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    Do shabby HVAC installations violate building codes? Such as unit not installed right, running right or improperly sized? Also where can I find building codes and housing codes for my area online?

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    I dont know if you will find anything online.there are companies that try to make a dollar(times 100)by selling them.however,check with whatever state agency has jurisdiction where you are.

    and be sure to complain about that scam testing agency selling "code books"

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    suggest you contact your local municipality for code requirements / enforcement. unfortunately, a 'shabby' installation may not violate code; it may just be 'shabby.'
    City and county code requirements can vary, so it is important to know whose jurisdiction you are in. If you are concerned that there may be code violations, contact the code enforcement department for your area, and they may dispatch an inspector to look at the work. They will probably reitterate that 'workmanship' or the lack thereof doesn't necessarily violate code.
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    Did the contractor pull a permit?

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    Exclamation Legalities, codes, requirements, ...

    Originally posted by ablib
    Do shabby HVAC installations violate building codes?

    1. Such as unit not installed right, running right or improperly sized?

    2. Also where can I find building codes and housing codes for my area online?
    1. May it does not meet 'code' if it is not installed or running right, but it likely violates your contract.

    2. Your State?
    Your County?

    Some State Building Code(s) are actually available on line (contrary to Jacobs comments).

    Universal Building Code is now being implemented in some states.

    Proper sizing is addressed in the code if ACCA Manual J is part of mechanical section of the state, county or city code.
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    Taney County, MO


    I'd love to see if any of this violates any building codes.

    Thanks

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    Question Energy Code + Bldg Code

    One LINK in the puzzle for Missouri
    as far as efficiency is concerned.
    NO requirement.
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    http://www.energycodes.gov/implement...hp?state_AB=MO
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    Taney County ___ ...?

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    Missouri uses IBC ... International Building Code.
    per http://www.codespec.com/

    Section 15700 HVAC Equipment
    Section 15800 Air Distribution
    Section 15900 HVAC Instrumentation & Controls
    Section 15950 Testing, Adjusting & Balancing

    [Edited by dan sw fl on 07-16-2005 at 09:34 PM]
    Designer Dan
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    You sure are doing alot of footwork for an apartment you are RENTING!

    I think there is alot more to the story than we know...
    How tall are you Private???!!!!

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    A lot of work? Possibly.

    I hate being told I'm wrong when I know I'm right.

    I hate it when people don't do the right things for the right reasons.

    I hate losing.


    I'm not the type to be told something I know is BS then sit back and take it.

    I always retaliate when I smell BS.

    My electric bill came yesterday. It was $398. It's never more than $150.

    I'm also pissed. I hate moving and despite the A/C problem I really like the place.


    What more to the story could there be? As you are suggesting?

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    Exclamation Local Governance

    Local Regulations, Permitting

    http://www.co.taney.mo.us/
    Designer Dan
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    call you code department and see if you need a co cert. most rentals need a certifacate or ocupensesie(spelling sucks). next if you think you are getting duked then pay to have the system check by a neutral party and take the results the the land lord. i here what you are saying put to sit and ***** and not do something. maybe the neutral party will find the problem and be albe to fix it maybe not but at least you will know the deal and have something to sit down and talk to him or her about.

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    Go buy a window unit.If these are new apts. most likely everything is up to code.Just beacause the temp. isn't to your liking dosen't mean the work is sub-standard.You could be opening a can of worms best left alone.Could be time to hire an attorney.

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    I bet there is a leaking return or the heat strips are running while the a/c is on...
    How tall are you Private???!!!!

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