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Are 15 amp outlets in the same junction box as a 20 amp outlet acceptable by code?

Yes you can have outlets on different circuits in the same gang box. You should label the box "Multiple circuits within" especially if they are not handle-tied, so people working inside the ...
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Handrail type and locations for my staircase rebuild

Code requires a continuous handrail from the first to the last step. Your idea in green where the wall rail intersects with the handrail could serve as that. I have seen that condition work in the ...
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Handrail type and locations for my staircase rebuild

You need at least 1 rail on all stairs. You will either need to add the circled green section or maintain some of the wooden rail on the right. I bought a house that looked much like yours, with the ...
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Any possible exceptions/ways to (code compliant) put communication wire in same EMT as line voltage?

Data cables CAN be inside - but no in/out privileges. You're installing an EV using EVEMS/Load Management, and you have a sensor module in the panel to tell the EV station the service load, so it can ...
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Any possible exceptions/ways to (code compliant) put communication wire in same EMT as line voltage?

For the EV comms cable, since it never leaves the enclosed system, you may have some options: Maybe you could use a couple of loose #14 THHN wires? Maybe not? You are supposed to use twisted pair ...
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Any possible exceptions/ways to (code compliant) put communication wire in same EMT as line voltage?

power line ethernet might do the job. This adds a modulation signal to the power line itself without requiring a separate conductor.
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Any possible exceptions/ways to (code compliant) put communication wire in same EMT as line voltage?

Fiber-optic can go in the same conduit, Comms that is not SELV (like comms between condenser and compressor of a split system) can go in there too. some smart lightswitch comms also can go in ...
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