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  1. #1
    How tall does a building have to be before it has to have a fixed access or ladder if it has a gas heater on the roof?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    45th Parallel
    we only carry a step ladder so, anything over about 6 ft!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    If your twenty foot extension ladder wont reach it should probably have a roof access. Unfortunately that isnt always the case. There is a code in place with regards to it but im sure its different everywhere.
    Yes we have air conditioning in our igloos.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Rapid City, SD
    There's gotta be a code for it, in most places anyway.. ask Payson about that one lol.

    Around here I've seen buildings over 30' tall with no access anywhere. But I've seen buildings I could get on with an 8' ladder with a fixed ladder on them.

    If I were an engineer I'd have a stairway (the kinda steep kind) access to every roof for a building I designed. I know how much it sucks going up a verticle ladder with tools, or up an extension ladder that barely reaches.
    Hummmmm... perhaps an elevator to the roof instead?
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Wheeling, Il.
    NFPA 54 chapter 5.4.3 requires roofs that are over 15’ and have gas equipment shall be equipped with inside access to the roof. The section describes the type of access required. So if you have a new building being permitted, you can have your access but if it is an existing - good luck on the code enforcement. Why do I still buy a ton of extension ladders???

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