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Down-feed? IPC 606.1

Discussion in 'Plumbing Codes' started by steveray, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. steveray

    steveray Sawhorse

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    606.1 Location of full-open valves. Full-open valves shall be installed in the following locations:
    5. On the top of every water down-feed pipe in occupancies other than one- and two-family residential occupancies.

    commentary speaks of vertical pipes "through one or more stories"....In a single story, multi tenant building. Do you guys require valves on all "drops"?......For example, each exam room in a doctors office.....? Or is the intent multi story only?

    Thanks!
     
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    Saw that one MT, but it is not what the commentary shows or speaks of.....Commentary shows a vertical riser with "drops" down to specific areas....But only shows multistory even though the language in the commentary references single story....
     
  4. Builder Bob

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    Designer option, most are only going to provide one main valve for shutoff for water supply to that tenant on that floor.
     
  5. HForester

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    This is a good question that deserves some thought.
     
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    No for a single story. Yes for more than one story.
     

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