Code Check: A Field Guide to Building a Safe House Paperback – Jun 1 2004
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About the Author
Redwood Kardon is a former building inspector for Oakland, CA., and is the leading professional lecturer nationwide on building codes. He also owns and maintains "codecheck.com," a website devoted to promoting the Code Check manual. Coauthors Douglas Hansen and Michael Casey have 25 and 18 years of field experience, respectively. All three authors teach seminars for inspectors around the country, using the "Code Check" series as their primary material. Paddy Morrissey was the senior illustrator for CornerHardware.com and has been the sole illustrator for the "Code Check" series.
Paddy Morrissey was senior illustrator for CornerHardware.com. All three live in the San Francisco Bay area.
Douglas Hansen lives in Palo Alto, CA.
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Top Customer Reviews
For instance, one of the items under "Service Conductors" within the "Temporary Power" section reads "Identify neutral at both ends". If the National Electric Code Section referenced (200-6b) is accurate, then this actually means that non-white wires in temporary power systems that are #6 or larger, but not the commonly used #8 copper, must be marked with a white identification tape wrapped around the insulation of the wire in the junction boxes in which both ends of the wire terminate. I'm not sure many of my fellow professionals in the building inspection profession, much less the layman, would know these specifics from this short identifying phrase provided in the form. Furthermore, it could take several books, including a copy of the National Electric Code itself, for someone to fully understand what this code section means.
As a result, I don't believe that this form is designed for the layman at all. I don't believe it will be useful to the typical home buyer having a home built.Read more ›
It explains all the major items of the building, plumbing, elecrical and mechanical codes using clear language and helpful diagrams. If you've ever curled up with the UBC you will understand the need for such a reference.
Invaluable for builders, designers and people who work on their own homes. Covers UBC, CABO, UMC and a few more from the alphabet soup of national codes.
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I read a couple negative reviews of this book and almost didn't buy it! If you have common knowledge of construction and building this book will be an invaluable reference for... Read morePublished on April 1 2002
any time a book comes out that can help the average home owner to the professional with something that has to be done any where is some thing that you need to go out and get. Read morePublished on March 15 2002
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