I think the objection to residential garage pits is the fact that many
attached garages also contain a gas water heater, gas dryer, or gas furnace.
Any leaked gas would accumulate in the pit.
A detached garage with no gas appliances would probably pass muster.
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My garage has a dirt floor... might just start digging...
on 7/20/05 8:28 AM, Stuart MacMillan at email@example.com wrote:
> Well, the quickie-lube places have used them for years, but maybe that's
> contributed to the apparent brain damage that most of the people working
> there exhibit.
> My biggest fear would be turning it into a big BBQ pit with a fuel spill.
> Stuart MacMillan
> Paul wrote:
> There was also heavier fumes that would sink into the pit and
> asphyxiate the owner.
> Bob Howard wrote:
>> In some communities a pit is illegal. I've been told that the reasons
>> include auto fluids deep in the ground and fire hazards. The fluids
>> objection makes some sense, though I don't see why fire would be more
>> likely in a hole than on the surface of the earth. Some towns have
>> forced pit owners to fill them.