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October 30th, 2013

Concrete and Clay Tile Roof Covering Materials and Installation

Tile Roof Covering DescriptionRoof tiles are made using concrete or clay and come in several shapes. The most common shapes are flat and an S shape. Clay tiles are very delicate and are easily broken. Concrete tiles are more durable….Read the full article

October 25th, 2013

Low Voltage Circuits

Application of the Material in this Chapter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This IRC chapter applies to low voltage circuits such as door bells, thermostats and HVAC control circuits, security and fire alarm systems, intercom systems, and garage door opener controls. These circuits usually operate…Read the full article

October 25th, 2013

Installation Requirements for Underwater Lights, Junction Boxes, and Other Equipment Near Pools and Spas

Mixing GFCI Protected and Non-GFCI Protected Wires1. Do not install GFCI protected wires in the same conduit, tubing, cable, raceway, or enclosure, with wires that are not GFCI protected. This restriction does not apply to  equipment grounding wires and does…Read the full article

October 25th, 2013

Grounding of Metal Near Swimming Pools and Spas

Equipment Required to be Grounded1. Ground the following equipment:(a) all underwater lights except low-voltage lights listed for use without grounding, and(b) all electrical equipment within (≤) 5 feet from the inside edge of an indoor or outdoor swimming pool, spa,…Read the full article

October 25th, 2013

Bonding of Metal Near Swimming Pools and Spas

Metal Parts Requiring Bonding – all Pools and Outdoor Spas and Hot Tubs1. Connect together (bond) most metal near or associated with all indoor and outdoor swimming pools and outdoor spas, and hot tubs. References to pools in the following…Read the full article

October 25th, 2013

Lights and Fans Near Swimming Pools and Spas

Outdoor Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs – New Lights and Fans1. Do not install new or additional lights and ceiling fans in the following areas above and near outdoor swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs:                                                                  (a) directly above the pool,…Read the full article

October 25th, 2013

Receptacles and Switches Near Swimming Pools and Spas

Measuring Distance Between Receptacles and Pools and Spas1. Measure the distance between a receptacle or a switch and the nearest inside wall of a pool or spa by using a straight line between the two points that does not penetrate…Read the full article

October 25th, 2013

Swimming Pool and Spa Wiring Methods

Outdoor Swimming Pool and Spa Wiring Methods1. Use Table E4202.1 to identify acceptable wiring methods for new outdoor swimming pools and outdoor spas and hot tubs. Refer to the IRC for acceptable wiring methods for indoor swimming pools and spas…Read the full article

October 25th, 2013

Application of the Material in This Chapter

This IRC chapter applies to electrical equipment near or associated with swimming pools including above ground and below ground pools, indoor and outdoor pools, and permanent and temporary pools. This chapter also applies to spas, hot tubs, whirlpool bathtubs, decorative…Read the full article

October 25th, 2013

Appliance Installation

Appliance Installation Using Flexible Cords1. Install appliances according to manufacturer’s installation instructions.2. Provide a dedicated branch circuit for a fl exible cord connected range hood.3. Use the following table to determine the length of flexible cords that serve appliances listed…Read the full article