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Old 10-22-2009, 11:18 AM   #1
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Smallest Width For The Outside Door?


Does anybody know what is the narrowest allowed outside door? It will lead to the balcony-type deck with no fire escape.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:22 AM   #2
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They should be 36 at least one. But i have seen them as small as 32. there might not be a written rule. Thats in Ohio at least

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If this is commercial, the size of the deck should determine the occupancy load and that should determine the minimum egress requirements.

If this is a residence and is not part of any egress path, there should be no minimum.
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No code book? See if you state has it online, we don't know where you're from so there is no way we can help you.
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Does anybody know what is the narrowest allowed outside door? It will lead to the balcony-type deck with no fire escape.
Thanks for your help.

If it's not a required exit door, then there is no minimum size under the IRC.

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R311.4.2 Door type and size. The required exit door shall be a side-hinged door not less than 3 feet (914 mm) in width and 6 feet 8 inches (2032 mm) in height. Other doors shall not be required to comply with these minimum dimensions.
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I would assume that the door will provide for egress from the deck if there is no other way off....

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