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Residential Code requirement for light at stairs

The 2012 International Residential Code (R311.7.9) requires the illumination of both indoor and outdoor stairs, and refers the reader to (R303.7)*. This section of the code requires an artificial light source in the immediate vicinity of a landing or stairway. … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for recessed lights

The Residential Building Code (N1102.4.4) requires the use gaskets or caulks when recessed lighting is installed between conditioned and unconditioned space.  The recessed lighting must be IC-rated and labeled indicating an air leakage rate of not more than 2.0 CFM … Continue reading

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