Thursday June 15, 2006
Called to order at 12:00pm on
Thursday June 15, 2006 at Waterfront Restaurant in
§ There were 20 attendees. Chapter Officers present were Marty Cooper, Chapter Chairman, David Ledda, Vice Chairman, Sarah Aguilar, Treasury, and Nathan Vasquez, Secretary. Self-introductions followed by general networking by the attendees.
§ Minutes for previous month were approved
§ Treasury Report given by Sarah Aguilar
of Sumps and Ejectors- Mr. Bud Starmer of the City of
§ Scott Denny of Frank Denny Plumbing inquired to each Jurisdiction’s plan check, permit, installation, and gas sizing requirements for Tankless Water Heaters. Geno Caccia of Caccia Plumbing asked about installation of furnaces & vent termination.
· The delivery capacity of each tankless water heater shall be determined by the manufacturer's listing submitted at time of application.. TWH venting shall comply with the UMC venting requirements for Category III & IV appliances and for positive pressure venting. A BTU line diagram is to be submitted to verify that existing house gas piping is adequately sized for the increased load. Combustion Air shall comply with current UPC (Section 507, Table 5.2) requirements.
· The AHJ may approve of replacement furnaces with reduced clearances if the conditions of the listing are met. Some Chapter members require manufacturers installation instructions submitted at time of application; others only require the instructions to be on site at time of inspection.
§ Mr. Dwayne Cox of Allied Utility Products spoke on the requirements of PE Pipe FCOR, D2513 & THE 2001 CPC. Dwayne reviewed advantage of an anodeless riser, the heat fusion method (butt, socket, or electrofusion) and installation by a mechanical coupling. Each joining procedure and each person making heat fusion joints must be qualified. Chapter members received literature on SDR 11 PE, PE 2406, and PE 3408 manufactured according to ASTM D2513. Tracer wire or other metallic elements installed for pipe locating purposes must be resistant to corrosion damage by use of coated copper wire. The Chapter would like to thank Allied Utility Products and Mr. Dwayne Cox for sponsoring our meeting.
The next meeting will be on
§ August 17, 2006: Meeting will be at AB & I Foundry - space is limited please mark your calendars.
§ Chairman Marty Cooper adjourned the meeting at 1:40 PM