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1 THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE 1. According to the Florida Building Code, spiral stairway treads must all be identical and rise must be sufficient enough to provide a headroom of minimum. A. 6'- 4" B. 6'- 6" C. 6'- 9" D. 7'- 0" 2. According to the Florida Building Code, except where supported on a 1" x 4" ribbon strip and nailed to the adjoining stud, the ends of each joist shall have not less than of bearing on wood. A. 'A" B. 1" C. I 'A" D. 2" 3. According to the Florida Building Code, corrugated sheet metal ties supporting a 4" thick masonry veneer wall shall be spaced not more than inches apart, horizontally if the supporting wall is masonry or concrete. A. 12 B. 16 C. 24 D According to the Florida Building Code, posts or columns supporting permanent structures which are closer than (maximum) to exposed ground in enclosed crawl spaces or unexcavated areas located within the periphery of the building shall be approved wood of natural decay resistance or pressure treated wood. A. 6 inches B. 8 inches C. 12 inches D. 16 inches 5. According to the Florida Building Code, the recommended number and size of nails to toe nail ceiling joists to the top plate is A. 2 8d common B. 3 8d common C. 4 8d common D. 2 10d common 6. According to the Florida Building Code, plywood sub-flooring used over floor joists spaced a maximum of 20" on center must have a plywood panel identification index number of A. 20/0 B. 32/16 C. 36/16 D. 40/20

2 7. According to the Florida Building Code, when lumber is used for solid sheathing of a roof, the Sheathing lumber shall be composed of wood boards of (net) minimum thickness. A. 3/8" B. 1/2" C. 5/8" D. ¾ 8. According to the Florida Building Code, all sills which rest on a continuous foundation of masonry construction and where less than from exposed earth shall be of approved wood of natural decay resistance or pressure treated wood. A. 4" B. 8" C. 12" D. 16" 9. According to the Florida Building Code, sills on continuous masonry foundation walls shall be anchored by bolts which are embedded at least in the masonry units. A. 6 inches B. 8 inches C. 10 inches D. 12 inches 10. According to the Florida Building Code, plywood sub-flooring used over floor joists spaced a maximum of 16" on center must have a plywood panel identification index number of A. 12/04 B. 24/00 C. 30/12 D. 32/ According to the Florida Building Code, concrete which is made with lightweight aggregate, and is intended to be watertight, shall have a minimum compressive strength of PSI for exposure to fresh water. A. 3,550 B. 3,750 C. 3,900 D. 4, According to the Florida Building Code, in stair framing, unless stringers are supported on walls or partitions, the minimum effective depth at each notch shall not be less than A. 2 1/2" B. 3" C. 3 1/2" D. 4"

3 13. According to the Florida Building Code, the term " " means the line established by law, beyond which building shall not extend, except as specifically provided by law. A. lot line B. interior lot line C. common-property line D. building line 14. According to the Florida Building Code, the recommended size of nails to face nail 1" x 8" sheathing to each bearing is A. 4d common B. 6d common C. 8d common D. 10d common 15. According to the Florida Building Code, the recommended size and spacing of nails to face nail double studs is A. 8d common 16" OC B. 10d common 16" OC C. 10d common 24" OC D. 16d common 24" OC 16. According to the Florida Building Code, the recommended size and number of nails to toe nail a stud to a sole plate is A. 8d common 4 B. 10d common 2 C. 10d common 3 D. 16d common According to the Florida Building Code, 24", number 2 grade, cedar shingles installed on a roof having a 6 in 12 roof slope are to be installed with a weather exposure. A. 5 1/2" B. 5 3/4" C. 6 ½ D. 6'/4" 18. According to the Florida Building Code, 18", number 1 grade, cedar shingles installed on a roof having a 5 in 12 roof slope are to be installed with a weather exposure. A. 4 1/4" B. 5 1/2" C. 5 3/4" D. 6 1/4"

