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  1. #1
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    Question Protective vehicle stop (bollards) in garage

    I inspected a 2005 built home today with a gas water heater located in garage. No vehicle protection or (bollards) were installed in front of the gas water heater. The water heater sits off to the front corner and is not in direct path with an incoming vehicle that is if your coming in straight. I am thinking that protection is still needed. What is the code or standard for vehicle protection.

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    Default Re: Protective vehicle stop (bollards) in garage

    Trent,

    I've never seen bollard protection as of yet and will probably have a stroke the first time I see them.

    IRC code {1307.3.1} states, In garage-protect from damage by vehicles

    rick


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    Default Re: Protective vehicle stop (bollards) in garage

    Quote Originally Posted by Trent Tarter View Post
    I am thinking that protection is still needed. What is the code or standard for vehicle protection.
    That it is required.


    P2801.2 Installation. Water heaters shall be installed in accordance with this chapter and Chapters 20 and 24.

    G2408.3 (305.5) Private garages.Appliances located in private garages shall be installed with a minimum clearance of 6 feet (1829 mm) above the floor.
    - Exception: The requirements of this section shall not apply where the appliances are protected from motor vehicle impact and installed in accordance with Section G2408.2.

    M1307.3.1 Protection from impact. Appliances located in a garage or carport shall be protected from impact by automobiles.


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    Default Re: Protective vehicle stop (bollards) in garage

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    I've never seen bollard protection as of yet and will probably have a stroke the first time I see them.
    At which time you will stop writing them up ... right?

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    Default Re: Protective vehicle stop (bollards) in garage

    Only if they can pull the pen from my dead hand. Didn't Heston say something like that?

    rick


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    Default Re: Protective vehicle stop (bollards) in garage

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post

    IRC code {1307.3.1} states, In garage-protect from damage by vehicles

    rick
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    Rick,

    And what do you think all those Xmas Decorations, like New Sports Equipment & assorted ? Collectibles ! ( function is if not to protect the WH ?)


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