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Old 03-23-2007, 01:51 PM   #1
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Looking at building a shop this summer and just got back from the building inspector.
I have to keep it below 900sqft to avoid an engineer for the foundation and the roof peak cannot be higher than 15' with a 100lb snow load.
Looks like its going to be 28x30 with an offset double door with side and rear entry
The height restriction is going to make a car lift tough to do and I forgot to ask about a pit
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can you do Pits by you. because thats one way you can help the height problem

and just do a sort life...

there are also many other types of life that dont need high roofs
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You don't need a lift if you have a pit.


Do they reinspect? The city here won't let you build over 300sqft on this property. I built just under that, Then built on a "lean to", enclosed the lean to, then removed the dividing section.

What are you doing for built-in? automatic parts washer? cut-off? mig/tig/arc? lighting?
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want to get away from the height limit Drop the floor....

your limit is from grade thats the outside grade or you could just build up the grade
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I've seen some nice lifts that would fit in well under a 10' ceiling, of course that does limit your car height somewhat.

Why can't you just build it with a tray style truss that gives you more height in the center? You could easily get 12' out of it that way.

Most places require more permitting and engineering for a pit than for the extra sq. footage.
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As long as your going to do the pit, join it to an under floor wine cellar.

I see a future home for Bonevil and Purevil.
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