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What defines a detached structure

Posted By: BigB

What defines a detached structure - 11/28/17 11:28 PM

Or when does a detached structure become attached? What if there is a masonry patio wall connecting both structures? Or a breezeway? Or a continuous concrete slab? Trying to determine when a supplemental grounding electrode system is required.
Posted By: gfretwell

Re: What defines a detached structure - 11/29/17 01:28 AM

I always assumed it was the building envelope. If you gave to go outside to get to another part, it is another building.
Posted By: Yoopersup

Re: What defines a detached structure - 11/29/17 01:35 AM

Definition of detached structure. detached structure.

1. A section of a building that is not directly attached to the main building.

A garage that is on a property but not directly attached to a house is an example of a detached structure.
Posted By: BigB

Re: What defines a detached structure - 11/29/17 03:57 AM

Originally Posted by Yoopersup
Definition of detached structure. detached structure.

1. A section of a building that is not directly attached to the main building.

A garage that is on a property but not directly attached to a house is an example of a detached structure.


That definition is certainly ambiguous. Would a masonry wall attached to both structures not be "directly attached?" A porch or breezeway is certainly directly attached.
Posted By: gfretwell

Re: What defines a detached structure - 11/29/17 05:19 AM

There is a block wall extending from my house to the garage in front, open in the back and the tax man, the building department and the real estate people say I have a detached garage (ground rods etc for the electrical inspector)
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