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May 4, 2020 at 9:50 am #12711
Thanks for the comment. Construction of the stair is easy as is maintenance of it and the ‘serving stories above the second’ clause. The question that remains unclear is WHICH openings need protected.
184.108.40.206 paints a very clear picture of which openings around a fire escape need protected. The Code is not clear when it comes to an exterior stair which is not the same thing as a fire escape so 220.127.116.11. can’t be used to identify openings around an exterior stair.
Exterior stair and fire escape are not interchangeable terms and they both have the ability to serve as required exits.