There is not much you can say of a plumbing code book because a code book is not a textbook. Nevertheless the IPS as well as all Model Codes books. ICC IPC (): International Plumbing Code and it is the responsibility of the citizens to inform themselves as to the laws that are enacted in. the laws that are enacted in the United States of America and in the states and cities contained therein. ±. «IAPMO UPC (), the Uniform Plumbing Code.

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articles, and more when you register your code book. Go to M:\data\CODES\ I-Codes\Plumbing\Final VP_Chgo\0a_copy_ipc_vp. internal plumbing code presentation based on the uniform plumbing code. Complete copies of the Uniform Plumbing Code as published by the. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the International Plumbing Code (IPC) by International Code Council (ICC) at Barnes & Noble.

Among the provisions, builders were required to give the district surveyor two days' notice before building, regulations regarding the thickness of walls, height of rooms, the materials used in repairs, the dividing of existing buildings and the placing and design of chimneys , fireplaces and drains were to be enforced and streets had to be built to minimum requirements.

Surveyors were empowered to enforce building regulations, which sought to improve the standard of houses and business premises, and to regulate activities that might threaten public health. In the assets, powers and responsibilities of the office passed to the Metropolitan Board of Works.

The City of Baltimore passed its first building code in The Great Baltimore Fire occurred in February, Subsequent changes were made that matched other cities. It served as the building code for four years. Very soon, a formal building code was drafted and eventually adopted in In Paris, under the reconstruction of much of the city under the Second Empire —70 , great blocks of apartments were erected [13] and the height of buildings was limited by law to five or six stories at most.

This chapter also has requirements for the identification of pipe, pipe fittings, traps, fixtures, materials and devices used in plumbing systems. The safety requirements of this chapter provide protection for the building's structural members, as well as prevent undue stress and strain on pipes.

The building's structural stability is protected by the regulations for cutting and notching of structural members. Additional protection for the building occupants includes requirements to maintain the plumbing in a safe and sanitary condition, as well as privacy for those occupants.

Chapter 4 Fixtures, Faucets and Fixture Fittings. This chapter regulates the minimum number of plumbing fixtures that must be provided for every type of building. This chapter also regulates the quality of fixtures and faucets by requiring those items to comply with nationally recognized standards.

Because fixtures must be properly installed so that they are usable by the occupants of the building, this chapter contains the requirements for the installation of fixtures. Because the requirements for the number of plumb- ing fixtures affects the design of a building, Chapter 29 of the International Building Code IBC includes, verbatim, many of the requirements listed in Chapter 4 of this code.

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Chapter 5 Water Heaters. Chapter 5 regulates the design, approval and installation of water heaters and related safety devices. The intent is to minimize the hazards associated with the installation and operation of water heaters. Although this code does not regulate the size of a water heater, it does regulate all other aspects of the water heater installation such as temperature and pressure relief valves, safety drip pans, installation and connections.

Where a water heater also supplies water for space heating, this chapter regu- lates the maximum water temperature supplied to the water distribution system. Chapter 6 Water Supply and Distribution. This chapter regulates the supply of potable water from both public and individual sources to every fixture and outlet so that it remains potable and uncontaminated. Chapter 6 also regulates the design of the water distribution system, which will allow fixtures to function properly and also help prevent backrlow conditions.

The unique require- ments of the water supply for health care facilities are addressed separately. It is critical that the potable water supply system remain free of actual or potential sanitary hazards by providing protection against backrlow. Chapter 7 Sanitary Drainage. The purpose of Chapter 7 is to regulate the materials, design and installation of sanitary drainage piping systems as well as the connections made to the system.

The intent is to design and install sanitary drainage systems that will function reliably, that are neither undersized nor oversized and that are constructed from materials, fittings and connections as pre- scribed herein. This chapter addresses the proper use of fittings for directing the flow into and within the sanitary drain piping sys- tem.

Materials and provisions necessary for servicing the drainage system are also included in this chapter. This chapter regulates drainage installations that require an indirect connection to the sanitary drainage system. Fixtures and plumbing appliances, such as those associated with food preparation or handling, health care facili- ties and potable liquids, must be protected from contamination that can result from connection to the drainage system.

An indirect connection prevents sewage from backing up into a fixture or appliance, thus providing protection against potential health hazards. The chapter also regulates special wastes containing hazardous chemicals.

