On Tue, 16 Aug 2016 23:18:27 -0500, "cowabunga dude"
Why do you think 120v is exempt? In places where "owner/builder" is
legal, there is no difference between 120 and 240. You are still
supposed to have a permit for any changes to the fixed wiring in your
building. Whether you need a licensed electrician is up to local/state
Out here in the woods of north central Arkansas it's still that way .
There are no building codes or inspections , though the insurance company
might want to look at the wiring before issuing a policy . I haven't asked
... they're probably not going to issue until construction is pretty much
finished , so if it burns we're screwed .
Just because there are no codes/inspections doesn't mean that I'm going to
take any stupid shortcuts , everything I'm doing would pass code in any
place that allows owners to perform the work . Little things like locating
wiring where it passes thru framing far enough from finished surfaces that
say a drywall screw isn't going to penetrate is important ...
eastern New York, and quite a bit of the rural Carolinas, as well as
much of the hollers of Kentucky and Tennessee (much of Appalachia)
where the unregulated townships are (or at least were until VERY
recently) quite common. I've heard stories of the "big man" in certain
areas falling out of favour with the local population and having
similar "industries" spring up across the road or next door -
sometimes financed by the "big man" from the next county, or a local
On the subject of stinking. A year ago a company built an oilfield tank battery about 1/2 mile away. I've since learned it stores frac chemicals. There are days that stink lingers over here on days of no wind. The smell can get quite strong indoors.
The people living closer are probably having worse problems.
There is also a oilfield water hauling company that pumps so much water out of the ground that people closer than me are having problems of their water wells going dry.
This whole area is not zoned and unregulated for what you can do on the land.
There is pasture land appx 400 feet away where cattle have been grazing. That smell can be strong, but better tolerated than frac chemicals.
Some other neighbors let their herd of 25+ goats roam unattended during the day, which come here and strip leaves off trees, and get up in juniper trees and break limbs off. At least they were unattended until I started shooting some of their goats. Now they try to keep them off my land. I tried for many years to talk them into controlling the goats. They pretend they don't speak English, which pisses me off because I know they speak English, when they want to.
They're lucky I only use a 22 to shoot the goats and also that I hate goat meat or they'd really wouldn't like it.
Peoples horses, cows and sheep come over and graze and drink water, and I don't have a problem with that because they don't damage trees or shrubs.
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