Bathroom Can Add A Shower?

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Old 11-22-07, 02:07 AM
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Bathroom Can Add A Shower?

I had a bathroom without shower since city allwed to build
a toilet and sink.
Can I just ask city for new permit to add a shower since my bathroom big and have big space to install a shower?
 
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Old 11-22-07, 02:12 AM
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My experience with our local city permits & inspections office is all you can do is submit the paperwork for the permit to add the shower (with the specs / drawings if required). All they can do is approve or disapprove it. Its worth a shot!
 
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Old 11-24-07, 07:08 PM
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The city/town cannot prevent you from installing a shower assuming the space is suitable. They will issue a permit providing your shower plans meet local plumbing and building codes.
 
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Old 12-27-07, 08:46 PM
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City mermission to build or add a shower.

I wouldn't waste your time even pulling a permit. If you know what you are doing, just go ahead and do it. If you get stuck you can always call a plumber later and he would be the one to pull the permit, if one is even needed for this type of work where you are located.


Good Luck!
 
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Old 01-16-08, 11:00 AM
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Whatever you do - do NOT proceed without a permit unless : you know what you're doing - and intend to never, ever sell the property in the future.

When you sell your home, you are required to disclose modifications to the property during your ownership and whether or not those modifications were properly permitted. A $50 permit fee is not worth the chance of losing a sale because you tried to take a short cut.

Permit offices are typically easy to work with - inexpensive - and very helpful during the construction process for DIYers. Your taxes pay for that office - go get your money's worth.


As an aside: BMW golf... use caution here - recommending ideas that even "might" be less than code can get you banned... Recommending sidestepping permits will almost certainly make that happen... (voice of experience).... Not preaching - just informing
 
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Old 01-17-08, 08:01 AM
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When you sell your home, you are required to disclose modifications to the property during your ownership and whether or not those modifications were properly permitted.
I've bought and sold 9 houses in 7 states over the years, and have NEVER heard of this.
 
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Old 01-17-08, 08:20 AM
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When you sell your home, you are required to disclose modifications to the property during your ownership and whether or not those modifications were properly permitted. A $50 permit fee is not worth the chance of losing a sale because you tried to take a short cut.

Probably a local requirement. I've owned/sold homes in 4 states w/o any requirement to disclose modifications.
 
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