- Jan 18, 2009
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what is the average cost involved in getting low explosives permit ,after buying storage container?
If you need help working on it:that isn't as bad as i thought it would be thanks
The attached garage varience may bite you. The requirment is for a 1-hour fire wall and door. My local building code required a 1-hour fire wall when I added the garage, but they allow a 20-minute door in that wall because they assume that you will not stack flammable materials against the door. BATFE interpreted the varience as requiring a one-hour door as well. That was an extra $300 plus roughly $50 each for a fire-rated lockset and a UL rated door closer which makes it difficult to open the door while holding a bag of groceries. If your house does not already have a one-hour fire wall separating it from the garage (older construction does not) then figure on $1000 to meet that requirment. You need to open a discussion with your local fire marshall before BATFE contacts him to see if he has any problems with your locating an explosives magazine in your garage. My state (CT) and local fire laws do not even apply to class C explosive (or whatever the newer UN designation is) so he had no problem with those. Beyond that would require a state explosives license as well.
remember its an Indoor Type 4. Distances don't apply in indoor**mine will be in my barn which is 150 feet away from my house ,about 200 feet from the road and about a 1/8 miles from any of my neighbors.