Originally Posted By: lgerving
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bedrooms and habitual rooms. This is in the form of a conforming Egress window.
NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code 2003 Section 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 states that every bedroom or living areas shall have a primary and secondary means of escape.
I read this to say all of the main floor bedrooms and living areas are required to have a conforming Egress window or a door leading onto a deck or balcony or street or ground level.
I don't have the UBC code book available so I don't know the exact requirements of this code, however, I would imagine that it will be very similar to the NFPA 5000.
Many of the older home built in the 40' 50's and 60's will not comply with the NFPA requirements.
Lynn W. Gerving
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