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    kitchen requirements

    New postby chris mc on Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:50 pm

    Codeman,
    Hypothetically speaking ;) is a range or cooktop required for a C of O based on the 2006 IRC, I was thinking it was required but can not find it.

    Customer wants to move in Friday and appliances will not be in until Friday afternoon, everything else is complete.
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    Re: kitchen requirements

    New postby Jerry Peck - Codeman on Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:32 pm

    "Hypothetically speaking" ... only if they want to cook when they move in ...

    If the electrical outlet is a receptacle and the range is a slide-in range, then most AHJ will allow that to suffice as the buyer may well be bringing their own range with then, no different than a refrigerator which rolls in or out.

    If a cooktop or drop in range, and permanently wired (no receptacle), then covering the electrical junction box will like suffice for most AHJ, again, the buyer may be bringing their appliances with them.

    Most lenders do not require appliances as the appliances will not "stay" with the house for the life of the mortgage, the appliances will be replaced several times during the life of a 30 year mortgage. FHA and VA may require the appliances to be in place, but that would be a condition of the mortgage and not of the CO.

    As you can tell by now, there is no cut-and-dried, one-size-fits-all answer.

    From the IRC: (bold and underlining are mine)
    - R110.3 Certificate issued. After the building official inspects the building or structure and finds no violations of the provisions of this code or other laws that are enforced by the department of building safety, the building official shall issue a certificate of occupancy which shall contain the following:
    - - 1. The building permit number.
    - - 2. The address of the structure.
    - - 3. The name and address of the owner.
    - - 4. A description of that portion of the structure for which the certificate is issued.
    - - 5. A statement that the described portion of the structure has been inspected for compliance with the requirements of this code.
    - - 6. The name of the building official.
    - - 7. The edition of the code under which the permit was issued.
    - - 8. If an automatic sprinkler system is provided and whether the sprinkler system is required.
    - - 9. Any special stipulations and conditions of the building permit.

    Now here it the catch:
    - DWELLING UNIT. A single unit providing complete independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation.

    Is it a "dwelling unit" if it does not have permanent provisions for cooking?
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    Re: kitchen requirements

    New postby chris mc on Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:08 pm

    This does answer my question and explains the ambiguity of the issue.

    Thanks for the quick response, providing code cites and interpretation in layman's terms.
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