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By Zeek in Jacksonville, FL on 7/26/2006


Has any one filled out the Product approval information sheet for the city of Jacksonville? How did you get information to fill it out? Can you send me a sample copy?
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By Randy in PB, FL on 7/31/2006


Here in Palm Bay Florida, the city uses this web site

 

Hope this helps.

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By Zeek in Jacksonville, FL on 8/1/2006


Thanks,

We use the same site here in Jax but I have only been able to fill in for 2 types of doors (swinging and sliding), one type of windows (single hung) shingle and underlayment, connector and anchors. I do not know where to find info for anything else or even whether that would be necessary. Anyone done this in the past?


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By Phillip in Tampa, FL on 8/1/2006


Zeek:

Great place to start is local suppliers. If they offer it, chances are really good it is approved. For instance, HD, Lowe's, 84 Lumber, Stock Bldg Supply, etc. only offer products approved for installation in Florida here in the state. So do a little browsing in their stores, jot down the makes and models that interest you, and then use the Florida Building site listed above (and/or the manufacturer's site, which usually has the information posted as well) to get the approval codes and installation drawings required for your plans by code.

FYI, you'll need a structural engineer to stamp your plans, and they and/or your designer will add pages and pages of details for connectors, anchors, tie-downs, etc, so I wouldn't worry about those right now. Just focus on windows, exterior doors (including garage), roofing, and other non-structural items.


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By Randy in PB, FL on 8/1/2006


I was told by the city of Palm Bay that I only had to have product approvals for external openings - It's their requirement. Check with your city building department.

As for finding products in that fine piece of work, I found it best to ask the vendors directly for either The florida product approval number or an NOA. That database is not specific enough to be a useful tool. 

Selecting Windows and doors that satisfied everyone's requirements (I.e., city's, my wife, and my own) was very difficult. I worked for maybe two months trying to piece together solutions..


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By Zeek in Jacksonville, FL on 8/1/2006


Thanks guys for your comments.
What happens if you use a different product from the one mentioned in you product list?
I am not yet settle on what garage door to use but I like to start on the project. Can I mention any approved product and later switch to another one that is approved by the FL code?

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By Phillip in Tampa, FL on 8/2/2006


Zeek:

Well the easy answer is that in our county, inspectors are usually too busy to check every component's label against the plans to see if it has an approval code. They may check for the label itself, but rarely will they compare codes to the plans. They may spot check items of concern, like entry doors or garage doors, but not in every case.

The right way to do it (right=legal) is to issue a plan change. Your structural engineer would then sign off and you would file a copy with the permitting office. Some building departments, from what I understand, even have forms for this purpose.

FYI, I've never been through the change process, so this is all heresay from friends who are GCs, since I asked the same question.

All of them said, best way to do it is to get it right from the beginning. Easy for them to say since they have consistent suppliers and tradesman who work with them on every project. For the average O-B, it is much more challenging.


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By Zeek in Jacksonville, FL on 8/2/2006


Thanks Philip, that was helpful
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