4 19. According to the Florida Building Code, spiral stairways are acceptable from a mezzanine with a maximum area of square feet. A. 100 B. 150 C. 200 D According to the Florida Building Code, plywood roof sheathing used over wood trusses with edges blocked and spaced a maximum of 30" on center must have a plywood panel identification index number of A. 12/0 B. 20/0 C. 32/16 D. 42/ According to the Florida Building Code, the average thickness of head and bed joints for brick masonry construction shall not exceed A. 1/8" B. 1/4" C. 3/8" D. ½ 22. According to the Florida Building Code, residential kitchens shall have a ceiling height of not less than A. 7' 0" B. 7' 4" C. 7' 6" D. 7' 10" 23. According to the Florida Building Code, prefabricated joint reinforcement for bonding masonry walls shall be corrosion resistant and shall have at least gage cross wire(s) for each 2 square feet of wall area. A. 1 number 8 B. 1 number 9 C. 1 number 10 D. 2 number According to the Florida Building Code, plywood roof sheathing used over wood trusses with edges unblocked and spaced a maximum of 20" on center and with a plywood panel identification index number of 20/0 has a panel thickness of A. 3/8" B. 5/16" C. 1/2" D. 5/8"

5 25. According to the Florida Building Code, 16", number 2 grade cedar shingles installed on a roof having a 4 in 12 roof slope are to be installed with a weather exposure. A. 3-1/2" B. 3-3/4" C. 4-0" D. 4-1/4" 26. According to the Florida Building Code, an example of a class A roof covering is A. galvanized iron shingles B. corrugated iron sheets C. sheet copper D. slate 27. According to the Florida Building Code, corrugated sheet metal ties supporting a 4" thick masonry veneer wall shall be spaced not more than inches apart, vertically. A. 12 B. 16 C. 24 D According to the Florida Building Code, sub-flooring may be omitted when joist spacing does not exceed and nominal 1" tongue and grooved wood strip floor is applied perpendicular to the joists. A. 12" B. 16" C. 18" D. 24" 29. According to the Florida Building Code, when lumber is used for spaced sheathing of a roof, the sheathing lumber shall be composed of wood boards of (net) minimum thickness. A. 3/8" B. 1/2" C. 5/8" D. 3/4" 30. According to the Florida Building Code, an example of class B roof covering is A. concrete B. slate C. galvanized iron sheets D. tile 31. It is recommended by the Florida Building Code that sheathing boards for 24" wood shakes shall not be spaces more than clear between boards. A. 4-1/2 inches B. 5 inches C. 5-1/2 inches D. 6 inches

6 32. According to the Florida Building Code, insulating materials, when concealed as installed, in buildings of any type of construction, shall have a flame spread rating of not more than A. 75 B. 100 C. 200 D According to the Florida Building Code, a wood post exposed to the weather, and which supports a permanent structure, shall be supported by a concrete pier or metal pedestal projecting at least above the exposed earth. A. 1" B. 2" C. 4" D. 6" 34. According to the Florida Building Code, the vertical spacing of prefabricated joint reinforcement for bonding masonry walls shall not exceed A. 8" B. 12" C. 16" D. 18" 35. According to the Florida Building Code, if a masonry fireplace opening is 5-1/2 square feet, the hearth shall extend at least A. 20" in front of and at least 12" beyond each side of the fireplace opening B. 16" in front of, and at least 12" beyond each side of the fireplace opening C. 16" in front of, and at least 8" beyond each side of the fireplace opening D. 12" in front of, and at least 8" beyond each side of the fireplace opening 36. According to the Florida Building Code, plywood floor sheathing continuous over two or more spans, with a plywood panel identification index number of 48/24 shall have a maximum span of inches. A. 12 B. 16 C. 20 D According tc the Florida Building Code, the recommended size and spacing of nails to nail 3/4" plywood sheathing to the top chord of roof trusses is A. 4d common, 6" on center edges and 12" on center intermediate. B. 6d common, 6" on center edges and 12" on center intermediate. C. 6d common, 12" on center edges and 6" on center intermediate. D. 8d common, 6" on center edges ansd12" on center intermediate.

7 38. According to the Florida Building Code, prefabricated joint reinforcement for boarding masonry walls shall be corrosion resistant and shall have at least one number 9 gage cross wire for each square foot of wall area. A. 1 B. 1-1/2 C. 2 D. 2-1/2 39. According to the Florida Building Code, guardrails for dwellings and within individual dwelling units or guest rooms may be (minimum) in height when the raised floor surface or landing is located more than 30" above the floor or grade below. A. 24" B. 30" C. 36" D. 42" 40. According to the Florida Building Code, in exterior wall framing, 2 x 4 studs that support one floor, roof and ceiling shall be spaced not more than on centers. A. 16" B. 20" C. 24" D. 76" 41. According to the Florida Building Code, a "temporary platform" is a platform used within an area for a maximum of days. A. 30 B. 45 C. 60 D According to the Florida Building Code, when the clear height of attic space is 36" measured at the roof peak, the interior access opening must be a minimum of A. 18" x 36" B. 22" x 36" C. 24" x 36" D. Access is not required 43. According to the Florida Building Code, the clearance required for the outside face of the chimney to header, joists or studs is inches maximum. A. 3 inches B. 2 inches C. 1 inches D. 0 inches

