My House build thread - Got my permit!

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  1. ktmoutfront

    ktmoutfront Stuck going nowhere fast Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Good. You should see what it takes to pull my semi into my barn. 10' door has 1.5" clear of my mirrors on both sides.
     
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    yeah, I wasn't thrilled about having to do that every time, plus the way it sits on the property I can't come straight in. Backing a long trailer around a corner and through a 10' door didn't sound like much fun.
     
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    That is exactly what we did on our last house we built, What a nice co-incidence that the clean out is in a place that you can easily hook up to the in-laws 5th wheel when they come to visit and park between the house and garage to stay. Then after they leave run a little water from the hose down the cleanout and ready for the next time.
     
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    Actually started digging something!

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    I got the footings dug for the shop. Hoping to pour the footings by the end of the week.

    Also the excavator got the house laid out. Hoping that means digging the house by Thursday.

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    Shop first then house, you got the order of things correct...lol
     
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    Actually building a shop or garage first may not be as crazy as it sounds--it would provide a dry & secure storage area for building supplies...
    One advantage of a pole barn is the fact the roof can go on first,giving you a dry place to work under while finishing off the rest of the barn..
     
  7. ashman

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    lol, yeah, the gf is giving me crap about it. :)

    In actuality it's simply a matter of scheduling sub-contractors. The shop stuff I can do myself, the house stuff has to be scheduled.
     
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    Lol tell Amber houses are important, but shops are importanter
     
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    I couldn't say it any better. :)
     
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    She still wins. The house is bigger than the shop.
     
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    A repost--but the truth!.. 12079324_10207750950714751_6096769215157500896_n.jpg
     
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    My house is like 100-200 square feet bigger than the garage... If only I could find a way to reverse that
     
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    2300 SF shop. Plus 2 car garage for Eileen's cars and house stuff. 1296sf house.

    Winner.
     
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    Having issues with the shop permit still. I thought we had it all done, but they called me in today with some more comments. :surepal:

    The reviewer wanted:
    1) a note right on the plan that said the bathroom vent must go directly outside. We already had that in the comments section, but that wasn't good enough.

    2) draw a condensation pan for the water heater and furnace. We had a note, right on the plan, but that also wasn't enough.

    3) note the gas pipe material, not just the sizing.

    4) provide a note for combustion air for the furnace, even though it is a unit heater sitting in a 17,920ft^3 shop and obviously doesn't need outside air.

    All of this is being extremely picky, and will cost me a day or so, but on the flip side the guy told me to go ahead and pour my footings without an inspection if I needed to do it to stay on schedule. :dunno:

    Kinda weird to be all "good ol' boy" on the one hand, and super picky on the other. :confused:
     
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    Don't pour the footings without the inspection. Inspector makes that call
     
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    I'd agree. Inspectors get pissy and can shit on your parade for nothing if they get butthurt
     
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    I don't plan on it. Waiting a day won't throw me off much I don't think. That said, the guy that reviewed my plans is also their main inspector so he said he'd just have to make sure he was the one that came out to inspect.

    I don't plan on pushing any issues like that with the city though. They've been a bit of a pain in the ass so I'm going to try not to give them any more opportunities than I have to. :)
     
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    @ktmoutfront
    I've been looking into pass through panels again and I think I've figured a few things out. As far as terminology goes, it appears that there are 2 types:
    feed through: This has lugs for a line out, but they are still controlled by the main breaker in the panel.

    double lug: This box just has another set of lugs to run a line out, but is not run through the main panel breaker.

    I'm not sure which makes more sense for me. If I can get full amperage running through the main breaker it seems like that would give an extra layer of protection, so "feed through" type seems right. On the other hand, that means that I could potentially trip the house power while screwing around in the shop. :dunno:

    I did manage to find an actual panel that might work:
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Siemens-...gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CKDRidXQ69YCFZAJDAodzoQJGw
     
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    I went over to a nearby electrical supply store and talked to them about it. They didn't have anything that would just feed through like I described above, but they did have something that would probably work and be cost effective.

    It's a 200amp meter panel with 16 breaker slots. It's got a 200amp main breaker and it's designed to sent the full 200amps into the house for a a sub panel inside, with the outside breakers to be used for hot tubs, a/c, etc... How this could work for me is that the outside breakers can be up to 125amp, meaning I could just run the shop off of that breaker, or if I wanted, I could run the house inside panel off of that and run the full 200amps out to the shop. :thinking:
     
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    Shop permit issued.

    Smooth sailing from here on out, right? :surepal:
     

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