Been thinking about laws, codes and regulations lately. I know that if I do "A" then it will result in "B", usually. The laws are made to protect people and property, among other things. We don't have to pay anyone to find out what the laws are. You can make a call to the police station or a government official and they are usually more than helpful. So in effect there is a network of support to assist you in following the law. Why is it that we don't have the same line of thought around building codes? Why do I have to pay hundreds/thousands of dollars for a book of laws/codes? Stores spend millions of dollars marketing themselves as "Do It Yourself" centers. Mike Homes shtick is fixing ill informed peoples screw ups. In stead of kidding ourselves and thinking only the trades should be doing the repairs, should we not find a way to support those that are doing the repairs and arm them with the facts, make code books readily assessable to everyone?