Looking For Plumbing Code


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Old 05-02-16, 06:06 PM
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Looking For Plumbing Code

I looked at the Sticky but am not sure what I even need.
I want to know, for instance, if I was building a plain residential home what size of pipe I need to use in the toilet drain...or maybe what type of pipe I can use to drain the dishwasher. Or can I use ABS pipe for my drains?
I'd like to know my Plumbing Codes so I can advise others of what to use in their home repairs.
Can anyone help me find this? I have searched and don't know what to look at.
Thank you.
 
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Old 05-02-16, 06:20 PM
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Sounds like a question for your local building inspector or his office.
 
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Old 05-02-16, 07:04 PM
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A good place to start learning is to make repairs. Usually you will replace the pipe with the same diameter. The key is where to cut out the old pipe and what fittings to use for the repair.

If you want to learn the plumbing code from scratch, good luck. It's better to ask specifics regarding a plumbing install unless you are interested in becoming a plumber.
 
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Old 05-02-16, 08:25 PM
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The thing with codes, plumbing and others, is that they vary from area to area, sometimes significantly. Furthermore, they are written in language that can be hard for newcomers to understand (and even non-newcomers).

If you want to learn basic plumbing, you may be better off starting with a basic plumbing book like one of the ones from Black and Decker. Once you understand the basics and know the terminology, you can then turn to the code to look for answers to specific questions, and the code you refer to should be whatever one is enforced in your area.
 
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Old 05-03-16, 05:00 AM
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All I'm looking for is the local plumbing code on the internet. I may take XSleeper's advice.Thank you.
 
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Old 05-03-16, 07:35 AM
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Plumbing Codes

Since your profile does not show your local jurisdiction in Kansas, we cannot be more specific.
 
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Old 05-03-16, 07:51 AM
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Start with your local building department's web site (assuming they have one). Many have a list of the codes that are adopted locally and may have a link to an online copy of those codes. In some areas you still have to purchase a copy of the codes.
 
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Old 05-03-16, 09:41 AM
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AFAIK, some parts of the country (rural areas) have no code, per se... no inpections. But plumbers usually have building standards that they abide by, since they do work in both areas with codes and inspections and in those that do not.

The international plumbing code (below) would be a good place to start, but as mentioned, local codes that are adopted locally are the bottom line.

International Plumbing Code
 
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Old 05-03-16, 05:34 PM
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Thank you XSleeper and CarbideTip. I did look at the IPC but didn't know if that was the right thing to be looking at.
 
 

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