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Old 01-12-2007, 07:09 PM  
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Default Building Codes? We don't need no stinking building codes!

I've decided that I can salvage a couple of floor joists from the house I'll be renovating. Everything else will have to get re-worked; this includes plumbing, electric, roofing, and anything else you can name.

My impression is that I can use the 2006 International Residential Code supplemented by the Kentucky Residential Code Update. Am I correct in using these references or is there some other documentation I should be using?


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It sounds like you are in Jefferson County or Fayette County. If it has to be inspected by a Kentucky Building Inspector, yes you definitely should use both codes. And, where ever there is a conflict, go with the Kentucky Update.
I am a Kentucky Master Plumber and I know first-hand, they don't want to hear anything but the code book. Their position is, you may not be the only one to live in that house; the average turnover time on a house is 5-1/2 years. So, they are protecting the future owners as well as you.
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You may not too many responses to your question, because many people do not want to waste their time on a project that could end up bad or unsafe because of code violations.

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Thanks, Glenn. The house is in Gallatin. The renovation will be extensive and I wanted to make sure I was pulling requirements from the correct documents - otherwise, everything will be out of whack.

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My best wishes for your success, my friend.


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