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02 - Where Can I Find Copies of The IRC?

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MountainDon:
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."

MountainDon:
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/

MountainDon:
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.

kinshollow:
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.

Squirl:
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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