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It’s a 2-bedroom on the level (3 occupants), and two 1-bedroom apartments upstairs. (maximum 4 occupants) = 7 occupants total.
Thank you Robert,
Not sure how to respond to your first question. I would say yes, being that if fire was to occur in this apartment, fire spread through this hatch would be a given, no? Also, none of these units share an egress, they all have their own independent exit, so am I right by saying this is not a 9.5? I’m going with a part 2.
No services or storage in the attic, simply insulation. The only access to the attic in through this hatch. The attic is fully opened above both apartments. This property was renovated but was initially built in 1948-1950.
Thanks again gentlemen!May 9, 2020 at 2:24 pm in reply to: Inspection – 2 apartments over an insurance business #12728
Wow! I would like to thank you all very much for the fast and excellent feedback!
Following yesterday’s inspection, I have a few questions. The ceiling separating the business from the 2 apartments is a suspended one and is not fire rated. The space between this suspended ceiling and the floor of the apartments is approximately 24 inches and the floor is made of wood boards/planks (see picture). Do I need to speak with the CBO? I believe a 1 hour fire separation is required? How would I deal with this?
The main area of the business has a combo smoke/CO alarm but there is an area at the back separated with a wall/door accessing to files, bathroom and kitchen but no combo smoke/CO alarm is present. Is one mandatory?
Also, the basement underneath the business is completely vacant with hardly any combustibles but did not have any smoke/CO alarms. I believe detection is required even if it is vacant?
Last thing….. the apartments upstairs only had smoke alarm and no CO alarms. I ordered for CO to be installed. Do the hallways require combo smoke/CO as well? Smokes were already present in the hallways.