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UNIFORM CODE SPOTLIGHT

May 9, 2024

From the 2024 UPC Illustrated Training Manual, Chapter Chapter 7, SANITARY DRAINAGE

710.10 Sump and Receiving Tank Covers and Vents. Sumps and receiving tanks shall be provided with substantial covers having a bolt-and-gasket-type manhole or equivalent opening to permit access for inspection, repairs, and cleaning. The top shall be provided with a vent pipe that shall extend separately through the roof or, where permitted, be combined with other vent pipes. Such vent shall be large enough to maintain atmospheric pressure within the sump under normal operating conditions and, in no case, shall be less in size than that required by Table 703.2 for the number and type of fixtures discharging into the sump, nor less than 11⁄2 inches (40 mm) in diameter. Where the preceding requirements are met and the vent, after leaving the sump, is combined with vents from fixtures discharging into the sump, the size of the combined vent need not exceed that required for the total number of fixtures discharging into the sump. No vent from an air-operating sewage ejector shall combine with other vents.


From the 2024 UMC Illustrated Training Manual, Chapter Chapter 5, EXHAUST SYSTEMS

510.3 Openings. Openings shall be provided at the sides or at the top of the duct, whichever is more accessible, and at changes of direction. Openings shall be protected by approved access constructed and installed in accordance with the requirements of Section 510.3.7. [NFPA 96:7.3.1, 7.3.2]

Exception: Openings shall not be required in portions of the duct that are accessible from the duct entry or discharge. [NFPA 96:7.3.3]

FIGURE 510.3
EXAMPLE OF OPENING IN A DUCT

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