Code Update Training 2015 Virginia Plumbing Code SIGNIFICANT
Code Update Training 2015 Virginia Plumbing Code SIGNIFICANT International Changes and State Amendments How to Identify State Amendments Virginia Plumbing Code Significant Changes
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Alternate Onsite Nonpotable Water Demand Recirculation Water System Grease Interceptor Fats, Oils, and Greases (FOG) Disposal System Onsite Nonpotable Water Reuse System Toilet Facility Waste Receptor Drinking Fountains, Water Coolers, and Water Dispensers 403.3 Required Public Toilet Facilities 404 Accessible Plumbing Facilities 410.2 Drinking Fountains in Small Occupancies 423.3 Footbaths, pedicure baths, and shampoo sinks 504.6 Temperature & Pressure Relief Discharge Piping
504.7.2 Water Heater Pan Drain Termination Agenda 2 of 3
601.5 Rehabilitation of Piping Systems by Internal Lining 603.3 Tracer Wire on Nonmetallic Supply Piping (VA Amendment) 605 Groove and Shouldered Mechanical Joints and PressConnect Fittings 605.15.2 CPVC Solvent Cementing 605.7 Valve Compliance to Standards 607.2.1 Hot Water Circulation Systems 607.5 Insulation of Hot Water Supply Piping 608.8 Identification of Nonpotable water Agenda 3 of 3 702.5 Temperature Rating of Drainage Piping
705.11.2 (IPC) 705.14.2 (VPC) Primer Exception for Solvent Cementing PVC 4 inches and smaller 716 Vacuum Drainage Systems 717 Replacement of Sewers by Pipe-Bursting Method 1002.1 Exception for Traps for Parking Garage Floor Drains 1002.4, 1002.4.1 Trap Seal Protection against Evaporation 1003.3.7 Direct Connection of Grease Interceptor Discharge 1106.2 Vertical Conductors and Leaders (Storm Drainage) Chapter 13 Notpotable Water Systems Chapter 14 Subsurface Landscape Irrigation System New Definition: Alternate Onsite Nonpotable Water
Change Type: Addition Alternate onsite nonpotable water Nonpotable water from other than public utilities, onsite surface sources and subsurface natural freshwater sources. Examples of such water are graywater, on-site reclaimed water, collected rainwater, captured condensate, and rejected water from reverse osmosis systems. 6 Alternate Onsite Nonpotable Water, contd
Alternative sources of water, which can be found on-site and used in these processes, may include: Rainwater and stormwater Air conditioner condensate Foundation drainage systems Cooling tower blow down On-site gray water Potential uses of alternate on-site water sources water include: Irrigation Cooling tower make-up water Toilet and urinal flushing Ponds and fountains
Other uses not requiring potable water 7 New Definition: Demand Recirculation Water System Demand Recirculation Water System: A water distribution system where one or more pumps prime the service hot water piping with heated water upon a demand for hot water 8 New Definition:
Grease Interceptor Fats, Oils, and Greases (FOG) Disposal System Summary: Another type of grease interceptor, the Fats, Oils and Greases (FOG) disposal system, has been added to support the revised text in Section 1003.3.4 covering grease interceptors. 9 New Definition: On-Site Nonpotable Water Reuse System
On-Site Nonpotable Water Reuse System: A water system for the collection, treatment, storage, distribution, and reuse of nonpotable water generated on site, including but not limited to a gray water system. This definition does not include a rainwater harvesting system 10 New Definition: Toilet Facility Toilet Facility: A
room or space that contains not less than one water closet and one lavatory 11 New Definition: Waste Receptor Waste Receptor: A floor sink, standpipe, hub drain or a floor
drain that receives the discharge of one or more indirect waste pipes 12 New Definitions: Drinking Fountain, Water Coolers, and Water Dispensers CHANGE TYPE: Modification Summary: These definitions for a drinking fountain, a water dispenser, and a water cooler clarify Section 410 on
drinking fountain requirements. The water dispenser definition expands the group of devices and apparatus that can be used as substitutions for 50 percent of the required number of drinking fountains. 13 403.3 Required Public Toilet Facilities Exception 2 Structures and tenant spaces intended for quick transactions,
including takeout, pickup and drop off, having a public access area less than or equal to 300 square feet. 14 404 Accessible Plumbing Facilities; 404.2 and 404.3 Summary: Reinforcement of the accessible requirements. For 2015, two new sections were
added. 15 410.2 Drinking Fountains in Small Occupancies Change Type: Requirement moved from table footnote to its own code section 410.2 Small Occupancies Drinking fountains shall not be required for an occupant load of 15 or fewer.
16 423.3 Footbaths, pedicure baths, and head shampoo sinks Change Type: Addition Summary: Added the 1070 requirement to Footbaths, Pedicures and shampoo sinks. There was no reference in the 2012 to require tempered water to these fixtures.
