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Residential Code requirment for attic venting

The 2012 International Residential Code (R806.1) requires the venting of enclosed attics and rafter spaces. The appropriate amount of cross ventilation (R806.2) can be achieved by the installation of openings at a rate of one square foot for every one … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for insulation baffle

The Residential Building Code (R806.1) requires ventilation of enclosed attic and rafter spaces.  Energy requirements also mandate the use of attic insulation, which if installed improperly may either block or limit air circulation.  The code directly address this situation (R806.3) … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for attic lighting

The mechanical section of the Residential Code requires lighting in both the attic (M1305.1.3.1), and the crawlspace (M1305.1.4.3) of homes where mechanical equipment is located.  The language is the same for both locations and requires the installation of a luminaire … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for attic insulation markers

The energy portion of the residential code (N1101.12.1.1) requires the installation of depth markers when blown or sprayed-in insulation is used in the attic.  The markers are necessary to determine the initial R value of the insulation during installation, as … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for appliance clearance in attic

The residential code lists clearance requirements for appliances in several areas of the mechanical code section.  The fist reference to clearances can be found in section M1305.1 which covers general access guidelines for all appliances. The specific requirements for appliances … Continue reading

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