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"EXCERPT FROM BOOK"
GFCI countertop receptacles
Spacing so no point on the countertop is >24 from a receptacle.
Countertops ≥ 12 in length require a receptacle. Install GFI 46 AFF to center
Countertops separated by sinks and stoves considered separate countertops.
No face-up receptacles are allowed
Definition of peninsula
Long Dimension >24 and short dimension >12 measured from connecting edge
If ≥ 72 and separating rooms must also have a wall height non-GFCI receptacle installed
GFCI island receptacles
Island requires 1 receptacle no 24 rule
maximum 6 countertop overhang
No more than 12 below countertop or install in backsplash or cabinet above
GFCI peninsula receptacles
Peninsula requires 1 receptacle no 24 rule
No more than 12 below countertop 6 maximum overhang
Switches above the countertop
46 AFF to center
Measure from and set cabinets on the same finished floor surface
Light switches not above countertop
51 AFF to center
Microwave plug in receptacle
6 to center of receptacle measured from bottom of cabinet/top of microwave
10 to center of receptacle right or left from center of microwave. Dont mount in center behind exhaust duct.
32 long Greenfield whip / 1 AFF within center 12 of dishwasher opening
Electric stove connection
Consult manufacturer specifications
Consult manufacturer specifications
Gas stove electric receptacle 110 volt
4 Right or left of center in the stove space
Centered in the refrigerator space
Garbage disposal connection
Rough length to reach bottom center of the sink where disposal mounts
Garbage disposal switch
46 AFF to center
After the kitchen I continue on, detailing each room in the house: bathroom, bedrooms, laundry room, etc. and then we talk about an often confusing area Stairs and Railings.
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Stairs and Railings
(All dimensions shall be exclusive of carpets, rugs and runners)
Clear width of 36 above the handrail
Clear width at handrail not less than 31 ½ when handrail is installed on one side.
27 when handrail is installed on both sides
Minimum 36 x 36
Enclosed accessible space under the stairs/platforms to be covered with a minimum ½ drywall
Minimum headroom 68 measured vertically from a sloped tread line or platform surface
Minimum tread width measured from front of the previous stair nosing to the edge of the tread is 10
All tread widths must be within 3/8 of each other
Required nosing on all solid riser stairs to be not more than 1 ¼ or less than ¾. The greatest nosing projection to the least shall not exceed 3/8
Where treads are minimum of 11 no nosing is required
Maximum riser height shall be 7 ¾
All riser heights must be within 3/8 of each other
Open risers are permitted if a 4 diameter sphere cannot pass through opening created by open riser
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Dimension Bible Description #1
"The Dimension Bible for remodelers and DIYers is just that,
your Bible. Measurements and dimensions for plumbing, electrical, cabinetry,
appliances, carpentry and many more items are outlined in an easy to read
format. Also included are formulas to calculate area, volume, unit conversion
tables, rafter and header span tables, exterior grading information, and much
more. With plenty of room for your own personal notes on every page, this book
will be invaluable to you."
Dimension Bible Description #2
questions that every person who has ever remodeled or built anything has had; Where
do I install this, How high do I mount this, Where does this go, How do I
calculate the material needed? These questions and more just like them have
puzzled remodelers and DIYers for ages. Author
John Knoelk aka "Contractor John"doesnt believe these questions should stop you from undertaking
your project, or completing it in a professional manner. Building or remodeling
a home or a room is something worth accomplishing, and he wants to be there for
you every step of the way.
his new reference book, The Dimension
Bible for the Remodeler and Do-it-Yourselfer, John presents readers with an
all-inclusive building guide that goes from the inside out of building and
it is creating that stylish, but functional, kitchen, to how to develop the
most practical driveway, John answers every question of the reader through
charts, measurements and a general insight in an understandable way.
This book is the
result of my forty years of remodeling and building experience. While no book
can address every measurement for every situation, I believe within these pages
you will find the vast majority of measurements, dimensions and formulas to
calculate and arrive at the correct answer you will need to complete your
approaches discussions of each area of the house in a clear and concise manner,
thoroughly explaining each step for the new builder, DIYer, and the seasoned
remodeler. As he has seen over his forty years of building, nothing is of greater
satisfaction than seeing the project that is drawn on paper actually coming to
life right before your eyes.
Author John Knoelk aka"Contractor John Bio
Knoelk, aka Contractor John has been remodeling in the Chicagoland market for
40 years and building for 20. John worked for a remodeling company right out of
high school, and 2 years later formed his own company, never looking back.
Running a successful remodeling and building company is like directing a
movie. Each person plays an important part in creating a functional, quality,
and appealing product. Johns experience in remodeling and building single and
multi-family homes, remodeling light commercial projects, coupled with
extensive project management has equipped him with a unique set of skills.
was among the first in Chicagoland to earn a CGR and CGB designation from NAHB.
He also sat on the Midwest Builders Show Educational Advisory Board and is a
past President of the Will Grundy County Home Builders and Associates. Working
with local and county officials to pass land use legislation, and the countless
hours John volunteers is part of his commitment to give back to the community. John
has also served as Co-Coordinator for Damage Assessment for the American Red
Cross in the 1990s.
John launched his Blog and YouTube channel in 2011 to provide homeowners and
DIYers with quality resources. Johns passion at this stage of his career is
helping homeowners with unfinished DIY projects or those who have fallen victim
to unscrupulous contractors.
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