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Keith Fuller

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I'm an ICC Certified Master Code Professional fielding general building code questions. My experience has been heavy in fire related issues.

Experience in the area

I've been employed since 1985 as an inspector and plan reviewer, and am a municipal Assistant Building Official and Deputy fire Marshal. I've had fire service experience since 1972, having served as a three time Fire Chief and Fire Marshal in years past. The increasing workload, mandatory certifications, and continuing education requirements in recent years have caused me to concentrate my efforts on code related issues. I hold national fire service certifications as well.


ICC Master Code Professional

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2016-05-27 wall plugs opposite side shower:

What they want you to do is provide a plan showing the work you are proposing so it can be reviewed for code compliance.  Sketch up a drawing to show what you intend to do, and show the outlet in the adjoining

2016-03-23 Use of concrete form boards for stuctural elements:

The code is very generic in its treatment of used materials. Repurposing old building components is highly desired in restoration work. I believe the code basically just wants to be sure that what is reused

2016-03-20 Building codes:

While the codes have different provisions in different areas, generally that which is new would have to comply with the code in force at the time the work is done, but areas not on the work area would

2015-06-21 Storage and Occupancy:

Greetings!  These questions need to be discussed with your local Building Official. Storage of combustibles in business buildings is controlled by the code by limiting amount or square footage of the stored

2015-06-20 boiler room/finished basement:

It could be an issue. Many times the disclosure you provide when selling a home asks if you have done any work to the house.  If you answer yes, then they will ask for evidence of any required permits


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