Go Back  DoItYourself.com Community Forums > Interior Improvement Center > Doors, Skylights and Windows
Reload this Page >

Building code requirments for an entry door between house and garage?

Building code requirments for an entry door between house and garage?

Reply

  #1  
Old 11-30-17, 03:46 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: USA
Posts: 24
Building code requirments for an entry door between house and garage?

I would like to install an entry door in a wall that currently separates my garage and the hallway of my house. My concern is how do I find out how to install the door so that it meets all building requirements? I don't even know where these building requirements are. I know there are building code requirements relating to fire-rating, clearances, and steps from the garage floor to the door (my house has raised foundation).
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 11-30-17, 03:55 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 20,503
Call your local Building Inspector / or contact your county or city permit department.
 
  #3  
Old 11-30-17, 03:57 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: USA
Posts: 24
Which one is it? local building inspector, county department, or city department?
 
  #4  
Old 11-30-17, 04:16 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 20,503
Yeah sorry but I don't know where you live or how things work there. I can't possibly know if you would call your county or city. If you can find a number for your Building Inspector, start there.
 
  #5  
Old 11-30-17, 05:16 PM
Handyone's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: U.S.
Posts: 5,451
Since you're in California I will assume you need a fire rated door with self-closing hinges. This is typical in any city I've worked in.
You can go to the local building department (usually at city hall), take a number, and they will answer your question quickly.
There are no variations that I know of, the door must have self-closing hinges.
 
  #6  
Old 11-30-17, 07:03 PM
Norm201's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 5,956
There are no variations that I know of, the door must have self-closing hinges.
I like that. But not here in New York. At least not in my area. Never heard that the height or number of stairs was a concern or code!
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes