Black & Decker Codes for Homeowners: Electrical Mechanical Plumbing Building Updated through 2014

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A graphic, highly user-friendly guide to national codes for residential construction. Codes for Homeowners uses clear photographs to show exactly how the parts of your house are supposed to look once the work is done. Written by International Residential Codes-certified home inspector Bruce Barker, this second edition of Codes for Homeowners is current with most national codes in force for the period of 2012 through 2014. Based on his decades of experience, Inspector Bruce has winnowed down the massive heap of ...
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A graphic, highly user-friendly guide to national codes for residential construction. Codes for Homeowners uses clear photographs to show exactly how the parts of your house are supposed to look once the work is done. Written by International Residential Codes-certified home inspector Bruce Barker, this second edition of Codes for Homeowners is current with most national codes in force for the period of 2012 through 2014. Based on his decades of experience, Inspector Bruce has winnowed down the massive heap of codes in force to only those that a single-family homeowner is likely to encounter. Building codes, electrical codes, plumbing codes and mechanical (HVAC) codes are shown and described in everyday language. The 2nd edition includes all of the great information in the first version but is updated to reflect any changes in the codes in force, including the National Electrical Code, the Universal Plumbing Code and the International Residential Code.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589237216
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Series: Black & Decker Complete Guide Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 292,624
  • Product dimensions: 7.82 (w) x 10.64 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce A. Barker is president of Dream Home Consultants, LLC., a Cary, North Carolina-based building inspection and consulting firm. He has built or inspected more than 2,000 homes during his 23 years in the construction and building inspection industries. Bruce is a Residential Combination Inspector, a licensed contractor, a certified building energy performance analyst, and a certified infrared thermographer.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction
 
CODES & PERMITS:  the basics
 
BUILDING DESIGN & SAFETY
Habitable Rooms
Fire Separations
Stairways
Emergency Escape Openings
Egress Doors
Exterior Doors
Ventilation & Exhaust
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Clearances for Cooking Equipment
 
STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS
Foundations
Crawlspaces
Decks
Floor Systems
Wall Systems
Windows & Doors
Roof Systems
Exterior Components
Shingle Roof Covering Installation
Fireplaces & Chimneys
Water Control & Drainage Near the Home
Heating & Air Conditioning
HVAC Appliances
HVAC Duct Installation
Combustion Air for Fuel-burning Appliances
Vents for Fuel-burning Appliances
Plumbing System
Definitions of Plumbing Terms
The Home Plumbing System
Water Supply Piping
Drain, Waste & Vent Piping (DWV)
Plumbing Vents
Plumbing Traps
Plumbing Appliances & Fixtures
Electrical System
Definitions of Electrical Terms
Understanding Electrical Circuits
Electrical Grounding & Bonding
Electrical Branch Circuit Requirements
Electrical Receptacle Installation
Ground-fault (GFCI) & Arc-fault (AFCI) Protection
Junction Boxes, Device Boxes & Enclosures
Switch Installation
Light Fixture Installation
Satellite Dishes, Television & Radio Antennas
Broadband Cable Wiring
 
Appendix:  
Common Mistakes
Conversions
Credits
Index

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