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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Permits

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Permits
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 09:02:55 EDT
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In a message dated 3/23/2008 5:01:21 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  Consider yourself lucky, but not necessarily wise. My tower  cost $3000 to 
install with crane services, concrete pumping,  hole  digging, and other 
expenses, and I wasn't willing to roll the dice and take a  chance of loosing 
investment. If you try and ignore city codes and they  catch you, they can 
make you remove it which is also costly, and you can bet  it would be more 
difficult to get the permit after trying to avoid the codes  the first time. 
    My experience has been that you can retro a  permit IF you've constructed 
it per the factory/PE specs. Document everything  (pictures of the depth of 
the hole, rebar cage, invoices for rebar,  concrete, etc.) and submit it with 
your permit application. 
    The fine is typically a small percentage  (e.g. 1 or 2%) of the value of 
the project so in this case the fine would  be $30 to $60. 
>  Your displeased neighbors or another ham that doesn't like  you will 
eventually rat on you. I don't consider this good advice to  follow.

        This is about the only way  you can get busted - that is if a 
neighbor complains to the building department. 
Steve      K7LXC
Professional tower services for hams
Cell: 206-890-4188

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