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If you failed an inspection they must tell you why. As Alt asked above, do you not have a receptacle at all, or is there one there but not GFI protected? Under codes going back to the 70's bathroom receptacles must be GFI protected. Before that there was no GFI protection so an earlier installation could very well have a non-GFI protected receptacle and ...
Yes. Bathroom receptacles must be GFCI protected. That's not to say there must be a GFCI receptacle, just that they must be GFCI protected. The protection can be provided via a GFCI breaker or other device.
I can't speak for specific codes but have remodeled houses in at least 15 different counties and a few countries. No inspector would ever let me have french doors opening to either a drop-off or guard rail. There is exactly no way around this. You must have a proper step off on all doors, whether they will be used or not. If you don't want wide stairs ...
Model building codes rarely have exemptions for less used doors. However, a myriad of model building code compliant configurations is possible provided that among other things: The overall configuration of doors and stairs complies with all the requirements for landings at both doors. The overall configuration complies with the requirements for guards and ...
If the door can be opened, it must have a landing on the outside, minimally 36"X36", but in your case, it must be the width of the doors X 36" deep from the house. You can put a guard rail in front of the inactive one, then have a smaller landing. That will look a little odd in my opinion though.
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