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Residential Code requirement for appliance support and ground clearance

  The 2012 International Residential Code (M1403.2) requires heating and cooling equipment to be set on a support or foundation. The foundation must be raised at least 3” above the ground. A second reference to ground clearance and support (M1305.1.4.1) … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for bathroom ventilation

The building code requires light and ventilation to bathrooms by means of a window.  The window must have a minimum dimension of 3 square feet, with one half of the area openable. Many times it is not possible to have … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for protection of pipes

The Residential Building Code requires the protection of pipe which is located in concealed locations.  This requirement can be found in several sections of the code including; M1308.2, G2415.7, and P2603.2.1. According to both the mechanical and plumbing sections of … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for clothes washer standpipe

The Uniform Plumbing Code (804.1) requires clothes washer standpipes to extend at least 18 inches above the trap, but not more than 30 inches. The pluming portion of the Residential Code (P2706.2), allows for a minimum height of 18 inches … Continue reading

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