International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

September 15, 2005


Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 12:15 PM on Thursday September 15, 2005 at Ricky’s Restaurant in San Leandro, CA. by John Wagner, Chairman, of the Central California Chapter of IAPMO.


John Wagner, Chairman, welcomed the 21 members to the meeting and self-introductions followed general networking by the attendees.

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

Old Business

The minutes from the meeting of August 18, 2005 were reviewed and accepted. About half the members present said they have viewed the website.

Committee Reports

The treasurer’s report was made by Mr. Dave Ledda.

New Business

Please mark you calendar for the Installation Dinner that will be at the Crystal Springs Golf Club on Jan. 28, 2006. This is an annual event for all to meet the new officers of our Chapter. Invitations will be sent on in October.

Rick Ernst of Northern California MCA reported that the Building Standards Commission met in Sacramento to discuss the possibility of a reconciling of the ICC and IAPMO. The hope is that there would be one model plumbing code and one model mechanical code for the United States. IAPMO and ICC are holding discussions about bringing their codes together. This would be the Uniform Plumbing Code and International Plumbing Code as well as the Uniform Mechanical Code and International Code. A full report is given on the IAPMO website.

Break for Lunch


Phil Ribbs, of PHR Consultants, gave a presentation on the key issues that would be controversial at the IAPMO Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 25th thru the 29th. After updating the group on the upcoming convention, Phil distributed an outline on various topics for a presentation he will be making on behalf of the Western States Pipe Trades. The issues discussed were: a review of May 2005 TC Actions, unvented room heaters, water heater closet installations, furnace closet installations, waterless urinals, air admittance valves, bathtub replacement with 30” x 60” shower receptor, liquefied petroleum gas appliances located in pits, and unlisted fancy bathroom fixtures.

Thank you, Phil Ribbs, for you in depth report and recommendations of the Technical Committee.


There was no raffle due to insufficient door prizes.

Kevin Moses donation of Jelly Beans will be offered for raffle next month.

We would also like to thank John Wagner of the Tile and Stone Council and Phil Ribbs of PHR Consultants for their generous donation.


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 Waterfront Restaurant in Redwood City Redwood City on October 20, 2005 with a presentation by Gary Klein of the State of California CEC speaking on "Hot Water & the California Energy Code". There may be a tour of a construction site after the meeting.


Chairman John Wagner adjourned the meeting at 1:35 PM.

Respectfully submitted by:

Sarah Aguilar
Central California Chapter Secretary

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