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From the 2024 UPC Illustrated Training Manual, Chapter 9, VENTS

903.3 Changes in Direction. Changes in the direction of vent piping shall be made by the appropriate use of approved fittings, and no such pipe shall be strained or bent. Burred ends shall be reamed to the full bore of the pipe.

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Last modified: January 18, 2024