Another egress question

Old 10-09-02, 07:45 AM
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Another egress question

Plan on remodeling my basement. The area for a bedroom I am planning has problems for placing an egress window. One wall, below grade, has the garage floor behind it. The other wall, below grade, has the front porch next to it. I don't not see where I can place an exit in either wall. Any suggestions? There are other windows in the basement for exit but not inside of the planned bedroom. Thank you.
Old 10-09-02, 09:50 AM
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The building code is quite clear about needing the egress window in the bedroom. You may want to meet with the building inspector to see if there is something else you can do that would give you equivelant life safety.

Don't know what code you are under, but Uniform Building Code also requires 1/10th of room area for light and 1/20th of room area for ventilation.

Old 10-09-02, 02:40 PM
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I suggest you replan your basement to put the bedroom somewhere else.

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