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    Quote Originally Posted by WagonCrazy View Post
    Its been a month since the last update and I've been busy working on this garage. More pics of the outside soon, but here's a few of the inside with some of the stuff loaded in...

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    Looks great Paul
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    Thanks Mike. Probably would have cost me half as much to build this in Havasu vs. LA county.
    But I ain't ready to leave this state just yet...
    Still lots of great reasons to live here if you can just overlook the ever increasing reasons NOT to live here.
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    Nice looking shop Paul , also good looking Car & truck


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    Quote Originally Posted by WagonCrazy View Post
    Thanks Mike. Probably would have cost me half as much to build this in Havasu vs. LA county.
    But I ain't ready to leave this state just yet...
    Still lots of great reasons to live here if you can just overlook the ever increasing reasons NOT to live here.

    I know how you feel, while I live in Havasu full time I still have a house on a half acre in Quartz Hill, Ca. that I wanted to build a 2 car garage on , the cost was crazy compared to Havasu, I love the amenities that Ca has to offer (weather, attractions like ocean etc) but it's getting harder and harder to to not sell ...... oh not to mention the insane property taxes

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    Thanks for the support Beachgirl55. I know the QuartzHill area (just up the road from me in Newhall) and its also part of Los Angeles County, so building anything is fraught with codes, compliance, permits, etc.

    One of the more annoying laws that I had to comply with (to get permits to build this garage) is CEQA. California Environmental Quality Act which went into effect a few years ago. It governs a crapload of development standards all over the state, and one of them was that "you cannot allow any rainwater to drain onto neighboring properties...it must all be routed to the public storm drain system (ie. to the curb).

    That's all fine and dandy, but my lot doesn't naturally drain towards the curb/street. It drains to the back corner, and EVERYONES lots in Newhall work that way. NOTHING was master graded 75 years ago when large parcels of agricultural land were being subdivided up and houses started to appear. So everyones storm water flows onto the next neighbors lot, and everyone around here just deals with it by channeling and managing it as best as possible. That's part of the alure of this area as compared to the rest of Santa Clarita (which is master planned, master graded, master controlled in nearly every way, etc).

    But not me...To be granted a permit to build this new garage, I had to install a stormwater collection box at the low end of my 1/2 acre lot, and a sump pump system to pump water 225 feet "up" to the street/curb...just so the pumped water could run 2 lots to the west, turn north and drain "down" back to where it was going all along. Sheesh...all because I wanted to add a new structure.

    Here's some pics of my hand built collection system. Let's see if the inspector will pass this (he's coming today for final inspection on the whole project). Fingers crossed.

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    And a few more of the final "approaches" poured at the doorways (also required for passing final)
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    Why anyone would want to live in Kalifornia with all that BS is beyond me. As your neighbor I'd be glad to have your runoff water in your parched climate. So are they trying to protect your neighbor or just want the water back into the rivers for other uses? Kalifornia does some weird stuff to "save the earth".
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    This is one of the dumbest laws I have ever heard of, I have to agree with Cnut on this one. You have spent more on your shop than I did on land house and outbuildings. That being said what you have done looks nice.

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