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STUDY our “Navigating the 2018 IRC: A Code Primer – For ICC M1 Residential Mechanical Inspectors”. This manual familiarizes you with the structure and function of the code contained within chapters 1-2 and 12-24 of the 2018 IRC. ICC International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings.
PRACTICE utilizing our “Online Study Center” providing over 1000 practice questions. Study-specific questions and answers and take timed simulated practice exams.
The course includes
- Textbook (Navigating the 2018 IRC. A Code Primer – For the ICC M1 Residential Mechanical Inspector exam)
- FastTabs (Tab your codebook)
- QuickCards. (Quick code lookup cheat-sheet)
- Online Study Center (Practice looking up answers in your codebook, Take full length simulated exams).
TEXTBOOK – NAVIGATING THE 2018 IRC: A Code Primer – For the ICC M1 Residential Mechanical Inspector Exam:
Our “NAVIGATING THE 2018 IRC” manual helps students review the (IRC) International Residential Code. The manual focuses specifically on the relationship of the IRC to the M1 Certification Exam. When you master the code, you master the exam!
This manual, designed specifically for the M1 Residential Mechanical Inspector course. This manual familiarizes you with the use, layout, and content of chapters 1-2 and 12-24 of the 2018 IRC. The manual also provides a comprehensive review of study questions similar to those found on the ICC M1 Exam.
- The purpose and layout of the code
- How to navigate the IRC
- Code reference exercises, speed drills
- Exam Breakdown
- Using the Table of Contents
- Breaking down questions by subject (Chapters 1-2 and 12-24)
- Keyword Identification, how to Identify the subject of an exam question for easy reference.
- How to search for a code article by referencing the INDEX
- Code reference example questions with in-depth solutions.
This manual covers the use, layout, and content of chapters 1-2 & 12-24 of the 2018 IRC. This manual is the starting point for the TLC ICC Certification Training Program.
You are allowed by ICC to use the 2018 IRC Codebook when taking your M1 Exam!
FAST-TABS – Approved quick reference tabs for your IRC codebook:
Navigate the IRC quickly and efficiently. Fast-tabs are a must-have item for IRC users and can dramatically lower the time spent searching through the codebook.
You are allowed by ICC to use our codebook tabs when taking your M1 Exam!
QUICK-CARD – Quick lookup reference of key IRC codes:
This 6-page laminated card places 2018 IRC essentials at your fingertips and helps familiarize you with key code sections. Quick-Card compiles Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fuel Gas, and Electrical requirements for the 2018 International Residential code into one easy reference. Quick-cards are a useful addition to your professional code library.
IRC Quick-card includes
Foundations & Footings ● Floor Framing ● Wall Framing ● Roof Framing ● Exterior Wall Covering ● Interior Dimensions ● Stairways ● Means of Egress ● Smoke Alarms ● HVAC & Appliance Location & Clearance ● HVAC – Ventilation & Exhaust Systems ● Plumbing ● Electrical.
ONLINE STUDY CENTER:
Chapter Study Mode – Flash Card Study Mode – Chapter Test Mode – Final Exam Simulation Mode
Access practice questions & simulated exams from any device with internet access! Online features include virtual flashcards, 1000+ practice questions, chapter exams, & mock final exams.
Our “Online Study Center” allows you to focus your study time by reviewing only the unfamiliar questions. Mark questions you know as DONE, and they will appear only on the mock final exams. Practice exams also provide additional feedback on questions answered incorrectly.
Online exercises appear as
- Chapter Study Mode (Study by Chapter)
- Flash Card Mode (Study by random questions/answers)
- Chapter Test Mode (Chapter tests lead to a greater understanding of the layout of the code)
- Final Exam Simulation Mode. (Final exams consist of randomized full-length, timed practice tests similar to the ICC exam).
SIMULATED ONLINE EXAMS: Chapter tests and final exams allow you to check your progress while you master our study material. M1 Practice tests provide real-time feedback and allow you to concentrate only on subjects needing improvement. Practice exams help you rapidly gain confidence and knowledge to pass your ICC Certification Test effortlessly.
ONE YEAR ONLINE ACCESS: 1-year full access membership to our Online Study Center. Conveniently study in your home or office without wasting valuable time commuting to a classroom. Our program is a reliable and affordable way to pass your 2018 M1 Residential Mechanical Inspectors exam at home online.
THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE A COPY OF THE 2018 (IRC) INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE. IF YOU DO NOT OWN A COPY OF THE CODE-BOOK, YOU SHOULD ACQUIRE ONE IMMEDIATELY.
