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ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This 2013 California Residential Code contains substantial copyrighted material from the 2012 International Residential Code, which is a copyrighted work owned by the International Code Council, Inc.

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California Residential Code California Code of Regulations,

Title 24, Part 2.5


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2013 California Residential Code Title page
Copyright Page
Preface and Acknowledgements
California Agency Information Contact List
How to Determine Where Changes Have Been Made
How to Distinguish Between Model Code Language and California Amendments
California Matrix Adoption Tables
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Scope and Application
Chapter 2 - Definitions
Chapter 3 - Building Planning
Chapter 4 - Foundations
Chapter 5 - Floors
Chapter 6 - Wall Construction
Chapter 7 - Wall Covering
Chapter 8 - Roof-Ceiling Construction
Chapter 9 - Roof Assemblies
Chapter 10 - Chimneys and Fireplaces
Part IV-Energy Conservation
Part V-Mechanical
Part VI-Fuel Gas
Part VII-Plumbing
Part VIII-Electrical
Chapter 44 - Referenced Standards
Appendix A - Sizing and Capacities of Gas Piping
Appendix B - Sizing of Venting Systems Serving Appliances Equipped with Draft Hoods, Category I Appliances, and Appliances Listed for Use with Type B Vents
Appendix C - Exit Terminals of Mechanical Draft and Direct-Vent Venting Systems
Appendix D - Recommended Procedure for Safety Inspection of an Existing Appliance Installation
Appendix E - Manufactured Housing Used as Dwellings
Appendix F - Radon Control Methods
Appendix G - Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs
Appendix H - Patio Covers
Appendix I - Private Sewage Disposal
Appendix J - Existing Buildings and Structures
Appendix K - Sound Transmission
Appendix L - Permit Fees
Appendix M - Home Day Care-R-3 Occupancy
Appendix N - Venting Methods
Appendix O - Automatic Vehicular Gates
Appendix P - Sizing of Water Piping System
Appendix Q - ICC International Residential Code Electrical Provisions/National Electrical Code Cross Reference
Appendix R - Areas Protected by the Facilities of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan

History Note Appendix