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Section P-601 Vertical Piping
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Vertical piping shall be secured at sufficient intervals to keep the pipe in alignment and to carry the weight of the pipe and contents.
Supports shall provide secure support for the pipe without excessive strain on joints or connections and shall properly transmit the load to the building structure or to independent posts, piers, and foundations.
All vertical drainage piping shall have base supports and, when more than 30 feet in height, shall have intermediate supports spaced not more than 2 stories or 25 feet on centers. Closet bends, traps, trap-arms and similar branches shall be firmly secured against movement in any direction.
Exception: No-hub cast iron soil pipe shall be supported with a riser clamp located at each floor. When the distance between floors is greater than 10 feet, the vertical piping shall be supported every 10 feet using riser clamps where possible or rigid supports securely fastened to the building structure.
Building drains shall not be installed or arranged so as to support load from vertical piping. Pipe support shall be an approved type. Pipe hooks shall not be used.
Aluminum and plastic pipe shall be supported a minimum of at least 5 feet on centers and closer, if required, to prevent horizontal deformation of the piping.
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