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The DEWALT® Residential Construction Codes Complete Handbook uses the 2012 International Residential Code® to cover the most common code requirements for building one- or two-family dwellings, and presents them to users in an easy to navigate and easy to understand format. Sections cover the wide range of residential construction topics that must meet IRC® mandates, including building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical installations, with high-dimensional illustrations to help explain code application. This title is a must-have resource for anyone working on a residential construction project. Its comprehensive coverage includes: - Administrative standards - Definitions of terms - Building planning - Foundations - Floors - Walls and wall coverings - Roofs and roof coverings - Chimneys and fireplaces - Energy efficiency - Mechanical topics, including installation, heating and cooling equipment, exhaust and duct systems, combustion air, boilers, piping, appliances, solar systems, and fuel gas - Plumbing topics, including connections, inspections, design considerations and materials, systems, water heaters, supply, and distribution - Electrical topics, including inspections, equipment, services, branch circuits, wiring methods, power and lighting, devices and luminaires, appliances, and swimming pools 275 pp.
Detailed illustrations demystify code language and help students visualize how key Code requirements can be applied.
Clear, straightforward terminology helps students learn faster and avoids bogging them down with complex jargon.
Valuable code reference citations are included throughout the book, enabling students to talk intelligently about a code requirement with others in the field.