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International Residential Code 2021 (IRC 2021)

Part I Administrative

Part II Definitions

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About this appendix: Plastic piping is commonly used in the construction of buildings covered by this code. Appendix AG provides a table of the most commonly used standards for plastic piping in a variety of applications. Although some standards in this table are not referenced in the code, the majority of standards indicated are listed in the Referenced Standards chapter of this code.

Table AG101.1 provides a list of plastic piping product standards for various applications.

TABLE AG101.1

PLASTIC PIPING STANDARDS FOR VARIOUS APPLICATIONSa, b
APPLICATION LOCATION TYPE OF PLASTIC PIPING
ABS CPVC PE PE-AL-PE PE-RT PEX PEX-AL-PEX PP PVC
Central vacuum System piping ASTM F2158
Foundation drainage System piping ASTM F628 ASTM F405 ASTM D2665; ASTM D2729; ASTM D3034
Geothermal ground loop System piping ASTM D2846; ASTM F441; ASTM F442; ASTM F2855; CSA B137.6 ASTM D2239; ASTM D2737; ASTM D3035 ASTM F1282 ASTM F2623; ASTM F2769; CSA B137.18 ASTM F876; CSA B137.5 ASTM F1281 ASTM F2389; CSA B137.11 ASTM D1785; ASTM D2241; CSA B137.3
Loop piping ASTM D2239; ASTM D2737; ASTM D3035; NSF 358-1 ASTM F1282 ASTM F2623; ASTM F2769; CSA B137.18 ASTM F876; CSA B137.5 ASTM F2389; CSA B137.11
Graywater Nonpressure distribution/collection ASTM F628 ASTM D2239; ASTM D2737; ASTM D3035; ASTM F2306 ASTM F2389; CSA B137.11 ASTM D1785; ASTM D2729; ASTM D2949; ASTM D3034; ASTM F891; ASTM F1760; CSA B137.3
Pressure/distribution ASTM D2846; ASTM F441; ASTM F442; ASTM F2855; CSA B137.6 ASTM D2239; ASTM D2737; ASTM D3035 ASTM F1282 ASTM F2623; ASTM F2769; CSA B137.18 ASTM F876; CSA B137.5 ASTM F1281 ASTM F2389; CSA B137.11 ASTM D1785; ASTM D2241; CSA B137.3
Radiant cooling Loop piping ASTM D2846; ASTM F441; ASTM F442; ASTM F2855 ASTM D2239; ASTM D2737; ASTM D3035 ASTM F1282 ASTM F2623; ASTM F2769; CSA B137.18 ASTM F876; CSA B137.5 ASTM F1281 ASTM F2389; CSA B137.11
Radiant heating Loop piping ASTM D2846; ASTM F441; ASTM F442; ASTM F2855 ASTM F1282 ASTM F2623; ASTM F2769; CSA B137.18 ASTM F876; CSA B137.5 ASTM F1281 ASTM F2389; CSA B137.11
Rainwater harvesting Nonpressure/collection ASTM F628 ASTM F1901 ASTM F2389; CSA B137.11 ASTM D1785; ASTM D2729; ASTM D2949; ASTM F891; ASTM F1760; CSA B137.3
Pressure/distribution ASTM D2846/D2846M; ASTM F441; ASTM F442; ASTM F2855; CSA B137.6 ASTM D2239 ASTM D2737; ASTM D3035 ASTM F1282 ASTM F2623; ASTM F2769; CSA B137.18 ASTM F876; CSA B137.5 ASTM F1281 ASTM F2389; CSA B137.11 ASTM D1785; ASTM D2241; CSA B137.3
Radon venting System piping ASTM F628 ASTM D1785; ASTM F891; ASTM F1760
Reclaimed water Main to building service ASTM D2846/D2846M; ASTM F441; ASTM F442; ASTM F2855; CSA B137.6 ASTM D3035; AWWA C901; CSA B137.1 ASTM F1282 ASTM F2623; ASTM F2769; CSA B137.18 ASTM F876; AWWA C904; CSA B137.5 ASTM F2389; CSA B137.11 ASTM D1785; ASTM D2241; AWWA C905; CSA B137.3
Pressure/distribution/irrigation ASTM D2846; ASTM F441; ASTM F442; ASTM F2855; CSA B137.6 ASTM D2239; ASTM D2737; ASTM D3035 ASTM F1282 ASTM F2623; ASTM F2769; CSA B137.18 ASTM F876; CSA B137.5 ASTM F1281 ASTM F2389; AWWA C900; CSA B137.11 ASTM D1785; ASTM D2241; AWWA C900
Residential fire sprinklersc Sprinkler piping ASTM F441; ASTM F442; CSA B137.6; UL 1821 ASTM F2769; CSA B137.18 ASTM F876; CSA B137.5; UL 1821 ASTM F2389; CSA B137.11
Solar heating Pressure/distribution ASTM D2846; ASTM F441; ASTM F442; ASTM F2855 ASTM F2623; ASTM F2769; CSA B137.18 ASTM F876; CSA B137.5 ASTM F1281 ASTM F2389; CSA B137.11
  1. This table indicates manufacturing standards for plastic piping materials that are suitable for use in the applications indicated. Such applications support green and sustainable building practices. The system designer or the installer of piping shall verify that the piping chosen for an application complies with local codes and the recommendations of the manufacturer of the piping.
  2. Fittings applicable for the piping shall be as recommended by the manufacturer of the piping.
  3. Piping systems for fire sprinkler applications shall be listed for the application.
See Table AG102.1 for standards that are referenced in this appendix.  Standards are listed by the standard identification with the effective date, standard title, and the table that references the standard.

