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International Plumbing Code 2009 (IPC 2009)

Appendix H RODENTPROOFING

STATE AMENDMENT
The provisions contained in this appendix are adopted as part of this code.

H304.1 General

STATE AMENDMENT
Buildings or structures and the walls enclosing habitable or occupiable rooms and spaces in which persons live, sleep or work, or in which feed, food or foodstuffs are stored, prepared, processed, served or sold, shall be constructed in accordance with the provisions of this section.
Foundation wall ventilator openings shall be covered for their height and width with perforated sheet metal plates no less than 0.070- inch (1.8 mm) thick, expanded sheet metal plates not less than 0.047-inch (1.2 mm) thick, cast iron grills or grating, extruded aluminum load-bearing vents or with hardware cloth of 0.035- inch (0.89 mm) wire or heavier. The openings therein shall not exceed 1/4 inch (6.4 mm).
Annular spaces around pipes, electric cables, conduits, or other openings in the walls shall be protected against the passage of rodents by closing such openings with cement mortar, concrete masonry, silicone caulking or noncorrosive metal.
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