Final minutes as approved by PCAC on 4-25-07 Minutes of the March 28, 2007 Meeting of the Plumbing Code Advisory Committee The

meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m., on March 28, 2007, at the Department of Labor and Industry, St, Paul, Minnesota. Present were: Randy Ellingboe, Wendy Legge, Brian Noma, Thomas LeClair, Larry Justin, James Gander, Tim McQuillan, Gretchen Sabel, Dan Hauck, John Parizek, Pat Ellingson, Loren Kohnen, Tim Urista, Cathy Tran, and James Peterson Agenda for the meeting: 1. Introductions 2. Minutes of November 28, 2006, meeting 3. Requests for Action (RFA) a. Green Turtle Fiberglass Proceptor, Silvano Ferrazzo, Business Development Engineer b. Cash Acme push-type fittings, Bill Chapin, Product Compliance Administrator c. NVENT, LLC push-type fittings, Anthony J. Cuvo, Director, Engineering and Quality d. COPRO Push-to-Connect piping system, Kevin Foley, Kingsway Marketing 4. Requests for Action approved for consideration as proposed rule changes by Minnesota Department of Health Plumbing Advisory Council, 2002 to 2004. a. ASSE 1057 Yard Hydrant Standard b. Full Size Plumbing Stack c. PEX fitting standards i. ASTM F-2080 ii. ASTM F-2098 iii. ASTM F-2159 iv. ASTM F-877 5. Draft rule language and SONARs from RFAs presented 11-28-06 6. DLI proposed rule revisions (if time permits) 7. Questions/discussions 8. Next meeting, April 25, 2007 After introductions, and discussion of the agenda, there was a legislative update concerning the proposed Plumbing Board. The PCAC will proceed with Material Approvals and Code Revisions unless notified otherwise. Due to the cancellation of the January and February Meetings, the PCAC will have meetings held 4th Wednesdays of May and June. Minutes of November 28, 2006, meeting The Minutes of the November 28, 2006 meeting were reviewed and approved as written.

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Final minutes as approved by PCAC on 4-25-07 Requests for Action: New Material Standards Green Turtle Fiberglass Proceptor Presentation by Silvano Ferrazo, Business Development Engineer, representing Green Turtle Americas LTD. Mr. Ferazzo requested a change to the Minnesota Plumbing Code, Minnesota Rule part 4715.1120 to allow fiberglass separators manufactured to IAPMO PS 80-2003 with resins meeting ASTM C-581 to be allowed for flammable waste and other separators. There was discussion concerning corrosion of concrete and steel or cast iron separators versus fiberglass tanks made of resins resistant to damage from the stored materials, and on the number of manways used in the construction of the tank. There was also discussion concerning the lack of sizing and performance requirements in relation to separators in the present plumbing code language. A member asked the presenter if other manufacturers of fiberglass can also manufacture the oil and flammable separator to the same proposed standards. The presenter indicated that there were two other manufacturers. A motion was made and seconded to have staff review and draft proposed code language based on the language in the Request for Action on fiberglass interceptors meeting IAPMO PS 80-2003 with resins meeting ASTM C-581 for Minnesota Rules, part 4715.1120, and have staff review current code language for sizing requirements for oily and flammable interceptors. The language proposed in the Request for Action is as follows (New language underlined): 4715.1120 OIL AND FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS SEPARATOR. The separator may be constructed of monolithic poured reinforced concrete with a minimum floor and wall thickness of six inches, or of iron or steel of a minimum thickness of 3/16 inch protected with an approved corrosion resistant coating on both the inside and the outside, or of fiberglass interceptors meeting IAPMO PS 80-2003 for clarifiers with resins meeting ASTM C-581. The motion passed on a voice vote. Push Type Water Distribution Piping Fittings There were three Requests for Action for consideration of types of pipe joining methods that were all similar in nature, with same standards of manufacture, and their requests were similar in code language proposed: • • • Co Pro Push to Connect Fitting System, Kevin Foley with Kings Way Marketing Cash Acme Push – Type Fittings, Bill Chapin NVENT, LLC PermaLynx push-type Fittings, Anthony Cuvo

