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The Colony, Texas
Imperial Plumbing serves all of the city of The Colony, Texas 75056.
Water Heater Installation Requirements Info:
- Phone Number for Building Inspections Division: 972.624.3158
- Link for the Water Heater Installation Requirements specific to the City of The Colony: http://thecolonytx.gov/Depts/Planning/Bldg_insp/Documents/ReplacementWaterHeater_000.pdf
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.
The Colony Plumbing Code Tips:
- Uses the 2012 edition of the International Plumbing Code.
- Link to applicable codes: http://thecolonytx.gov/Depts/Planning/Bldg_insp/Documents/IPCOrdNo.2014-2047.pdf
Requirements for discharge piping
The discharge piping serving a pressure relief valve, temperature relief valve or combination thereof shall:
- Not be directly connected to the drainage system.
- Discharge through an air gap.
- Not be smaller than the diameter of the outlet of the valve served and shall discharge full size to the air gap.
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 manufactures installation instructions and installed according to those instructions.
- Discharge to an indirect waste receptor or to the outdoors. Where discharging to the outdoors in areas subject to freezing, discharge piping shall be first piped to an indirect waste receptor through an air gap located in a conditioned area.
- Discharge in a manner that does not cause personal injury or structural damage.
- Discharge to a termination point that is readily observable by the building occupants.
- Not be trapped.
- Be installed so as to flow by gravity.
- Not terminate less than 6 inches or more than 24 inches (152 mm) above grade nor more than 6 inches above the waste receptor.
- Not have a threaded connection at the end of such piping.
- Not have valves or tee fittings.
- Be constructed of those materials listed in Section 605.4 or materials tested, rated and approved for such use in accordance with ASME A112.4.1.
Location of shutoff valves
Shutoff valves shall be installed in the following locations:
- On the fixture supply to each plumbing fixture other than bathtubs and showers in one- and two-family residential occupancies, and other than in individual sleeping units that are provided with unit shutoff valves in hotels, motels, boarding houses and similar occupancies.
- On the water supply pipe to each appliance or mechanical equipment.
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