Logged in as: Anonymous Search | Active Topics |

[?]Help with frost line in upstate NY[?] Options
#1 Posted : Sunday, August 31, 2003 1:35:14 AM
Rank: Guest

Posts: 134,494
sorry can''t tell ya the answer but suggest ya do a search for B.O.C.A. codes for your area ,,,i do beleave they are the standard codes ,,hope this helps
tc ray
Bruce Holman
#2 Posted : Monday, September 01, 2003 9:30:22 PM
Rank: Guest

Posts: 134,494
Oh man, ashabean...
You''re not going to like this...
When we lived in Upstate NY (Onondaga and Cortland counties) we had a friend who worked for one of the utility companies; he mentioned that sometimes in the dead of winter his crew dug six or eight feet down, and still found frost...

On a practical note, we put our footings for building about three feet down and never had any problems.
#3 Posted : Wednesday, September 17, 2003 12:12:13 PM
Rank: Guest

Posts: 134,494
This is probably a little late for you but when we built our underground home in the High Peaks area of upstate NY, we went down 6 feet for the water line from the well. The foundation was 4 feet down.
#4 Posted : Wednesday, September 17, 2003 12:12:13 PM
Rank: Guest

Posts: 134,494
Does anyone know at approximatly what depth I would hit the frost line in upstate New York (Oneida county)?

I need to know before the end of the holiday weekend, and I can't contact the building codes man until Tuesday.

Huge thanks in advance to any help anyone can give me

Hope you all have a good weekend.

Users browsing this topic
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.