If there are building codes in your area, they will probably require the
pit to open and be sloped to grade, so that it could not fill with a
flammable material (gasoline), and so that someone working in the pit
would not be trapped in a situation where they need to climb to get out.
These regulations eliminate the (legal) possibility of a pit in most
homes. Not such a bad regulation, really.
On Fri, 23 Apr 1999, Andy Poling wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Apr 1999, Phil Ethier wrote:
> > >this summer I plan to build a double garage. I would like to have an
> > >inspection pit in it to make working under the car easier. Any suggestions
> > >regarding size, stairs, lights etc. would be appreciated.
> > First check your local laws to find out if it is legal to have one.
> And, from what I hear, your (homeowners) insurance agent as well...
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