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Mountain Man

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Pam, I see soooo many fire code violations that it makes my head spin. :rotate: I have a tendency to look for those things....... being in the business ;) But reality is that the market does not recognize the added benefit, and buyers are not willing to pay the added cost to do it correctly. Just another wonderful day in the neighborhood. :ph34r:
 

Restrain

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I'm going to worry about a window that opens onto a garage when the main support beams are full of termites?! I don't think so. Geeze. The fact that the window opens onto a garage doesn't necessarily mean that it was not done with permits. I've seen plenty done with permits where this happens or where permits are not even required. If it doesn't affect value, so be it.

Roger
 

Jeff Horton

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Alabama
My question is whose Fire Codes? Is there a national fire code? In our area there is no zoning outside of the cities at all. So does that apply to these areas? Good sense yes even if there isn't a code.
 

Mountain Man

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National fire codes, I don't know of any. But there are NFPA standards (like your standard building codes) that many municipalities chose to not enforce or participate. Like you said, it makes sense........ but not cents.
If it doesn't affect value, so be it.
 
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