College students turn school bus into a swimming pool (intentionally).
City code inspector says that's a violation. Or three.
You can tell city employees never went to college.
From that article:
""We're willing to do anything to make it legitimate to stay," Heaton
said, in hopes of making the bus safe and acceptable under city laws.
Since the inspector's visit, the men have drained the water from the
pool and plan to move the bus farther away from the power lines."
If the kids don't have a problem with wanting to make it legal, why do
If you hadn't read about it, and had instead seen, you would have
taken a picture and posted it here saying what idiots the people were
to have the pool so close to the power lines.
Even with dark moon night it's quite obvious if there's water in it or
not. I mean really, think about it.
Either the story is pure BS or the student was wacked out on something
to the extreme. And if the student was that wacked out, how could they
get over a 14' fence.
Since when do city building inspectors have any say over VEHICLES? A
vehicle is not a structure attached to land. As long as the vehicle is
operable (and moves under its own power), I'd say to tell this building
inspector to kiss my ass. Your state's DMV and police functions have
jurisdiction over this, not building and safety.
It would be covered under the zoning code. As mentioned in the
"The bus is also more than 35 feet long, making it too long to be
parked at the house even if registered as an RV, according to
The moment that they hooked it up to a pool pump and the requisite
electrical branch circuit to power it the bus stopped being a motor
vehicle. Local code officials can regulate vehicles in terms of were
they may be stored or parked. The article indicated that the city of
Gainsville does not permit vehicles of that size to be stored in the
neighborhood. If they can build the whole assembly onto the buss
chassis including the power supply then the city can only force them
to move it every seventy two hours.
The car that is parked and being charged is subject to parking laws,
and zoning and other laws on parked vehicles.
If the electrical line to the car is AC of house voltage or the like,
then the line has to comply with electrical codes and the car, maybe
excluding portion downstream of a "Class II power supply" or the like,
would be subject to UL listing.
If the charging circuitry is external to the car, then permanently
installed parts and the input power feed are subject to the electrical
code, and the charging unit itself is subject to UL listing or recognized
Mobile swimming pools, when parked, do not get out of laws and
building codes on swimming pools by also being vehicles.
- Don Klipstein ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
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