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#87024 - 01/12/04 09:16 PM IBC electrical code  
Jim M  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 457
Chestertown, MD, USA
Can anyone tell me if there is a International Building Code for electric?

Does it differ greatly from the NEC?

Ant insight would be helpful.


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#87025 - 01/12/04 09:22 PM Re: IBC electrical code  
Ryan_J  Offline
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,374
West Jordan, Utah, USA
The International Electrical Code is about 20 page long and contains no electrical requirements.

It is designed to be adopted with the NEC to help in enforcement. It is like an expanded article 80 that addresses items like severability and board of appeals. It also creates a governing body upon adoption and grants legal permissions to the building department and its employees.

Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City

#87026 - 01/12/04 09:27 PM Re: IBC electrical code  
Ryan_J  Offline
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Posts: 1,374
West Jordan, Utah, USA
Go to this site to view the table of contents.

[This message has been edited by Ryan_J (edited 01-12-2004).]

Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City

#87027 - 01/15/04 10:40 AM Re: IBC electrical code  
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Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 751
Griswold, CT, USA
The ICC EC does contain a few electrical requirements beyond the NEC:
Romex may be used in any building, regardless of height or construction type.
Attics and crawl spaces shall have a lighting fixture and receptacle if appliances requiring servicing are installed.
All fixtures and appliance are to be listed.
Smoke detector circuits are to be on lighting branch circuits.
Smoke control systems shall have 2 sources of power.
The door to electrical closets shall say ELECTRICAL ROOM.
Smoke alarms shall have battery backup and be interconnected.

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#87028 - 01/19/04 07:34 PM Re: IBC electrical code  
GTE  Offline
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Posts: 48
Bridgehampton, N.Y. USA
The International Residential Building Code has an electrical section.

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