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nixplix 08-14-2012 11:12 AM

Plumbing Code Clarification
 
Regarding "Size of Fixture Supply", my code states:

The fixture supply pipe shall not terminate more than 24 inches from the point of connection to the fixture.

I'm trying to understand this. I think what confuses me is how "terminate" is defined in this code. I'm taking a guess that,, since all fixtures must have shutoff valves, then this must be the point of "terminatation". So, my personal interpretation is that, the distance between the fixture and shutoff valve cannot be more than 24 inches.

Taking this premise one step further: In a shower install, I would guess that the fixture here is the shower trim (i.e. hot and cold valves) as well as the shower head. It seems the shower head alone would violate code as IT would "terminate" well beyond 24".

Can anyone with experience please comment / clarify. (I'm certain I've got something mixed up here). Thanks, in advance.

TheEplumber 08-14-2012 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nixplix (Post 988352)
Regarding "Size of Fixture Supply", my code states:

The fixture supply pipe shall not terminate more than 24 inches from the point of connection to the fixture.

I'm trying to understand this. I think what confuses me is how "terminate" is defined in this code. I'm taking a guess that,, since all fixtures must have shutoff valves, then this must be the point of "terminatation". So, my personal interpretation is that, the distance between the fixture and shutoff valve cannot be more than 24 inches.

Taking this premise one step further: In a shower install, I would guess that the fixture here is the shower trim (i.e. hot and cold valves) as well as the shower head. It seems the shower head alone would violate code as IT would "terminate" well beyond 24".

Can anyone with experience please comment / clarify. (I'm certain I've got something mixed up here). Thanks, in advance.

I"m not familiar with that code but my guess would be the same as yours in regards to faucets- 24" max. developed length on the supply line. You can get shower valves with integral stops, common sense says shower heads would not apply

Javiles 08-15-2012 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nixplix (Post 988352)
Regarding "Size of Fixture Supply", my code states:

The fixture supply pipe shall not terminate more than 24 inches from the point of connection to the fixture.

I'm trying to understand this. I think what confuses me is how "terminate" is defined in this code. I'm taking a guess that,, since all fixtures must have shutoff valves, then this must be the point of "terminatation". So, my personal interpretation is that, the distance between the fixture and shutoff valve cannot be more than 24 inches.

Taking this premise one step further: In a shower install, I would guess that the fixture here is the shower trim (i.e. hot and cold valves) as well as the shower head. It seems the shower head alone would violate code as IT would "terminate" well beyond 24".

Can anyone with experience please comment / clarify. (I'm certain I've got something mixed up here). Thanks, in advance.

you are basically correct.
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