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Car/Boat Port project

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Posted by: from Surprise
1/1/2010 at 7:21:38 PM

I'm looking to add a car port that will house my boat off the side of my house. I will be attaching a 2x8 to the side of the house as support for one side. Because of this will I need a permit for the project?

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Ken from The Phoenix Paint Company in Junction City
Date/Time1/5/2010 at 10:44:22 AM

your best bet is to contact your local inspection department and check. my bet would be yes due to the need to check property lines and it would be considered a addition to the home.

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David in Surprise
Date/Time1/6/2010 at 1:53:09 AM

Thanks, I will check. Do you think there will be a setback as far as how close I can put the posts in the ground to the side brick wall?

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Ken from The Phoenix Paint Company in Junction City
Date/Time1/6/2010 at 12:10:45 PM

The brick wall is probably on the setback you should be able to go right up to it. Keep in mind that there is going to be a concrete footing under the wall it probably is around 4- 6 inches wider then the wall. Also check how deep you need to set your posts here we have to go down 36".

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David in Surprise
Date/Time1/6/2010 at 1:08:44 PM

Thanks! I actually was thinking that might nix the entire project. Great news!

Thanks Ken!

David

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David in Surprise
Date/Time1/6/2010 at 1:11:59 PM

Forgot to ask. I was thinking of using braces set in concrete to secure the posts, would you not do that and instead just concrete them in?

Thanks

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Ken from The Phoenix Paint Company in Junction City
Date/Time1/6/2010 at 1:42:05 PM

Not a big fan of brackets, have a habit of working loose over time. I would set in concrete. Quickcrete works great and easy to work with.

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Heather in Columbia
Date/Time3/16/2010 at 1:50:55 PM

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