ADOPTS WITH AMENDMENTS:

International Residential Code 2015 (IRC 2015)

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

TABLE AG101.1

PLASTIC PIPING STANDARDS FOR VARIOUS APPLICATIONSa,b

APPLICATIONLOCATIONTYPE OF PLASTIC PIPING
ABSCPVCPEPE-AL-
PE
PE-RTPEXPEX-AL-
PEX
PPPVC
Central vacuumSystemASTM F2158
Foundation drainageSystemASTM F628ASTM F405ASTM D2665
ASTM D2729
ASTM D3034
Geothermal ground loopSystemASTM D2846
ASTM F441
ASTM F442
ASTM F2855
CSA B137.6
ASTM D2239
ASTM D2737
ASTM D3035
ASTM F1282ASTM F2623
ASTM F2769
ASTM F876
CSA B137.5
ASTM F1281ASTM F2389
CSA B137.11
ASTM D1785
ASTM D2241
CSA B137.3
LoopASTM D2239
ASTM D2737
ASTM D3035
NSF 358-1
ASTM F1282ASTM F2623
ASTM F2769
ASTM F876
CSA B137.5
ASTM F2389
CSA B137.11
Gray waterNonpressure
distribution/
collection
ASTM F628ASTM D2239
ASTM D2737
ASTM D3035
ASTM F2306
ASTM F2389
CSA B137.11
ASTM D1785
ASTM D2729
ASTM D2949
ASTM D3034
ASTM F891
ASTM F 1760
CSA B137.3
Gray waterPressure/
distribution
ASTM D2846
ASTM F441
ASTM F442
ASTM F2855
CSA B137.6
ASTM D2239
ASTM D2737
ASTM D3035
ASTM F1282ASTM F2623
ASTM F2769
ASTM F876
CSA B137.5
ASTM F1281ASTM F2389
CSA B137.11
ASTM D1785
ASTM D2241
CSA B137.3
Radiant coolingLoop pipingASTM D2846
ASTM F441
ASTM F442
ASTM F2855
ASTM D2239
ASTM D2737
ASTM D3035
ASTM F1282ASTM F2623
ASTM F2769
ASTM F876
CSA B137.5
ASTM F1281ASTM F2389
CSA B137.11
Radiant heatingLoop pipingASTM D2846
ASTM F441
ASTM F442
ASTM F2855
ASTM F1282ASTM F2623
ASTM F2769
ASTM F876
CSA B137.5
ASTM F1281ASTM F2389
CSA B137.11
Rainwater harvestingNonpressure/
collection
ASTM F628ASTM F 1901ASTM F2389
CSA B137.11
ASTM D1785
ASTM D2729
ASTM D2949
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 F1282ASTM F2623
ASTM F2769
ASTM F876
CSA B137.5
ASTM F1281ASTM F2389
CSA B137.11
ASTM D1785
ASTM D2241
CSA B137.3
Radon ventingSystem pipingASTM F628ASTM D1785
ASTM F891
ASTM F1760
Reclaimed waterMain to
building
service
ASTM D2846
ASTM F441
ASTM F442
ASTM F2855
CSA B137.6
ASTM D3035
AWWA C901
CSA B137.1
ASTM F1282ASTM F2623
ASTM F2769
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 F1282ASTM F2623
ASTM F2769
ASTM F876
CSA B137.5
ASTM F1281ASTM F2389
AWWA C900
CSA B137.11
ASTM D1785
ASTM D2241
AWWA C900
Residential fire sprinklerscSprinklerASTM F441
ASTM F442
CSA B137.6
UL 1821
ASTM F2769ASTM F876
CSA B137.5
UL 1821
ASTM F2389
CSA B137.11
Solar heatingPressure/
distribution
ASTM D2846
ASTM F441
ASTM F442
ASTM F2855
ASTM F2623
ASTM F2769
ASTM F876
CSA B137.5
ASTM F1281ASTM 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.
ASTM
F1760—01 (2011)Standard Specification for Coextruded Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Non-Pressure Plastic Pipe Having Reprocessed-Recycled Content
F1901—10Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Pipe and Fittings for Roof Drain Systems
F2158—08Standard Specification for Residential Central-Vacuum Tube and Fittings
F2306—0812" to 60" Annular Corrugated Profilewall Polyethylene (PE) Pipe and Fittings for Gravity Flow Storm Sewer and Subsurface Drainage Applications
AWWA
900—07Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Pressure Pipe and Fabricated Fittings, 4 in. through 12 in. (350 mm through 1200 mm), for Water Transmission and Distribution
905—10Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Pressure Pipe and Fabricated Fittings, 14 in. through 48 in. (100 mm through 300 mm)
UL
1821—2011Standard for Thermoplastic Sprinkler Pipe and Fittings for Fire Protection Service
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