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    Looking to learn about California residential building codes like electrical & more

    Ok so I am wanting to learn how to do electrical, plumbing, roofing, framing etc so that it would be up to present code standards and pass inspections. I was told that the information may be available online.

    Does anyone know where I can get the literature for California residential building codes online or elsewhere?

    I just found this info. https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/chapter/15536/
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    Re: Looking to learn about California residential building codes like electrical & mo

    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    Ok so I am wanting to learn how to do electrical, plumbing, roofing, framing etc so that it would be up to present code standards and pass inspections. I was told that the information may be available online.

    Does anyone know where I can get the literature for California residential building codes online or elsewhere?

    I just found this info. https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/chapter/15536/
    public library reference section

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    Re: Looking to learn about California residential building codes like electrical & mo

    Quote Originally Posted by calwelds View Post
    public library reference section
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    Re: Looking to learn about California residential building codes like electrical & mo

    I have used this free online resource in the past: https://law.resource.org/pub/us/code/bsc.ca.gov/
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    Re: Looking to learn about California residential building codes like electrical & mo

    Check with your local building and zoning. They will have a current book with their codes.
    My township sells theirs and covers all construction trades. It even has tables for joist spacing and dimensions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingenuity View Post
    I have used this free online resource in the past: https://law.resource.org/pub/us/code/bsc.ca.gov/
    ill have a look at that link, thank you.
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    Re: Looking to learn about California residential building codes like electrical & mo

    Quote Originally Posted by BD1 View Post
    Check with your local building and zoning. They will have a current book with their codes.
    My township sells theirs and covers all construction trades. It even has tables for joist spacing and dimensions.
    That is where I started. They didn’t have any literature, told me I should be able to find it online. They did give me a front to back flyer of what does and does not require permits.
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    Re: Looking to learn about California residential building codes like electrical & mo

    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    That is where I started. They didn’t have any literature, told me I should be able to find it online. They did give me a front to back flyer of what does and does not require permits.
    WTF ! Time to relocate Tony.
    That's bullshlt ! Apparently THEY don't know either !!!!


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    LOL yeah totally BS
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    Re: Looking to learn about California residential building codes like electrical & mo

    Not sure about CA, but around here, the state has a building code they have adopted, then most municipalities adopt the state code, with sometimes a few minor local revisions. You might want to try starting here: https://www.buildingsguide.com/blog/...g-codes-state/

    Over the past several years, most states have adopted the International Building Code: https://www.amazon.com/2018-Internat.../dp/1609837355

    Good luck!
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    Re: Looking to learn about California residential building codes like electrical & mo

    Not California, but I've had a lifelong need for code research. Most typically, I want gas code where proximity to electrical equipment is controlled.
    Any book you may need can be bought online. In example: NEC handbook I insist on because it gives not only rules, but explanations, costs with shipping $150.00. Countles other documents within the NEC are also costly. National gas code is similarly priced. I have no need for National Gas Code, except for spacing requirements from electrical equipment. If there is a research source other than buying the printed, or online gas code, I haven't found it.
    Calling the fire Marshall, he says "refer to the NGC" Calling a gas supplier, they don't know, or care.
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    Re: Looking to learn about California residential building codes like electrical & mo

    Willie B: Not sure if this link helps: https://law.resource.org/pub/us/code/safety.html

    It has electrical, fuel/gas codes etc, by State. Free.

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    Re: Looking to learn about California residential building codes like electrical & mo

    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    Ok so I am wanting to learn how to do electrical, plumbing, roofing, framing etc so that it would be up to present code standards and pass inspections. I was told that the information may be available online.

    Does anyone know where I can get the literature for California residential building codes online or elsewhere?

    I just found this info. https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/chapter/15536/

    It is tough to get or find info sometimes without working experience in the area where you are going to work. They have amendments for some places online but they still don't seem to give you much info. Not sure if a contractor for each of these area would be worth a visit or maybe go to building dept early and ask to speak to inspectors for a few minutes they may be of help. Not sure if you would be trespassing but maybe visit some jobs local to where you want to do work and see how they are constructing that structure if it is comparable to what you want to build may help you learn what is required where it is. Simple mistakes that a given area may require if you don't know can be expensive.


    Quote Originally Posted by Willie B View Post
    Not California, but I've had a lifelong need for code research. Most typically, I want gas code where proximity to electrical equipment is controlled.
    Any book you may need can be bought online. In example: NEC handbook I insist on because it gives not only rules, but explanations, costs with shipping $150.00. Countles other documents within the NEC are also costly. National gas code is similarly priced. I have no need for National Gas Code, except for spacing requirements from electrical equipment. If there is a research source other than buying the printed, or online gas code, I haven't found it.
    Calling the fire Marshall, he says "refer to the NGC" Calling a gas supplier, they don't know, or care.
    Ocala,Fl evidently doesn't have any problem with the spacing. They might even have a electric/gas meter combo by now.

    Could they have got them ANY closer. Lol.

    Weird these links sometimes post as a opened picture on the page some days other days you have to click on them to see it.

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    Re: Looking to learn about California residential building codes like electrical & mo

    n2welding, if your just remodeling a lil, just do it the best u can quietly. if you open a can a worms w/ the city/county on this it'll be never ending nightmare and theyll kill you on permit fees alone
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    Quote Originally Posted by 123weld View Post
    n2welding, if your just remodeling a lil, just do it the best u can quietly. if you open a can a worms w/ the city/county on this it'll be never ending nightmare and theyll kill you on permit fees alone
    Yes I am aware of that possabilty as well as elevated taxes from improvements. No to mention home insurance claims being denied if you made modifications or the bank defaults you on a loan for building code violations. Yes very slippery slope there but if you can do it and not worry about loosing any sleep over it then more power to you.

    My interest is if/when I start buying investment properties and renovating. It’s a pipe dream atm but never say never. I can still do some things as long as I don’t push my self too much.

    For now I am researching things trying to learn and secure information for the time/s when I’d need to pull permits and I want to be able to get it done right the first time around which should save some money on inspections etc.
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    Re: Looking to learn about California residential building codes like electrical & mo

    Quote Originally Posted by danielplace View Post
    It is tough to get or find info sometimes without working experience in the area where you are going to work. They have amendments for some places online but they still don't seem to give you much info. Not sure if a contractor for each of these area would be worth a visit or maybe go to building dept early and ask to speak to inspectors for a few minutes they may be of help. Not sure if you would be trespassing but maybe visit some jobs local to where you want to do work and see how they are constructing that structure if it is comparable to what you want to build may help you learn what is required where it is. Simple mistakes that a given area may require if you don't know can be expensive.




    Ocala,Fl evidently doesn't have any problem with the spacing. They might even have a electric/gas meter combo by now.

    Could they have got them ANY closer. Lol.

    Weird these links sometimes post as a opened picture on the page some days other days you have to click on them to see it.

    https://i.imgur.com/biSVxLV.jpg
    I'm one of those people who hates it when an inspector finds a problem in my work. Here, electrical work is supposed to be inspected except single family, owner occupied homes, and family farms. Lots of electricians, (both professional, and "fly by night") treat that to mean anything goes, codes do not apply. Still you get sued if you cause a loss, and insurance companies routinely use bad workmanship as a reason they won't pay.

    In most cases, homeowners want to become "Air B&Bs", horse farms board other people's horses. Every town has one of those non profit organizations formed from the estate of some billionaire who has died. All these are subject to inspection rules. There are plenty who fly under the radar, sometimes they get caught. It typically means big expense in doing the work twice, sometimes fines, often lawsuits. I try to do it legal, do it right the first time.
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