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02 - Where Can I Find Copies of The IRC?
« on: April 04, 2011, 03:04:17 PM »
Many public libraries have reference copies of the codes applicable to the local area.

Online: Have a look at the Country Plans Referral Links section, specifically
http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=6224.msg134100#msg134100


EDIT. A member has brought this to our attention....

"An update on the availability of the IRC and other codes online: the cyberregs URL now points to the ICC web site and defaults to their premium access page.  There is public access to the codes here:

http://codes.iccsafe.org/index.html

You can select an individual state or go to the I-Codes section to see the IRC, IBC, and all the other code documents established by the International Code Council."
« Last Edit: July 07, 2016, 06:47:54 PM by MountainDon »
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time and money to fix it?

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Re: Where Can I Find Copies of The IRC?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 07:13:25 PM »
Here, this may save a few clicks

This is a downloadable PDF file.  State specific to Minnesota, but still very much applicable to many other places. All the basic material should be much the same anywhere. It gives us a common document to refer to.

Direct link to document  (IRC 2006)  http://ftp.resource.org/codes.gov/mn_residential.pdf

Link to an index of many FTP code files. http://ftp.resource.org/codes.gov/

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Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time and money to fix it?

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Re: 02 - Where Can I Find Copies of The IRC?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011, 06:15:35 PM »
Just a note: The IRC 2009 for Washington State is available online at http://ftp.resource.org/codes.gov/wa_residential.2009.pdf

It is one of the many available at  http://ftp.resource.org/codes.gov/   (listed above.)

All the codes listed at http://ftp.resource.org/codes.gov can be saved to ones computer. They are also printable and it is possible to copy from them. Keep that in mind; we could all print out various tables of information for reference. Pack the nailing schedule, for example, in ones tool box when heading for the project site.
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time and money to fix it?

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Re: 02 - Where Can I Find Copies of The IRC?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 01:29:48 PM »
I found the 2012 IBC available for download here: http://archive.org/details/gov.law.icc.ibc.2012
and the 2012 IRC here: http://archive.org/details/gov.law.icc.irc.2012

Printing it was the hard part. Even at 2 pages a sheet and double-sided they still used up all my toner. I keep them in binders (2 per code book because they are massive) with sheet protectors so I will never have to print them again. But I've spent so many hours reading them it was definitely worth it to have them portable.

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Re: 02 - Where Can I Find Copies of The IRC?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 06:13:20 AM »
Many state specific versions are free online.
Just click on the version for your state.

http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/st/index.htm

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Re: 02 - Where Can I Find Copies of The IRC?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2015, 06:01:12 PM »
http://sustainablebuildingcodes.blogspot.com/2010/11/tiny-house-building-code-compliance.html

I am a long time lurker. Recently came across the link above. Most interesting due to the blog author. highly recommend viewing. The author, an IBC author, is highly favorable to small and tiny house building. Seems to be offering free and VERY knowledgeable advice "straight from the horse's mouth" (his words, not mine).

My apologies to Don, John, Glenn, etal (is there an Al?), I did not see a better place to insert this post.

Since this is my first post, I also wanted to say thanks to all y'all (yeah I'm a Texan, what can I say), for the immensely wonderful advice, flavored with clean humor I've found herein over the years.

Laura

(I am a newbie, have never built anything bigger than a truck bed, but, oh, can I dream......, one day is coming soon, and, unlike most women, I salivate over power saws and can't stand the sight of a poor framing job .....) 

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Re: 02 - Where Can I Find Copies of The IRC?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2015, 07:21:47 PM »
 w*

Welcome Laura.

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Re: 02 - Where Can I Find Copies of The IRC?
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2016, 02:33:44 PM »
An update on the availability of the IRC and other codes online: the cyberregs URL now points to the ICC web site and defaults to their premium access page.  There is public access to the codes here:

http://codes.iccsafe.org/index.html

You can select an individual state or go to the I-Codes section to see the IRC, IBC, and all the other code documents established by the International Code Council.
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Re: 02 - Where Can I Find Copies of The IRC?
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2016, 06:48:35 PM »
Thank you.  I pasted that into the opening post
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time and money to fix it?