Originally Posted By: mcyr
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You know what guys? Now you got me going, because after all these years, I can not answer it.
I do know that there should be a six inch step between the garage and the house but have not found this requirement in the IRC. I believes this might be local codes. Whether the door needs to open out or in is debatable and do not think there is a code on this one including self-closing. At least in Maine that I no of.
Door opens to the garage, there should be a stoop landing of at least 3' x 5' coming out of the door before you step down to eliminate an injury leaving in an emergency.
Water heaters on pedestals 18" high is dictated by NACHI.
Does not elaborate whether it is gas, oil, or electric fueled.
Open flame, gas on the floor from a vehicle, yes I understand that.
Electric, no, I do not understand.
I believe that most and some jurisdictions set their own codes to this subject using the BOCA Code or ICC standards, and not sure.
I would think with all the great leaders of the NACHI Association, that maybe we can get some help in this clarification of what is code or what is mandated.
I am a member of the NFPA and could not find any relevant information on the scanning of the codes, but that doesn't mean that it is not there.
It is just to time consuming.
Lets us ask help from all the members on this one to find out what is really required. We will then all know.
Thanks for anybody's help in advance.