TABLE AG102.1

REFERENCED STANDARDS
STANDARD ACRONYM STANDARD NAME TABLE HEREIN REFERENCED
ASTM D1785—15E1 Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40, 80 and 120 Table AG101.1
ASTM D2239—12A Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe (SIDR-PR) Based on Controlled Inside Diameter Table AG101.1
ASTM D2241—15 Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pressure-rated Pipe (SDR-Series) Table AG101.1
ASTM D2665—14 Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Drain, Waste and Vent Pipe and Fittings Table AG101.1
ASTM D2729—17 Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Sewer Pipe and Fittings Table AG101.1
ASTM D2737—2012A Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Tubing Table AG101.1
ASTM D2846—2017BE1 Specification for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Hot- and Cold-water Distribution Systems Table AG101.1
ASTM D2949—10 Specification for 3.25-in. Outside Diameter Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Drain, Waste and Vent Pipe and Fittings Table AG101.1
ASTM D3034—2016 Specification for Type PSM Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Sewer Pipe and Fittings Table AG101.1
ASTM D3035—15 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe (DR-PR) Based on Controlled Outside Diameter Table AG101.1
ASTM F405—05 Specification for Corrugated Polyethylene (PE) Pipe and Fittings Table AG101.1
ASTM F441/F441M—15 Specification for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40 and 80 Table AG101.1
ASTM F442/F442M—13E1 Specification for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe (SDR-PR) Table AG101.1
ASTM F628—2012E2 Specification for Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) Schedule 40 Plastic Drain, Waste and Vent Pipe with a Cellular Core Table AG101.1
ASTM F876—2017 Specification for Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing Table AG101.1
ASTM F891—2016 Specification for Coextruded Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe with a Cellular Core Table AG101.1
ASTM F1281—2017 Specification for Cross-linked Polyethylene/Aluminum/Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX-AL-PEX) Pressure Pipe Table AG101.1
ASTM F1282—2017 Specification for Polyethylene/Aluminum/Polyethylene (PE-AL-PE) Composite Pressure Pipe Table AG101.1
ASTM F1760—01 (2011) Standard Specification for Coextruded Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Non-Pressure Plastic Pipe Having Reprocessed-Recycled Content Table AG101.1
ASTM F1901—10 Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Pipe and Fittings for Roof Drain Systems Table AG101.1
ASTM F2158—08 (2016) Standard for Residential Central-vacuum Tube and Fittings Table AG101.1
ASTM F2306/ F2306M—2018 Standard Specification for 12" to 60" Annular Corrugated Profile-wall Polyethylene (PE) Pipe and Fittings for Gravity Flow Storm Sewer and Sub-surface Drainage Applications Table AG101.1
ASTM F2389—2017A Standard for Pressure-rated Polypropylene (PP) Piping Systems Table AG101.1
ASTM F2623—14 Standard Specification for Polyethylene of Raised Temperature (PE-RT) SDRG Tubing Table AG101.1
ASTM F2769—18 Polyethylene or Raised Temperature (PE-RT) Plastic Hot and Cold-Water Tubing and Distribution Systems Table AG101.1
ASTM F2855—12 Standard Specification for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride)/Aluminum/Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC AL CPVC) Composite Pressure Tubing Table AG101.1
AWWA C900—07 Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Pressure Pipe and Fabricated Fittings, 4 in. through 12 in. (350 mm through 1200 mm), for Water Transmission and Distribution Table AG101.1
AWWA C901—16 Polyethylene (PE) Pressure Pipe and Tubing 1/2 in. (13 mm) through 3 in. (76 mm) for Water Service Table AG101.1
AWWA C904—16 Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) Pressure Tubing, 1/2 in. (13 mm) through 3 in. (76 mm) for Water Service Table AG101.1
AWWA C905—10 Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Pressure Pipe and Fabricated Fittings, 14 in. through 48 in. (100 mm through 300 mm) Table AG101.1
CSA B137.1—17 Polyethylene (PE) Pipe, Tubing and Fittings for Cold Water Pressure Services Table AG101.1
CSA B137.3—17 Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pipe for Pressure Applications Table AG101.1
CSA B137.5—17 Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing Systems for Pressure Applications Table AG101.1
CSA B137.6—17 Chlorinated polyvinylchloride CPVC Pipe, Tubing and Fittings for Hot- and Cold-water Distribution Systems Table AG101.1
CSA B137.11—17 Polypropylene (PP-R) Pipe and Fittings for Pressure Applications Table AG101.1
CSA B137.18—17 Polyethylene of Raised Temperature (PE-RT) Tubing Systems for Pressure Applications Table AG101.1
NSF 358-1—2017 Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings for Water-based Ground Source "Geothermal" Heat Pump Systems Table AG101.1
UL 1821—2011 Standard for Thermoplastic Sprinkler Pipe and Fittings for Fire Protection Service—with revisions through August 2015 Table AG101.1
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