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    Are there other code references regarding this fine installation other than IRC G2415.7? I see this all the time.

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    Aaron,

    That section really does not apply to what is shown in the photo.

    Go to G2415.14. (underlining is mine)

    - G2415.14 (404.14) Plastic pipe. The installation of plastic pipe shall comply with Sections G2415.14.1 through G2415.14.3.
    - - G2415.14.1 (404.14.1) Limitations.Plastic pipe shall be installed outside underground only. Plastic pipe shall not be used within or under any building or slab or be operated at pressures greater than 100 psig (689 kPa) for natural gas or 30 psig (207 kPa) for LP gas.
    - - - Exceptions:
    - - - - 1. Plastic pipe shall be permitted to terminate above ground outside of buildings where installed in premanufactured anodeless risers or service head adapter risers that are installed in accordance with that manufacturer’s installation instructions.
    - - - - 2. Plastic pipe shall be permitted to terminate with a all head adapter within buildings where the plastic pipe is inserted in a piping material for fuel gas use in buildings.
    - - G2415.14.2 (404.14.2) Connections. Connections made outside and underground between metallic and plastic piping shall be made only with transition fittings categorized as Category I in accordance with ASTM D 2513.
    - - G2415.14.3 (404.14.3) Tracer.A yellow insulated copper tracer wire or other approved conductor shall be installed adjacent to underground nonmetallic piping. Access shall be provided to the tracer wire or the tracer wire shall terminate above ground at each end of the nonmetallic piping. The tracer wire size shall not be less than 18 AWG and the insulation type shall be suitable for direct burial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Aaron,

    That section really does not apply to what is shown in the photo.

    Go to G2415.14. (underlining is mine)

    - G2415.14 (404.14) Plastic pipe. The installation of plastic pipe shall comply with Sections G2415.14.1 through G2415.14.3.
    - - G2415.14.1 (404.14.1) Limitations.Plastic pipe shall be installed outside underground only. Plastic pipe shall not be used within or under any building or slab or be operated at pressures greater than 100 psig (689 kPa) for natural gas or 30 psig (207 kPa) for LP gas.
    - - - Exceptions:
    - - - - 1. Plastic pipe shall be permitted to terminate above ground outside of buildings where installed in premanufactured anodeless risers or service head adapter risers that are installed in accordance with that manufacturer’s installation instructions.
    - - - - 2. Plastic pipe shall be permitted to terminate with a all head adapter within buildings where the plastic pipe is inserted in a piping material for fuel gas use in buildings.
    - - G2415.14.2 (404.14.2) Connections. Connections made outside and underground between metallic and plastic piping shall be made only with transition fittings categorized as Category I in accordance with ASTM D 2513.
    - - G2415.14.3 (404.14.3) Tracer.A yellow insulated copper tracer wire or other approved conductor shall be installed adjacent to underground nonmetallic piping. Access shall be provided to the tracer wire or the tracer wire shall terminate above ground at each end of the nonmetallic piping. The tracer wire size shall not be less than 18 AWG and the insulation type shall be suitable for direct burial.
    JP: Thanks, as usual.


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    How about this PVC used from a washer from yesterday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    How about this PVC used from a washer from yesterday?
    Rick: Nice job. Balch Springs?


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    You got it. Amazing how you picked up on that.

    rick


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