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1210.2.2 Gas Piping to Be Sloped
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Piping for other than dry gas conditions shall be sloped not less than 1/4 inch in 15 feet (6.4 mm in 4.6 m) to prevent traps. [NFPA 54:7.2.3]
Gas piping shall be permitted to be installed in accessible spaces between a fixed ceiling and a dropped ceiling, whether or not such spaces are used as a plenum. Valves shall not be located in such spaces.