basement/built side entrance- issue? how to resolve?
need to submit diagram :
drawing (program) for diagram side entry door? auto cad? anyone can send me their drawing?>?
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i am assuming city will sent a letter out questioning the side entry door. my reason for installing one is for "emergency exit" since i dont have a garage access door just in case there's fire going on in my house
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Google door framing diagram,many to chose from ,http://alsnetbiz.com/homeimprovement/framglossary.html
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Jul 10th, 2015 6:41 am
If only it were that easy to complete the process.
Jul 10th, 2015 9:19 am
you are allow to have an emergency exit since i dont have an entry access from my garage to my houseFaemow wrote:
Having an "emergency exit" is a really poor excuse. You have a front door and a rear door as means of egress. Nobody should need to escape a basement (as weird as that sounds).
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Jul 10th, 2015 10:39 pm
Do you not have a rear door? or a side door? I cannot think of an older house without two means of egress. Why would it matter if you have access to your garage or not. My own house, I have no access to my garage.
Jul 11th, 2015 8:30 am
i forgotten to mention the side door is located at the ground floorFaemow wrote: ↑Do you not have a rear door? or a side door? I cannot think of an older house without two means of egress. Why would it matter if you have access to your garage or not. My own house, I have no access to my garage.
With this said, EVEN IF you mention this to an inspector or a judge, you need reasonable proof that you need an alternate emergency exit through the basement and not from the ground floor.
Just my thoughts, good luck OP.
Jul 11th, 2015 10:20 am
Its hard to follow your description. Was the side entrance framed into your homes wall, with interior stairs to the basement leading from that entry?
Jul 11th, 2015 11:51 am
there is no digging or step added, this is why i have a reasonable explanation to have an emergency exit
Jul 11th, 2015 12:12 pm
Curious, why you didnt get the permits in the first place?