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    Default Microwave vent

    Inspecting a house today that had the microwave vent terminate into the attached garage, near seen this before. I know its wrong x2, 1. firewall has been compromised 2. should be vented to the outside.
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    Default Re: Microwave vent

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Morris View Post
    1. firewall has been compromised
    Note: that is a separation wall, not a firewall. Referring to it as a firewall is poor practice as a "firewall" is a very specific type of wall, and offers much more protection than a dwelling/garage separation wall ... least an inspector get hung out to dry for implying that wall is capable of something it is not ... that could happen.

    But would likely only happen if there was a fire and that wall came into play.

    Otherwise, yes, that installation of venting into the garage is wrong and not code compliant ... not even common sense compliant.

    Jerry Peck
    Construction Litigation Consultant ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

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    Default Re: Microwave vent

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    . not even common sense compliant.
    Can't you see pulling into the garage, opening the car door, and saying to yourself, "Ah, lasagna tonight!"


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