Sparky, I appreciate your cares ... but let's try not to get too far off into political territory.
as you wish Renosteinke, so allow me to dwell on the basic economics of the OP here then, safety costs
, it's not an inherent right
, it's a bought & paid for priveledge
in many cases
I think it's more of "the path to Hell being paved with good intentions." The vast majority of code rules were proposed with honest intent ... and there has to be some reason an earthquake here kills a dozen, while quakes elsewhere kill in the tens of thousands.
yes, yet and how many older homes lack the simplest
code jems , such as a smoke detector, or lacked the type S fuses in archaic 'main range & four Wadsworth'
services with 30A fuses on older frayed wiring....?
These real world examples often ended up a smoking heap, which used to bug the living s***
outta me as a younger (and very idealistic)
but i came to realize that enforcing, imparting, or even begging
people to partake in these basics where already having to choose bettween heat
Naturally, there's a real-world event behind my interest. Several, actually. I am actually in the process of upgrading my place, and it has really brought out just how much things have changed over the decades.
well, they most certainly
have. But your point of it being a detriment to it's own
proliferation is more than apparent .
At least in my corner of the country, which is ski bunnyville. The disparity here is obnoxiously stark these days. I regularly go from McMansions that have this millenium's code compliant updates , to say those of 1954 caliber compliance.
ergo, the economics
of code(s) boil down to the rich being safe, the poor taking their chances, a systemic failure who's effects are seen all too often, but rarely addressed as such
put the nfpa next to our current health care debacle, and one can't dicern bettween the two in this respect....