And so it begins.
Five Talents is the name of my little piece of dirt. I intend to build a small home and decent sized shop, whatever that turns out to be. Today I will schedule a meeting with a septic company to get that process started.
First up building-wise is a storage shed. Now I need it to store the gennie and construction tools. I can build a 120 sqft building without the permit. That is big enough, for the lot is a only little over 5100 sqft. After construction is complete, I can use it for yard things and seasonal items. Already planning on not sharing the shop with inappropriate items.
Eventually, I'll have power in the shed. Right now I am wondering about locating power on the property. The feed is aerial but I want it underground by the end of things. I can get a construction meter. I don't yet know what that will cost. Do you think it would be better to build a meter pedestal near the electrical pole which is on the NW corner of the lot? Or go with the construction meter fed aerially with the final meter location somewhere on the building? Admittedly I have yet to talk with the power folks as they would not speak with me until I was the owner of the property. Later today I will schedule a project manager to take a look. That will take upwards of ten days. My point today is to arm myself with some options to talk about. The goal is least hassle and least expensive without sacrificing undo convenience and flexibility.
FWIW, this is a corner lot, the NW corner anchoring Park Street and Canyon Drive. So, a pretty visible spot. The meter pedestal I envision would be part of a planter and minimized visually with rock, plants, and brick. It may not matter as the smart meters don't need to be physically read anymore, but they do need to be accessible.
I would like to have this pretty much decided before I site the storage shed. I'd like it to be in the SE corner (the inside corner) of the lot. Requirements are that it be no closer than 2 feet to the property lines, but the shed books I have been looking at suggest 3 feet for maintenance accessibility. I'd like power in the shed eventually anyway. It sure would be handy while under construction. And yes, that requires a permit. And a site plan. And a septic plan. And the whirlpool of priorities begins.
Of course I am relying on your help to keep me mindful of things I need not forget. You are all like big brothers with the occasional big sister thrown in. Family, remember? How very cool this is and will be.
Welcome on the ride. Bring on your comments. May we all have a hoot.