The National Association of Home
Builders (NAHB) has been working
hard to change the model codes that
control the structural, plumbing, and
mechanical aspects of home buildings.
They are confining their work to oneand
It certainly is possible that the codes
for these dwellings should be different
than the codes for other structures. But
this does not mean that these differences
should reduce the quality of the
work or equipment. Nor should they
affect the health, safety, or life expectancy
of the occupants.
The changes NAHB recommends in
the plumbing code have been adopted
in the 1986 One- and Two-Family
Dwelling Code written by the Council
of American Building Officials (CABO).
The CABO code is recognized by the