Thanks for posting.
It’s really going to get interesting with stuff like this:
“Commentary – Some types of flashing are used almost exclusively in some areas of the State even though the type of flashing used violates the requirements of the model building codes and the shingle manufacturer‟s installation instructions. These flashing materials are often said to have been approved by the “building official”. Often the “building official” quoted is an inspector or engineer generally employed by builders. The model building codes describe under what conditions a building official may approve alternate methods and materials. Often these alternate flashing systems do not meet the requirements of the code for approval as an alternate method and the code states that manufacturer requirements supersede the requirements of the building code. In any event, if the inspector is required to defend his opinion, the inspector should be aware of published, non-biased publications or the requirements of the manufacturer to help defend his opinion.”
My guess is that they are referring to the use of solid flashings vs step flashings at side walls???
This is going to be an interesting read. Here’s another excerpt:
“The compatibility of the overcurrent devices with the requirements of the equipment and the conductors is very important. For 240 volt appliances, the requirements for the maximum overcurrent protective device and the minimum conductor size are listed on the appliance label or are shown as the kW (kilowatt) rating of the appliance. The minimum circuit ampacity listed on the label is the minimum size of the conductor, according to the amperage rating, provided that the appliance is located at the panel board or fuse box. If the appliance is far away from the panel board or the fuse box, the voltage drop caused by the length of the circuit may cause such an increase in the amperage required to force the voltage over the length of the circuit that the conductor may not be adequate. A larger conductor may need to be installed to diffuse the heat generated by the increased amperage. As mandated by the National Electric Code, voltage is regulated at 120 or 240 for the purposes of calculation only. Actual voltage in a circuit varies constantly. As noted, watts are volts multiplied by Amps. If, for example, an electric oven was rated at 3.4 kW, the amperage would be determined by dividing 3,400 watts (3.4 kW) by 240 volts. This would give us 14.167 Amps. That would mean that the oven could be connected to #14 copper conductors protected by 15 Amp, 240 volt breakers, if the oven was located at the panel board. If the oven was not located at the panel board, the conductors would likely have to be increased in size but the breakers would remain 15 Amp, 240 volt breakers. If the breakers were increased to 20 Amp breakers, then the code would have been violated as well the requirements of Underwriters Laboratory, Inc. Underwriters Laboratory, Inc. certifies that an appliance will operate safely if it is installed according to the labeling instructions of the manufacturer.”