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WAC 51-50-3404: Section 3404€”Alterations


Published: 2015

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Section 3404—Alterations.










3404.1 General. Except as provided by Section 3401.4 or this section, alterations to any building or structure shall comply with the requirements of the Code for new construction. Alterations shall be such that the existing building or structure is no less conforming with the provisions of this Code than the existing building or structure was prior to the alteration.

EXCEPTIONS:
1. An existing stairway shall not be required to comply with the requirements of Section 1009 where the existing space and construction does not allow a reduction in pitch or slope.

 
2. Handrails otherwise required to comply with Section 1009.12 shall not be required to comply with the requirements of Section 1012.6 regarding full extension of the handrails where such extensions would be hazardous due to plan configuration.

 
3. In buildings considered existing structures on July 1, 2010, dwelling units shall be permitted to have a ceiling height of not less than 7 feet (2134 mm).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 10-03-097, § 51-50-3404, filed 1/20/10, effective 7/1/10.]