Written by IAPMO 6:30 am Uniform Codes Spotlight


April 11, 2024

From the 2024 UPC Illustrated Training Manual, Chapter 8 – INDIRECT WASTES

801.4 Bar and Fountain Sink Traps. Where the sink in a bar, soda fountain, or counter is so located that the trap serving the sink cannot be vented, the sink drain shall discharge through an air gap or air break (see Section 801.3.3) into an approved receptor that is vented. The developed length from the fixture outlet to the receptor shall not exceed 5 feet (1524 mm).

From the 2024 UMC Illustrated Training Manual, Chapter 8 – CHIMNEYS AND VENTS

803.1.1 Vent Downsizing. Where the vent size determined from the tables is smaller than the appliance draft hood outlet or flue collar, the use of the smaller size shall be permitted, provided that the installation complies with all of the following requirements:

(1) The total vent height (H) is at least 10 feet (3048 mm).

(2) Vents for appliance draft hood outlets or flue collars 12 inches (305mm) in diameter or smaller are not reduced more than one table size.

(3) Vents for appliance draft hood outlets or flue collars larger than 12 inches (305 mm) in diameter are not reduced more than two table sizes.

(4) The maximum capacity listed in the tables for a fan assisted appliance is reduced by 10 percent (0.90 x maximum table capacity).

(5) The draft hood outlet is greater than 4 inches (102 mm) in diameter. A 3 inch (76 mm) diameter vent shall not be connected to a 4 inch (102 mm) diameter draft hood outlet. This provision shall not apply to fan-assisted appliances. [NFPA 54:13.1.2]

FIGURE 803.1.1

(This is not to be considered the official position of IAPMO, nor is it an official interpretation of the Codes.)


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