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Old 09-26-2016, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by BoBromhal View Post
this has to rank in the top 10 topics of all time on the Triangle CD Forum.

as to your ? thanirs ... perhaps the internet/google will yield your answer. Chapel Hill is pretty tech-forward. To be sure they have their building codes posted online.
And this has to be the most "helpful" answer in this forum. Trust me, I tried searching and this is how I found the forum, but not the CH building codes. Are they somewhere? Possibly. Did I search? Yes. Was I able to find it? No.
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:56 AM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Originally Posted by thanirs View Post
Hi all, does anyone know if the town of Chapel Hill will require a vent hood even though its not mandated by NC fire code? I had been trying to reach the fire specialist at the town but have not been able to. Will keep trying.
Previous posts have already talked to death the issue on a vent being 'nice to have' vs code required, so your question really boils down to: "Which code does the town of CH use, and does that specific one require venting?" right?

Short Answer: NO
The Town of Chapel Hill uses the 2012 NC Gas Code, which specifically excludes ranges, (para 501.8 sub-para 1)

LONG Answer:
Since this and similar questions are asked a LOT, I'm going to show my search tracks, so others could find similar codes.

Google: town of chapel hill
results: http://www.townofchapelhill.org/
Town Hall
(look under plans, as they are the ones who review blueprint plans for code compliance)
Planning and Sustainability
Current Plans and Ordinances
Click here for the Code of Ordinances

Code of Ordinances
Sec. 5-15
. - Building Codes adopted (which codifies that CH has adopted the current editions of the NC Building Codes, including the N.C. Gas Code).

OK, Now we know that CH doesn't have their own 'version' and uses the NC version of the ICC codes. So, we now have to find out which version of the ICC is current with NC:

Google: North Carolina building code

(which shows us that NC has adopted the 2012 edition of the ICC codes, including the 2012 Fuel Gas)

In the resources box, clicked on: 2012 NC Codes
(select NC then 2012)

>>>> SAVE THE BELOW LINK to read all NC versions of the ICC Building Codes <<<<
(note, 2015 is also available, but it's not been adopted yet, at least not by CH)

Find the specific answer:

(Look for Vents)
501.8 Appliances not required to be vented.
The following appliances shall not be required to be vented.
1. Ranges
ICC: International Code Council (the authors of the combined building codes, from which states and local jurisdictions edit and tweak for their own 'versions')
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