• Welcome to the new and improved Building Code Forum. We appreciate you being here and hope that you are getting the information that you need concerning all codes of the building trades. This is a free forum to the public due to the generosity of the Sawhorses, Corporate Supporters and Supporters who have upgraded their accounts. If you would like to have improved access to the forum please upgrade to Sawhorse by first logging in then clicking here: Upgrades

An average day

Beniah Naylor

Sawhorse
Joined
Sep 10, 2020
Messages
145
Location
Manhattan, Kansas
2017 NEC 300.3(A) says that single conductors shall only be installed as part of a recognized wiring method from Chapter 3, which basically means in a raceway or as part of a cable.

That is the best code reference I could come up with.
 

ICE

Moderator
Joined
Jun 23, 2011
Messages
9,802
Location
California concrete jungle
The pictures came from an inspector. Apparently the plans call for a flush beam where the dimensional lumber is below the ceiling. I was told that the original post was a 4"x4" and it bowed. Kinda missed the post base.


65092220919__E846FA3C-B936-4ED9-B92E-191E9237D9B0.jpeg

65092219542__444AB9BA-06E4-4434-94D9-83DC059F142B 2.jpeg
 
Last edited:

patrickjames

Registered User
Joined
May 20, 2021
Messages
34
Location
Georgia, United States
The 2006 IBC requires a 6 inch base. It changes to 4 inches in the 2009 and stays 4 inches in the 2012 in Section 1210.2.1.
2018 IBC 1209.2.1 Floors and Wall Bases

In other than dwelling units, toilet, bathing and shower room floor finish materials shall have a smooth, hard, nonabsorbent surface. The intersections of such floors with walls shall have a smooth, hard, nonabsorbent vertical base that extends upward onto the walls not less than 4 inches (102 mm).
 

patrickjames

Registered User
Joined
May 20, 2021
Messages
34
Location
Georgia, United States
I have a unrelated question but didn't want to start another thread.

We have an out of town project, a large retail store. The building inspector has been a "little over the top" with some of his interpertations of the code. We've played nice and done what he's asked. But today one of the things he failed us for on a final was "install 6" cove base in the restrooms" We'll go ahead and change out the 4" to 6" like he asked but I spent an hour looking in the IBC and can't find any requirement for 6" base. Does this exist or is this something he just likes to see?

Thanks in advance.
2018 IBC 1209.2.1 Floors and Wall Bases

In other than dwelling units, toilet, bathing and shower room floor finish materials shall have a smooth, hard, nonabsorbent surface. The intersections of such floors with walls shall have a smooth, hard, nonabsorbent vertical base that extends upward onto the walls not less than 4 inches (102 mm).
 

e hilton

Bronze Member
Joined
Jul 2, 2014
Messages
1,912
Location
Virginia
Now that is a first class cover.
And i like the gold colored sheetrock screws securing the panel to the studs. The upper left screw isnt carrying much weight.
 

Norcal

Registered User
Joined
Aug 8, 2016
Messages
116
Location
Chico, CA
The gas connectors on that tankless WH is scary, the connectors on the EMT to sealtite transition look like compression EMT to rigid, so totally wrong, those twisted black cables in background of the panel with the sealtite entering the top raise red flags, are they NM cables or single conductors? The dead front on the ITE panel is a real nice touch, not exactly code gauge metal.
 

ICE

Moderator
Joined
Jun 23, 2011
Messages
9,802
Location
California concrete jungle
The job is a re-roof where asphalt shingles are being replaced with tile that weighs 9.7 lbs. per square foot. That required an engineer to asses the roof structure and provide any modifications that might be required. The roof structure has been deemed sufficient for the weight....with the caveat that the rafters can be expected to sag but other than looking awful, there is no concern. I do believe that would be a deal breaker were this my building.


20210826_100219(2).jpg
 

Joe.B

Registered User
Joined
Dec 4, 2020
Messages
407
Location
Myrtletown Ca
Lots of legalese in there, "small amount," "may be observed," "should not affect," "we believe," "our opinion,"

I read "we want to sell you on this, but are not responsible in any way."
 

Sleepy

Registered User
Joined
Jan 6, 2017
Messages
119
Location
None
Wow, I have a hard time believing that was written by an actual structural engineer. Is that text stamped and signed?
 
Top