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Residential Code requirement for garage to home door

The Residential Building Code (R302.5.1) requires the use of a solid wood or metal door between a private garage and the residence.  The door must be 13/8 in width or have a fire rating of 20 minutes. One very important … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for appliance protection in the garage

The building code requires appliances which are located in the garage to be either elevated or protected to prevent accidental impact.  The mechanical portion of the code (M1307.3.1) does not specifically mandate the use of bollards, but does require the … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirment for elevation of water heaters

It is not uncommon to find water heaters elevated in a garage.  The building code (M1307.3) (G2408.2)requires appliances with an ignition source to be elevated a minimum of 18 inches above the floor in order to minimize the risk of … Continue reading

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