Special waste must be treated to prevent any damage to the sanitary drainage piping and to protect the sewage treatment processes. Chapter 9 Vents. Chapter 9 covers the requirements for vents and venting. Knowing why venting is required makes it easier to understand the intent of this chapter. Venting protects every trap against the loss of its seal. Provisions set forth in this chapter are geared toward limiting the pressure differentials in the drainage system to a maximum of 1 inch of water column Pa above or below atmospheric pressure Le.

Chapter 10 Traps, Interceptors and Separators. This chapter contains design requirements and installation limitations for traps. Prohibited types of traps are specifically identified. Where fixtures do not frequently replenish the water in traps, a method is pro- vided to ensure that the water seal of the trap will be maintained.

Specific venting requirements are given for separators and interceptors as those requirements are not addressed in Chapter 9. Chapter 11 Storm Drainage. Chapter 11 regulates the removal of storm water typically associated with rainfall. The proper instal- lation of a storm drainage system reduces the possibility of structural collapse of a flat roof, prevents the leakage of water through the roof, prevents damage to the footings and foundation of the building and prevents flooding of the lower levels of the building.

Chapter 12 Special Piping and Storage Systems. This chapter contains the requirements for the design, installation, storage, han- dling and use of nonflammable medical gas systems, including inhalation anesthetic and vacuum piping systems, bulk oxygen stor- age systems and oxygen-fuel gas systems used for welding and cutting operations. The intent of these requirements is to minimize the potential fire and explosion hazards associated with the gases used in these systems.

Chapter 13 Referenced Standards. The code contains numerous references to standards that are used to regulate materials and methods of construction. Chapter 13 contains a comprehensive list of all standards that are referenced in the code. The standards are part of the code to the extent of the reference to the standard. Compliance with the referenced standard is necessary for compliance with this code.

By providing specifically adopted standards, the construction and installation requirements necessary for compli- ance with the code can be readily determined. The basis for code compliance is, therefore, established and available on an equal basis to the code official, contractor, designer and owner. Chapter 13 is organized in a manner that makes it easy to locate specific standards. It lists all of the referenced standards, alpha- betically, by acronym of the promulgating agency of the standard.

Each agency's standards are then listed in either alphabetical or numeric order based upon the standard identification. The list also contains the title of the standard; the edition date of the standard referenced; any addenda included as part of the ICC adoption; and the section or sections of this code that reference the standard. Appendix A provides a format for a fee schedule. Appendix B provides specific rainfall rates for major cities in the United States. Appendix C offers a method for utilizing gray water that is collected from certain fixtures such as lavatories, bathtubs, showers and clothes washing machines.

Because many geographical areas of the world are in short supply of water resources, water that has already passed through these fixtures is an important resource that can lessen the demand for potable water. Where gray water is used for underground irrigation, no treatment other than basic filtering is required. In this application, gray water reuse offers savings in both potable water use and waste water treatment.

Gray water can also be reused for flushing water closets and urinals. In this application, the gray water requires disinfection and coloring in order to be safe for use in those fixtures.

This appendix provides the user with basic information to choose the necessary components, size and construct a gray water system that suits the particular application. This appendix provides valuable temperature information for designers and installers of plumbing systems in areas where freezing temperatures might exist.

Appendix E provides two recognized methods for sizing the water service and water distribution piping for any structure. The method under Section E provides friction loss diagrams which require the user to "plot" points and read values from the diagrams in order to perform the required calculations and necessary checks. This method is the most accurate of the two presented in this appendix.

The method under Section E is known to be conservative; however, very few calculations are necessary in order to determine a pipe size that satisfies the flow requirements of any application. Appendix F Structural Safety. Appendix F is provided so that the user does not have to refer to another code book for limitations for cutting, notching and boring of sawn lumber and cold-formed steel framing.

Appendix G Vacuum Drainage System. Appendix G offers basic information on how a vacuum drainage system relates the code, should a vacuum drainage system be used for a building. Jurisdictions wishing to adopt the International Plumbing Code as an enforceable regulation governing plumbing systems should ensure that certain factual information is included in the adopting ordinance at the time adoption is being considered by the appropriate governmental body.

The following sample adoption ordinance addresses several key elements of a code adoption ordinance, including the information required for insertion into the code text. Section l. Section 2. The following sections are hereby revised: Section That Ordinance No. Section 4. That if any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance.

The [GOVERNING BODY] hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance, and each section, subsection, clause or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that anyone or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses and phrases be declared unconstitutional.

Section 5. That nothing in this ordinance or in the Plumbing Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding impending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed as cited in Section 3 of this ordinance; nor shall anyjust or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this ordinance.

