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From the 2014 NEC: 210.52 Dwelling Unit Receptacle Outlets. This section provides requirements for 125-volt, 15- and 20-ampere re-ceptacle outlets. The receptacles required by this section shall be in addition to any receptacle that is: (1) Part of a luminaire or appliance, or (2) Controlled by a wall switch in accordance with 210.70(A)(1), ...


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Yes, both sides of a door in habitable rooms for any wall space 24" or greater, except closets. Hallways only require one no matter how many doors, or wall breaks. 66" max height if memory serves correct for it to count as part of the wall outlets. Fixed cabinets do not count as wall space so not an issue if the outlet is accessible or not if inside a ...


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While cabinets don't count as wallspace -- the intent of that Code requirement is to make it so there are sufficient outlets available so you don't have to string extension cords all over the place. Also, no, a light switch doesn't count, as a) you can't plug things into one and b) switch loops didn't have a neutral until extremely recently.


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If you search the internet you will see many examples of exterior wall framing and the accepted practice is a double top plate and a single sole (bottom) plate. The top plate is used to splice sections together since as you are building there is nothing to nail the tops of the walls to. The sole plate can always be fastened to the sub floor or in your case ...


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Build the walls with a double top and double bottom plates. Span the splice between the sections with as much length of the plates as you can. In my jurisdiction, wood in contact with cement has to be PT, so I'd use that for the bottom plate. Get the bottom plate nailed/screwed/bolted down first, raise the wall sections onto it, brace those wall sections ...


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Are your 8-inch planks laid tightly together, or is there significant space in between? Old roofs that were originally topped with rigid shingles (wood or tile) were sometimes installed with spaced decking planks, and that kind of decking is not suitable for use under modern asphalt shingles, which are flexible. However, if the planks are relatively tight ...



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