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Old 01-27-2016, 09:16 PM   #21
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A design with a professional engineer's stamp on it really says something (not just architectural sketches). But throwing 200 pages of technical details is also a good lead Bonus points if you use 'Youngs modulus' or 'astm'.
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:07 PM   #22
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Donuts and good coffee? Can't hurt!
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Hi Mabel,

I was just wondering if you ever went through with this? I'm looking to do the same in Los Angeles. Feel free to message me. Thanks!


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Old 04-16-2017, 03:14 PM   #24
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Hi. I'm resparking this thread to find out what the outcome was for Mabel in Los Angeles. I too live in LA and a wooden yurt somewhere in the surrounding area sounds nice.

Can you update us Mabel?
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:47 PM   #25
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I doubt you'll have any issue whatsoever permitting a wood sided yurt. It's the more traditional or soft sided yurts that counties often don't know what to make of.
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Old 04-17-2017, 09:44 PM   #26
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Thank you Hawaii. My concern is that since LA is earthquake country the city will be concerned about the connection between the yurt itself and the deck/platform. I've been building in LA for 15 years so I'm very comfortable with building a platform/deck to code for the weight of the yurt but I've never attached what is essentially a house to that platform/deck.
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:13 PM   #27
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We have some big earthquakes here too. I know that

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meets seismic codes in California. Most of the reputable yurt manufacturers have worked within these kinds of parameters and have structural engineers that they work with. You'll want to hire a local architect to review and make sure it meets local codes. Then they're usually the ones who will help you through the permit process.
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:39 AM   #28
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Earthquake codes in CA residential construction, are driven by lawsuits and fear of lawsuits, and the power of the govt over the people. The amount of money added to each home built, to satisfy these disgusting safety codes, is substantial. One of the builders I work for left CA due to these suits, when there was NOTHING wrong with the houses he framed, by code. Loaded with straps and hangers. Ts and Is dotted. He just got completely sick of the gov't telling him whats what and lawyers going for the big kill.

Again, this is ALL about govt interference in our lives, paying for all this residential code BS pays for all your govt perks, donuts coffee, retirements, vehicles idling at the jobsite, new this new that, and massive governmental infrastructure and waste.

In residential, none of this govt mandated code crap resists a massive quake or a wall of fire. A house can be entirely wrapped with straps and ties, and have a completely inflammable exterior and, be assured, it WILL collapse and burn under catastrophic conditions where people die. If you haven't evacuated, you are sol in case of wall of fire. You WILL die.

Luck has more to do with surviving in a house in a massive quake, then any code mandated band aids. Homes devoid of any metal other than nails, like those in the fifties and earlier, are just as safe.

I find it disgusting that the govt can demand a humble little yurt on a deck meet all this code boilerplate safety BS, so some essentially worthless dude that can't do jack in the real world, can get his donuts coffee and retirement.
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:52 AM   #29
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Lastly, there isn't a snowballs chance in hell, that I'd EVER work in some high rise building, in CA, or any massive earthquake prone area. Not a freakin' chance. IMO you need to use your common sense in such matters. In fact I think it is up to each individual, to get through life the best they can, using common sense...doing their own thinking.. being self sufficient, and not rely on anyone else, ESPECIALLY the govt, to do their thinking for them. That's the way nature rolls, and that's also the way I roll. Freedom baby.
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Old 04-18-2017, 03:44 PM   #30
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Bob, high risk = high reward. See you at the beach.

Hawaii, thanks again for the useful info!

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