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Two family vs three family code

Discussion in 'Residential Building Codes' started by VERMA071, Jul 31, 2018.

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    VERMA071 Member

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    yes, I don't need a second exit but only an egress window which I have. One more question regarding hvac. If we provide cooling via window AC and baseboard heating, then I think we don't need to worry about hvac calculations, ducts, dampers etc.. That will remove the need to go to the MEP engineer. Am I right?
     
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    A window in each sleeping room?

    Just do not stick the ac in the required bedroom window!!!
     
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    Hello CDA,
    Please advice about the difference between smoke alarms and smoke detectors. As per section 907.2.11.2, I need a smoke alarm in each sleeping room and outside sleeping rooms. As you mentioned above in one of your reply, that I might need fire alarm as we are providing sprinklers. I just want to confirm that by fire alarm, you meant smoke detectors? Please advice.
    Thx,
     
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    Most ahj’s

    If you install a fire sprinkler system it has to be monitored off site, normally requires a fire alarm panel/system.

    Smoke detector - normally tied into a fire alarm system


    Smoke alarm- normally a stand alone battery or 110 volt powered
     
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    Have you checked with your fire insurance carrier for confirmation of your proposed use?
     

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