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      02-24-2012 09:06 PM #26
      Is that called monocoque construction? Is the footing poured at the same time as the slab?
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      02-24-2012 11:09 PM #27
      By the way, did you get a survey done and have the surveyor place the building on the plot? Last thing you want is for a neighbor who is pissed off at you to sue you and make you tear the whole thing down because you are 3" too close to his lot line.

    3. 02-25-2012 12:57 AM #28
      Don't know if try are going to pour it all at once or just footings then slab. I'll ask tomorrow.
      As for the surveyor, no we didn't get one. But we are 2 feet from the property line. The property lines are pretty well defined.
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      02-25-2012 09:01 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by garef001 View Post
      As for the surveyor, no we didn't get one. But we are 2 feet from the property line. The property lines are pretty well defined.
      And what are the setback requirements? Not many places allow you to build right to the edge of your lot.

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      02-25-2012 09:10 AM #30
      I sure would check before any concrete is poured. In a local case a couple is faced with tearing down a 1.1 million dollar mansion because they ignore the advice that they were building too close to a property line.

      Better safe than sorry. It's really better, in this case, to ask for permission than beg for forgiveness.
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    6. 02-25-2012 11:10 AM #31
      Setbacks are two feet from the side and 6 from back. I'm pretty sure on the property lines. In the front there is a pin(don't know the real term) in the sidewalk that shows where the property line is on one side. All we had to do was measure out from there to the other side and we have both. I'm not worried about that. Its defined without question.

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      02-25-2012 11:13 AM #32
      Good, better safe than sorry.
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    8. 02-25-2012 10:04 PM #33
      So its a double pour. One pour for the footings and then another for the slab.
      Last edited by garef001; 02-25-2012 at 10:09 PM.

    9. 02-25-2012 10:08 PM #34
      They are still working on the footings. adding rebar, the anchors and forms

      Last edited by garef001; 03-19-2012 at 12:08 AM.

    10. 03-06-2012 09:06 PM #35
      Well the footings were poured on friday, and today they poured the slab. On to the framing

      Last edited by garef001; 03-19-2012 at 12:22 AM.

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      03-06-2012 09:11 PM #36
      Nice quality work. Good pitch. What are the posts for? Warning signs?
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    12. 03-06-2012 10:17 PM #37
      strong walls/shear walls required by the city
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      03-07-2012 06:30 AM #38
      looks good man.

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      03-11-2012 11:43 AM #39
      Looking Good

    15. 03-13-2012 05:49 PM #40
      Well I was gone a couple days, but work kept getting done on the garage. Here's the progress



      Last edited by garef001; 03-19-2012 at 12:23 AM.

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      03-13-2012 07:49 PM #41
      I'm surprised at the limited cross-bracing. I guess no snow load helps.
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      03-13-2012 08:29 PM #42
      i am too......

    18. 03-13-2012 09:06 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      I'm surprised at the limited cross-bracing. I guess no snow load helps.
      they're not done yet, there will be more cross bracing. This is just what they're up to today

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      03-13-2012 09:12 PM #44
      They do very precise work.
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    20. 03-15-2012 11:42 AM #45
      cross bracing done. they also cut out the window



      Last edited by garef001; 03-19-2012 at 12:23 AM.

    21. 03-19-2012 08:11 PM #46
      Electrical work started, side door and window installed. Garage door opening framed. Stucco work starting tomorow. Garage door installed on thursday.






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      03-19-2012 08:52 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      That's why I was asking. We have to go down 42". When I built my addition I went down 48", instead. I've seen 42" frost lines.
      I was looking at the electrical rough-in and concluded that this garage isn't in the snow belt. The building inspectors around me would have a hissy fit about drilling holes in the rafters. Once you have a few roofs collapse in a big wet snowfall, they get really anal about it.

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      03-19-2012 09:03 PM #48
      They are doing a vey nice job for you.
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      03-19-2012 10:09 PM #49
      Why the meter box and weatherhaed? Can you not run a sub panel from the main panel in the house and underground? How come emit is being run for a garage door opener? And bx for other devices... Excuse my ignorance for Florida electrical code requirements.

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    25. 03-19-2012 11:54 PM #50
      We're moving the meter there. Getting a new drop, then we're going underground to the existing box. That way there are no cables above the garage and it looks cleaner. The thinner conduit near where the garage door opener will go is for the lights that will be placed there. The garage door opener will have the thicket conduit.
      Oh and we're in socal

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