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Old 11-14-2012, 09:29 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by stickboy1375 View Post
As long as the head room and working clearances are met, its really not a big deal.
I wasn't saying anything code wise, more of a common sense thing.


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Old 11-14-2012, 09:31 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by k_buz View Post
I wasn't saying anything code wise, more of a common sense thing.
Im not sure I follow? What common sense thing?

Im thinking a staircase to the attic, you must be thinking a drop down staircase or scuttle hole...
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Decision made

FWLIW, I've decided to fix it. To Parman's and others points, I don't want to spend the rest of my life in the house wondering/waiting to see if there is going to be a problem or fire. Much less having the thing burn down or someone injured over a few thousand bucks after having spent a fortune on the thing to build it. That and it turns out we found the stamped and signed paper permit from the county saying we have an extra 5 months despite their website saying it has to be done next month so we have a little breathing room. Thanks for all the help, advice and input (well most of it from the true professionals and good folk anyway).
Sincerely, Rob

p.s. Did I mention the house took nearly 5 miles of romex!? the house is big but the excessive amount is also due in large part to having to zig zag cable back and forth all over the place to get anywhere. If there is ever a next time, I'll have an engineer plan out hvac, plumbing and electric ahead of time in the design stage.


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