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    House building update

    Met with Kevin the civil engineer this morning. The plan was to wait on the state for approval of an alternative septic system to be used as the reserve in the event of the primary septic system failing. This was supposed to happen in September. Now it is December but the word came out as a definitive "it will be done." by then. Lots of pressure from the real estate/construction industry here. So the bad news is we are still in wait mode.

    The good news is a couple of hundred more square feet will become available for building the house. Without that extra square footage, the project is not fiscally responsible.

    The other good news is that the 'shop' will now also be bigger as it is in the basement. I will be looking for a fork lift mast to re-purpose into an elevator.

    By the weekend I am supposed to have a new drawing showing the amount and location of buildable square footage. With that in hand, I can also start on the plans.


    So, more good news than bad news!
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    House building update

    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    So, more good news than bad news!
    That's a win! Take 'em where you find 'em. Glad to hear things are still moving in a net forward direction

    --dave
    --dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    The other good news is that the 'shop' will now also be bigger as it is in the basement. I will be looking for a fork lift mast to re-purpose into an elevator.
    I'm guessing that means its not going to be a walk out basement The forklift to elevator idea is pretty neat, that'll definitely be helpful getting stuff in and out.

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    The lot slopes 7 and it will be a walkout basement. Hopefully I can make the 'elevator' accessible from outside the house and from inside the house, basically near the carport and the kitchen on the upper end of the lot.
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    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

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    Ah nice the walkout opens up a lot of nice options for getting some natural light.

    Curious what you would use the elevator inside the house for? I'm guessing you aren't planning on moving barrels of wine up and down... or are you

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    Moving ME up and down! Ain't getting any younger!
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    Watch them pinch points is all I have to add to that!

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    make sure you get a large enough one girl dont want to scrimp on capacity
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    If I told my wife she needed a forklift to use as an elevator, she would probably hit me over the head with her purse.

    btw--elevators need permits, and regular inspections in most areas, if in yours, the building inspector will want to see

    those before issuing an occupancy permit.


    btw2. Seems like a great idea, having an elevator!
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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    Yes, they do, Scott.

    I will have to find out what the permitting/inspection requirements are for fork lifts, though.
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    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

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