Storage
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initially published November 15, 2005
last updated - 28 Jan 2007

3.1 General
As chapter grows & programs enlarge the current storage problem will increase. Annually the building inspector cites these problems and the “stuff” gets shuffled into vacant rooms.

Life safety is jeopardized when the extremely flammable and explosive outdoor cooking grilles get located into the exit stair.

3.2 Problems
1. Exterior
+ Barbecue grilles (2 + 1 propane and fluids)
+ lawn mower
+ bicycles

2. Basement/Dining Room
+ chairs (especially at initiation) & 3 carts
+ art display panels 4'x8' folded
+ folding tables

3. Laundry Paint Closet

4. 1st Floor
+ VCR & CD storage
+ Games
+ DJ Sound System
+ Amp and speakers
+ Vacuum
+ Box & Floor Fans

5. 1st Floor/Library
+ Project model cardboard, Foam core, Balsa Wood, Supply Boxes
+ Shelves are full, excessive classroom reference books, paddles, scrapbooks and photographs

6. 3rd Floor
+ Seasonal and party items
+ Christmas and Halloween decoration

7. 3rd Floor Office (Room 13)
+ Student class files and fraternal sales items
+ Clothes and glass

8. Recycling
+ Bins constantly overflowing

9. Ritual Room
+ Wardrobe and props get wet due to mold and moisture of basement
+ Need larger space or reorganization to get door to shut per code.

10. Miscellaneous
+ Fans: Box & Floor
+ Vacuum cleaners (3)

3.3 Recommendations
Storage especially at lower levels are taken very seriously by code regulations and require legal enclosure, rated walls and doors, automatic sprinkler and smoke sensors. If new space is to be added at space remodel then it needs to be planned for now.

Several possible locations could be considered:

1. Attic and basement levels
+ Attic loading is limited by structural capacity and fire separation

2. Basement at ritual/chapter room

3. Basement at possible future pantry/multipurpose room

4. Exterior – Outdoor storage shed

5. Upgrade existing storage closets