rfdacm02

Attached Garages in 1 and 2 Family Dwellings

Discussion created by rfdacm02 on Aug 2, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 15, 2019 by randomtom83

I've found it difficult to come up with concrete answers in NFPA with regard to 1 &2 Family Dwellings and attached garages. Chapter 24 is all but silent on attached garages (CO section speaks to it). Are they to be treated as incidental storage or a separated storage occupancies? Over and over we see 20 min doors being specced between dwellings and garages, but that indicates a 1/2 hr. fire barrier, not a 2 hr., and not no requirement? I understand the IRC addresses this (I'm not a user of IBC/IRC), but it seems to be lacking clarity in NFPA 101? 

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