8 44. According to the Florida Building Code, a wood column located is a basement and which supports a permanent structure shall be supported by a concrete pier or metal pedestal projecting at least above the concrete deck floor. A. 1/2" B. 1" C. 1-1/2" D. 2" 45. According to the Florida Building Code, masonry chimneys shall be corbeled from walls or foundations a maximum of inches on a one-story building. A. 5 inches B. 6 inches C. 7 inches D. 8 inches 46. According to the Florida Building Code, all porches, balconies, raised floor surfaces or landing located more than 30" above the floor or grade below shall have guard rails not less than in height. A. 24" B. 30" C. 36" D. 42" 47. According to the Florida Building Code, holes bored for pipes in the top or bottom of roof joists shall not be within 2" of the top or bottom and the diameter of the hole shall not exceed the depth of the joint. A. 1/2 B. 1/3 C. 1/4 D. 1/5 48. According to the Florida Building Code, a wood post, exposed to the weather and which supports a permanent structure, shall be supported by a concrete pier or metal pedestal projecting at least above concrete floors. A. 1/2" B. 1" C. 2" D. 4" 49. According to the Florida Building Code, all porches, balconies, raised floor surfaces or landings located more than above the floor or grade below shall have guard rails not less than 42" in height. A. 18" B. 24" C. 30" D. 36"

9 50. You are installing a wood fireplace mantle that will protrude 4 inches from the face of the fireplace. According to the Florida Building Code, how far above the fireplace opening must you place the mantle? A. 6 inches B. 8 inches C. 10 inches D. 12 inches 51. According w the Florida Building Code, clearance between wood siding and earth on the exterior of a building shall not be less than A. 4" B. 6" C. 8" D. 10" 52. According to the Florida Building Code, the recommended size and spacing of nails to face nail doubled top plates is A. 8d common - 16" on center B. 10d common - 16" on center C. 10d common - 24" on center D. 16d common - 24" on center 53. According to the Florida Building Code, plywood sub-flooring used over floor joists spaced a maximum of 24" on center must have a plywood panel identification index number of A. 48/24 B. 36/16 C. 24/16 D. 24/0 54. According to the Florida Building Code, collar beams of shall be installed in the upper third of the roof height to every third pair of roof rafters. A. 1 x 3 B. 1 x 4 C. 1 x 5 D. 1 x According to the Florida Building Code, masonry non-bearing partitions shall be supported either vertically or horizontally at right angles to the face of the wall at intervals not exceeding the nominal wall thickness exclusive of plaster. A. 20 times B. 24 times C. 36 times D. 45 times

10 56. According to the Florida Building Code, notches for pipes in the top or bottom of roof joists shall not exceed 1/6 the depth and shall not be located in the middle of the span. A. 1/2 B. 1/3 C. 1/4 D. 1/5 57. According to the Florida Building Code, sills that rest on concrete exterior walls shall be of decay resistant wood when places less than from exposed earth. A. 5" B. 6" C. 7" D. 8" 58. According to the Florida Building Code, treads and risers of required stairs shall be so proportioned that the sum of two risers and a tread, exclusive of nosing projection, is not less than nor more than 25 inches. A. 21 inches B. 22 inches C. 23 inches D. 24 inches 59. Pressure treated 2 x 4's are used as the sole plate for a commercial building. According to the Florida Building Code, the moisture content in the lumber should not exceed A. 10% B. 15% C. 19% D. 25% 60. According to the Florida Building Code, untreated wood girders must have a minimum clearance of inches between the exposed ground and the bottom of the girder. A. 6 inches B. 12 inches C. 15 inches D. 18 inches 61. Given: A continuous wood girder made up of two pieces of 2-inch lumber and spanning four supports. According to the Florida Building Code, the end joints may be A. staggered in adjacent pieces and 1/4 of the distance from the intermediate supports. B. May not occur within the span of the girder, only at the supports. C. Staggered in adjacent pieces and 1/2 of the distance from the intermediate supports. D. The distance between the end joints in adjacent pieces cannot be closer than four times the depth of the member.

