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Attention code book collectors!

Discussion in 'Classified Section' started by Glenn, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Glenn

    Glenn Corporate Supporter
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    I know there has to be more people that collect old code books. I'm seriously so disappointed to see such little response. I was certain this was the site to connect me to my fellow collectors.
     
  2. Pcinspector1

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    Glen, one thing is the codes books are typically paid for and owned by the Municipality, I know very few contractors that even own a code book and the few that do, typically are electricians studying for their masters. Some Muni's have to declare them as surplus before you can remove them from the building.

    But when I'm out and about a flees I'll look for you.:)
     
  3. Glenn

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    Thanks! I collect other antiques too, and I have never once been able to find one that way, but I hope you have better luck than me. I'm bidding on a 1935 North Caroline code book right now. 2 hours left...hope I win. I don't spend more than $20 or so, but I have a lot of good stuff to trade!!
     
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    Oh you "kids", I have a 50 year collection dating back to 1900 City of LA, all UBC (they are available on a CD too, ask ICC). Check with AIA chapters as to retiring architects and engineers. Also have NY, St Louis, Boston and others (smiling). Lots of early elect, plumbing, fire and steel manuals. Been a hobby and great in court.
     
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  5. Glenn

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    Did you find any duplicates?
     
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    Just got rid of some after a flood in my basement! BOCO 93, 87 and a few others. 99 NFPA,
     
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    You are not the only one interested in vintage code books. But I do not have any duplicates for bartering. If someone has an original 1927 UBC or 1929 hard copy of any state building code, I would pay for that. No bartering required.
     
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    Pre 27' codes too?
     
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  9. Glenn

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    Well glad to know I'm not the only weirdo. I do wish to find someone to trade with. So many of my duplicates were gifted to me from a mentor, so selling them doesn't feel right, nor does it build my collection. I too would buy an original 1927. My reprint is such a cheat!!
     
  10. Glenn

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    I have a 1908 Baltimore building code. The revised edition created after the massive Baltimore fire. That one is my prize piece, and I had to pay handsomely for it.
     
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  11. Glenn

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    Picked up a 1990 Denver Building Code (loose leaf) at a used book store. Darn...turns out I already had it. So...another duplicate available.
    PEOPLE! TRADE WITH ME!! I have good stuff (see list above)
    Of course... I have found NO ONE to trade with. But I have found ones for sale that I want. So...I guess I will have to use the all mighty dollar. If you would like to PURCHASE any of the books I have listed above, let me know. Then I will use those funds to buy other ones on Ebay and honor the mentor/friend who gave me his collection.

    reeeeeeeealy would rather trade with a fellow code nerd... So much more personal and we both get bigger collections.
     

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