maybe not, does the closet meet pfi requirement? just asking
M1307.3.1 Protection from impact. Appliances located in a
garage or carport shall be protected from impact by automobiles.
Mechanical appliances installed in garages and carports
must be protected from vehicular impact.
Although the code does not specify methods of protection,
the most apparent method would be to locate
the appliance where it could not reasonably be struck
by a vehicle. A practical method of protection would be
to place a formidable and permanent barrier between
the motor vehicles and the appliance. This barrier could
include such items as an effectively located vehicle
wheel stop that is anchored in place, an elevated platform
higher than the vehicle’s bumpers or one or more
concrete-filled steel pipes. Final approval of the method
of protection is left to the local building official.
VEHICLE IMPACT PROTECTION
312.1 General. Vehicle impact protection required by this
code shall be provided by posts that comply with Section 312.2
or by other approved physical barriers that comply with Section
312.2 Posts. Guard posts shall comply with all of the following
- Constructed of steel not less than 4 inches (102 mm) in
diameter and concrete filled.
- Spaced not more than 4 feet (1219 mm) between posts on
- Set not less than 3 feet (914 mm) deep in a concrete footing
of not less than a 15-inch (381 mm) diameter.
- Set with the top of the posts not less than 3 feet (914 mm)
- Located not less than 3 feet (914 mm) from the protected
312.3 Other barriers. Physical barriers shall be a minimum of
36 inches (914 mm) in height and shall resist a force of 12,000
pounds (53 375 N) applied 36 inches (914 mm) above the adjacent