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UPCOMING 2018 MECHANICAL AND FUEL GAS CODES

During the 2020 legislative session, the state “Rules Governing Installation of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning” were updated to adopt the 2018 mechanical and fuel gas codes. Included in the update is the adoption of Part V and VI of the 2018 edition of the International Residential Code (IRC), the 2018 edition of the International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) and the 2018 edition of the International Mechanical Code (IMC), retaining existing Idaho amendments, as applicable, to these codes.

These codes will go into effect on July 1, 2020. As has historically occurred in the past, the City of Boise will have a six-month soft implementation and education period for these new codes. During this six-month period Contractors and Homeowners will have the option to use either the 2012 or 2018 editions of these codes. Any projects commencing after January 1st, 2021, will need to be designed and installed solely per the 2018 editions of these codes.

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