11 62. Given: A plumber wants to cut a pipe notch in a floor joist. According to the Florida Building Code, he can cut the notch A. in the end 1/3 of the span. B. In the middle 1/3 of the span. C. Anywhere D. You are not allowed to notch floor joists. 63. According to the Florida Building Code, piers of hollow masonry units that are not foundation masonry shall have type of mortar. A. only M B. M or S C. S or N D. M, S, or N 64. According to the Florida Building Code, a cavity wall shall be not less than inches wide. A. 1-1/2 inches B. 2 inches C. 2-1/2 inches D. 3 inches 65. According to the Florida Building Code, when concrete blocks are to be used for a free standing pier to support a carport beam, the blocks A. must have every other core filled B. must be filled solidly with concrete C. must be filled solidly with type "M" or "0" mortar D. must not exceed 8 times the least dimension 66. According to the Florida Building Code, roof anchorage along a masonry wall may be provided by inch bolts extending a minimum of inches into the masonry and spaced not more than feet on centers. A. 3/8" 15" 8' B. 1/2" 15" 6' C. 5/8" 15" 8' D. 3/4" 15" 8' 67. According to the Florida Building Code, the minimum distance between reinforcing and the inside face of a steel shell piling shall be A. 3/4 inch B. 1 inch C. 1-1/2 inches D. 2 inches 68. According to the Florida Building Code, footing may be placed on A. soil in which the bearing capacity is not know. B. Undisturbed soil or a minimum 90% compacted soil. C. Mechanically compacted soil only. D. Undisturbed soil only.

12 69. According to the Florida Building Code, ramps for physically handicapped shall not have a slope greater than A. l' in 8' B. l' in 12' C. l' in 16" D. l' in 20' 70. According to the Florida Building Code, the minimum diameter for precast piles is inches A. 8 inches. B. 10 inches. C. 12 inches. D. 14 inches. 71. According to the Florida Building Code, a floor joist lapping over a bearing partition in wood frame construction must lap a minimum of inches. A. 3 inches. B. 4 inches. C. 5 inches. D. 6 inches. 72. According to the Florida Building Code, the best sheathing to brace exterior stud walls in addition to plywood sheathing and 1 x 4 diagonal ribbon strips is A. Gypsum and particleboard applied vertically. B. Fiberboard sheathing applied horizontally. C. Wood panels, 2 x 8 feet applied horizontally (5/8" minimum thickness). D. None of the above. 73. According to the Florida Building Code, which of the following methods are permitted for bracing of an exterior stud wall: A. Wood 3/8" net run diagonally. B. Wood sheathing panels 2 x 8 x 5/8 inches vertically. C. 1 x 2 continuous diagonal let in strip. D. Plywood sheathing panels 4' x 8' applied vertically with approved fasteners. 74. According to the Florida Building Code, you are not permitted to brace exterior stud walls by the method of using A. Plywood. B. 1 x 4 let in diagonal strips. C. Wood panels 2" x 8" 5/8". D. 3/8" gypsum sheathing applied vertically (4' x 8'). 75. According to the Florida Building Code, the walkways over excavated areas must be A. Made of boards not less than 4" nominal width. B. Supported by not less than 200 (pfs) working load. C. Be provided with ramps at each end. D. Lighted by white light.

13 76. According to the Florida Building Code, when the clear height of attic space is 36" measured at the roof peak, the interior access opening must be a minimum of inches. A. 18 x 36 inches. B. 22 x 36 inches. C. 24 x36 inches. D. Access is not required. 77. According to the Florida Building Code, notches on the end of roof joists shall not exceed t he depth of the joist. A. 1/3 B. 1/4 C. 1/5 D. 1/6 78. According to the Florida Building Code, studs are required in each side of a 7 foot opening in an interior bearing partition. A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D Given: The total valuation of a proposed building is $124, According to the Florida Building Code, the total permit and plan-checking fee due to the building department is A. $ B. $ C. $ D. $ A wood frame, bearing partition is to be built between two existing walls. The partition will be 23 feet long with no opening and 8'-1-1/2" high from slab to the bottom of the trusses. The partition is to be of 2" x 4" frame construction in accordance with the Florida Building Code. The bottom plate is to be of pressure treated lumber. 2" x 4" x 8' southern $1.28 each 2" x 4" x 10' southern $4.48 each 2" x 4" x 16' southern $2.43 each 2" x 4" x 20' southern $5.87 each 2" x 4" x 8' southern pine. $2.13 each 2" x 4" x 10' southern pine. $2.67 each 2" x 4" x 16' southern pine. $4.85 each 2" x 4" x 20' southern pine. $6.33 each Using the above costs, what is the minimum cost for which material for the frame partition can be purchased? A. Between $29.00 and $32.00 B. Between $32.01 and $35.00 C. Between $35.01 and $38.00 D. Between $38.01 and $41.00

