need egress window? - no bedromm

Old 02-03-02, 06:25 AM
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need egress window? - no bedromm

I've been thinking of adding a 12 X 16 exercise/den. It will not be a bedroom. It currently has 1 standard 1' x 2.5' window. Would I need to upgrade this to an egress window?
Old 02-03-02, 10:17 AM
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Call your Building Inspection Department for local code.
They can tell you exactly what is necessary there.
Good Luck!
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Make sure that you don't put anything in this room that could remotely be considered a closet. And it would also help if you didn't put a door on the room.

The bottom line is that this is up to the judgement of the inspector. If the inspector thinks that you are trying to camouflage a bedroom as an exercise room, he won't approve it. So design the room to be as unusable as a bedroom as you can.

OldGuy's advice to involve the inspector before you start is the best approach. That way he/she will be able to tell you what they will allow and not allow.

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