Plumbing Code By State

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  1. Apr 2, 2014 #1

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    I was curious about which states follow which plumbing code and found this on the forums at terrylove.com and filled in and changed based on http://www.tests.com/State-Plumbing-Codes-License

    Alabama IPC adopted by Local Governments
    Alaska UPC adopted at State level but IPC in use locally
    Arizona UPC adopted at State level but IPC in use locally
    Arkansas uses IPC
    California is based on UPC
    Colorado uses IPC
    Connecticut IPC effective Statewide
    D.C. IPC effective in city
    Delaware IPC effective Statewide
    Florida IPC effective Statewide
    Georgia IPC effective Statewide http://www.plumbingpros.com/pdf/dwvents.pdf
    Guam uses IPC
    Hawaii uses UPC
    Idaho uses IPC
    Illinois Develops their own code but IPC adopted by Local Governments
    Indiana uses the Indiana Plumbing Code (as of 2012 it used 2006 IPC second printing)
    Iowa IPC adopted by Local Governments and statewide
    Kansas uses IPC
    Kentucky State Plumbing Code based on IPC precursor
    Louisiana State Plumbing Code based on IPC precursor
    Maine IPC adopted by Local Governments
    Maryland uses IPC
    Massachusetts uses UPC, 248 CMR 10.00.
    Michigan IPC effective Statewide
    Minnesota uses Minnesota Plumbing Code
    Mississippi IPC adopted by Local Governments
    Missouri uses UPC
    Montana uses UPC
    Nebraska uses IPC
    Nevada uses IPC
    New Hampshire IPC effective Statewide
    New Jersey uses NSPC
    New Mexico uses the New Mexico Plumbing Code based on UPC
    New York IPC effective Statewide
    North Carolina IPC effective Statewide
    North Dakota uses IPC
    Ohio IPC effective Statewide
    Oklahoma IPC effective Statewide
    Oregon uses the Oregon Specialty Plumbing Code based on UPC
    Pennsylvania adopted IPC
    Puerto Rico IPC effective Statewide
    Rhode Island IPC effective Statewide
    South Carolina IPC effective Statewide
    South Dakota uses UPC
    Tennessee IPC effective Statewide
    Texas IPC at State but Austin, Houston, San Antonio use UPC
    The Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners recognizes the 2006 editions of the UPC, IPC, & IFGC which means each city or town in the state can either adopt the UPC or IPC/IFGC regardless of edition.
    Utah IPC effective Statewide
    Vermont Use 1990 BOCA (BOCA now under IPC)
    Virginia IPC effective Statewide
    Washington uses UPC
    West Virginia IPC effective Statewide
    Wisconsin Plumbing Code Link
    Wyoming Both IPC & UPC used by Local Governments

    http://gisceu.net/PDF/U103.pdf

    Changes made to Louisiana plumbing code in 2013
    Louisiana does not allow AAVs and the allowable distance from trap to vent in a 2" drain was reduced from 8' to 6'.

    Any corrections or additions?
     
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    Additionally, Pennsylvania has more strict local plumbing codes in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh regions.
     
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    Thanks! When you say "more strict" what do you mean? More enforcement? Higher fines? Less leeway on the rules?
     
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    Thanks for putting this together. I live in Washington state and trying to find a cheap copy of the UPC 2012. I used to do structural engineering and reading a code book is preferrable to asking a bunch of questions.
     
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    The Construction Industries Board for Oklahoma has adopted the IPC. However, individual municipalities are all on different years.

    Additionally, there are as many interpretations of the IPC as we have inspectors. We cannot even get consistent answers within the same city sometimes.
     
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    That kind of thing aggravates me to no end. I don't mind having to follow strict rules, but at least let me know what those rules are!
     
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    I do wish that things were more uniform so it wasn't so confusing. The variations can really make things difficult, but that is how things go with bureaucracy.

    It won't let me edit my original post, but the Virgin Islands territory uses UPC.

    I have a revised list with nicer formatting. Should I post it in a later post and maybe have admins paste it in? Or should I just post it here in a later post?
     
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    ? i am a Plumber in New Jersey and does anybody knows where can i get the app for the IPC . i have been trying to get it on line.....
     
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    Mayo, I'm not aware of any app for IPC... I take it you are looking for a copy of the current IPC to peruse? I wonder if any universities or government agencies have it in .pdf format or something. You might want to contact your local department of health/sanitation and ask about it. Otherwise, I'm not certain.
     
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    I have what I hope is an up-to-date list with more links on my plumbing code blog

    The most recent version of UPC I could find was from 2009. You can find it here (pdf file)

    There is also NSPC for New Jersey.

    Another important reference is the International Residential Code. The most recent I could find is the 2012 version found here I believe chapters 3 and 25-32 have the plumbing information. As a note, a previous requirement from chapter 3 was that wall-mounted and freestanding lavatories were to be a minimum of 4" away from the side wall/other fixture. This rule was eliminated and now the only requirement is the 15" from center rule.
     
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    saw this on your blog. do you know what that vent, is called?

    it is a "crown vent"



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    check the placement of the trap weir minimum to the vent


    tumblr_nqwwsucm3p1uwberno1_1280.jpg
     
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    Thanks, Frodo. It says it needs to be 2 pipe diameters in the text but it doesn't actually show that.

    So its a crown because the trap arm is drawn as less than two pipe diameters, right?

    To make it correct, I would have to draw in the pipe being longer in between those two parts, right?

    Mind if I use your image that you wrote on to post as a correction to the diagram on my blog? And the scans/images of the code as well.

    Thanks!

    Edit:Here's my revised image. I made sure to actually count the pixels and made it a couple of pixels larger than 2 pipe diameters. Is this better?
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    use anything i post anyway you wish. cool with me.
     
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    Definition And Discussion of CROWN VENT- http://www.plbg.com/forum/read.php?1,467690

    ...I did not know that...
     
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    That was the exact thread I found that I used a quote from on my blog!
    It was something I'd never thought about before.


    Thanks, Frodo! Anytime I use your info/sketches I'll be sure to credit you.
     
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    Hey, THANX Zanne for this thread!

    Very informative... ;)
     
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