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Old January 1st 05, 02:33 AM
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is this do-able?

if so, is there generally a requirement for gypsum board or some other fire
rated materials between the apartment floor and the parked cars beneath it?



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Old January 1st 05, 03:22 AM
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Your "general requirement" is better known as "local code". Check with
your local building inspector.

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Old January 1st 05, 03:49 AM
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In article , "effi"
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is this do-able?

if so, is there generally a requirement for gypsum board or some other fire
rated materials between the apartment floor and the parked cars beneath it?




Quite common in central Austin TX.

Local code and zoning will govern the particulars.

Roland
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Old January 1st 05, 04:04 AM
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On 12/31/2004 9:33 PM US(ET), effi took fingers to keys, and typed the
following:

is this do-able?

if so, is there generally a requirement for gypsum board or some other fire
rated materials between the apartment floor and the parked cars beneath it?

My bedroom is above a two car garage. The garage ceiling is sheetrocked.
It is not much of a concern since a car hasn't been parked in the garage
for years. No room.

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Old January 1st 05, 04:13 AM
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On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 20:33:48 -0600, "effi" wrote:

is this do-able?


Yes.

if so, is there generally a requirement for gypsum board or some other fire
rated materials between the apartment floor and the parked cars beneath it?


There is here, and likely is where you are.

Jeff



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Old January 1st 05, 08:03 AM
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"Jeff Cochran" wrote in message
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On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 20:33:48 -0600, "effi" wrote:

is this do-able?


Yes.

if so, is there generally a requirement for gypsum board or some other

fire
rated materials between the apartment floor and the parked cars beneath

it?

There is here, and likely is where you are.

Jeff

Yes; like many of us the garage is 'storage'!
Best to comply with required local building and insurance codes.
But conditions of use might change?
For example ten-fifteen years from now, with perhaps a new owner etc, a
young man working on his own car late at night leaves it running while he
runs out with friend to get something at a food take-out.
A fire or a leakage of carbon monoxide occurs and someone in an apartment
above or the attached house is injured or killed!
Legal liability could be incurred and the home owner then may find that
their insurance is in invalid for renting an apartment in a building that
does not meet code?
Two cents.




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