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International Residential Code 2003 (International Code Council Series) 1st Edition

4.0 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1892395580
ISBN-10: 1892395584
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ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive, coordinated national model construction codes. To date, 48 U.S. states have adopted various international codes from ICC.
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Product Details

  • Series: International Code Council Series
  • Paperback: 604 pages
  • Publisher: ICC (distributed by Cengage Learning); 1 edition (February 16, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892395584
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892395580
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.6 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #244,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By S. Turner on February 10, 2006
Format: Paperback
Ask yourself why you want your own code book. Do you want instant access to the same information as your city building inspector?

I have a fourth printing (March 2004) and have found dozens of mistakes, items where my code book differs from the one adopted by my state and city, the first printing (January 2003). You would think that given the stated goal of the building code to standardize building practice, that the ICC would either be more careful, or they would put corrections in the public domain. For sure, you shouldn't have to proof the copy and then go looking for corrections. If you want a compendium of all of the known mistakes in all of the ICC code books, you can purchase the bound volume for an additional $13 directly from them. You just have to then figure out which changes go with your edition. It's too bad the ICC doesn't make the corrections edition available at Amazon so that it can be sold "Better Together". My advice? Find out what edition your city uses and get that, it's probably the first printing. If you can't get the same book, wait a couple of years for your city to adopt the next new code (2006?, 2009?) and get a first printing. That way you can borrow your building inspectors' corrections.
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By TDA on September 26, 2011
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This was a great purchase however I would suggest getting the newer IRC book. If the 2003 IRC is available at a deep discount, it would still be a great purchase as much of the code is still in effect.
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Very good reference book for understanding the details of what the building inspector is using for acceptance criteria. Not for the novice, unless you have a good dictionary available. It does leave some of the minute details in the referenced industry standards (National Electric Code, ANSI standards, etc.). Provdes an excellent way to communicate specifics with the general contractor/builder.
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You really need to WANT to have the Residential Code to wade through the 'jargon' in it. The answers ARE there, but you have to look for them. The chart on window and door header requirements is nearly 3 pages long! The code must cover all possibilities, but it doesn't need to be so technical that only 'inspectors' can decipher it (if they're lucky). The 2002 National Electric Code is just as complex, but it is written to be understood by nearly anyone. I hope the editors/writers of the next version of the IRC take the hint.
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Thankful for the guide lines. This has been very helpful. The price was right. I probably should look into getting a newer issue. In time. Thank you
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Got what I ordered! No mystery, no suspense, just codes / rules and regulations... Would not suggest reading straight through, take a break ...
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Some references to figures and tables seem to be wrong. They must have updated and misses some things, etc, etc.
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Good book to ref to for the costs of the more resent
The 2012 is to much money being out dated in 2 yrs
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