Kohler under-counter ASSE 1070 Compliant Mixing Valve 17 504.6 / P2804.6.1 Temperature and Pressure Relief Discharge Piping (Item #10) CHANGE TYPE: Modification Summary: The temperature and pressure relief valve discharge pipe termination must have an air gap suitable to protect the potable water supply distribution system of the
building. 18 504.7.2 / P2801.6.1 Water Heater Pan Drain CHANGE TYPE: Modification Summary: In a replacement water heater installation situation, there might not be a nearby drain point for a required pan for the water heater. This code modification allows a pan to not have a drain line if one is not present. 19
504.7.2 / P2801.6.1 Water Heater Pan Drain 20 601.5 Rehabilitation of Piping Systems by Internal Lining Summary: New language added for epoxy lining
systems. 21 603.3 / P2602.3 Tracer Wire on Nonmetallic Supply Piping New VA amendment Change Summary: This requirement already exists in the 2012 VA Plumbing Code for Sanitary Drainage (703.6) and is now also a requirement for water supply piping. The requirements are identical to the
drainage tracer wire requirements. 22 605 Groove and Shouldered Mechanical Joints and Press Connect Fittings 605.14.5 Press-Connect Joints. Summary: A new standard for press-connect joints has been added.
23 605 Groove and Shouldered Mechanical Joints and Press Connect Fittings, contd 605.18.3 Groove and Shouldered Mechanical Joints Summary: A new standard for groove and shouldered mechanical joints has been added.
A groove and shouldered mechanical joint 24 Table 605.5 Pipe Fittings 25 605.15.2 CPVC Solvent Cementing Summary: This section has been updated to provide additional clarity.
26 605.7 Valve Compliance to Standards Summary: All types of valves that supply drinking water must now comply with NSF 61. Standards for numerous types of valves have been added to the code. 27 607.2.1 Hot Water Circulation Systems
CHANGE TYPE: Modification Summary: Changes in the commercial portion of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) caused changes in this IECC-controlled section of the IPC. It clarifies that temperature maintenance systems must be turned off when theres no demand, and makes it clear to which occupancy types the code section applies 28 607.5 Insulation of Hot Water Supply Piping
CHANGE TYPE: Modification Summary: Instead of listing requirements, this section now refers back to Energy code (IECC) and clarifies which IECC section to reference based on building type. 29 608.8 Identification of Nonpotable Water CHANGE TYPE: Modification Summary: Fixtures such as water closets and urinals that utilize nonpotable water must be
identified with words and a symbol indicating that nonpotable water is being used. The color purple is established for identifying distribution piping conveying nonpotable water. 30 702.5 Temperature Rating of Drainage Piping CHANGE TYPE: Addition Summary: Wastewater having a temperature greater than 140F (60C) does not need to be
cooled before it enters the drainage system if the drainage system piping is rated for the higher temperature. 31 705.14.2 / P3003.9 Primer Exception for Solvent Cementing PVC 4 inches and Smaller Exception: A primer is not required for PVC where both of the following conditions apply: 1. The solvent cement used is third-party
certified as conforming to ASTM D 2564 2. The solvent cement is used only for joining PVC drain, waste, and vent pipe and fittings in non-pressure applications in sizes up to and including 4 inches (102mm) in diameter. 32 716 Vacuum Drainage Systems CHANGE TYPE: Addition Summary: Vacuum drainage system
provisions (as opposed to gravity drainage system provisions) have been moved from the appendix to the code. (NOT an actual vacuum drainage system) 33 717 / P3010 Replacement of Sewers by Pipe-Bursting Method
CHANGE TYPE: Addition Summary: New section 717 has been added to govern the replacement of existing building sewer piping by pipe-bursting methods. 34 1002.1 Exception for Traps for Parking Garage Floor Drains
CHANGE TYPE: Modification Summary: Traps are not required for parking garage floor drains where the drains are connected to a storm sewer system. 35 1002.4, 1002.4.1 / P3201.2 Trap Seal Protection against Evaporation CHANGE TYPE: Modification
Summary: Trap seal protection against evaporation can now be accomplished in a variety of ways including barrier type trap seal protection 36 1003.3.7 Direct Connection of Grease Interceptor Discharge CHANGE TYPE: Addition 1003.3.7 Direct Connection The discharge piping from a grease interceptor shall be directly connected to the sanitary drainage system.
International Code Council 37 1106.2 Vertical Conductors and Leaders (Storm Drainage) Change Type: State amendment Change Summary: This state amendment keeps the same language as in the 2012 VPC, which specifies that vertical connectors and leader sizing will continue to be based on the maximum projected roof area (and not flow rates of the piping as the 2015 IPC now
specifies) 38 Chapter 13 Nonpotable Water Systems Change Type: New chapter in the ICC code ONLY Even though the IPC now has a chapter 13 with the same name as the VA version, there are numerous significant state amendments to the 2015 VA version Always refer to the Virginia version of chapter 13 for Nonpotable Water Systems
39 Chapter 14 Subsurface Landscape Irrigation System Change Type: Completely new chapter 1401.1 Scope. The provisions of Chapter 14 shall govern the materials, design, construction, and installation of subsurface landscape irrigation systems connected to nonpotable water from on-site water reuse systems. 40
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