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Fl Building Code

Discussion in 'Residential Structural Codes' started by Joseph, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Joseph

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    New to Forum. Homeowner. Am retired Fl State Cert Elec contractor. Problem: I am R&R my second story stairs. Applied for homeowner permit. Having a hard time finding and citing what chapter and section of Fl Bldg Code applies to exterior stairs,which will have a mid landing. For instance where in Fl Bldg Code does it give rule for joist hangers or stringer connectors. Joist span for landing? Fasteners and such?Thanks for any help.
     
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    Welcome
     
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    Hi.

    Your answers are spread throughout sections/chapters of the building code but the Florida building code is online and free to access at www.floridabuilding.org

    Click on the Florida Building Code then click on Residential, from there you can click on the each chapter and search.
     
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    I would look for AWC DCA6..from the american Wood Council....alot of good deck/ stair infor there...And it should meet code...And of course, talk to your local inspector if you can...
     
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    I’m away you can submit almost any design to the ahj and not have to quote sections of IBC to back it up.

    It is up to the ahj to approve or disapprove the design.

    If dosapproved, then the ahj needs to cite what sections it does not meet
     
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    Tell them people in hell WANT ice water.....Doesn't matter what I want, just what I have to approve or what I have to do when I don't approve....
     

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