FPSF with hydronic floor heating in garage and house
So …..I plan to build a new home in Zone 6A area of Minnesota.
The home is a box, 50×40, single story, with a 500 sq ft garage within the box.
I am using a frost protected shallow foundation product called (Mono Slab EZ forms). It took some convincing to get the local building official to accept the product but, he did.
However, he has come back and said “that because the he thinks that someday, someone might turn off the in floor hot water heating loop in the garage, and that the garage now needs to be considered unheated”. This means of course that there is a required separation between the heated and unheated areas requiring an internal footing that is not needed. Can anyone provide an argument for or against this comment?
P.S. when I head to Florida in the winter, I will not be setting the thermostat to 64 degrees (the required monthly mean temperature as per R403.1.1)
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