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All materials, piping, fittings, appliances, appurtenances, faucets, fixture fittings, fixtures and devices used in all plumbing systems shall be approved by the Department, in accordance with the following criteria:
  1. Compliance with the requirements of this Part.
  2. Compliance with the applicable standard (see Appendix A: Table A).
  3. Labeled by an agency that is approved by the Department or is an ANSI-accredited certification program (see Appendix A: Table A).
    1. Labeling indicates that the agency certifies the plumbing material to be in compliance with applicable standards.
    2. Labeling includes the manufacturer's identification of material. Each length of pipe, each pipe fitting, trap, fixture, device and appurtenance used in a plumbing system shall have cast, stamped or indelibly marked on it the maker's mark or name, the weight, type, class of product and the standard that applies.
  4. Testing. The approved agency has tested a representative sample of the material or piping being labeled to the relevant standard. The approved agency maintains a record of all tests performed, which provides sufficient detail to verify compliance with the testing standard.
  5. Inspection and identification. The approved agency periodically performs inspections, which shall include in-plant inspections during the manufacturing process, to verify that the product being manufactured meets the applicable standard.
  6. Independent. The approved agency discloses all possible conflicts of interest.
  7. Equipment. An approved agency has necessary equipment to perform all required tests. The equipment shall be calibrated according to manufacturer's recommendations.
  8. Personnel. An approved agency employs personnel experienced and educated in conducting, supervising and evaluating tests.
  9. Manufacturer's Identification of Material. The approved agency ensures that each length of pipe, each pipe fitting, trap, fixture, device and appurtenance used in a plumbing system has cast, stamped or indelibly marked on it the maker's mark or name, weight, type, class of product and the standard that applies.
(Source: Amended at 28 Ill. Reg. 4215, effective February 18, 2004)
(Source: Repealed at 28 Ill. Reg. 4215, effective February 18, 2004)
  1. Material. Safe pans shall be made only of lead, copper, aluminum, galvanized steel, stainless steel, ABS, PVC or fiberglass material.
    1. Lead sheets for safe pans shall weigh at least 4 pounds per square foot.
    2. Copper sheets for safe pans shall weigh at least 12 ounces per square foot.
    3. Aluminum, galvanized steel and stainless steel safe pans shall be of at least 24 gauge material.
    4. ABS or PVC safe pans or liners shall be 30 mil or 40 mil.
    5. Fiberglass for safe pans or liners shall be equally durable to the ABS and PVC material described in subsection (a)(3) of this Section.
  2. Construction. All safe pans shall be constructed with preformed dam corners, shall be watertight, adequately reinforced and provided with a drain opening designed to make a watertight joint. ABS and PVC safe pans and liners shall be solvent welded together with the proper cement.
(Source: Amended at 28 Ill. Reg. 4215, effective February 18, 2004)
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