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Old 10-12-2018, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Yea, the permit process and those building codes are a real pain in the arse until you have someone move in next to you who decides to build their house out of thrown away pallets, stolen street signs, and tarps.

Follow the rules, build your place, enjoy it.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:28 PM
 
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Building codes ARE essential, no getting around it.

Most of Mexico Beach, FL got wiped out this week by a hurricane which took out hundreds of dwellings built to the lax building codes of earlier decades.

Standards and codes work, and they work TO our advantage.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:39 PM
 
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Yeah. Chaffee County building codes work. A dwelling there has never been lost to a hurricane.
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:13 PM
 
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Yeah. Chaffee County building codes work. A dwelling there has never been lost to a hurricane.


But I'd bet they get some pretty good winds at times; we had hurricane force winds in COLO SPGS on a few occasions during my 11 years there.
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Old 10-12-2018, 03:28 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Yeah. Chaffee County building codes work. A dwelling there has never been lost to a hurricane.
As an aside. Denver now requires new construction to have hurricane ties connecting the foundation to the house.
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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As an aside. Denver now requires new construction to have hurricane ties connecting the foundation to the house.
How else could the houses support the also required marijuana trellises.
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:09 PM
 
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hehhhe. Yes I fully understand the codes are in place for reasons. And We are following them to prevent problems down the road. Its just gonna cost a hell of a lot more, and take us 3 times as long.
We are in the process of planing that little cabin, legally .. We have currently rv we bring up , and a "Certified independent portable sewage disposal system " on a small flat trailer. It has 2 tanks on it. 60gl each . One for fresh water to haul up. and one for black waste water to haul back down. It has a hose thats hooks to the rv. with a built in mercerator . The waste is chewed up , and pumped into the 60 gl black tank . hauled to the local RV dump station where its properly disposed of . Receipt in hand . Fill fresh water, And return to camp. Works great !!
And are not hauling any more waste to the rv park or down the road than any other RV .
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:49 PM
 
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I Notice one of the first required things to initially get a building permit is to have a water well.
So my question is: Why ? We Didnt really plan on drilling a water well yet. We haul all the water we need to camp and would rather continue to do so. 60 gl last 4 or 5 days easy . I see many people at the water works filling huge tanks in the bed if the truck for the same reason. (Hauling to camp)
How did they get a permit for the cabin without a well?
I also notice the average home water use in the state per one individual is 100gl per day ?
No wonder they are requiring such a large septic system . This means I am a conservative ?

We pay 5 bux to dump the tank and refill the fresh water in the other tank 60gl. 5 times a year.
Thats 25 bux.. So 25 bux a year on tank water.. So could go for 720 years? without a well.
If a well cost 18k ,, thats a lot of bottled water.. 7,000 cases ,we only use 3 cases per trip.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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CO water law is very complex so it is tough to whip up simple answer to what you observe. Date of plat, ownership transfers, and age of rights are all factors in what is allowable and what is required. This can go back to things the guy you bought did or didn't do and the guy he bought from that also may or may not have done things to secure sources or permits.

Usage requirements also have a slew of calculations and averaging from multiple sources from Federal to State, County, and local requirements. Most of this law is built to support average lifestyles at any location on a 100 year basis. Minimalist lifestyles or portable housing are never factored into permitting requirements. Fixed housing requirements provide a sufficient legal base for approval and use. Some counties, like Boulder and El Paso, may have even more stringent water requirements for development than other Front Range counties and some more rural or less populous counties are only going to go with minimums recommended by the state. It can vary widely.

Talks with the state water board as well as county authorities are more important than discussion at the local utility distribution point. The variety of things people can do based on all of the above means personal opinions don't always carry much weight.
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