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Residential Code requirement for mechanical exhaust termination

  The 2012 International Residential Code (M1506.2) requires exhaust openings to terminate a minimum distance of three feet from any operable or non-operable opening. These types of openings may include; windows, doors, vents, etc. The code (R303.5.2) also does not … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for guardrail opening

The residential building code (R312.1.3) limits the maximum space allowed between openings in guardrails.  These areas include; the space between the bottom of the rail and walking surface, as well as the space between balusters.  The size of any of … Continue reading

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