Upcoming Washington State Building Code Changes

Wood framing of a house with street sign saying Changes ahead, building codes with Washinton State and Clallum County.

SBCCFriends and Neighbors,

As some of you are well aware, in June there are significant changes to the building and energy codes.

If you are thinking that building codes do not apply to me or that my small weekend project does not really need a building permit, you might be right. More than likely though you would be wrong.

As a general rule of thumb, if you are changing the structure of your home by moving walls and adding square footage, adding value to your property with a new deck, or building a large shed or garage you will need a building permit.  The links below will help you identify what is changing and why, so that you can make the best choice for the value of your home or property.

Scheduled Training through WSU

Scheduled Training through BIAW

2015 Washington State Energy Code

2015 Building Code

2015 Residential Code

2015 Fire Code

2015 Mechanical Code

2015 Plumbing Code

For many of us the single largest investment that we will ever make is in our home. Building without a permit or not following the building code can compromise the structure and the return on your investment.  Whether you are building a new home or fixing up your existing one, knowing when you need a permit and how to make sure that the work being done meets the current building codes will go a long way to helping you live in a safe and comfortable home.  Remember that the fine folks at the local and county building departments are there to help and guide you through the process or steer you to a professional when needed.

Kelly-Fox-ImageKelly Fox
CEO Lumber Traders Inc.
Angeles Millwork& Lumber Co.
Hartnagel Building Supply

Knife and Blade Sharpening at Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply in May!

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Not a problem! Jeff Shaffett the owner of Shaffetts Sharpening will be providing his services to our customers on a per scheduled basis. jeff2

As of now we have scheduled Jeff to be present at

Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. ,  Sunday, May 1st from 12pm – 3pm
& Hartnagel Building Supply Sunday May 15th from 12pm – 3pm

Jeff can also sharpen small garden tools, fine scissors, gardening and horticulture tools, and very delicate medical, hair dressing and styling tools.

Clean and sharp tools make your work easier, and provide the excellent results you need. Jeff works with a wide range of professionals whose job success depends on having very sharp, very precise tools and he guarantee all of his sharpening services.

Prices

Knives – $5.00 to $10.00
Grooming scissors – $15.00
Hair dressing shears – $25.00
Small garden tools – $5.00 to $20.00

34th Annual Clallam County Home and Life Style Show at Port Angeles High School

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Come out to the Clallam County Home and Lifestyle Show at Port Angeles High School Saturday, March 12th and Sunday the 13th from 9:30 – 4 and talk with our contractor and retail sales professionals about the newest in products, improvement ideas and how to increase efficiency for your next home improvement or building project.

booth-1Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply will have a booth built by our employee owners Ron and Alan Amaya with full scale examples of interior and exterior building materials from Weyerhaeuser, Allura siding, Therma Tru Doors, Jeld-Wen Windows, Rogue Valley Doors and much more.

Paint Disposal Procedures in Clallam County

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Recent research shows that latex paint and stains can safely be put in the garbage for disposal at a landfill, as long as the paint is dry or solidified first. Based on this research Clallam County no longer accepts latex paint at their waste facility.

Dumped illegally, liquid latex paint can be a hazard by plugging or damaging septic fields, overloading sewage treatment plants and creating environmental hazards on the ground.

Residents should dry out latex paint and stains and put it in the garbage with the lid off, using one of several methods:

Air:

  • Remove the lid and let the paint dry out in the can
  • Protect from freezing and rain as well as curious children and animals
  • This only works when an inch or less of paint is left in the can and is most effective in the warmer months.

Cat litter:

  • Mix latex paint with an equal amount of clay-based cat litter
  • Stir in completely and let the paint dry. It takes about 10 minutes for the cat litter to harden.
  • Add more cat litter if the paint is soft or runny after 10 minutes. Repeat until the material is very thick.
  • Sawdust, dirt, and shredded paper can be tried as alternatives to cat litter.
  • If there is not enough room in the paint can to stir in enough cat litter to dry it all out, pour off paint into any plastic or cardboard container that is large enough to hold the material, including a yogurt container, plastic tub, shoebox, or other convenient container.

Paint hardener:

  • Mix latex paint or stain with commercial paint hardener according to the directions.
  • At the end of that time, paint will have a tacky, oatmeal-like consistency that will not spill out.

Other ideas of using up latex paint or stains:

  • Use the paint when painting a garage, dog house or use as a primer coat for another painting project.
  • Donate excess paint to a school, theater group or non-profit agency.

Be sure it’s latex paint or stain! Look on the label for the word “latex,” or for directions to clean up or thin with water.

Once the latex paint has hardened or solidified, place the can with the lid off in your garbage container. The garbage hauler needs to see that the paint has been solidified.

Oil-based paints and stains should be brought to the Regional Transfer Station for proper disposal.
Hours are Wednesday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you have additional questions about household hazardous waste disposal, please contact Environmental Health using their email form or call them @ 360-417-2258.

Located after the scales, this facility accepts typical household hazardous waste. It is processed, stored, and later transferred for safe disposal or recycling.

A complete list of items that are accepted at no charge include:
  • Household cleaners
  • Lawn and garden supplies
  • Old gasoline (you leave your container)
  • Pesticides and poisons
  • Solvents
  • Oil based paints

Attendants will remove items from your car. Quick and easy!

This facility does not accept business waste. Call Recycling at 360-417-4874 for a list of private companies that service Clallam county.

Reuse Area
Products in good condition such as stain, fertilizer, oil-based paints, household cleaners, or plant food are separated for re-use. Residents can visit the reuse area and take products home (during facility open hours only).

Oil, Anti-Freeze & Auto Batteries Drop-Off Area
The recycling drop-off area for oil, anti-freeze, and batteries is located after the scales and adjacent to the Moderate Risk Waste Facility. There is no charge for this service.

More information can be found at
Clallam County website
City of Port Angeles website