Section 6. An additional provision may be required to direct the number of times the ordinance is to be published and to specify that it is to be in a newspaper in general circulation. Posting may also be required. Section 7. That this ordinance and the rules, regulations, provisions, requirements, orders and matters established and adopted hereby shall take effect and be in full force and effect [TIME PERIOD] from and after the date of its final passage and adoption.

The provisions of this code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repairs, relocation, replace- ment, addition to, use or maintenance of plumbing systems within this jurisdiction.

This code shall also regulate nonflam- mable medical gas, inhalation anesthetic, vacuum piping, nonmedical oxygen systems and sanitary and condensate vac- uum collection systems. The installation of fuel gas distribu- tion piping and equipment, fuel-gas-fired water heaters and water heater venting systems shall be regulated by the Interna- tional Fuel Gas Code. Provisions in the appendices shall not apply unless specifically adopted. Detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings townhouses not more than three stories high with separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with the Interna- tional Residential Code.

The purpose of this code is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, installation, quality of materials, location, operation and main- tenance or use of plumbing equipment and systems.

If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this code is for any reason held to be unconstitu- tional' such decision shall not affect the validity of the remain- ing portions of this code.

Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the specific require- ment shall govern. Where, in any specific case, different sec- tions of this code specify different materials, methods of construction or other requirements, the most restrictive shall govern. Plumbing systems lawfully in existence at the time of the adoption of this code shall be per- mitted to have their use and maintenance continued if the use, maintenance or repair is in accordance with the original design and no hazard to life, health or property is created by such plumbing system.

All plumbing systems, materials and appurtenances, both existing and new, and all parts thereof, shall be maintained in proper operating condition in accor- dance with the original design in a safe and sanitary condition. All devices or safeguards required by this code shall be main- tained in compliance with the code edition under which they were installed. The owner or the owner's designated agent shall be responsi- ble for maintenance of plumbing systems.

To determine com- pliance with this provision, the code official shall have the authority to require any plumbing system to be reinspected. Additions, alter- ations, renovations or repairs to any plumbing system shall conform to that required for a new plumbing system without requiring the existing plumbing system to comply with all the requirements of this code.

Additions, alterations or repairs shall not cause an existing system to become unsafe, insanitary or overloaded. Minor additions, alterations, renovations and repairs to existing plumbing systems shall meet the provisions for new construction, unless such work is done in the same manner and arrangement as was in the existing system, is not hazardous and is approved.

It shall be unlawful to make any change in the occupancy of any structure that will subject the structure to any special provision of this code applicable to the new occupancy without approval of the code official. The code official shall certify that such structure meets the intent of the provisions of law governing building construction for the pro- posed new occupancy and that such change of occupancy does not result in any hazard to the public health, safety or welfare.

The provisions of this code relating to the construction, alteration, repair, enlargement, restoration, relocation or moving of buildings or structures shall not be mandatory for existing buildings or structures identified and classified by the state or localjurisdiction as historic buildings when such buildings or structures are judged by the code offi- cial to be safe and in the public interest of health, safety and welfare regarding any proposed construction, alteration, repair, enlargement, restoration, relocation or moving of build- ings.

Except as determined by Section The codes and stan- dards referenced in this code shall be those that are listed in Chapter 13 and such codes and standards shall be considered as part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference.

Where differences occur between provi- sions of this code and the referenced standards, the provisions of this code shall be the minimum requirements.

The provisions of this code shall not be deemed to nullify any provisions of local, state or federal law. Reference to chapter sec- tion numbers, or to provisions not specifically identified by number, shall be construed to refer to such chapter, section or provision of this code.

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The department of plumbing inspection is hereby created and the executive official in charge thereof shall be known as the code official. The code official shall be appointed by the chief appointing authority of the jurisdiction.

In accordance with the prescribed procedures of this jurisdiction and with the concurrence of the appointing authority, the code official shall have the authority to appoint a deputy code official, other related technical officers, inspectors and other employees.

Such employees shall have powers as delegated by the code official. The code official, member of the board of appeals or employee charged with the enforcement of this code, while acting for thejurisdiction in good faith and without malice in the discharge of the duties required by this code or other pertinent law or ordinance, shall not thereby be rendered liable personally, and is hereby relieved from all personallia- bility for any damage accruing to persons or property as a result of any act or by reason of an act or omission in the discharge of official duties.

