Well, we got half of them anyways! Hurray!!!
The super nice folks at the Alameda Building Dept (obvious ass kissing) called me recently to tell me that my permits were ready and that I could come pick them up!
We also got the plan check comments for the code enforcement work, back from the city!
These are the permits to legalize the back deck, stairway, and 2nd story landing, and to legalize the kitchen remodel all work illegally done by the PO.
I've read through the comments and there do not seem to be any real 'we're going to get screwed' comments. Most of them are about the deck and are questions the engineer will have to answer.
One question I don't know how to answer is this.
The engineer says that there needs to be a outlet for this length of counter top at the breakfast bar.
I mean, I can draw an outlet on the plans no problem but how to actually get an outlet into that counter area. All the options seem bad to me.
Besides the joy of cutting through the granite for the box I'm pretty sure that, that back splash is solid wood behind the granite...I don't know about cutting out the granite and then cutting into the wood framing for clearance for the outlet box? I'd probably have to open up the wall on the other side of the backsplash to check and see what the situation is. If I'm wrong about it being solid wood then putting an outlet in the backsplash will probably make the most sense.
I guess I could do a flush with the counter top outlet? But having a horizontal outlet there seems like a really, really bad idea.
Could I put an outlet on top of the breakfast bar in some kind of enclosure? Man, would that look ugly...
How can I get an outlet to service this counter?