Written by IAPMO 4:05 pm Uniform Codes Spotlight


February 22, 2024

From the 2024 UPC Illustrated Training Manual, Chapter 6, WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION

603.5.1 Atmospheric Vacuum Breaker. Water closet and urinal flushometer valves shall be protected against backflow by an approved backflow prevention assembly, device, or method. Where the valves are equipped with an atmospheric vacuum breaker, the vacuum breaker shall be installed on the discharge side of the flushometer valve with the critical level not less than 6 inches (152 mm), or the distance according to its listing, above the overflow rim of a water closet bowl or the highest part of a urinal.

From the 2024 UMC Illustrated Training Manual, Chapter 3, GENERAL REGULATIONS

310.5 Point of Discharge. Air-conditioning condensate waste pipes shall connect indirectly to the drainage system through an air gap or air break to trapped and vented receptors, dry wells, mop sinks, leach pits, or the tailpiece of plumbing fixtures. An individual condensate drain shall be trapped in accordance with the appliance manufacturer’s instructions or in accordance with Section 310.4.

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Last modified: February 22, 2024