# QOD for 08/01/04 (odds and ends)

Originally Posted By: gbeaumont
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based on the locally adopted codes, I generaly go with the IRC version of reality on the QOD but will also accept the UBC version

regards

Gerry

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Originally Posted By: rrushing
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Hello all,

Technically, there are three plausible answers to this question to a 'habitable space'.

1) Pretty straight forward-- answer is:

2) With an exposed beam-- #1 (mine) above is reduced 6"

3) In a sloped room, if greater than 50% of the ceiling height is =#1 (my no. 1) and can't be less than 5' ft.

Question is, what is #1 (mine)? ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif)

Originally Posted By: gbeaumont
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Hi Richard,

nice to see you posting over here, yes you are correct, but I was not going to muddy the waters over the 5 feet issue until I got to explain the answer tomorrow, however you are correct that floor space can be calculated based on a ceiling height of 5 ft when there is a sloped ceiling.

Regards

Gerry

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Originally Posted By: gbeaumont
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As Richard quite rightly stated, there are a couple of exeptions, and with out going totaly nuts on them, ceiling beams that project <6 inches below the cieling are not normally concidered a reduction in the height, and floor area can be calculated based on a ceiling height as low as 5 feet as long as the higher % of the ceiling is to normal height (as you would find in many attic bedrooms)

regards

Gerry

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Gerry Beaumont
NACHI Education Committee
e-mail : education@nachi.org
NACHI phone 484-429-5466

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"Education is a journey, not a destination"