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    Does the IRC address anything about a car repair pit? Anything special you can think of that I should mention to the clients. We talked about covering it, and I think they probably will.

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    "The really good ones have steps down at one end".

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    This is from the NC building code...not the NC IRC:



    Exception:
    Guards are not required for the following locations:

    1. On the loading side of loading docks or piers.
    2. On the audience side of stages and raised platforms,
    including steps leading up to the stage and raised platforms.
    3. On raised stage and platform floor areas, such as runways,
    ramps and side stages used for entertainment or
    presentations.
    4. At vertical openings in the performance area of stages
    and platforms.
    5. At elevated walking surfaces appurtenant to stages
    and platforms for access to and utilization of special
    lighting or equipment.
    6. Along vehicle service pits not accessible to the public.
    7. In assembly seating where guards in accordance with

    Section 1025.14 are permitted and provided.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Robinson View Post
    Does the IRC address anything about a car repair pit? Anything special you can think of that I should mention to the clients. We talked about covering it, and I think they probably will.

    The only thing would be the opening itself that would need to be able to be closed off. Maybe a permanent fixed ladder. Other than those common sense safety items I don't see anything else residential car work pits or anything like that.


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    Nowadays, we know that used oil is carcinogenic, so it should be cleaned up. I remember scraping sludge off the floor of the pit at the local garage. We dripped a lot of oil in there.

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    If I was that homeowner I'd consider selling that space off for burials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    If I was that homeowner I'd consider selling that space off for burials.

    rick
    Have any future occupants in mind ?


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    Mother-in-law suite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Luttrall View Post
    Mother-in-law suite.
    Yep, that actually came up during the inspection. Great minds think alike.

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    Good Start on a First Class Fall Out Shelter.
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    Install heavy plank cover and use for a wine cellar?

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    great place to store explosive gas fumes!


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    Quote Originally Posted by brian schmitt View Post
    great place to store explosive gas fumes!
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    No need for that , those baseboard heaters take care of that.
    * they look like natural gas as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Stephens View Post
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    Good Start on a First Class Fall Out Shelter.
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    Or a tornado shelter if you are around our area Billy...

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