Fold-down attic stairs in the garage?

One of our neighbors had told us that the [Sacramento County Building Department]( would not allow [fold-down attic stairs]( to be installed in the garage. I just got off the phone with the inspection supervisor, and he told me that they *are* allowed, but they must have a 1-hour fire rating. I’ll have to check our stair kit’s fire rating when I get home tonight.

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I'm a bit of a Renaissance man, with far too many hobbies for my free time! But more important than any hobby is my family. My proudest accomplishment has been raising some great kids! And somehow convincing my wife to put up with me since 1988. ;)
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One Response to Fold-down attic stairs in the garage?

  1. Jim says:

    Our GC doesn’t think the stair unit we have would pass inspection. 🙁

    I guess we’ll frame the opening to accommodate the stairs, then fit a piece of 5/8″ drywall into the opening.

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