International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

May 19, 2005


Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 12:02 PM on Thursday May 19, 2005 at Ricky’s Restaurant in San Leandro, CA. by Marty Cooper, Vice Chairman, of the Central California Chapter of IAPMO.


Marty Cooper, Vice Chairman, welcomed the 12 members to the meeting and our guest speaker from W& R Industrial Products, Wally Pruett. Self-introductions followed general networking by the attendees.

Chapter Officers present were Marty Cooper, David Ledda, and Sarah Aguilar.

Old Business

The minutes from the meeting of April 21, 2005 were reviewed and accepted. Bob Adler, Inspector, City of San Jose, gave a report of the Technical Committee in Denver on May 2-6, 2005. There is a proposed amendment to the 2003 code to put back some of the language that was taken out. The use of the extraction method from the NFPA 54 code has resulted in the elimination of certain plumbing and mechanical requirements. Some of the proposals were successful thereby clarifying and reinstating code requirements.

Thank you, Bob, for representing the chapter.

Committee Reports

The Chapter Vice Chairman, Marty Cooper, gave a report on the number of ‘hits’ on the Website. The website is being utilized by a substantial amount of people. Unfortunately we are unable to tell by the computer printout how many visitors are people looking for information on our Chapter and how many are accidental. The most frequent use occurred between 5-6 PM and around 11PM.

The Chapter Secretary, Sarah Aguilar, reported that she is compiling a list of past Chairpersons of the CCCIAPMO and passed out the list to the membership for any additions or corrections.

New Business

Nathan Vasquez, Plumber & Fitter Local 393, offered the use of Local 393’s Joint Apprentice and Training Center for meetings or seminars. It was recommended that we have two 4 hour IAPMO Specialty Seminars, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The seminars would qualify for Continuing Education credits for the participants. Marty Cooper will contact Jay Peters, of IAPMO Code Development and Education Department, to see about scheduling dates, topics and instructors. Phil Ribbs, PHR Consultants, has volunteered to be the IAPMO seminar instructor.

Marty Cooper reported that he is in contact with Sheetmetal Local 104 and is scheduling an 8 hour specialty seminar sometime in the fall. It will be on Type 1 & 2 Hoods and participants will receive continuing education credits upon completion of the class.


Break for Lunch


Wally Pruett of W&R Industrial Products gave an excellent presentation on Stiebel Eltron Electric Tankless water heaters and Miro Industries, Inc. rooftop support products. The chapter would like to thank Wally for his presentation and generous contribution to chapter. More information can be obtained at their website,


The chapter would like to thank Frank Park of Dittmann Plumbing, Inc., Pennie Feehan of the Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute, and Nate Vasquez of Local 393 JATC for the raffle prizes. We had so many prizes that everyone received at least one.


Please bring a door prize for a raffle next month.

The 76th Annual Education and Business Conference is being held in Albuquerque, New Mexico this year Sept 25-29, 2005. Registration forms and information are available in the Official Magazine.

The next meeting will be at the Waterfront Restaurant in Redwood City on June 16, 2005 with a presentation by a representative of Schluter Kerdi shower system waterproofing.


Vice Chairman Marty Cooper adjourned the meeting at 1:20 PM.

Respectfully submitted by:

 Sarah Aguilar
Central California Chapter Secretary

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