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    attached or not

    If someone put an open walkway with a roof, to keep dry, from a garage 10' to a house, would anyone consider this attached?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mortimer View Post
    If someone put an open walkway with a roof, to keep dry, from a garage 10' to a house, would anyone consider this attached?
    If it is actually attached at both ends, then yes.

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    We call that a breezeway. Are you asking if that makes the garage "attached" to the house? I would say yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbiss View Post
    We call that a breezeway. Are you asking if that makes the garage "attached" to the house? I would say yes.

    -Hal
    Only if the breezeway is actually physically attached to the house and the garage at both ends.

    Some breezeways are freestanding and the posts on each end fall just short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jap View Post
    Only if the breezeway is actually physically attached to the house and the garage at both ends.

    Some breezeways are freestanding and the posts on each end fall just short.

    JAP>

    Just the walkway connection, even if concrete slab, is not enough to "attach".

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    Yes they're attached.
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    Wow,
    The way I have understood it is the garage is not attached unless it has a common walls and a roof. Just a roof is unattached.
    I would check with your local building inspector.

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    The OP's description is not clear. If it's only a canopy or roof that is free standing on both ends it's not considered attached. But usually something like this is supported at each end by both structures. So in that instance I would consider it attached.

    So which is it Mortimer??

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    From code perspective it goes deeper than just "attached".

    If "attached" effectively creates a single building/structure our of what once was two separate buildings/structures, then you run into issues with multiple feeders/services supplying a single building/structure. There still can be allowances in code that allow separate supplies, with conditions, often ends up treating it like two buildings/structures, but which structure does the attaching component belong to may not always be so clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwired View Post
    From code perspective it goes deeper than just "attached".

    If "attached" effectively creates a single building/structure our of what once was two separate buildings/structures, then you run into issues with multiple feeders/services supplying a single building/structure. There still can be allowances in code that allow separate supplies, with conditions, often ends up treating it like two buildings/structures, but which structure does the attaching component belong to may not always be so clear.
    And if that is not clear enough I don't know what would be.

    At least he didn't parrot another post in the thread as he normally does.

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