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#74563 - 01/27/07 12:16 AM crawl space or unfinished basement  
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Do you think crawl space is considered an unfinished basement?

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#74564 - 01/27/07 12:42 AM Re: crawl space or unfinished basement  
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In short.....No.

A crawl space is usually no more than 3 feet high and usually consists of natural ground.

An unfinished basement Is usually 8+ feet high with a concrete floor and walls.


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#74565 - 01/27/07 06:02 PM Re: crawl space or unfinished basement  
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Crawl spaces are usually unconditioned (no heat or AC; although some are purposely conditioned) and basements are conditioned.


#74566 - 01/27/07 06:29 PM Re: crawl space or unfinished basement  
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If you're asking because of code issues, the NEC does actually make a distinction between "crawl space" and "unfinished basement" though it defines neither--210.8(4) and (5). So code for one doesn't necessarily apply to the other.

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