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  1. Why the query? Are you altering something? When were the "steel doors" added? What is the separation between doors?<br />-----<br />[FONT=tahoma]"Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something." A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.---[/FONT][URL='http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/albert_einstein.html'][FONT=tahoma]Albert Einstein[/FONT][/URL] [FONT=tahoma]“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”― Mark Twain[/FONT]
  2. Why the query? Are you altering something? When were the "steel doors" added? What is the separation between doors?<br />-----<br />[FONT=tahoma]"Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something." A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.---[/FONT][URL='http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/albert_einstein.html'][FONT=tahoma]Albert Einstein[/FONT][/URL] [FONT=tahoma]“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”― Mark Twain[/FONT]
  3. cda
    [QUOTE="Margie Hanson, post: 163834, member: 9705"]Does a condo building built in1971 that has original wood louvre door in front of the steel exterior door legal or grandfathered in ? Thanks for any help.[/QUOTE] I take you are talking the unit entry door?? If so say no problem Check the condo rules, If you want to remove it. Or remove it, and see if anyone notices<br />-----<br />Sea of Blue::: [URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEHL3F9kU&feature=player_embedded[/URL] The flag is up!
  4. Does a condo building built in1971 that has original wood louvre door in front of the steel exterior door legal or grandfathered in ? Thanks for any help.<br />-----<br />
  5. You can download most of the building codes from http://www.codebookstandard.com<br />-----<br />
  6. Me and my wife have been looking into getting an inground pool. but after reaching out to several contractors we have had mixed answer on the topic of the building line on my survey. We have a P.U.E. line that is set back 8' from our back fence that we would not be crossing. The building line (B.L.) is 14' from the back of my house which leaves us no room for a pool. My understanding for the building line was that no structure (house or anything that can be seen over the fence) can be on or past the building line. The more info i look up the more I get a headache. Some info that I have read say the purpose of the building line if for the subdivision to look uniform and to keep some structure. My question is what does an inground pool that will not be able to be seen and is not going over the P.U.E have to with that. I have had some pool contractors tell me you cant and others tell me they do it all the time. I have vetted all contractors and there procedures all include permitting so the ones who do it go through the process and are not cutting corners. Is it possible this is up to the person who is reading this perception of the rules?<br />-----<br />
  7. [QUOTE="Christopher Casares, post: 220760, member: 23268"]Me and my wife have been looking into getting an inground pool. but after reaching out to several contractors we have had mixed answer on the topic of the building line on my survey. We have a P.U.E. line that is set back 8' from our back fence that we would not be crossing. The building line (B.L.) is 14' from the back of my house which leaves us no room for a pool. My understanding for the building line was that no structure (house or anything that can be seen over the fence) can be on or past the building line. The more info i look up the more I get a headache. Some info that I have read say the purpose of the building line if for the subdivision to look uniform and to keep some structure. My question is what does an inground pool that will not be able to be seen and is not going over the P.U.E have to with that. I have had some pool contractors tell me you cant and others tell me they do it all the time. I have vetted all contractors and there procedures all include permitting so the ones who do it go through the process and are not cutting corners. Is it possible this is up to the person who is reading this perception of the rules?[/QUOTE] Christopher, you will need to reach out to your local Planning Department, as this is a local zoning code requirement. I would suggest drawing up a sketched site plan to show them where you want to put the pool, and ask for their feedback. Good luck!<br />-----<br />[COLOR=#0000ff][SIZE=3][B]Codes are a minimum standard, not best practice.[/B][/SIZE] [SIZE=3]"Arguing with an inspector is like wrestling with a pig in mud, pretty soon you realize that the pig is enjoying it!"[/SIZE] [SIZE=3]“If a builder build a house for some one, and does not construct it properly, and the house which he built fall in and kill its owner, then that builder shall be put to death.” Code of Hammarabi (c. 1780 BC)[/SIZE] [SIZE=3]"Predicting rain doesn't count. Building arks does." Warren Buffett[/SIZE][/COLOR] [B][SIZE=4][COLOR=#ff0000]Help keep the forum alive, become a [URL='https://www.thebuildingcodeforum.com/forum/account/upgrades']Sawhorse[/URL][/COLOR][/SIZE][/B]
  8. cda