Any suit instituted against any officer or employee because of an act performed by that officer or employee in the lawful discharge of duties and under the provisions of this code shall be defended by the legal representative of thejurisdiction until the final termination of the proceedings. The code official or any subordinate shall not be liable for costs in any action, suit or proceeding that is instituted in pursuance of the provisions of this code.

The code official is hereby authorized and directed to enforce the provisions of this code. The code offi- cial shall have the authority to render interpretations of this code and to adopt policies and procedures in order to clarify the application of its provisions. Such interpretations, policies and procedures shall be in compliance with the intent and purpose of this code. Such policies and procedures shall not have the effect of waiving requirements specifically provided for in this code.

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The code official shall receive applications, review construction documents and issue permits for the installation and alteration of plumbing systems, inspect the premises for which such permits have been issued, and enforce compliance with the provisions of this code. The code official shall make all the required inspections, or shall accept reports of inspection by approved agencies or individuals.

All reports of such inspec- tions shall be in writing and be certified by a responsible officer of such approve d agency or by the responsible individual. The code official is authorized to engage such expert opinion as deemed necessary to report on unusual technical issues that arise, subject to the approval of the appointing authority.

Whenever it is necessary to make an inspection to enforce the provisions of this code, or whenever the code official has reasonable cause to believe that there exists in any building or upon any premises any conditions or violations of this code that make the building or premises unsafe, insanitary, dangerous or hazardous, the code official shall have the authority to enter the building or premises at all reasonable times to inspect or to perform the duties imposed upon the code official by this code.

If such building or premises is occupied, the code official shall present credentials to the occupant and request entry. If such building or premises is unoccupied, the code official shall first make a reasonable effort to locate the owner or other person having charge or con- trol of the building or premises and request entry.

If entry is refused, the code official shall have recourse to every remedy provided by law to secure entry. When the code official shall have first obtained a proper inspection warrant or other remedy provided by law to secure entry, no owner or occupant or person having charge, care or control of any building or premises shall fail or neglect, after proper request is made as herein provided, to promptly permit entry therein by the code official for the purpose of inspection and examination pursuant to this code.

The code official shall carry proper iden- tification when inspecting structures or premises in the perfor- mance of duties under this code.

Codes and Regulations

The code official shall issue all nec- essary notices or orders to ensure compliance with this code. The code official shall keep offi- cial records of applications received, permits and certificates issued, fees collected, reports of inspections, and notices and orders issued. Such records shall be retained in the official records for the period required for the retention of public records. The details of action granting modifi- cations shall be recorded and entered in the files of the plumb- ing inspection department.

The provisions of this code are not intended to prevent the installa- tion of any material or to prohibit any method of construction not specifically prescribed by this code, provided that any such alternative has been approved. An alternative material or method of construction shall be approvedwhere the code offi- cial finds that the proposed alternative material, method or equipment complies with the intent of the provisions of this code and is at least the equivalent of that prescribed in this code.

Supporting data, where neces- sary to assist in the approval of materials or assemblies not specifically provided for in this code, shall consist of valid research reports from approved sources. Whenever there is insufficient evi- dence of compliance with the provisions of this code, or evi- dence that a material or method does not conform to the requirements of this code, or in order to substantiate claims for alternate materials or methods, the code official shall have the authority to require tests as evidence of compliance to be made at no expense to the jurisdiction.

Test methods shall be as specified in this code or by other recognized test standards. In the absence of recognized and accepted test methods, the code official shall approve the testing procedures. All tests shall be performed by an approved agency. Reports of tests shall be retained by the code official for the period required for retention of pub- lic records. The design, documen- tation, inspection, testing and approval of an alternative engi- neered design plumbing system shall comply with Sections An alternative engineered design shall conform to the intent of the provisions of this code and shall provide an equivalent level of quality, strength, effec- tiveness, fire resistance, durability and safety.

Material, equipment or components shall be designed and installed in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instruc- tions. The registered design professional shall indicate on the permit application that the plumbing system is an alternative engineered design. The permit and perma- nent permit records shall indicate that an alternative engi- neered design was part of the approved installation.

The registered design professional shall submit sufficient technical data to substantiate the pro- posed alternative engineered design and to prove that the performance meets the intent of this code. The registered design professional shall submit to the code official two complete sets of signed and sealed construction documents for the alternative engineered design.

The construction documents shall include floor plans and a riser diagram of the work. Where appropriate, the construction documents shall indi- cate the direction of flow, all pipe sizes, grade of horizontal piping, loading, and location of fixtures and appliances. Where the code official deter- mines that the alternative engineered design conforms to the intent of this code, the plumbing system shall be approved.

