International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials


Central California Chapter

Thursday April 18, 2013

Meeting Minutes



Lunch was served with a choice of entrees at 12:03


Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at Rickey’s Sports Grill at 12:11 pm on Thursday, April 18, 2013 by Chairman Brent Hipsher.



Self introductions were performed with 15 people in attendance including Chairman Brent Hipsher, Vice Chair Don Taylor, and Secretary Carl Cimino. 


Old Business


·        A subcommittee was formed to organize CCCIAPMO educational sessions

o       Subcommittee is made up of:

§        Carl Cimino

§        Brent Hipsher

§        Bob Adler

§        Don Taylor



Dan McEvilly Passed away and services were held in Paradise CA.

City of East Palo Alto is hiring a new Building Official

San Carlos is hiring Building Inspectors 1 & 2


New Business


The following items were discussed under new business:

·        Technical Committee Meeting in two weeks

o       There was a description of the process used in the meetings

o       Members were encouraged to make public comments even if you do not attend

·        A discussion ensued regarding whether black iron pipe is allowable on a rooftop.

o       Typically it is only allowed in “protected areas”

·        A motion was approved to send a flower arrangement to the McEvilly Family (Not to exceed $100)

·        A moment of silence was observed in Dan McEvilly’s honor.



Vince Waters & Grant Sidey gave an excellent presentation on Naven tankless water heaters. There was an extensive discussion regarding the plusses and minuses of ½” as opposed to ¾” gas lines serving tankless water heaters.


Tickets were drawn and prizes awarded.  Special thanks to the raffle prize contributors: Sarah Aguilar & Southland Industries, Mo Salberg, Local 393, GBA, Local 467 and Marty Cooper, IAPMO Director, Southwood Plumbing.



The meeting was adjourned at 1:46 PM by Chairman Brent Hipsher.


Next Meeting

·        The next meeting will be held on 3/21/2013 at Piacere at 727 Laurel Street in San Carlos at 11:30




Carl Cimino


Central California Chapter IAPMO