    [QUOTE="Christopher Casares, post: 220760, member: 23268"]Me and my wife have been looking into getting an inground pool. but after reaching out to several contractors we have had mixed answer on the topic of the building line on my survey. We have a P.U.E. line that is set back 8' from our back fence that we would not be crossing. The building line (B.L.) is 14' from the back of my house which leaves us no room for a pool. My understanding for the building line was that no structure (house or anything that can be seen over the fence) can be on or past the building line. The more info i look up the more I get a headache. Some info that I have read say the purpose of the building line if for the subdivision to look uniform and to keep some structure. My question is what does an inground pool that will not be able to be seen and is not going over the P.U.E have to with that. I have had some pool contractors tell me you cant and others tell me they do it all the time. I have vetted all contractors and there procedures all include permitting so the ones who do it go through the process and are not cutting corners. Is it possible this is up to the person who is reading this perception of the rules?[/QUOTE] welcome I would not ignore the line. Will you clarify this:: “”The building line (B.L.) is 14' from the back of my house ”” building line means a designated line drawn along the edge of a municipality’s sidewalk beyond which a building cannot extend. It helps to maintain a uniform appearance and prevents buildings from being built too close to a street or other properties. It is generally laid by statutory authorities for buildings or by local ordinances. Usually no developments are allowed within a building line. It is also referred to as a setback requirement, or a setback line.<br />-----<br />Sea of Blue::: [URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEHL3F9kU&feature=player_embedded[/URL] The flag is up! “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.”? Social media makes everyone an expert!!!
  9. cda
    [QUOTE="Christopher Casares, post: 220760, member: 23268"]Me and my wife have been looking into getting an inground pool. but after reaching out to several contractors we have had mixed answer on the topic of the building line on my survey. We have a P.U.E. line that is set back 8' from our back fence that we would not be crossing. The building line (B.L.) is 14' from the back of my house which leaves us no room for a pool. My understanding for the building line was that no structure (house or anything that can be seen over the fence) can be on or past the building line. The more info i look up the more I get a headache. Some info that I have read say the purpose of the building line if for the subdivision to look uniform and to keep some structure. My question is what does an inground pool that will not be able to be seen and is not going over the P.U.E have to with that. I have had some pool contractors tell me you cant and others tell me they do it all the time. I have vetted all contractors and there procedures all include permitting so the ones who do it go through the process and are not cutting corners. Is it possible this is up to the person who is reading this perception of the rules?[/QUOTE] read thru this [URL]https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/where-we-live/wp/2017/07/03/setback-rules-may-crimp-the-free-use-of-your-back-yard-but-theyre-there-for-a-reason/[/URL] You should check with the city to see if a pool is included in no you can’t build that<br />-----<br />Sea of Blue::: [URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEHL3F9kU&feature=player_embedded[/URL] The flag is up! “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.”? Social media makes everyone an expert!!!
  10. cda
    Any HOA association involved???<br />-----<br />Sea of Blue::: [URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEHL3F9kU&feature=player_embedded[/URL] The flag is up! “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.”? Social media makes everyone an expert!!!
  11. I recently purchased a very large building that was once a retirement home and multiple other things throughout it's life. we purchased it as a residence due to our large family and the ability to do more with the building than just live in it. My question has to do with sprinklered vs non sprinklered. There is a wing of the house that is 3 levels counting the basement. two levels were once a 25 bed retirement home. the building is separate from the main part of the house by a 6'x 7' metal roll down fire door and each floor has one. the building is 12" thick block and brick, and the floor and walls are concrete including all collumns and supports. interior walls are wood built with 1/2" sheetrock and 3/4" plaster concrete mix over the top;. we want to put the wing back into service for air b and b and or future bed and breakfast. we are not making any alterations to the existing rooms except paint and new updated fixtures. what are the requirements for sprinklers. currently each floor has 6 rooms so 12 total 6 bathrooms and a couple storage closets per floor. The 2nd story has fire escapes in place and double doors. the main floor has 3 exits two outside and one back into the main part of the house. hallway is almost 8' wide and exit doors are 6' double doors in and out. looking for direction<br />-----<br />
  12. Find a designer or code consultant in your area....It will be money well spent....Or talk to the local officials and maybe they can help....<br />-----<br />Boy it's hot!.....And where are we going in this handbasket?
