Standards, Codes and Approvals for Plumbing Systems

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Manufacturing Standards

ASTM D1784, Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Compounds and Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds
ASTM F437, Standard Specification for Threaded Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80
ASTM F439, Standard Specification for Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80
ASTM F441, Standard Specification for Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40 & 80
ASTM F2855, Standard for CPVC/Al/CPVC
EN ISO 15877, Plastics piping systems for hot and cold water installations - Chlorinated poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-C)

Performance Standards & Approvals

ASTM F493, Standard Specification for Solvent Cements for Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe and Fittings
ASTM F656, Standard Specification for Primers for Use in Solvent Cement Joints in Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe and Fittings
NSF SE 8459 CPVC Schedule 40 & 80 Pipe and Fitting with High HDB at 180º F
NSF Standard 14, Plastic Piping Components and Related Materials.
NSF Standard 61, Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects

Installation Standards

ASTM D2855, Standard Practice for Making Solvent Cemented Joints and Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pipe and Fittings
ASTM F402, Standard Practice for Safe Handling of Solvent Cements, Primers, and Cleaners Used for Joining Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings

Applicable Codes

UPC, Uniform Plumbing Code
UMC, Uniform Mechanical Code
IBC, International Building Code
IMC, International Mechanical Code
IPC, International Plumbing Code
NBCC, National Building Code of Canada
CPC, Canadian Plumbing Code
NSPC, National Standard Plumbing Code