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SPS 321.03(3)(c)1. 1. The dwelling is fully sprinklered in accordance with NFPA 13R or NFPA 13D.
SPS 321.03(3)(c)2. 2. If a required exit includes an attached garage, the garage shall be sprinklered.
SPS 321.03(4) (4)Exits from lofts.
SPS 321.03(4)(a)(a) At least one stairway exit shall be provided, to the floor below, for a loft exceeding 400 square feet in area.
SPS 321.03(4)(b) (b) At least one stairway or ladder exit shall be provided to the floor below for a loft, 400 square feet or less, in area.
SPS 321.03(5) (5)Exits from basements and ground floors.
SPS 321.03(5)(a)(a) General. Except as provided in par. (b), all basements and ground floors shall be provided with at least one exit of the following types:
SPS 321.03(5)(a)1. 1. A door to the exterior of the dwelling.
SPS 321.03(5)(a)2. 2. A stairway or ramp that leads to the floor above.
SPS 321.03(5)(b) (b) Basements and ground floors used for sleeping.
SPS 321.03(5)(b)1.1. Basements and ground floors used for sleeping shall be provided with at least 2 exits.
SPS 321.03(5)(b)2. 2. The exits shall be located as far apart as practical.
SPS 321.03(5)(b)3. 3. The exits may not be accessed from the same ramp or stairway.
SPS 321.03(5)(b)4. 4. In addition to the exit type required under par. (a), the second exit from a basement or ground floor used for sleeping shall be one of the following types:
SPS 321.03(5)(b)4.a. a. A door to the exterior of the dwelling.
SPS 321.03(5)(b)4.b. b. A stairway or ramp that leads to the floor above.
SPS 321.03(5)(b)4.c. c. A stairway that leads to a garage provided the garage has an exit door other than the overhead door.
SPS 321.03(5)(b)4.d. d. An egress window that complies with sub. (6), located in each bedroom.
SPS 321.03(6) (6)Windows used for exiting. Windows which are installed for exit purposes shall comply with the requirements of this subsection.
SPS 321.03(6)(a) (a) The window shall be openable from the inside without the use of tools or the removal of a sash. If equipped with a storm or screen, it shall be openable from the inside.
SPS 321.03(6)(b)1.1. The nominal size of the net clear window opening shall be at least 20 inches by 24 inches irrespective of height or width. Nominal dimensions shall be determined by rounding up fractions of inches if they are ½-inch or greater or rounding down fractions of inches if they are less than ½-inch.
SPS 321.03(6)(b)2. 2. No portion of the window, including stops, stools, meeting rails and operator arms, shall infringe on the required opening.
SPS 321.03(6)(c) (c) The area and dimension requirements of par. (b) may be infringed on by a storm window.
SPS 321.03(6)(d)1.1. For any window used for exiting, the lowest point of clear opening shall be no more than 60 inches above the floor.
SPS 321.03(6)(d)2. 2. If the lowest point of clear opening is more than 46 inches above the floor, a permanent platform or fixture shall be installed such that a flat surface at least 20 inches wide and 9 inches deep is located no more than 46 inches directly below the clear opening.
SPS 321.03(6)(d)3. 3. The topmost surface of the platform or fixture shall be no more than 24 inches above the floor.
SPS 321.03(6)(d)4. 4. The topmost surface of the platform or fixture shall support a live load of at least 200 pounds.
SPS 321.03(6)(d)5. 5. A Step used for the sole purpose of reaching the top of the platform or fixture is exempt from the requirements of s. SPS 321.04.
SPS 321.03(6)(e)1.1. An egress window with any point of clear opening below adjacent grade shall be provided with an areaway in accordance with this section.
SPS 321.03(6)(e)2. 2. The width of the areaway shall be at least equal to the width of the window.
SPS 321.03(6)(e)3. 3. The areaway shall be a minimum of 36 inches measured perpendicular from the outer surface of the below-grade wall.
SPS 321.03(6)(e)4. 4. If the bottom of the areaway is more than 46 inches below adjacent grade or the top of the areaway enclosure, the areaway shall be provided with a ladder or at least one additional step to aid egress. Steps used to comply with this section are exempt from the requirements of s. SPS 321.04.
