Started by TheWire, June 01, 2008, 12:18:25 PM
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Quote from: TheWire on March 18, 2013, 09:45:20 PMmbauer013,With my after the fact building permit and having most of the drywall installed, I gathered as much info as possible to provide to the inspector. This included foundation design, engineering calcs, beam sizing, etc. I also opened the door on the crawl space, found pictures of framing details, was prepared to remove electrical outlets to show them the wiring, etc. When the day of reckoning came the inspector looked for smoke alarms, egress windows, stair landing size, placement of outlets. She never looked in the crawl space or even in the utility room with the batteries, inverter, breaker panels. She also didn't mention looking at the design data I sent her. I had prepared so much, I almost wanted her to scrutinize everything. But I kept quiet and listened. In the end I had to add a couple more smoke detectors, permanent stair railings, back steps and an outlet near the loft railing "so I wouldn't run a cord across the hall to plug in Christmas lights on the railing". I passed, did not hide anything and most of what she wanted I was going to do anyway. I feel very lucky, but I also know its a complete roll of the dice on how other inspectors might handle a similar situation.
Quote from: TheWire on June 01, 2008, 12:18:25 PMOur 35 year old family cabin in NE Wisconsin was getting a little cramped with multiple families using it. It sits on 40 acres and other members of our family own several hundred more acres attached to this property. 10 years ago I built a 3000 sq. foot log home near Green Bay and did everything but the concrete, plaster and roofing. I got the building bug again and I am building a new cabin about 50 yards from the old. CountryPlans has been great for our 20x32 1 1/2 story thats well underway. We completed the foundation and 1st floor deck this fall, then tarped it for the winter. We started back up this April. We finished the rafters this weekend. With having a log home to care for, I'm looking to go as maintenance free as possible on our cabin. I wanted to share our progress with the pictures below and the full photo album is at: http://picasaweb.google.com/jerry.wenzel/Cabin. I want to thank everyone in the forums for all the help!Jerry hi very interested PWF but almost no information because I live in Russia and we have no one does this PWF so if you have a video or photo material by asking you to share a basement construction technology PWFThe sight before:Grading:Permanent Wood Foundation (With the old cabin in the background):1st Floor Framing:2nd floor joists:Rafters: