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Re: Pits are the pits

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Subject: Re: Pits are the pits
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 14:46:23 -0700
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.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires
My garage has a dirt floor... might just start digging...

on 7/20/05 8:28 AM, Stuart MacMillan at 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.
>> Bob

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