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2015 Michigan Residential Code

Product Code/ISBN: 9471609832070

The 2015 Michigan Residential Code establishes minimum regulations for one- and two-family dwellings and townhomes of three stories or less, and is based on the 2015 International Residential Code. Effective date: February 8, 2016

This publication covers minimum regulations for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories, with standards and regulations specific to the State of Michigan. The content includes comprehensive information on building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy and electrical provisions.

If you're building one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories in the state of Michigan, you'll need this code to pass inspection.


Table of Contents

  1. Scope and Administration
  2. Definitions
  3. Building Planning
  4. Foundations
  5. Floors
  6. Wall Construction
  7. Wall Covering
  8. Roof-Ceiling Construction
  9. Roof Assemblies
  10. Chimneys and Fireplaces
  11. [RE] Energy Efficiency
  12. Mechanical Administration
  13. General Mechanical System Requirements
  14. Heating and Cooling Equipment and Appliances
  15. Exhaust Systems
  16. Duct Systems
  17. Combustion Air
  18. Chimneys and Vents
  19. Special Appliances, Equipment and Systems
  20. Boilers and Water Heaters
  21. Hydronic Piping
  22. Special Piping and Storage Systems
  23. Solar Thermal Energy Systems
  24. Fuel Gas
  25. Plumbing Administration
  26. General Plumbing Requirements
  27. Plumbing Fixtures
  28. Water Heaters
  29. Water Supply and Distribution
  30. Sanitary Drainage
  31. Vents
  32. Traps
  33. Storm Drainage
  34. General Requirements
  35. Electrical Definitions
  36. Services
  37. Branch Circuit and Feeder Requirements
  38. Wiring Methods
  39. Power and Lighting Distribution
  40. Devices and Luminaries
  41. Appliance Installation
  42. Swimming Pools
  43. Class 2 Remote-Control, Signaling and Power-Limited Circuits
  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 Passive Radon gas Controls

Appendix G Piping Standards for Various Applications

Appendix J Existing Building and Structures

Appendix K Sound Transmission

Appendix N Venting Methods

Appendix O Automatic Vehicular Gates

Appendix P Sizing of Water Piping System

Appendix R Light Straw-Clay Construction

Appendix S Strawbale Construction