What is the latest fire code or revision on the existing single family garage to living door. Realtor just busted me for suggesting to install a closer and a rated door. The house had an interior hollow core Masonite slab…
Rated door is required. Door closures are no longer required for the current cycle. I recommend them anyway. Once I explain them to my clients, they always respond with “Duh! That’s a no brainer”! Closure hinges range from $25 to $85. Cheap and simple enough to install. Good DIY project!
Fire rated doors are not required here. Best to check local codes.
A 20 min fire rated door is required. Here is the code and also a link to the complete code as well.
Just needs to be a SOLID wood door with no panels or a steel non-glazed door (no closer required). Should have weather stripping and a threshold for CO and energy code too.
R302.5.1Openings between the garage and residence shall be equipped with solid wood doors not less than 1&3/8" inches in thickness, solid or honeycomb core steel doors not less than 1&3/8 inches thick, or 20-minute fire-rated doors.
As long as you have a minimum of a 1&3/8 inch thick door, a 20-minute fire rated door is not required as this reads.
Or is the keyword there.
That code doesn’t say what you are implying that it says.
What code would that be?
Recomend fire rated door but do not quote codes. I would not include on summary page but would place in garage section.
I think your words are best. I would say the same thing again, just not in the summary/safety issues… This was in my report, no codes…
"Safety Issue: “Consider adding a fire rated door with a self closing hinges… Location: Garage to house door.”
Rated door with a self closing device…spring hinges, closer or similar for fire and carbon monoxide safety
Not true for free standing SFR.
See above for proper reg.