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miaimbeachfl33139

01:37PM | 07/18/05
Member Since: 07/17/05
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Hello K2,

I live in a 30yr old apt. building. It has 2 entry doors. One main, and one that was required back in the 60's, and 70's for a fire exit that is no longer required and located in the kitchen.

I will be remodeling my kitchen starting next week by covering up the door and making it a seamless wall so that i can install base and wall kitchen cabinets on it. It will also include appliances, so i will need 2 new electrical outlets on this wall. This wall also includes a built in fuse box.

what steps do i need to take to make to cover up this door, not hid the fuse box and make this NEW wall cabinet ready.

Is it a job i can do my self with parts from **********, or should i hire a contractor to do the job for me. How much in a ball park should it cost. The wall is about 9 ft long.

Thank you

Live in the same building of a Bob Vila renovation shown on television on Miami Beach

homebild

06:18AM | 07/21/05
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
I think you are mistaken.

Building codes still normally require 2 egress doors from every dwelling unit and you cannot over up and close this door.

Check with your lcoal code office before you do anything.

And codes require the service panel to be exposed at all times and not be obscured by any panel, door or other device.

miaimbeachfl33139

01:58PM | 07/24/05
Member Since: 07/17/05
2 lifetime posts
Thank you for your reply to my msg.

I checked with the building manager, and the city of miami beach is allowing the cover up of the unused kitchen door because fire sprinklers are being installed in every unit. The fire department has already checked it out and is allowing this to happen.

Live in the same building of a Bob Vila renovation shown on television on Miami Beach
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