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Final minutes as approved by PCAC on 4-25-07 A motion was made, seconded and approved to table any action on these items until all manufacturers had presented their information. All three advocates for the Requests for Action presented information on their push type fitting systems. Both CoPro and Cash Acme may be used to join copper tube, SDR 9 PEX, and CPVC tubing. The NVENT PermaLynx system is for copper tube only. Testing standards for both the IAPMO IGC 188-2004 and the ASSE 1061 standards were explained to the Council. Essentially, these standards are the same, however, ASSE 1061 will replace the IAPMO IGC 188-2004. Questions were asked of the presenters about testing to the Minnesota requirement in Minnesota Rule part 4715.0420 for plastics used for water distribution piping and fitting systems, as described below: (Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) pipe together with fittings must be tested by the manufacturer at 150 psi and 210 degrees Fahrenheit for a period of not less than 48 hours by a qualified independent testing laboratory acceptable to the administrative authority. Cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) tubing systems together with approved fittings must be tested at 150 psi and 210 degrees Fahrenheit for a period of not less than 30 days by a qualified independent testing laboratory acceptable to the administrative authority.) None of the systems had results available for testing under these conditions. There was discussion and concerns were raised by members and staff regarding the installation and use of these push-type fittings with any PEX systems, and whether these fittings are recognized by other PEX manufacturers as part of their joining systems, as Minnesota Rules, part 4715.0520, subpart L, requires the PEX system be installed by a factory-trained installer in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation instructions. It was suggested that the fittings only be accepted for copper tubing at this time. A motion was made and seconded to accept the use of copper push-type fittings complying with ASSE Standard 1061 (for removable and non-removable joining method) for copper tube (meeting ASTM standard B-88), for tubing 3/8 inch to 2 inch in diameter for above ground water distribution installations only, in reference to amending the following Minnesota Rules, parts 4715.0420 III. COPPER AND COPPER BASE PIPE AND FITTINGS. 4715.0520 WATER DISTRIBUTION PIPE. 4715.0805 PUSH-ON JOINTS. 4715.0850 USE OF JOINTS (The language in parentheses in the motion above has been added by the chair for clarification) The motion passed on a voice vote.

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Final minutes as approved by PCAC on 4-25-07 Requests for Action approved for consideration as proposed rule changes by Minnesota Department of Health Plumbing Advisory Council, 2002 to 2004. James Peterson of the Plumbing and Engineering Unit presented the proposed Code Changes from the previous Plumbing Advisory Committee that was in place with the Minnesota Department of Health. These include: 4715.1800 Subpart 1. Stop and waste valves prohibited. Changes recommended by Wendy Legge. Freezer Resistance Sanitary Yard Hydrants must comply with ASSE 1057. Passed with amendments. 4715.0420, Subpart 3. Standards for plumbing materials. Additional PEX Standards. Adding ASTM 2080, 2159, and 2098. 4715.0520 L. Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) reflecting the renumbering of material in 0420. These items passed with voice vote without modification. That language is attached. Draft rule language and SONARs from RFAs presented 11-28-06 Cathy Tran of the Plumbing Plan Review and Inspection Unit presented the draft language prepared by staff for proposed Code amendments from Requests for Action accepted at the November 28, 2006 meeting. These are for Minnesota Rules parts 4715.0420, Subpart 2. Standards for Materials Abbreviations, with amendments 4715.0420, Subpart 3. Standards for Materials 1M Ductile Iron Pipe 4715.0420, Subpart 3. Standards for Materials 6H Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) 4715.0420, Subpart 3. Standards for Materials 6V Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) 4715.0510, G 4715.0530, J Plastic pipe 6H Ductile Iron 1L and 6M, with amendments 6U, and 6V,with amendments

4715.0610, Special Waste

The language was reviewed item by item and, and all passed on voice votes, with corrections to some parts. The language as modified by the PCAC at this meeting is attached.

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Final minutes as approved by PCAC on 4-25-07 The Committee agreed that they will next meet on April 25, 2007 from 8:30am to 3:00pm. Meeting adjourned. Respectfully Submitted,

James H. Peterson, Secretary Plumbing Code Advisory Committee

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Item #4 of Agenda: PROPOSED CODE REVISIONS (FROM PREVIOUS PAC MEETINGS@MDH)
4715.1800, Subpart.1 Stop and waste valves prohibited. Combination stop and waste valves or cocks should not be installed underground in water service piping. They may be installed only if approved by the administrative authority and when located at least two feet above the water table and at least ten feet from any sewer. Freeze resistant sanitary yard hydrants must comply with ASSE 1057. SONAR: 4715.1800, Subpart. 1. Stop and waste valves prohibited. This proposed amendment is to add a new standard for freeze resistant sanitary yard hydrants. This standard establishes performance requirements of such devices to address freezing and to prevent backflow concerns. This standard was previous reviewed at several meetings of Plumbing Advisory at the Minnesota Department of Health and was recommended for code adoption. 4715.0420, Subpart 3 Standards for plumbing materials.
DESCRIPTION 6M Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) Systems Tubing 6N (1)Metal Insert Fittings Utilizing a Copper Crimp Ring for PEX 6O 6N(2)Cold Expansion Fittings with PEX Reinforcing Rings for Use with PEX Tubing 6N(3) Cold Expansion Fittings with Metal Compressions Sleeves for Use with PEX Tubing 6N(4) Stainless Steel Clamps for Securing PEX Tubing to Metal Insert ANSI ASTM F876 F877 F1807 FS OTHER NSF 14 NSF 61 NSF 14 NSF 61