SPS 321.03(6)(e)5.a.a. Ladders or other steps used to comply with subd. 4. may infringe on the required area of the areaway by a maximum of 6 inches.
SPS 321.03(6)(e)5.b. b. Ladder rungs shall have a minimum inside width of at least 12 inches and shall project at least 3 inches from the wall behind the ladder.
SPS 321.03(6)(e)5.c. c. Ladder rungs shall be able to support a concentrated load of 200 pounds.
SPS 321.03(6)(e)5.d. d. Ladder rungs shall have a maximum rise of 12 inches between rungs and shall extend to within 12 inches of exterior grade.
SPS 321.03(6)(e)6. 6. The areaway shall be constructed such that water entering the areaway does not enter the dwelling.
SPS 321.03(7) (7)Doors used for exiting.
SPS 321.03(7)(a)(a) Doors used for exiting from a dwelling shall meet the following dimensions:
SPS 321.03(7)(a)1. 1. At least one exit door shall be a swing-type door at least 80 inches high by 36 inches wide.
SPS 321.03(7)(a)2. 2. Except as allowed under subds. 3. and 4., other required exit doors shall be at least 76 inches high by 32 inches wide.
SPS 321.03(7)(a)3. 3. Where double doors are used as a required exit, each door leaf shall provide a clear opening at least 30 inches wide and be at least 76 inches high.
SPS 321.03(7)(a)4. 4. Where sliding doors are used as a required exit, the clear opening shall be at least 30 inches wide and be at least 76 inches high.
SPS 321.03(7)(b) (b) All exit doors shall be openable from the interior without the use of a key.
SPS 321.03(8) (8)Balconies.
SPS 321.03(8)(a)(a) Balconies shall be made of concrete, metal or wood which is treated, protected or naturally decay-resistive in accordance with s. SPS 321.10.
SPS 321.03(8)(b) (b) Balconies shall be provided with guardrails in accordance with s. SPS 321.04 (3).
SPS 321.03(8)(c) (c) Balconies which are required for exit purposes shall also comply with all of the following requirements:
SPS 321.03(8)(c)1. 1. The balcony guardrail shall terminate no more than 46 inches above the floor level of the balcony.
SPS 321.03(8)(c)2. 2. The floor level of the balcony shall be no more than 15 feet above the grade below.
SPS 321.03(8)(c)3. 3. The floor of the balcony shall have minimum dimensions of 3 feet by 3 feet. The guardrail and its supports may infringe on the dimensions of the required area.
SPS 321.03(9) (9)Split level dwellings. In determining the exit requirement in a split level dwelling, all levels that are to be considered a single story shall be within 5 feet of each other.
SPS 321.03(10) (10)Two-family dwellings. In a 2-family dwelling, each dwelling unit shall be provided with exits in compliance with this section.
SPS 321.03 History History: Cr. Register, November, 1979, No. 287, eff. 6-1-80; r. and recr. Register, February, 1985, No. 350, eff. 3-1-85; emerg. am. (1) (b), (2) and (5) (b) 2., eff. 5-7-85; r. (1) (b), renum. (1) (a) to be (1), am. (2), (7) and (8), r. and recr. (5) to (6), cr. (6m) and (10) to (12), Register, January, 1989, No. 397, eff. 2-1-89; am. (3) and (7), r. and recr. (10) and (11), Register, March, 1992, No. 435, eff. 4-1-92; am. (8), r. and recr. (10) (a), Register, November, 1995, No. 479, eff. 12-1-95; am. (6m) (b) 1. and 2., r. (6m) (b) 3., Register, January, 1999, No. 517, eff. 2-1-99; r. and recr. (1), (5), (7) and (8), am. (2) (b), r. (6), renum. (6m) to be (6) and r. and recr. (6) (d) and (e) as renum., Register, March, 2001, No. 543, eff. 4-1-01; reprinted to correct printing error in (6) (e) 2., Register September 2001 No. 549; CR 02-077: am. (1) (a), (5) (a) (intro.) and (10) (b), r. and recr. (1) (e), cr. (1) (f) to (h), Register May 2003 No. 569, eff. 8-1-03; CR 03-097: am. (1) (h) 1., Register November 2004 No. 587, eff. 1-1-05; CR 08-043: am. (title) and (1) (b), r. and recr. (3) and (7), renum. (6) (e) 5. and (10) to (12) to be (6) (e) 5. a. and (8) to (10), cr. (6) (e) 5. b. to d., r. (8) and (9) Register March 2009 No. 639, eff. 4-1-09; correction in (2) (a) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register March 2009 No. 639; CR 09-104: am. (1) (c) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; correction in (6) (d) 5., (e) 4., (8) (a), (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 321.035 SPS 321.035 Interior circulation.