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M1 EXAM BREAKDOWN:
60 QUESTIONS – 2 HOUR TIME LIMIT – OPEN BOOK EXAM – 75%+ TO PASS
General Administration (10%)
- Project Administration – 2%
- Public Information and Legal – 3%
- Manufacturer’s Installation Instructions -5%
Heating/Cooling/Water Heaters (25%)
- Heating Equipment – 10%
- Water Heaters and Boilers – 4%
- Cooling and Refrigeration – 5%
- Other Systems – 3%
- Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal Energy – 3%
Exhaust and Ventilation Systems (8%)
- Exhausts, Fans, and Kitchen Range Hoods – 3%
- Clothes Dryer Exhaust – 5%
- Duct Construction and Installation – 3%
- Duct and Plenum Use and Application – 5%
Combustion Air (19%)
- Combustion Air – 19%
Chimneys and Vents (18%)
- Venting of Fuel-Burning Appliances – 7%
- Chimney and Vent Connectors – 6%
- Factory-Built Chimneys and Fireplaces – 3%
- Masonry Chimneys and Fireplaces – 2%
Fuel-Supply Systems (15%)
- Fuel Supply Installation and Sizing – 8%
- Fuel System Connections – 5%
- Oil Piping and Storage – 2%
M1 certified Residential Mechanical Inspector responsibilities include the following.
- Inspecting the installation, maintenance, alteration of mechanical systems that are installed and utilized to provide control of environmental conditions and related process for one-and-two family dwellings not more than three stories in height.
- Verify the installation of fuel gas distribution piping and equipment, fuel-gas-fired appliances, and fuel gas-fired appliance wiring.
- Determine compliance with the Building Codes and Standards adopted by their jurisdiction.
2018 IRC SOFTCOVER
Pass the 2018 ICC B1, M1, P1, and E1 Residential Building Inspector Exam! The ICC Residential Building Inspector exam is a 2-hour open-book test.
You are allowed to reference the 2018 IRC codebook when taking your ICC B1 Residential Building Inspector Exam.
You must possess a copy of the 2018 (IRC) International Residential Building Code to use this program properly!
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The 2018 IRC is a REQUIRED CODEBOOK for 2018, B1, M1, P1, and E1 Residential Building Inspector Exams.
This comprehensive code compiles all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and electrical requirements for non-commercial one- and two-family dwellings in one convenient code. The regulations cover dwellings and townhouses up to three stories.
The 2018 IRC® contains many important changes including:
- An updated seismic map reflects the most conservative Seismic Design Category (SDC) based on any soil type and a new map reflects less conservative SDCs when Site Class A, B or D is applicable.
- The townhouse separation provisions now include options for using two separate fire-resistant-rated walls or a common wall.
- An emergency escape and rescue opening is no longer required in basement sleeping rooms where the dwelling has an automatic
fire sprinkler system and the basement has a second means of egress or an emergency escape opening.
- The exemption for the interconnection of smoke alarms in existing areas has been deleted.
- New girder/header tables have been revised to incorporate the use of #2 Southern Pine in lieu of #1 Southern Pine.
- New tables address alternative wood stud heights and the required number of full height studs in high wind areas.
Self-contained refrigeration systems containing _____ or less of refrigerant do not require a permit.
Exemption from permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of this code or any other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction. Permits shall not be required for the following:
7. Self-contained refrigeration systems containing 10 pounds (4.54 kg) or less of refrigerant or that are actuated by motors of 1 horsepower (746 W) or less.
2015 IRC R105.2 Work exempt from permit.
Section R105, Permits.
Chapter 1, Scope and administration.
If the enforcement of a code provision violates the conditions of the listing of a _____, then the conditions of the listing and manufacturer's instructions must apply.
The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference and as further regulated in Sections R102.4.1 and R102.4.2.
Exception: Where enforcement of a code provision would violate the conditions of the listing of the equipment or appliance, the conditions of the listing and manufacturer's instructions shall apply.
2015 IRC R102.4 Referenced codes and standards.
Section R102, Applicability.
Chapter 1, Scope and administration.
Strapping of appliances in seismic areas must be designed so that the strapping at the lower point maintains a min. distance of ____ above the controls.
Appliances designed to be fixed in position shall be fastened or anchored in an approved manner. In Seismic Design Categories D0, D1 and D2, and in townhouses in Seismic Design Category C, water heaters and thermal storage units shall be anchored or strapped to resist horizontal displacement caused by earthquake motion in accordance with one of the following:
1. Anchorage and strapping shall be designed to resist a horizontal force equal to one-third of the operating weight of the water heater storage tank, acting in any horizontal direction. Strapping shall be at points within the upper one-third and lower one-third of the appliance's vertical dimensions. At the lower point, the strapping shall maintain a minimum distance of 4 inches (102 mm) above the controls.
