December 9, 2013
The ‘Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act’ plumbing law is effective January 04, 2014. It specifically exempts non-‐potable services used exclusively for outdoor watering products. Hydrants are not intended for potable water use and are intended for outdoor services only such as irrigation, outdoor watering and so forth. Based on the interpretation of the statute's definition of outdoor watering products being used ‘exclusively for non-‐potable services’, hydrants and related products are exempt from the requirements of this law. This is stated on the website under Lead Free Requirements.
Products that are affected by this law are trap primers (2699 Series) and piston type water hammer arresters (5200 Series, 5200-‐SC Series, JRS 520-‐T Series and JRS 520-‐SC Series). These products are lead free, tested and certified to meet the lead free requirements of NSF/ANSI 372, IAPMO File No. 8477.
The 5005-‐5050 Series and the 5060 stainless steel water hammer arresters are lead free since they are constructed entirely of 304 stainless steel. Stainless steel is a natural lead free material.
View the 2699 trap here.
QUAD CLOSE® – FIGURE NO. 2692
There has been another entryinto the trap seal device arena.This unit will be reviewed in aseparate bulletin. As areminder, there are still onlytwo units in the market placethat are listed with IAPMO UPCand ASSE certified to meet theASSE 1072 National Standard –Trap Seal Protection Devices.
Jay R. Smith - Quad Close®
IAPMO: File No. 7479
ASSE: Record No. 1435Note: Passed all parts of thestandard – full compliance.
Sure Seal - Floor Drain TrapSealer
IAPMO File No. C-4165
ASSE Record No. 1409
Pro Set - Trap Guard
X IAPMO – None
X ASSE - None
Mifab - Mi-Gard
X None7 ASSE - None
The ASSE 1072 Standard has been submitted to both the IAPMO UPC and the ICC IPC national plumbing codes for inclusion in the 2015 editions.
Download the original newsletter here: Vol. 3, Issue 5: Lead Free Products