Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-20-2007, 07:55 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4
Share |
Default

PVC piping allowed in NY?


Just found this site, and seems to be a very helpful site. I am wondering if anyone knows if pvc piping is allowed in NY areas? I have a friend that purchashed a house in Queens , a 1.5 mill dollar house and it has pvc piping throughout the entire house. Also I have seen people buying this stuff like if it was free at the large homeimprovement chain stores.

Thanks to everyone!

honeydew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 09:42 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 190
Default

PVC piping allowed in NY?


If you mean PVC waste/drain piping, then yes, it is pretty much defacto standard everywhere these days. If you mean CPVC supply piping, that is unusual. Are they rigid or soft-looking? If soft, it is likely PEX, and is quickly becoming the preference vs more expensive copper.

scorrpio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 09:47 AM   #3
Long-Time DIYer
 
Mike Swearingen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: On Albemarle Sound In Northeastern NC
Posts: 1,460
Default

PVC piping allowed in NY?


I agree that the supply pipes are most likely PEX. That's all that the plumbers here use anymore, unless copper is specified by the owner or builder.
PVC can only be used in drains or cold water lines (NOT hot water lines). In some places in NY I'm told that they only allow cast iron drain pipes.
Always double-check such questions with the LOCAL Building Inspection Department. They enforce the local codes, which vary from place to place.
Mike
Mike Swearingen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 10:48 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,787
Default

PVC piping allowed in NY?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Swearingen View Post
I agree that the supply pipes are most likely PEX. That's all that the plumbers here use anymore, unless copper is specified by the owner or builder.
PVC can only be used in drains or cold water lines (NOT hot water lines). In some places in NY I'm told that they only allow cast iron drain pipes.
Always double-check such questions with the LOCAL Building Inspection Department. They enforce the local codes, which vary from place to place.
Mike
CPVC can be used for hot water.
handy man88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 04:16 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 650
Send a message via AIM to Marlin
Default

PVC piping allowed in NY?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Swearingen View Post
Always double-check such questions with the LOCAL Building Inspection Department. They enforce the local codes, which vary from place to place.
Mike
"Some places" being NYC. I know NYC doesn't allow plastic anywhere. That means no PVC, no CPVC, no Pex, etc. They probably allow no hub pipe and dual tights but I wouldn't put money on it. They may well still be in the dark ages of lead joints. Their is nothing that stops homeowners and handymen from installing it, that's why you see it flying off the shelves at Home Depot. They aren't going to voulenteer that information to you and loose a sale.

Now the reason I say ask is their may be an execption for parts of Queens and Staten Island.

bet Call the local building department and ask, it might be allowed
Marlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 06:06 AM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4
Default

PVC piping allowed in NY?


Thanks guys, will do my homework
honeydew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 06:57 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 561
Default

PVC piping allowed in NY?


If this is a detached single family house, or, a 2-family detached, plastic is perfectly legal in ALL boroughs of NYC, not just Queens and Staten Island. Many NYC tradesmen still have their heads stuck in 1965 and think Romex is illegal everywhere, Plastic is illegal, CPVC is illegal, and it isn't.

NYC is now under the national electric code, with a few NYC ammendments but no longer does NYC have it's own "NYC electrical code." The same is true for plumbing. They use the UBC for everything except hi-rise construction where most of the exceptions to all national codes apply. Plastic is not permitted in hi-rises.

LawnGuyLandSparky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Allowed to run more than one romex cable through a single hole in a joist? J187 Electrical 7 08-17-2007 08:46 AM
Pex Piping rodg2915 Plumbing 16 04-12-2007 08:01 PM
Galvanized Piping Justin1635 Plumbing 5 11-01-2006 08:54 PM
Pigtail inside panel box. Code allowed? KUIPORNG Electrical 7 08-22-2006 03:45 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.