  13. sorry for the non helpful answer which is "it depends" it depends on the square footage of the building in some cases if sufficient water is available the amount of work done in the building the code in place at time of renovations the zoning in place at the time of renovation the actual construction type of the building parts the actual use group that is presented for the uses of the building the actual rating of the walls and doors separating the part of the buildings possible more factors that are case specific and will be uncovered by the registered design professional code analyst of the building and changes<br />-----<br />Code compliance and inspections, leads to non-events :cool:
  14. [QUOTE="gringosgarage1, post: 221434, member: 23337"]I recently purchased a very large building that was once a retirement home and multiple other things throughout it's life. we purchased it as a residence due to our large family and the ability to do more with the building than just live in it. My question has to do with sprinklered vs non sprinklered. There is a wing of the house that is 3 levels counting the basement. two levels were once a 25 bed retirement home. the building is separate from the main part of the house by a 6'x 7' metal roll down fire door and each floor has one. the building is 12" thick block and brick, and the floor and walls are concrete including all collumns and supports. interior walls are wood built with 1/2" sheetrock and 3/4" plaster concrete mix over the top;. we want to put the wing back into service for air b and b and or future bed and breakfast. we are not making any alterations to the existing rooms except paint and new updated fixtures. what are the requirements for sprinklers. currently each floor has 6 rooms so 12 total 6 bathrooms and a couple storage closets per floor. The 2nd story has fire escapes in place and double doors. the main floor has 3 exits two outside and one back into the main part of the house. hallway is almost 8' wide and exit doors are 6' double doors in and out. looking for direction[/QUOTE] You need to find a licensed architect in your area. Way too many variables for us to consider here.<br />-----<br />[COLOR=#0000ff][SIZE=3][B]Codes are a minimum standard, not best practice.[/B][/SIZE] [SIZE=3]"Arguing with an inspector is like wrestling with a pig in mud, pretty soon you realize that the pig is enjoying it!"[/SIZE] [SIZE=3]“If a builder build a house for some one, and does not construct it properly, and the house which he built fall in and kill its owner, then that builder shall be put to death.” Code of Hammarabi (c. 1780 BC)[/SIZE] [SIZE=3]"Predicting rain doesn't count. Building arks does." Warren Buffett[/SIZE][/COLOR] [B][SIZE=4][COLOR=#ff0000]Help keep the forum alive, become a [URL='https://www.thebuildingcodeforum.com/forum/account/upgrades']Sawhorse[/URL][/COLOR][/SIZE][/B]
  15. Not a B n B, you are proposing a boarding house with that many rooms. It would be seen as a transient lodging.<br />-----<br />
  16. I always heard that the Building Line was so your neighbors building doesn't block your site of ICE coming down the street so you can hurry up and hide in the cellar? Or maybe that was a fire truck?<br />-----<br />
  17. cda
    [QUOTE="gringosgarage1, post: 221434, member: 23337"]I recently purchased a very large building that was once a retirement home and multiple other things throughout it's life. we purchased it as a residence due to our large family and the ability to do more with the building than just live in it. My question has to do with sprinklered vs non sprinklered. There is a wing of the house that is 3 levels counting the basement. two levels were once a 25 bed retirement home. the building is separate from the main part of the house by a 6'x 7' metal roll down fire door and each floor has one. the building is 12" thick block and brick, and the floor and walls are concrete including all collumns and supports. interior walls are wood built with 1/2" sheetrock and 3/4" plaster concrete mix over the top;. we want to put the wing back into service for air b and b and or future bed and breakfast. we are not making any alterations to the existing rooms except paint and new updated fixtures. what are the requirements for sprinklers. currently each floor has 6 rooms so 12 total 6 bathrooms and a couple storage closets per floor. The 2nd story has fire escapes in place and double doors. the main floor has 3 exits two outside and one back into the main part of the house. hallway is almost 8' wide and exit doors are 6' double doors in and out. looking for direction[/QUOTE] Welcome, your thread needs to be moved for better answers. Will try to get that done. I am going with more than likely fire sprinklers required.,<br />-----<br />Sea of Blue::: [URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEHL3F9kU&feature=player_embedded[/URL] The flag is up! “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.”? Social media makes everyone an expert!!!

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