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    Default Plumbing Code Reference

    I'm looking for Code reference as to a water line (main) passing though the foundation beam wall... thanks!

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    Code reference in what manner?

    That it requires a sleeve minimum two pipe sizes larger or a relieving arch installed above it?

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    2603.5 has to do with sleeving pipes that pass through masonry walls. Please be more specific in your request.

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    Another option for the question could be: That looks like the water service pipe, if so, where is the water service valve? I don't see it outside the structure, which is where the water service pipe goes to and ends.

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    From the ICC site for Texas codes, the 2015 IRC: (underlining is mine)
    - Water Service Pipe. The outside pipe from the water main or other source of potable water supply to the water distribution system inside the building, terminating at the service valve.

    - P2903.9.1 Water Service Valve.
    - - Each dwelling unit shall be provided with an accessible main shutoff valve near the entrance of the water service. The valve shall be of a full-open type having nominal restriction to flow, with provision for drainage such as a blee orifice or installation of a separate drain valve. Additionally, the water service shall be valved at the curb or lot line in accordance with local requirements.

    The "water service pipe" is "The outside pipe", and the "water service pipe" ends where it is "terminating at the service valve", and the "water service valve" is "near the entrance of the water service pipe" ... i.e., the water service valve is to be located near the point of entrance from "outside" the building to "inside" the building (where the pipe goes through the wall) ... not on the other side of the house from the point of entrance into/through the exterior wall of the building.

    Then there is that sleeving/relieving arch requirement for any plumbing pipe which goes through or under a foundation wall or footing (if the sleeve takes up too much of the footing, then the footing would need to be increased in size to account for that sleeve weakening the footing).

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    Rick Hurst??!!

    Where have you been? I was beginning to think you had retired. Haven't heard from you in years. Are you back for good or just stopping by?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar Alquist View Post
    Rick Hurst??!!

    Where have you been? I was beginning to think you had retired. Haven't heard from you in years. Are you back for good or just stopping by?

    I was thinking the same thing ... but it looks like just a drive by hit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    I was thinking the same thing ... but it looks like just a drive by hit?
    Bummer. Would have been nice to have him back. I tried emailing him a while back, but got no response. Might not have the correct email though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar Alquist View Post
    Bummer. Would have been nice to have him back.
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar Alquist View Post
    Rick Hurst??!!

    Where have you been? I was beginning to think you had retired. Haven't heard from you in years. Are you back for good or just stopping by?

    Thanks Gunnar and Jerry for answering my question and asking of myself.
    Im still around and still doing inspections. I have been a one man show now for several years and just have not had the extra time to spend on the Internet as I used to years ago plus I’ve had some sick family to take care of.
    My question really was to have someone mentioned the sleeve reference. This particular house is being built outside of the county and the builder does not think he has to follow any IRC codes.

    I hope to be on the board more regularly now and as always have found it to be my best educational tool. Great to hear from you guys again. Talk to you soon.... Rick


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    Talk to you soon.... Rick
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