SPS 321.035(1) (1) Doors and openings. All doors and openings to the following areas shall be at least 80 inches high and provide either a net clear opening width of 30 inches or be a 32-inch door:
SPS 321.035(1)(a) (a) Except as provided under pars. (b) and (c), all entrances into common use areas.
SPS 321.035(1)(b) (b) At least 50% of the bedrooms.
SPS 321.035(1)(c)1.1. At least one full bathroom, including doors or openings to a sink, toilet and tub or shower. If this bathroom is accessible only through a bedroom, the bedroom door shall meet the minimum width requirements of this section.
SPS 321.035(1)(c)2. 2. If one or more full bathrooms are provided on the first floor, the bathroom meeting the requirements under this section shall be on the first floor.
SPS 321.035 Note Note: This section does not require a full bathroom on the first floor.
SPS 321.035(2) (2)Hallways.
SPS 321.035(2)(a)(a) Except as allowed under par. (b), the clear width of hallways shall be at least 36 inches.
SPS 321.035(2)(b) (b) The following are allowed to infringe on the required clear width of a hallway:
SPS 321.035(2)(b)1. 1. Door hardware and finish trim.
SPS 321.035(2)(b)2. 2. Handrails may infringe into the minimum width of a hallway up to 4½ inches on each side.
SPS 321.035(2)(b)3. 3. Heating registers may infringe into the minimum width of a hallway up to 4½ inches and no part of the register may be more than 38 inches above the floor.
SPS 321.035(2)(b)4. 4. Ducts, pipes, light fixtures, structural features, and corner treatments that are within 84 inches of the floor may infringe into the minimum width of a hallway by a maximum of 4½ inches on each side.
SPS 321.035(2)(b)5. 5. Unlimited infringements are allowed in a hallway more than 84 inches above the floor.
SPS 321.035(3) (3)Kitchens.
SPS 321.035(3)(a)(a) There shall be at least 30 inches of clearance between a wall, a permanently-installed kitchen island, permanently-installed kitchen cabinets and the following kitchen appliances, if provided:
SPS 321.035(3)(a)1. 1. A range, cook top or oven.
SPS 321.035(3)(a)2. 2. A sink, refrigerator or freezer.
SPS 321.035(3)(b) (b) Measurements shall be taken from the face of the wall, island, cabinet or appliance, ignoring knobs and handles.
SPS 321.035 Note Note: See ICC/ANSI A117.1 chapter 10 for more guidelines relating to doors and accessible routes. Under that standard, doors must be at least 80-inches in height and provide a minimum net clear opening of 31¾-inches in width in order to provide accessibility for people with disabilities.
SPS 321.035 History History: CR 08-043: cr. Register March 2009 No. 639, eff. 4-1-09.
SPS 321.04 SPS 321.04 Stairways and elevated areas.
SPS 321.04(1)(1) Scope.
SPS 321.04(1)(a)(a) General. Except as provided under par. (b), the following stairways shall conform to the requirements of this section.
SPS 321.04(1)(a)1. 1. Every interior and exterior stairway attached to, or supported by any part of the structure covered under this code.
SPS 321.04(1)(a)2. 2. Tub access steps, unless they are an integral part of an approved plumbing product.
SPS 321.04(1)(b) (b) Exceptions. The following stairways are not required to comply with the requirements of this section:
SPS 321.04(1)(b)1. 1. Stairways leading to non-habitable attics or crawl spaces.
SPS 321.04(1)(b)2. 2. Non-required stairways connecting the basement directly to the exterior of the structure without communicating with any other part of the structure.
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