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Temp Power Permit..

by on May.18, 2010, under Log Home Building

Woo Hoo

Had a not so bad experience with the permits and inspections office and in fact they seemed very eager to help. With the pole already set I just need to tend to a few items like the installation of the ground rod and get the panel cleaned up. I hope that the panel is still ok as it’s hard to find a small panel that has a main breaker in it. Then I’ll just put a couple of kick supports off the back to help support the pole once the power line is run.

I hope to be able to call for an inspection by the end of the week and that could have me with power back there within the next couple of weeks. Then will come the clearing and stump removal of the rest of the lot, the driveway to the back with stone and crush and run.

As soon as it dries up, I’ll have the city in to do their perk test and that will be another major hurdle. This will determine the type and cost of the septic system. The lot has had a previous perk that came out to a 30 minute perk and that’s what I’ve designed everything around and as long as it’s not longer than that, nothing will have to be changed.

Then will come the $10,000 well to 500 feet. This will be another major hurdle but it’s all part of it. Building the house is easy but all the other mess that has to happen along with it is the real pain, but I guess it would be good to have running water and indoor plumbing.

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