Written by IAPMO 3:40 pm Uniform Codes Spotlight


November 16, 2023

From the 2021 UPC Illustrated Training Manual, Chapter 9, VENTS

910.5 Vertical Waste Pipe. No vertical waste pipe shall be used in such a system, except the tailpiece or connection between the outlet of a plumbing fixture and the trap. Such tailpieces or connections shall be as short as possible, and in no case shall exceed 2 feet (610 mm). Exception: Branch lines shall be permitted to have 45 degree (0.79 rad) vertical offsets.

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Last modified: November 16, 2023