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Defining a "Room" for I-4

Discussion in 'Commercial Fire Codes' started by JenniferinHouston, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. cda

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    As stated before the room identified, to the state, that will be used for actual day care, where the children will be the majority of the time, 2 1/2 years and younger,,,,

    Shall have a door direct to the outside.

    If they are in a dining room or play room or other for an hour or so, do not worry about those doors.

    So cheapest route is locate the 2 1/2’s in the rooms you wish to convert the windows to doors.



    How many total children are you trying to get approved for??????
     
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  2. JenniferinHouston

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    10 total children plus 3 teachers
     
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    So you have three rooms dedicated as day care rooms??

    Plus other rooms to support these?
     
  4. JenniferinHouston

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    Yes, you got it. It's a house, so the rooms are not large. We went to the house again tonight. I think my ideal is to add only ONE pair of exterior french doors on the back bedroom heading into the yard and then join the two back bedrooms so it's one large (albeit weirdly shaped) space. The front room would be our crib room for sleeping. The pickle I'm in is there's no real way to add another exterior door to that front room. I think CPS is going to say no to that even though Its SO close the front door. I mean literally you walk out the bedroom and you're standing in front entry... Rules are rules though, so I doubt they'll bend.
     
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    I don’t think TDHS cares, it will be the fire marshal or building dept, that TDHS normally requires an inspection and approval from.


    A route to go is ask nicely the fire marshal and building Dept to do a pre walk through, before you go to far down the road.


    Sometimes seeing it in person, changed the answer. Plus they have to see it anyway.
     
  6. JenniferinHouston

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    Good tip. I really appreciate your help. I'll try to see if I can get them to come out and do a walk through this week.

    J
     

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