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Old 01-11-2018, 06:27 PM   #21
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Good to know. I have been considering going to their little board meetings as of late to see whats going on. So if I understand correctly if these new "codes" are not voted in by the people then they are null and void. Time to do some digging.

Someone told me they did (or are trying to ban) double wide homes as well.

I'll bet 100 bucks, they'll give me the runaround when I call.


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In Colorado, there is no state adopted, overarching building code. That means individual jurisdictions can write whatever they want.

However - its not what some official "thinks" is the way he wants to run his little dictatorship. Whatever code there is, has to be voted on and adopted by the local municipality - be it county, unincorporated township, Village, city, etc.

And for that to be voted on - this body of rules and standards - it has to be in writing.

"In Colorado there is no compulsory statewide building code. Each jurisdiction in Colorado decides which code they want to adopt but it has to be at least the 2003 IECC."
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And for that to be voted on - this body of rules and standards - it has to be in writing.
A friend of mine is an electrical inspector here, he was telling me that part of the electrical code where it states " all work must be done in a workman like manner" cannot be enforced any more because there is no written definition of "workman like manner". EVERYTHING has to be in writing.
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Good to know. I have been considering going to their little board meetings as of late to see whats going on. So if I understand correctly if these new "codes" are not voted in by the people then they are null and void. Time to do some digging.

Someone told me they did (or are trying to ban) double wide homes as well.

I'll bet 100 bucks, they'll give me the runaround when I call.
Thats how it starts..... before long it wont be a couple meetings and youll be on three commitees keeping the yuppies at bay with tree ordinances ect ect ect ect....

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Water tests are mandatory.
Finals always require anti tip bracket on the stove.

And the stove matters. You can rent or sell a home without laundry, dryer, dishwasher or even refrigerator. Those are elective A stove makes it a dwelling.
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Water tests are mandatory.
Finals always require anti tip bracket on the stove.

And the stove matters. You can rent or sell a home without laundry, dryer, dishwasher or even refrigerator. Those are elective A stove makes it a dwelling.
Also the stove clearance requirements, every appliance is to be installed to manufacturers instructions. Instructions must be onsite at time of inspection.

They check anti tip bracket, are all of the screws installed between cabinet and over the range micro, and side stove clearances. The higher end ranges/stoves have a clearance requirement that goes 6" past the sides of the stove and 18" up
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Thats how it starts..... before long it wont be a couple meetings and youll be on three commitees keeping the yuppies at bay with tree ordinances ect ect ect ect....

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That's how it started for me. Attended a village council meeting where the body called "The Historical Society" was deciding a person could not put vinyl siding over his home that was in the Historical District. And definitely, his shade of gray was unacceptable anyway.

I got a chance to speak, called them the "Hysterical Society", and next thing I know, I'm on the Planning Commission. And I told the chairperson I wanted his job - so he quit. On the spot. And now I'm the chair, and the "Hysterical Society" gets disbanded by decree.

Good people - bunch of lemmings though.
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On the other hand if you meant that you would like to throw them over a cliff that is a totally different story.
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That's how it started for me. Attended a village council meeting where the body called "The Historical Society" was deciding a person could not put vinyl siding over his home that was in the Historical District. And definitely, his shade of gray was unacceptable anyway.

I got a chance to speak, called them the "Hysterical Society", and next thing I know, I'm on the Planning Commission. And I told the chairperson I wanted his job - so he quit. On the spot. And now I'm the chair, and the "Hysterical Society" gets disbanded by decree.

Good people - bunch of lemmings though.
Got a lot of that going on here, you have a bunch of stiff's in their 80's on the historic board dictating the do and don't on crumbling houses that ready to collapse.

The same thing goes for the Tree Commission in some town's, who make a big deal when it comes to lot cleanings for a house, and how important the trees are, but if you cut them a $10 check for each tree they don't give a s^*t if you cut the whole forest down.
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On the other hand if you meant that you would like to throw them over a cliff that is a totally different story.
either way
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No used crap is ever gong to go in one of my new homes.
We must have the most easy-going inspectors on the planet, I donít think theyíd even care if the dishwasher wasnít installed. Iíd prefer to leave appliances out of specs. Altogether, no way to know what the buyer is going to want.

Iíve never handed the keys over without appliances but I also donít pick them out every time. If itís a lower end house I pick out a nice [cheap] stainless package and itís usually all good. Get a little higher end and the buyer wants to pick.
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We must have the most easy-going inspectors on the planet, I donít think theyíd even care if the dishwasher wasnít installed. Iíd prefer to leave appliances out of specs. Altogether, no way to know what the buyer is going to want.

Iíve never handed the keys over without appliances but I also donít pick them out every time. If itís a lower end house I pick out a nice [cheap] stainless package and itís usually all good. Get a little higher end and the buyer wants to pick.
Delivered them with zero appliances. Had delivered with just sub-floor in kitchen,. Had to seal osb with Thompsons, caulk base to osb. Inspector said that "met the letter of the law".

Stopped having to do rough-in pressure test when I switched from copper to pex.

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