CHAPTER IV. BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTIONCHAPTER IV. BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION\ARTICLE 4. PLUMBING CODE

The city hereby adopts and incorporates by reference the 2012 International Plumbing Code and Appendix chapters E and F (the “Code”). The entire Code is adopted as if it were fully set forth in this article except for those portions that are hereinafter deleted, modified or amended.

(Ord. 929; Code 2016; Ord. 1039; Code 2016)

(a)   Chapter 1 of the Plumbing Code. Chapter 1 of the Plumbing Code is deleted and replaced with the provisions of Article 1 of this Chapter 4.

(b)   Section 305.4.1. Sewer Depth. Amended to read:

       The minimum building sewer depth is inserted in section 305.4.1 as (i) 12 inches (304mm) below finished grade at the point of septic tank connection; and (ii) 12 inches (304mm) below grade for other building sewers. (Inserted number of inches and millimeters in two locations.)

(c)   Section 312.3 Drainage and vent air test. The first sentence of section 312.3 prohibiting use of air for testing plastic piping is deleted. The remainder of the section remains as written.

(d)   Section 312.5 Water supply system test. Amended to read:

       Upon completion of a section of or the entire water supply system, or portion completed, shall be tested and proved tight under a water pressure not less than  the working pressure of the system; or by an air test of not less than 50psi (344 kPa). This pressure test shall be held for not less than 15 minutes. The water utilized for tests shall be obtained from a potable source of supply. The required tests shall be performed in accordance with this section and section 107. (Added provision permitting testing of plastic water pipes with air.)

(e)   Section 710.0. Maximum fixture unit load. Amended to read:

       The maximum number of drainage fixture units connected to a given size of building sewer, building drain or horizontal branch of the building drain shall be determined using Table 710.0(1); however no building sewer shall be less than four (4) inches in diameter. The maximum number of drainage fixture units connected to a given size of horizontal branch or vertical soil or waste stack shall be determined using Table 710.1(2). (Added minimum sewer size requirement of 4 inches.)

(f)   Section 903.1 Roof extension. The standard minimum vent pipe roof extension is inserted in section 903.1 as six (6) inches (152mm) above the roof.

(g)   Section 504.3 Shutdown. Amended to read as follows:

       A means for disconnecting an electric hot water supply system from its energy supply shall be provided in accordance with the NFPA 70 National Electrical Code, 2005 Edition.

       A separate valve shall be provided to shut off the energy fuel supply to all other types of hot water supply systems. (Added National Electrical Code, 2005 edition.).

(Ord. 929; Code 2016; Ord. 1039; Code 2016)