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Residential Code requirement for window fall protection

The 2012 International Residential Code (R312.2) requires fall protection at operable windows when they meet a combination of two specific height requirements. The first requirement addresses the height of the window above finished grade while the second height requirement addresses … 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 fire wall assembly

The Residential Building Code (R302.1) requires fire resistant construction of walls when the distance between homes is less than five feet.  Townhomes are considered separate buildings under the code (R302.2), and thus required to be separated by a fire rated … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for appliance protection in the garage

The building code requires appliances which are located in the garage to be either elevated or protected to prevent accidental impact.  The mechanical portion of the code (M1307.3.1) does not specifically mandate the use of bollards, but does require the … Continue reading

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