14 81. A contractor applied for a building permit. The fee for the application was $ Construction was begun before the building permit was obtained. The project was red tagged for lack of a building permit. According to the Florida Building Code, the project can now be subject to a permit fee and penalty of. A. $ B. $ C. $ D. $ A contractor submitted plans to the building department for approval on January 4, The building official rejected the plans on February 15, 1996 for noncompliance with the Florida Building Code. If the contractor disputes the rejection, he must file a written appeal no later than A. April 3, B. March 17, C. July 4, D. August 14, A building permit for a job was issued on February 15, 1996 and work was started on March 14, Work was suspended on April 14, In order to keep the building permit valid; work must be restarted prior to Assume no extensions sought or granted. A. August 15, B. September 14, C. October 14, D. November 14, According to the Florida Building Code, sills in a continuous masonry foundation wall shall be anchored by bolts, which are embedded, at least inches in masonry walls. A. 8 inches B. 12 inches C. 15 inches D. 18 inches 85. According to the Florida Building Code, a standpipe must be provided for buildings A. When construction is over 10 feet. B. On multi-story construction over 50 feet above grade. C. During construction of steel and concrete structures, the fire standpipe system is not required if the top of the structure is less than 8 stories above grade. D. When the work progresses more than 50 feet above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access. 86. According to the Florida Building Code, how many handicapped parking spaces are required if a total of 55 spaces are designated for a facility? A. 2 B. 3 C. 4 D. 5

15 87. According to the Florida Building Code, using 1/2 inch insulation board sheathing having a minimum density of 22 pounds per cubic foot and a roof live load of 40 PSI, the maximum span for a 2 2" x 8" header is. The house depth is 28 feet and the header is supporting the roof only. A. 5' 8" B. 5' 11" C. 6' 4" D. 7' 10" 88. According to the Florida Building Code, the maximum span for a 2 2" x 10" header is. Design parameters: Hem-Fir Number 2, Fb = 1,000 PSI, E = 1,400,000 PSI, Fv= 75 PSI, house depth is 30 feet, roof live load = 30 PSF, sheathing is 15/32" plywood and the header supports a roof load only. A. 9' 4" B. 8' 9" C. 8' 6" D. 8' 3" 89. According to the Florida Building Code, a 2 x 6 used for load supporting purposes shall be A. Pressure treated. B. End jointed. C. Laminated. D. Grade marked. 90. According to the Florida Building Code, approved wood for natural resistance to decay shall be heartwood of A. maple B. redwood C. hickory D. red oak 91. According to the Florida Building Code, beams, joists or girders supported by a masonry wall must have a bearing of inches and a fire cut of inches. A. 4 inches and 4 inches B. 4 inches and 3 inches C. 3 inches and 4 inches D. 3 inches and 3 inches 92. According to the Florida Building Code, particleboard underlayment shall be a minimum of inches thick. A. 1/4 " B. 3/8" C. 1/2 " D. 5/8"

16 93. The Florida Building Code requires a maximum spacing of feet for anchorage of wood floor joists or beams resting on masonry walls. A. 4 feet B. 5 feet C. 6 feet D. 8 feet 94. According to the Florida Building Code, in direct to stud application with studs 24 inches 0.C., Texture 1-11 must be a minimum of A. 5/16" if texturing does not penetrate through the face veneer. B. 3/8" and attached with 8d nails C. nominal 1/2" with nails spaced ten inches apart D. nominal 1/2" if texturing does not penetrate through the face veneer 95. A 6/12 gable roof with strip soffit ventilation and 50% of the ventilating area in vents located in the upper 1/3 of the gable covers a ceiling area 30' x 40'. According to the Florida Building Code, the minimum required ventilation is square feet. A. four B. six C. eight D. ten

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