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mtcoop 03-19-2004 05:35 PM

Home Addition ???
 
DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW HIGH A CRWLSPACE MUST BE. I THOUGHT IT WAS 28 INCHES BUT NOT SURE. I LIVE IN NJ AND REMAMBER HEARING SOMTHING ABOUT A CRAWL SPACE MUST BE HIGH ENOUGH FOR A FIREFIGHTER AND AIRPACK TO FIT ??THANKS MTCOOP@COMCAST.NET

Ron in Southern Md. 03-19-2004 05:49 PM

I have been a contractor for 25 years and this is without a doubt a new one on me. I'm just so ammused that this even a thought, let alone made to an actual post. This is not an attack on the original post but a opinion on a relatively funny piece of info.

Check your local building codes

Contact your local fire dept

I have never seen or heard on any firefighter putting out a house fire from underneath

Teetorbilt 03-23-2004 10:41 PM

Urban legend.

Grumpy 03-25-2004 08:12 AM

To know for sure call your local building dept. They will tell you for sure.

djames 12-16-2005 06:09 AM

28'' is the proper min. head space for a scuttle access into the attic .. As far as a standard Dim. for a crawl space ?
You got me on that one ....when you find out let me know .
Thanks Don

Bonus 12-17-2005 01:00 AM

That's the number and the reason given for it here.

K2eoj 12-17-2005 08:02 AM

The "universal building code" that I tested on had a 18" dirt to wood requirement. I ran into the same problem a few years back and could not find a good answer. I would think a crawler should be big enough for an inspector to do an inspection although I have only seen an inspector in a crawler 1 time and he didn't go out of the access area. Maybe the IRC has something and someone will come along to straighten us out. HS. > I made my last crawler 6' because I'm 5'11". Bigger is better in my opinion.


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