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  • Shop Relocation Expenses

    Posted by joecval on February 14, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Anyone have experience relocating your shop? I am considering it and would like to get some tips to help with the transition. Thanks!

    Fred May replied 11 years, 4 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • roebigd

    Member
    February 15, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    We moved 5 blocks from our old location and it was about $20K by the

    time we got done , moving hoists, transferring telephones and a new

    phone system , moving our large sign and remounting it, new invoices and

    address stamps, painting and remodeling new building , It is best to

    look at each item and start finding out what it will cost in your area

    also forklift rental – trailer rental for hoists and heavy equipment

  • Patrick McElroy

    Member
    February 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    BE SURE TO CHECK WITH THE CITY. THE FIRE INSPECTOR, ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR, AND PLANNING DEPTS ALL HAVE THEIR OWN REQUIREMENTS BEFORE THEY WILL SIGN OFF ON A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY. EX: THE FIRE INSPECTOR WANTED A FIRE CABINET, CONTAINMENT FOR NEW OIL AND COOLANT BARRELS, DUEL WALLED CONTAINMENT FOR WASTE OIL. THE PLANNING DEPT WANTED DUMPSTER ENCLOSURE, PARKING LOT RESTRIPED WITH AN ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING OF THE LOT AND BUILDING. AND THIS WAS FOR A BUILDING THAT WAS ALREADY AN AUTO SHOP BEFORE ME.

  • Fred May

    Member
    February 21, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Not sure what law’s you need to be carefull off but out here in California, agahh We recently moved and everybody came out of the woodwork with their hand open to charge us. We had to install special low energy ligthing (green and cost more), different oil cantainment, catch basin charcoal thingy for our air compressor air/water drain ($800.00) Can you believe this state? Our city engineer wanted detailed instructions for our above ground lifts. And required an engineer to install @ $4500.00 just for his expertise. We got around a lot of this by contacting the right people @ city hall and the state and county EPA. Still, it was an eye opener