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Default How strict are egress inspectors?

On May 25, 10:12*am, Smitty Two wrote:
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*Oren wrote:
On Mon, 24 May 2010 16:18:24 -0700 (PDT), bryanska

So... classic story of "measure twice, cut once".

I installed an egress window well myself. The hole for the window has
not been cut (I am subcontracting that). So for the past week I have
been digging, and I finally bolted the well to the foundation and

However, now that I measure twice, I see I might be a couple inches
short of the 36x36 requirement for clear opening in front of the
opened window.

It's more like 36" deep by 34" wide.

How serious are the inspectors? Do they vary?

I would only worry if the inspector is carrying a tape measure on his

OP could provide his own tape measure, as a courtesy. "Hey, check this
out, I'm actually at 37" here. I hope the extra inch won't matter."

I'm not sure where to buy phony tape measures with slightly shorter
divisions, though.

You can start with this: