By Bruce A. Barker
You don't have to be knowledgeable to evaluate your house's codes - you simply want this guide.
What is the correct clearance for an egress window? Does versatile duct must be supported each 4 toes or 5? Can vent pipe terminations be positioned close to operable doorways and home windows? the variation among a code-compliant fixture and an egregious violation is usually smaller than you're thinking that. you might have acquaintances, kin, or acquaintances who declare to understand, yet how will you make certain? Is it worthy taking their recommendation opposed to destiny violations, charges, and fixes?
The thoroughly up-to-date Codes for Homeowners is the following to aid. Written by way of foreign Residential Codes, qualified domestic inspector Bruce Barker, this 3rd version of Codes for Homeowners is present with such a lot nationwide codes in strength for the duration of 2015 via 2017.
Based on his many years of expertise, Inspector Bruce Barker has winnowed down the large heap of codes in strength to simply those who a single-family home-owner is probably going to come across. construction codes, electric codes, plumbing codes, and mechanical (HVAC) codes are proven and defined in daily, easy-to-understand language.
This third edition contains all the nice info within the first model yet is up-to-date to mirror any alterations to codes, together with the
• 2014 nationwide electric Code
• 2015 common Plumbing Code
• 2015 foreign Residential Code.
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3. Use at least 3,500 psi air-entrained concrete (between 5 and 7 percent total air content) in severe weathering potential environments. 4. You may use at least 4,000 psi air-entrained concrete with at least 3 percent total air content in steel-troweled garage floors in moderate and severe weathering potential environments. indd 48 Text (SW) 10/23/14 4:18 PM 10/23/14 4:20 PM Job:10-42039 Title:B&D Codes for Homeowners #175 P DTP:44 Page:48 eowners Page:48 foUndAtion AncHoRS 1. Install at least ½-inch diameter bolts in exterior footings, stem walls, basement walls, interior braced walls, monolithic slabs, and other places to which sill or sole plates for load-bearing and braced walls will be attached.
7 3⁄4" max. VIOLATION! Use only thumb-latch deadbolts on egress doors. Build a landing at least 36" deep on both sides of the egress door. You may build the exterior landing not more than 73⁄4" below the top of the threshold. indd 30 Text (SW) 10/23/14 3:07 PM 10/23/14 3:06 PM Job:10-42039 Title:B&D Codes for Homeowners #175 P DTP:44 Page:30 eowners Page:30 Exterior Doors A landing area is required on both sides of exterior doors. ■ Exterior Door Landing Requirements 1. Provide a landing on the interior and exterior sides of exterior doors.
Provide a backdraft damper at the duct termination or other approved location. Many kitchen hoods and cabinet-mounted microwave ovens have backdraft dampers integrated into the appliances. ABOVE-GROuND EXHAuST DuCT CONSTRuCTION 1. Use smooth, single-wall galvanized steel, stainless steel, or copper to construct kitchen exhaust ducts. 2. Seal the exhaust duct air tight to avoid leaking flammable grease into wall or floor cavities or between the kitchen exhaust hood and the kitchen cabinet. Smooth-wall galvanized metal use smooth-wall galvanized metal ductwork for range hood ducts, and be sure to seal the joints very well so the airborne grease doesn’t escape into walls and cabinets, where it poses a fire hazard.