If the alternative engineered design is not approved, the code official shall notify the registered design professional in writing, stating the reasons thereof. The alternative engineered design shall be tested and inspected in accordance with the requirements of Sections and Materials, equip- ment and devices approvedby the code official shall be con- structed and installed in accordance with such approval.

Materials, equip- ment and devices shall not be reused unless such elements have been reconditioned, tested, placed in good and proper working condition and approved. Any owner, authorized agent or con- tractor who desires to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any plumbing system, the installation of which is regu- lated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the code official and obtain the required permit for the work.

The following work shall be exempt from the requirement for a permit: The stopping of leaks in drains, water, soil, waste or vent pipe provided, however, that if any concealed trap, drainpipe, water, soil, waste or vent pipe becomes defec- tive and it becomes necessary to remove and replace the same with new material, such work shall be considered as new work and a permit shall be obtained and inspec- tion made as provided in this code.

The clearing of stoppages or the repairing of leaks in pipes, valves or fixtures, and the removal and reinstalla- tion of water closets, provided such repairs do not involve or require the replacement or rearrangement of valves, pipes or fixtures.

Exemption from the permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in violation of the provisions of this code or any other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction. Each application for a permit, with the required fee, shall be filed with the code official on a form furnished for that purpose and shall contain a general description of the proposed work and its location.

The applica- tion shall be signed by the owner or an authorized agent. Construction docu- ments' engineering calculations, diagrams and other such data shall be submitted in two or more sets with each appli- cation for a permit. The code official shall require construc- tion documents, computations and specifications to be prepared and designed by a registered design professional when required by state law.

Construction documents shall be drawn to scale and shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of the work proposed and show in detail that the work conforms to the provisions of this code. Construction documents for buildings more than two stories in height shall indicate where penetrations will be made for pipes, fittings and components and shall indi- cate the materials and methods for maintaining required structural safety, fire-resistance rating and fireblocking.

The code official shall have the authority to waive the submission of construction documents, calcu- lations or other data if the nature of the work applied for is such that reviewing of construction documents is not necessary to determine compliance with this code.

Before a permit is issued, the code official is authorized to inspect and evaluate the systems, equipment, buildings, devices, premises and spaces or areas to be used. An application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned days after the date of filing, unless such application has been pursued in good faith or a permit has been issued; except that the code official shall have the authority to grant one or more extensions of time for addi- tional periods not exceeding days each.

The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demon- strated. Application for a permit shall be made by the person or agent to install all or part of any plumbing system.


The applicant shall meet all qualifications established by statute, or by rules promulgated by this code, or by ordinance or by resolution. The full name and address of the applicant shall be stated in the application. The application, construction docu- ments and other data filed by an applicant for permit shall be reviewed by the code official. If the code official finds that the proposed work conforms to the requirements of this code and all laws and ordinances applicable thereto, and that the fees specified in Section When the code official issues the permit where construction docu- ments are required, the construction documents shall be endorsed in writing and stamped "APPROVED.

All work shall be done in accordance with the app roved construction documents. The code official shall have the authority to issue a permit for the construction of a part of a plumbing system before the entire construction documents for the whole system have been submitted or approved, provided adequate infor- mation and detailed statements have been filed complying with all pertinent requirements of this code.

The holders of such permit shall proceed at their own risk without assur- ance that the permit for the entire plumbing system will be granted. The issuance of a permit or approval of construction documents shall not be construed to be a per- mit for, or an approval of, any violation of any of the provi- sions of this code or any other ordinance of the jurisdiction. No permit presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of this code shall be valid.

The issuance of a permit based upon construction docu- ments and other data shall not prevent the code official from thereafter requiring the correction of errors in said construc- tion documents and other data or from preventing building operations being carried on thereunder when in violation of this code or of other ordinances of this jurisdiction.

Every permit issued by the code offi- cial under the provisions of this code shall expire by limita- tion and become null and void if the work authorized by such permit is not commenced within days from the date of such permit, or if the work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandoned at any time after the work is commenced for a period of days. Before such work can be recommenced, a new permit shall be first obtained and the fee therefor shall be one-half the amount required for a new permit for such work, provided no changes have been made or will be made in the original construction docu- ments for such work, and provided further that such suspen- sion or abandonment has not exceeded 1 year.

