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2013-03-01 10:20:55 AM
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Davie: we'll wave the permit fees and the plumbers union will do the work for free....

Residents: No....because we're old and we dont want to do it.

residents=assholes
2013-03-01 10:38:31 AM
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vartian: "Sewer gases need to have a vent to escape to the outside. ... Sewer gases are methane and highly flammable, which becomes a safety issue for the homeowner and surrounding properties," said town officials. Florida's building and plumbing code also requires all underground drain pipes be a minimum of 2 inches.

That sounds potentially bad, but rather expensive. You can't just expect these people to be able to...

When residents first got a notice from the city, they were told to comply with the building code within 10 days or risk being fined $500 a day. Since then, the city has eased up by waiving an $86 permit fee and by partnering with the local plumbers union, which will perform the labor at no cost if the homeowner provides the materials.

Oh. Well, that's nice. Now this all seems completely reasonable.

But residents still aren't happy.

"I've been here 35 years and never had a problem, and now after 35 years they want me to change my pipe," said resident Sally Dun. "I'm getting very aggravated."

Which of course means people will biatch about it.


It didn't start reasonable though, when your first letter to the people is:
"Modify your plumbing at your cost, and pay us a permit fee to do what we command, it else we are going to fine you into oblivion"

Stepping back from that isn't being reasonable, its just pitchfork avoidance. (And that's a 75$ fee)
2013-03-01 10:36:42 AM
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The Irresponsible Captain: In normal places stuff like this is "grandfathered in" -- if you don't change anything then you are fine. Once you start cutting pipes you have to bring it up to code. Which makes all the sense in the world, after all if it worked for 35 years it's unlikely to fail tomorrow just because someone else is in charge.

Also ten days or thirty days? Normal stuff like this is at least 90 days, and usually years of notice.


This is pretty much what I was going to say. Aside from the venting issue which is a public health concern, if a 1.5" pipe was working just fine for 35 years then there should be no reason to change it. But I think that because of the need to properly vent the drains (which requires "Cutting pipe") they end up having to do the entire drain system. It's a catch 22 situation. The vents are probably $20-$30 in materials but the drain pipes can get pretty salty depending upon how long the run is.
2013-03-01 10:28:41 AM
1 votes:
In normal places stuff like this is "grandfathered in" -- if you don't change anything then you are fine. Once you start cutting pipes you have to bring it up to code. Which makes all the sense in the world, after all if it worked for 35 years it's unlikely to fail tomorrow just because someone else is in charge.

Also ten days or thirty days? Normal stuff like this is at least 90 days, and usually years of notice.
2013-03-01 10:18:46 AM
1 votes:
"Sewer gases need to have a vent to escape to the outside. ... Sewer gases are methane and highly flammable, which becomes a safety issue for the homeowner and surrounding properties," said town officials. Florida's building and plumbing code also requires all underground drain pipes be a minimum of 2 inches.

That sounds potentially bad, but rather expensive. You can't just expect these people to be able to...

When residents first got a notice from the city, they were told to comply with the building code within 10 days or risk being fined $500 a day. Since then, the city has eased up by waiving an $86 permit fee and by partnering with the local plumbers union, which will perform the labor at no cost if the homeowner provides the materials.

Oh. Well, that's nice. Now this all seems completely reasonable.

But residents still aren't happy.

"I've been here 35 years and never had a problem, and now after 35 years they want me to change my pipe," said resident Sally Dun. "I'm getting very aggravated."


Which of course means people will biatch about it.
2013-03-01 10:16:44 AM
1 votes:
Being this is Florida, I wonder which Davie politician has a company that installs vents and drainlines
2013-03-01 10:08:49 AM
1 votes:
What's a laundry shed? Every mobile home I've been in has had the washer and dryer in the home.
 
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