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Farmers Branch, Texas

Imperial Plumbing serves all of the city of Farmers Branch, Texas including the following zip codes: 75234, 75244.

Water Heater Installation Requirements Info:

  • Phone Number for Building Inspections Division: 972.919.2549
  • Water Heaters above ground or floor

    When the attic, roof, mezzanine or platform in which a water heater is installed is more than eight (8) feet (2438 mm) above the ground or floor level, it shall be made accessible by a stairway or permanent ladder fastened to the building.

    Exception: A max 10 gallon water heater (or larger with approval) is capable of being accessed through a lay-in ceiling and a water heater is installed is not more than ten (10) feet (3048 mm) above the ground or floor level and may be reached with a portable ladder.

    Whenever the mezzanine or platform is not adequately lighted or access to a receptacle outlet is not obtainable from the main level, lighting and a receptacle outlet shall be provided in accordance with Section 502.1.

Farmers Branch Plumbing Code Tips:

  • Uses the 2012 edition of the International Plumbing Code.
  • Link to information about the plumbing code: http://www.farmersbranch.info/DocumentCenter/View/1419
  • Requirements for Discharge Piping

    The discharge piping serving a pressure relief valve, temperature relief valve or combination thereof shall:

    1. Not be directly connected to the drainage system.
    2. Discharge through an air gap.
    3. Not be smaller than the diameter of the outlet of the valve served and shall discharge full size to the air gap.
    4. Serve a single relief device and shall not connect to piping serving any other relief device or equipment.

      Exception: Multiple relief devices may be installed to a single T & P discharge piping system when approved by the administrative authority and permitted by the manufacture's installation instructions and installed according to those instructions.

    5. Discharge to an indirect waste receptor or to the outdoors.
    6. Discharge in a manner that does not cause personal injury or structural damage.
    7. Discharge to a termination point that is readily observable by the building occupants.
    8. Not be trapped.
    9. Be installed so as to flow by gravity.
    10. Not terminate less than 6 inches or more than 24 inches (152 mm) above grade no more than 6 inches above the waste receptor.
    11. Not have a threaded connection at the end of such piping.
  • Location of shutoff valves

    Shutoff valves shall be installed in the following locations:

    1. On the fixture supply to each plumbing fixture other than bathtubs and showers.
    2. On the water supply pipe to each sillcock when subject to freezing.
    3. On the water supply pipe to each appliance or mechanical equipment.