I agree with Steve - my township was perfectly willing to accept said
documentation for my tower.
UNTIL the neighbors complained to high heaven and they realized I was out of
spec on location...only thing that made me have to move it.
On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 10:02 AM, <K7LXC@aol.com> wrote:
> In a message dated 3/23/2008 5:01:21 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> > Consider yourself lucky, but not necessarily wise. My tower cost $3000
> 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 that
> 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
> My experience has been that you can retro a permit IF you've
> it per the factory/PE specs. Document everything (pictures of the depth
> the hole, rebar cage, invoices for rebar, concrete, etc.) and submit it
> your permit application.
> The fine is typically a small percentage (e.g. 1 or 2%) of the value
> 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
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