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Old 08-10-2009, 02:53 PM   #16
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Thanks KC, you must be talking about Dave's pictures being the wrong suggestions. That's why I told him 4 previous times to put the door where you stated. Are there any other concerns for a two-family dwelling fire separation, KC? Be safe, G
There wouldn't be any special considerations relative to fire separation unless the existing fire separation walls or floor-ceiling assemblies (if any)are being somehow disturbed. Removal or penetration of the sheetrock on those walls would most certainly be an issue, as it was installed to a very specific fire-rated design.

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Please excuse my drawing. The yellow hallway is actually the stairs going up and the L shape (yellow hallway) represents the space under the stairs. This will most likely be used for storage which is why the door is shown. The stairway is all that was in the basement when I began trying to finished it.

There is a door at the top of the stairs to the first level. The basement will be considered an in-law apartment as the code does not allow a multiple family dwelling. Regardless, I want to allow maximum privacy for whatever it turns out to be.

I guess I could just frame for a door and not put one there.

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