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2015 WA State Adult Family Home requirements for grab bars

The 2015 International Residential Code does not contain information specific to Adult Family Homes, however; Washington State has addressed Adult Family Home (ADF) requirements by way of the Washington administrative code (WAC 51-51-0325) and state amendments to the IRC.  These … Continue reading

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2017 NFPA Code LP-Gas storage locations

The 2017 NFPA 58 provides requirements for LP-Gas containers.  Location distances to various objects including lot lines, structures, ignition sources, power lines, other tanks, etc. can be found in chapter 6. Specific distance requirements to building openings and ignitions sources … Continue reading

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Residential code requirement for home address

The Residential Code (R319) sets a minimum standard for the size and placement of a home address.  These minimums are especially important when it comes to fire and aid response, as valuable time can be wasted searching for a particular … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for gypsum & tile

The Residential Building Code can be a little tricky when it comes to where gypsum products can and cannot be used within a home.  Contractors as well as homeowners are often faced with a variety of interior wall products which … Continue reading

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General Information regarding PEX

    It’s not often that we see a new product take over a specific sector of the construction industry.  Much like poly-woven materials appeared in the 1990’s as competition to common building paper, PEX plumbing products has emerged to … Continue reading

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