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    Default Re: Carport Codes for New Construction

    Quote Originally Posted by Wendell Swedberg View Post
    I consider this a carport (see picture).

    The code says that a carport is two have two sides that are open but is unclear on the square area.

    Would you consider this carport "open" on both sides?

    Also, isn't there suppose to be 4 bolts securing the post to the slab, not 2?

    Does anyone know the minimum distance between building structures?

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    That looks like a carport for a mini!

    The plate on that column has only two places for securing. I don't know of any specific requirement for 4 securing points.

    Distance between structure would depend on local ordnance's.

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    Default Re: Carport Codes for New Construction

    Quote Originally Posted by Wendell Swedberg View Post
    I consider this a carport (see picture).

    The code says that a carport is two have two sides that are open but is unclear on the square area.

    Would you consider this carport "open" on both sides?

    Yep, that's a carport.

    Also, isn't there suppose to be 4 bolts securing the post to the slab, not 2?
    All depends on the uplift and the steel properties - i.e., depends on the engineering.

    Does anyone know the minimum distance between building structures?
    Depends on the rating of the walls and any openings in those walls: 0 feet, 3 feet, 5 feet, 10 feet, 20 feet, or 30 feet.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Default Re: Carport Codes for New Construction

    Agree with the above and highly recommend "Significant Changes to the IRC 2006" by Hamid Naderi PE & Douglas Thornburg AIA, IMHO a must have for all inspectors. The attachment below is from Section 302 which has been totally changed from the 2003 version.

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    Default Re: Carport Codes for New Construction

    Here's an explanation and appropriate table.

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