Building Code Questions

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Rim joist thermal barrier 1 4 days 16 hours ago
by Michael Lee
4 days 3 hours ago
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
IRC 316.4 - Code interpretation on the use of rigid foam as air barrier on backside of attic knee wall 5 2 weeks 21 hours ago
by Rick Van Handel
1 week 5 days ago
by Richard Beyer
Basement ceiling insulation required by code — but what about the basement door and stairwell? 4 2 weeks 2 days ago
by Dwight Harris
2 weeks 2 days ago
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Is it OK to use Tapcon anchors to fasten the wood plate to the concrete block? 1 3 weeks 3 days ago
by Herb Mathis
3 weeks 3 days ago
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Expanded polystyrene and water-resistive barriers 3 4 weeks 1 day ago
by Daniel Nealon
4 weeks 1 day ago
by Daniel Nealon
How do you calculate the net free area of an attic vent? 2 4 weeks 6 days ago
by George Sherry
4 weeks 4 days ago
by Bill Rose
Dryer ducting — materials requirements 5 5 weeks 4 days ago
by Joe G
5 weeks 4 days ago
by Jesse Smith
Would Tyvek on top of rafters and under roof sheeeting meet R806.4 for non-vented attics? 4 5 weeks 4 days ago
by Elmo Saunders
5 weeks 4 days ago
by Elmo Saunders
Zone 4B - 2012 IBC and SHGC 5 6 weeks 6 days ago
by Peter L
6 weeks 5 days ago
by Terry Lee
Vapor retarders for double stud cellulose-filled wall assemblies 4 12 weeks 1 day ago
by Michael Roland
12 weeks 21 hours ago
by Dana Dorsett
Combustion air requirements 1 13 weeks 1 day ago
by Jim Johnston
13 weeks 1 day ago
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Can you run the gas line against the flue pipe on a heater? 4 14 weeks 2 days ago
by MARK ALATORRE
14 weeks 1 day ago
by aj builder, Upstate NY Zone 6a
In an unsinsulated service cavity (created by running horizontal 2x lumber) is fire blocking required? Or is it a good idea? 3 15 weeks 5 days ago
by Rick Van Handel
15 weeks 4 days ago
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Insulating between studs with polyiso scrap? 19 3 years 43 weeks ago
by Scott Heeschen
16 weeks 5 days ago
by Andy Chappell-Dick
HVAC HRV sized correctly for my home? 4 17 weeks 1 day ago
by Sam Miller
17 weeks 1 hour ago
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Cedar poles for verandas 2 17 weeks 4 days ago
by Pete Davies
17 weeks 3 days ago
by Malcolm Taylor
Spray foam ignition barrier 4 20 weeks 2 days ago
by Jerry Liebler
20 weeks 2 days ago
by Dana Dorsett
Sheathing under metal roof 12 22 weeks 1 day ago
by Philip Taylor
20 weeks 5 days ago
by flitch plate
Living space 3 22 weeks 19 hours ago
by Rocco Locaso
21 weeks 4 days ago
by Rocco Locaso
Is sheathing required behind clapboard exterior wall? 5 28 weeks 16 hours ago
by Joe Tichenor
27 weeks 8 hours ago
by Joe Tichenor
Who has a green/high-performance building innovation that successfully pushed the permitting envelope? I want to study it! 0 27 weeks 2 days ago
by Chris van Daalen
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New construction sealed crawlspace R-value and air exchange question 1 29 weeks 4 days ago
by C Smith
29 weeks 4 days ago
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Are code-breaking BPI builders causing trouble for unvented roofs? 24 3 years 25 weeks ago
by Andrew Levitt
29 weeks 4 days ago
by Michelle Paninopoulos
My foundation contractor didn't install any anchor bolts in the slab for my new house 5 31 weeks 5 days ago
by Mark Breitenfeld
31 weeks 4 days ago
by aj builder, Upstate NY Zone 6a
Flat roof, non vented — What about furred space for slope? 1 33 weeks 22 hours ago
by keith messick
33 weeks 21 hours ago
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
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