Any permittee holding an unexpired permit shall have the right to apply for an extension of the time within which the permittee will commence work under that permit when work is unable to be commenced within the time required by this section for good and satisfactory reasons. The code official shall extend the time for action by the permittee for a period not exceeding days if there is reasonable cause.

No permit shall be extended more than once. The fee for an extension shall be one-half the amount required for a new permit for such work. The code official shall have the authority to suspend or revoke a per- mit issued under the provisions of this code wherever the permit is issued in error or on the basis of incorrect, inaccu- rate or incomplete information, or in violation of any ordi- nance or regulation or any of the provisions of this code.

One set of approved construction documents shall be retained by the code official for a period of not less than days from date of completion of the permitted work, or as required by state or local laws.


This code shall not require changes in the construction documents, construction or des- ignated occupancy of a structure for which a lawful permit has been heretofore issued or otherwise lawfully autho- rized, and the construction of which has been pursued in good faith within days after the effective date of this code and has not been abandoned. The permit or a copy shall be kept on the site of the work until the completion of the pro- ject. A permit shall not be issued until the fees pre- scribed in Section Any person who commences any work on a plumbing system before obtaining the necessary permits shall be subject to percent of the usual permit fee in addition to the required permit fees.

The fees for all plumbing work shall be as indicated in the following schedule: The code official shall authorize the refunding of fees as follows: The full amount of any fee paid hereunder that was erroneously paid or collected.

The code official shall not authorize the refunding of any fee paid except upon written application filed by the original permittee not later than days after the date of fee pay- ment. The code official is authorized to conduct such inspections as are deemed necessary to determine compliance with the provisions of this code. Construction or work for which a permit is required shall be subject to inspection by the code official, and such construction or work shall remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes until approved.

Approval as a result of an inspection shall not be construed to be an approval of a violation of the provisions of this code or of other ordinances of the jurisdiction. Inspections presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of this code or of other ordinances of thejurisdiction shall not be valid.

It shall be the duty of the permit applicant to cause the work to remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes. Neither the code official nor the jurisdiction shall be liable for expense entailed in the removal or replacement of any material required to allow inspection.

The code official, upon notification from the permit holder or the permit holder's agent, shall make the following inspections and such other inspections as necessary, and shall either release that portion of the construction or shall notify the permit holder or an agent of any violations that must be corrected. The holder of the permit shall be responsible for the scheduling of such inspections. Underground inspection shall be made after trenches or ditches are excavated and bedded, piping installed, and before any backfill is put in place.

Rough-in inspection shall be made after the roof, fram- ing, fireblocking, firestopping, draftstopping and brac- ing is in place and all sanitary, storm and water distribution piping is roughed-in, and prior to the instal- lation of wall or ceiling membranes. Final inspection shall be made after the building is com- plete, all plumbing fixtures are in place and properly con- nected, and the structure is ready for occupancy.

In addition to the inspections specified above, the code official is authorized to make or require other inspections of any construction work to ascer- tain compliance with the provisions of this code and other laws that are enforced. It shall be the duty of the holder of the permit or their duly authorized agent to notify the code official when work is ready for inspection.

It shall be the duty of the permit holder to provide access to and means for inspections of such work that are required by this code.

Work shall not be done beyond the point indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining the approval of the code official. The code official, upon notification, shall make the requested inspec- tions and shall either indicate the portion of the construction that is satisfactory as completed, or notify the permit holder or his or her agent wherein the same fails to comply with this code.

Any portions that do not comply shall be corrected and such portion shall not be covered or concealed until authorized by the code official. The code official is authorized to accept reports of approved inspection agencies, provided that such agencies satisfy the requirements as to qualifica- tions and reliability.

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Prior to the approval of a closed, prefabricated plumbing system and the issuance of a plumbing permit, the code offi- cial shall require the submittal of an evaluation report on each prefabricated plumbing system indicating the com- plete details of the plumbing system, including a description of the system and its components, the basis upon which the plumbing system is being evaluated, test results and similar information, and other data as necessary for the code official to determine conformance to this code.

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Interesting reading for the subject, nicely done and presentation was clear. Basics are there. I downloadd this book because the one review indicated it would cover the important International Plumbing codes as required by my county. I need to use IPC for my residential construction. However, this book talks about different configurations of supply and waste systems, etc; but it always says to check your local codes for further information. If I had wanted a book that says to refer to another book for information, I would have bought that book.

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Publisher's Note: The full amount of any fee paid hereunder that was erroneously paid or collected. Construction or work for which a permit is required shall be subject to inspection by the code official, and such construction or work shall remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes until approved.

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