Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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Inspected a house today and I have one of those grey area questions.
House has attached garage. Walls of the garage are lined with 1/4" particleboard panels, so no type x drywall or two layers of drywall between the house and the garage and a single panel door to the home. However, between the house and the garage is a foyer/mudroom etc which the garage door leads into. It has a couch, light w/ ceiling fan, but no heat. To the house is the solid door with plaster walls.
My question is: is the foyer considered livable area? To me it seems like its not, and just used as an entryway. The solid door and plaster walls seem like the barrier the firewall rule was intended for.
Hard to explain without pictures. Maybe I’ll post some tomorrow when I have to go back and finish.
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