F1960

NSF 14 NSF 61

F2080

NSF 14 NSF 61

F209801

NSF 14 NSF 61

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Fittings 6N(5) Plastic Insert Fittings Utilizing a Copper Crimp Ring for PEX Tubing 6N(6) Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Plastic Hot and Cold Water Distribution Systems F2159 NSF 14 NSF 61

F877

NSF 14 NSF 61

SONAR: 4715.0420, Subpart 3 Subitem 6M. This proposed amendment is to separate ASTM Standard F876 and ASTM Standard F877 into independent subitems to allow other new joining methods available for PEX tubing. ASTM F876 establishes PEX tubing only and ASTM F877 is a complete PEX system with tubing and fittings which is now under a new subitem 6N(6). Subitem 6N (1). This proposed amendment is to reformat and assign a new designation for the existing fitting to accommodate other new joining methods and does not represent a substantial change. Previous designation was 6N. Subitem 6N (2). This proposed amendment is to reformat and assign a new designation for the existing fitting to accommodate other new joining methods and does not represent a substantial change. Previous designation was 6O. Subitem 6N (3). This proposed amendment is added to allow an additional type of fitting that is acceptable for use with PEX tubing. Cold expansion fittings with metal compressions sleeves for use with PEX Tubing must be manufactured to meet ASTM Standard F2080, NSF Standard 14, and NSF Standard 61. This material was reviewed by the Plumbing Advisory Council and was recommended for inclusion in the rule. Adoption of this rule recognizes current materials and methods, thereby, increasing the number of safe and sanitary options available. Subitem 6N (4). This proposed amendment is added to allow an additional type of fitting that is acceptable to use with PEX tubing. Stainless steel clamps for securing PEX Tubing to Metal Insert Fittings for use with PEX Tubing must be manufactured to meet ASTM Standard F2098-01, NSF Standard 14, and NSF Standard Page 7 of 12

Final minutes as approved by PCAC on 4-25-07 61. This material was reviewed by the Plumbing Advisory Council and was recommended for inclusion in the rule. Adoption of this rule recognizes current materials and methods, thereby, increasing the number of safe and sanitary options available. Subitem 6N (5). This proposed amendment is added to allow an additional type of fitting that is acceptable to use with PEX tubing. Plastic Insert Fittings for use with PEX Tubing must be manufactured to meet ASTM Standard F2159, NSF Standard 14, and NSF Standard 61. This material was reviewed by the Plumbing Advisory Council and was recommended for inclusion in the rule. Adoption of this rule recognizes current materials and methods, thereby, increasing the number of safe and sanitary options available. Subitem 6N (6). This proposed amendment is added to allow a new designation for the PEX hot and cold water distribution systems previously listed under designation 6M. This proposed amendment is reasonable since this ASTM standard F877 establishes a PEX system which includes both tubing and fittings.

4715.0520

L. Cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) tubing 6M with fittings 6N or,6O, 6N(1), 6N(2), 6N(3), 6N(4), 6N(5), or 6N(6) shall be certified by an independent third-party certifier. The water distribution system shall be installed by a factorytrained installer in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions. Tubing and fittings must be marked with the appropriate ASTM designations by the manufacturer. SONAR: 4715.0520, Item L. This proposed amendment is to reflect the acceptance of addition fittings for cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) tubing systems for water distribution installations as amended in 4715.0420, subpart 3, 6M, 6N(1), 6N(2), 6N(3), 6N(4) , 6N(5), and 6N(6).

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Item #5 of Agenda: PROPOSED CODE REVISIONS RFAs 11/28/06

4715.0420, Subp. 2

STANDARDS FOR PLUMBING MATERIALS.
Subp. 2. Abbreviations. Abbreviations in subpart 3 this chapter refer to the following: A. ANSI, American National Standards Institute, 10 East 40th Street, New York, New York 10016; B. ASTM, American Society for Testing and Materials, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959; C. AWWA, American Water Works Association, 2 Park Avenue, New York City, New York 10016; D. CSA, Canadian Standards Association, 178 Rexdale Boulevard, Rexdale (Toronto), Ontario, Canada M9W 1R3; E. CS, Commercial Standards available from: Commodity Standards Division, Office of Industry and Commerce, U. S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D. C. 20234; F. FS, Federal Specifications available from: Federal Supply Service, Standards Division, General Services Administration, Washington, D. C. 20406; G. NSF, NSF International, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106; H. FHA, Federal Housing Authority, Architectural Standards Division, Washington, D. C.; I. AASHTO, American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials, 444 North Capital Street Northwest, Suite 249, Washington, D. C. 20001. ; J. IAMPO, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Official, 5001 E. Philadelphia St., Ontario, California, 91761; K. ASSE, American Society of Sanitary Engineering, 901 Canterbury Road, Suite A, Westlake, Ohio 44145-1480

SONAR: 4715.0420 Subp. 2 This proposed amendment would add new abbreviations of establishments that provides product and material standards, testing, and certification.

