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Adan123

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Hello so I am in the state of Utah and wanting to get a small business going I can't say exactly what it is yet...however what license or permit would I need for say to install a "coat hangar" on a door? Just a mechanical door, simply screwing in the hangar.
 

cda

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Welcome

Not much info to give a good answer

If working out of your garage ,,,, None

If working out of a commercial building

Normally the basics

The city wants a certificate of occupancy / business license to open the doors.

So that is the short story when it comes to Building Code.

Is this the direction you want the answer to go??

Or were you thinking about something else??
 

Adan123

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Welcome

Not much info to give a good answer

If working out of your garage ,,,, None

If working out of a commercial building

Normally the basics

The city wants a certificate of occupancy / business license to open the doors.

So that is the short story when it comes to Building Code.

Is this the direction you want the answer to go??

Or were you thinking about something else??
It would start out of my garage of course and eventually rent out a small building if business bloomed. What I'm trying to get at is where would I begin? Specifically what I'm shooting at is the actually install like said all it would be is drilling holes into a door and attaching a hinge/hook so I'm curious what certifications I would need or licenses would I need or would I even need any being that there's no electronics or anything serious being done?
 

Adan123

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It would start out of my garage of course and eventually rent out a small building if business bloomed. What I'm trying to get at is where would I begin? Specifically what I'm shooting at is the actually install like said all it would be is drilling holes into a door and attaching a hinge/hook so I'm curious what certifications I would need or licenses would I need or would I even need any being that there's no electronics or anything serious being done?
I'm sorry for the dull response, I lack knowledge on this so any guidance or pointers will help
 

cda

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I'm sorry for the dull response, I lack knowledge on this so any guidance or pointers will help


You need to determine, for any door, if it is a Fire Rated door.

If so, there are very few things you can do to it.



This section of NFPA 80 limits job site preparations to the following:

  • Holes for surface-applied hardware – applied to the door or frame without removing material other than drilling round holes to accommodate cylinders, spindles, and similar operational elements, electrified hardware (added in the 2016 edition), as well as through-bolts.
  • Function holes for mortise locks
  • Holes for labeled viewers
  • Maximum ¾-inch wood and composite door undercutting
  • Installation of protection plates


 

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I believe your first step is to contact the Planning Division/Department in your municipality as it appears that they would be the best source of info regarding your home business. After their response, you would provide a simple business plan to determine if the Building Division/Department would require a permit for any work you are proposing.
 

Adan123

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Do you have a link to an example of a

Door Step Latch
doorfootinuse_1200x.jpg
 

cda

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A couple of threads to read

Make sure you read the comments





 

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Check with your local planning & zoning department for home occupation licenses. Most localities have limits on how much space your business can have, how much (and what) you can store, and how many visitors (including deliveries) you can have. Of course, there are often fees and possibly taxes. Good luck!
 

Adan123

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Check with your local planning & zoning department for home occupation licenses. Most localities have limits on how much space your business can have, how much (and what) you can store, and how many visitors (including deliveries) you can have. Of course, there are often fees and possibly taxes. Good luck!
Just contacted them via email, thank you!
 

Rick18071

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I don't know what codes the state of Utah uses but we would use this from the 2015 IBC:

LIVE/WORK UNIT. A dwelling unit or sleeping unit in
which a significant portion of the space includes a nonresidential
use that is operated by the tenant.
SECTION 419
LIVE/WORK UNITS
419.1 General. A live/work unit shall comply with Sections
419.1 through 419.9.
Exception: Dwelling or sleeping units that include an
office that is less than 10 percent of the area of the dwell-
with accessory occupancies in accordance with Section
508.2.
419.1.1 Limitations. The following shall apply to all live/
work areas:
1. The live/work unit is permitted to be not greater than
3,000 square feet (279 m2) in area;
2. The nonresidential area is permitted to be not more
than 50 percent of the area of each live/work unit;
3. The nonresidential area function shall be limited to
the first or main floor only of the live/work unit; and
4. Not more than five nonresidential workers or
employees are allowed to occupy the nonresidential
area at any one time.
419.2 Occupancies. Live/work units shall be classified as a
Group R-2 occupancy. Separation requirements found in Sections
420 and 508 shall not apply within the live/work unit
where the live/work unit is in compliance with Section 419.
Nonresidential uses that would otherwise be classified as
either a Group H or S occupancy shall not be permitted in a
live/work unit.
Exception: Storage shall be permitted in the live/work
unit provided the aggregate area of storage in the nonresidential
portion of the live/work unit shall be limited to 10
percent of the space dedicated to nonresidential activities.
419.3 Means of egress. Except as modified by this section,
the means of egress components for a live/work unit shall be
designed in accordance with Chapter 10 for the function
served.
419.3.1 Egress capacity. The egress capacity for each element
of the live/work unit shall be based on the occupant
load for the function served in accordance with Table
1004.1.2.
419.3.2 Spiral stairways. Spiral stairways that conform
to the requirements of Section 1011.10 shall be permitted.
419.4 Vertical openings. Floor openings between floor levels
of a live/work unit are permitted without enclosure.
[F] 419.5 Fire protection. The live/work unit shall be provided
with a monitored fire alarm system where required by
Section 907.2.9 and an automatic sprinkler system in accordance
with Section 903.2.8.
419.6 Structural. Floors within a live/work unit shall be
designed for the live loads in Table 1607.1, based on the
function within the space.
419.7 Accessibility. Accessibility shall be designed in accordance
with Chapter 11 for the function served.
419.8 Ventilation. The applicable ventilation requirements
of the International Mechanical Code shall apply to each area
within the live/work unit for the function within that space.
419.9 Plumbing facilities. The nonresidential area of the
live/work unit shall be provided with minimum plumbing
facilities as specified by Chapter 29, based on the function of
the nonresidential area. Where the nonresidential area of the
live/work unit is required to be accessible by Section
1103.2.13, the plumbing fixtures specified by Chapter 29
shall be accessible.
 
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