Building Codes? We don't need no stinking building codes!

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  1. Jan 13, 2007 #1

    Carcosa

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    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?
     
  2. Jan 14, 2007 #2

    glennjanie

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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.
    Glenn
     
  3. Jan 14, 2007 #3

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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.

    Dick
     
  4. Jan 14, 2007 #4

    Carcosa

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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.

    Jim
     
  5. Jan 15, 2007 #5

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    My best wishes for your success, my friend.
     

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