4715.0420, Subpart 3

Standards for plumbing materials.

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DESCRIPTION 1M Ductile Iron Pipe Rubber Gasket Joints pushon joints, mechanical joints ANSI A21.51 ASTM FS OTHER AWWA C151

SONAR: 4715.0420, Subpart 3, Subitem 1M. This subitem is proposed to reflect the specific joints covered within scope of the standard. This is a clarification of existing language, and does not represent a substantial change.

4715.0420, Subpart 3

Standards for plumbing materials.
DESCRIPTION 6H Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) ANSI ASTM D2846 F441 F442 F439 FS OTHER NSF 14 NSF 61

SONAR: 4715.0420, Subpart 3, Subitem 6H. This subitem is proposed to allow the use of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) piping for water service. This pipe and fittings must be manufactured to comply with ASTM Standard D2846, F441, F442, and F439. This use of CPVC piping was reviewed by the Plumbing Code Advisory Committee for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry and recommended for inclusion in the rule. Adoption of this proposed subitem recognizes the current technologies, materials, and methods, thereby increasing the number of safe and sanitary options available. 4715.0420, Subpart 3 Standards for plumbing materials.
DESCRIPTION 6V Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) ANSI ASTM FS OTHER IAPMO IGC 210-2005a

SONAR: 4715.0420, Subpart 3, Subitem 6V. This proposed amendment would permit the use of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) for special (chemical) waste piping fabricated in

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Final minutes as approved by PCAC on 4-25-07 accordance with the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Official (IAPMO) Guide Criteria 210-2005a. This use of CPVC was reviewed by the Plumbing Code Advisory Committee for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, which recommended adoption of the proposed amendment. This proposed amendment recognizes the current technologies, materials, and methods, thereby, increasing the number of safe and sanitary options available.

4715.0510

G. Plastic pipe 6D, 6E, 6F, and 6G, and 6H may be used for water service pipe only up to the water meter or pressure tank and provided there is no more than two feet of such piping exposed within the building. These materials shall be installed in accordance with ASTM D 2774-72. Particular care shall be taken to avoid sharp edges in contact with the pipe and to provide for expansion and contraction. SONAR: 4715.0510, Item G. This item is proposed to reflect the acceptance of additional pipes and fittings for chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) piping for water service as added in the proposed 4715.0420, subpart 3, 6H.

(Insert a new item J as follows:) 4715.0530 J. Ductile Iron 1L and 1M. Gravity installation must be from manhole to manhole or building to manhole with no change in direction, and must be in accordance with ASTM A74603, the manufacturer’s recommendation, and requirements. SONAR: 4715.0530, Item J. This item is proposed to reflect the acceptance of ductile iron pipe for exterior sanitary and storm sewer piping. The use of this material is restricted to manhole to manhole installations with no change in direction due to the lack of drainage pattern fittings for cleanouts and directional fittings. This proposed use of ductile iron pipe was reviewed by the Plumbing Code Advisory Council for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry and recommended the inclusion in the rule for the proposed use. Adoption of this proposed item recognizes the current technologies, materials, and methods, thereby, increasing the number of safe and sanitary options available.

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4715.0610

SPECIAL WASTES. For special wastes, the following materials may be used: A. The following corrosion resistant materials are acceptable for chemical waste and vent systems: stainless steel 2C(b), chemically resistant glass pipe 5H, high silicon content cast iron 1G, and chemically resistant plastic pipe 6S, 6T, or 6U, or 6V. Use of any other materials must be approved by the administrative authority, who shall grant approval if the applicant can show that the material in question is as resistant to corrosion as are those listed above. The installation shall be in accordance with manufacturer's installation recommendations. If 6S, 6T, 6U, or 6U, 6V is used, horizontal piping may not exceed 35 feet in total length; and stacks may not exceed 35 feet in total height unless an approved expansion and contraction joint is installed at intervals not to exceed 35 feet. Underground installation of chemically resistant plastic pipe shall comply with ASTM D2321. SONAR: 4715.0610, Item A. This amendment is proposed to denote acceptance of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) for special waste piping installations as described in proposed part 4715.0420, subpart 3, 6V. This proposed amendment would also delete existing language allowing alternative special waste materials other than listed in this part. The deleted language is redundant to the review and approval of alternative material is currently covered in part 4715.0330. Additional, the proposed amendment would require the underground installation of plastic chemical piping with ASTM D2321. This amendment is reasonable and consistent with the current requirement since this requirement is included in the current Plumbing Code for PVC and ABS drain and waste plastic piping as described in existing part 4715.0570.

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