right when they open the inspectors will still be there and will likely answer any questions you may have.

I gave up on the phone thing long ago.
I was speaking with the plumbing inspector and he told me to call the day before and make sure of everything I need to bring. So I was doing as told and calling. So tomorrow I will be down there with what I have and if it isn't enough I will be very upset.
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Most building departments are not bad to work with. Be polite and friendly---I do hope yours is one of those.
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It's called the rule of importance - the people between you and this project have very unimportant jobs. but, these jobs are all they have, so dad-gummit, they are going to make them important.
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It should be called "The Rule of Impotence".
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Here I sit, wait is about an hour.
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Lol, that made about as much sense as my wait today.

Anyways; I got the permit. Wasn't a very informative meeting though; he kind of handed me the permit and booted me. Not sure if I have to call the inspector before I start...
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SCREW 'EM!

Hang the permit in a conspicuous location and forget about them. They have your money now and you have their permit. The money is usually what it's all about anyway.
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Hang the permit in a conspicuous location and forget about them. They have your money now and you have their permit. The money is usually what it's all about anyway.
The money is what it is always about.
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Okay...well then...I was wrong.

I wonder what ever happened to "seeing that standards were met" and "seeing that the homeowner was protected from scoundrels"?

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