2. The anchorage strapping shall be in accordance with the appliance manufacturer's recommendations.
2015 IRC M1307.2 Anchorage of appliances.
Section M1307, Appliance Installation.
Chapter 13, General mechanical system requirements.
In vented floor furnaces, the furnace register must be located a min. of _____ from doors in any position, draperies or similar combustible objects.
Location of floor furnaces shall conform to the following requirements:
3. The furnace register shall be located not less than 12 inches (305 mm) from doors in any position, draperies or similar combustible objects.
2015 IRC M1408.3 Location.
Section M1408, Vented floor furnaces.
Chapter 14, Heating and cooling equipment and appliances.
Piping for a secondary drain or auxiliary drain pan required for a cooling or evaporator coil, must maintain a min. horizontal slope in the direction of discharge a min. of _____.
In addition to the requirements of Section M1411.3, a secondary drain or auxiliary drain pan shall be required for each cooling or evaporator coil where damage to any building components will occur as a result of overflow from the equipment drain pan or stoppage in the condensate drain piping. Such piping shall maintain a minimum horizontal slope in the direction of discharge of not less than 1/8 unit vertical in 12 units horizontal (1-percent slope). Drain piping shall be not less than 3/4-inch (19 mm) nominal pipe size.
2014 M1411.3.1 Auxiliary and secondary drain systems.
Section M1411, Heating and cooling equipment.
Chapter 14, Heating and cooling equipment and appliances.
Clothes dryer exhaust ducts must not be joined with screws that protrude more than _____ into the inside of the duct.
Exhaust ducts shall be supported at intervals not to exceed 12 feet (3658 mm) and shall be secured in place. The insert end of the duct shall extend into the adjoining duct or fitting in the direction of airflow. Exhaust duct joints shall be sealed in accordance with Section M1601.4.1 and shall be mechanically fastened. Ducts shall not be joined with screws or similar fasteners that protrude more than 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) into the inside of the duct.
2015 IRC M1502.4.2 Duct installation.
Section M1502, Clothes dryer exhaust.
Chapter 15, Exhaust systems.
Metal ducts in underground duct systems must be protected from corrosion in an approved manner or must be completely encased in concrete a min. of _____ thick.
Underground duct systems shall be constructed of approved concrete, clay, metal or plastic. The maximum duct temperature for plastic ducts shall not be greater than 150°F (66°C). Metal ducts shall be protected from corrosion in an approved manner or shall be completely encased in concrete not less than 2 inches (51 mm) thick. Nonmetallic ducts shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Plastic pipe and fitting materials shall conform to cell classification 12454-B of ASTM D 1248 or ASTM D 1784 and external loading properties of ASTM D 2412. Ducts shall slope to an accessible point for drainage. Where encased in concrete, ducts shall be sealed and secured prior to any concrete being poured. Metallic ducts having an approved protective coating and nonmetallic ducts shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
2015 IRC M1601.1.2 Underground duct systems. Section M1601, Duct Construction. Chapter 16, Duct Systems.
Return air openings for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems must be located a min. of _____ from an open combustion chamber or draft hood of another appliance in the same room or space.
Return air openings for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems shall comply with all of the following:
1. Openings shall not be located less than 10 feet (3048 mm) measured in any direction from an open combustion chamber or draft hood of another appliance located in the same room or space.
2015 IRC M1602.2 Return air openings.
Section M1602, Return air.
Chapter 16, Duct system.
The horizontal run of an uninsulated connector to a natural draft chimney must not exceed what percentage of the height of the vertical portion of the chimney above the connector?
The horizontal run of an uninsulated connector to a natural draft chimney shall not exceed 75 percent of the height of the vertical portion of the chimney above the connector. The horizontal run of a listed connector to a natural draft chimney shall not exceed 100 percent of the height of the vertical portion of the chimney above the connector.
2015 IRC M1803.3.2 Length
Section M1803, Chimney and vent connectors.
Chapter 18, Chimney and vents.
Unless otherwise specified, gas piping systems installed underground must be at least ______ inches below grade.
Underground piping systems shall be installed a minimum depth of 12 inches (305 mm) below grade, except as provided for in Section G2415.12.1.
2015 International Residential Code
Part VI - Fuel Gas
Chapter 24, Fuel Gas
- G2415 (404) Piping System Installation
- G2415.12 (404.12) Minimum burial depth.