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G2417.3 (406.3) Test Preparation
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Pipe joints, including welds, shall be left exposed for examination during the test.
Exception: Covered or concealed pipe end joints that have been previously tested in accordance with this code.
Expansion joints shall be provided with temporary restraints, if required, for the additional thrust load under test.
Testing of piping systems shall be performed in a manner that protects the safety of employees and the public during the test.