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International Residential Code 2015 (IRC 2015)

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Preface

Effective Use of the International Residential Code

Legislation

Part I ‒ Administrative

Chapter 1 Scope and Administration

Part II ‒ Definitions

Chapter 2 Definitions

Part III ‒ Building Planning and Construction

Chapter 3 Building Planning

Chapter 4 Foundations

Chapter 5 Floors

Chapter 6 Wall Construction

Chapter 7 Wall Covering

Chapter 8 Roof-Ceiling Construction

Chapter 9 Roof Assemblies

Chapter 10 Chimneys and Fireplaces

Part IV ‒ Energy Conservation

Chapter 11 [RE] Energy Efficiency

Part V ‒ Mechanical

Chapter 12 Mechanical Administration

Chapter 12 Mechanical Administration

Chapter 13 General Mechanical System Requirements

Chapter 13 General Mechanical System Requirements

Chapter 14 Heating and Cooling Equipment and Appliances

Chapter 14 Heating and Cooling Equipment and Appliances

Chapter 15 Exhaust Systems

Chapter 15 Exhaust System

Chapter 16 Duct Systems

Chapter 16 Duct Systems

Chapter 17 Combustion Air

Chapter 17 Combustion Air

Chapter 18 Chimneys and Vents

Chapter 18 Chimneys and Vents

Chapter 19 Special Appliances, Equipment and Systems

Chapter 19 Special Appliances, Equipment and Systems

Chapter 20 Boilers and Water Heaters

Chapter 20 Boilers and Water Heaters

Chapter 21 Hydronic Piping

Chapter 21 Hydronic Piping

Chapter 22 Special Piping and Storage Systems

Chapter 22 Special Piping and Storage Systems

Chapter 23 Solar Thermal Energy Systems

Chapter 23 Solar Thermal Energy Systems

Part VI ‒ Fuel Gas

Chapter 24 Fuel Gas

Chapter 24 Fuel Gas

Part VII ‒ Plumbing

Chapter 25 Plumbing Administration

Chapter 25 Plumbing Administration

Chapter 26 General Plumbing Requirements

Chapter 26 General Plumbing Requirements

Chapter 27 Plumbing Fixtures

Chapter 27 Plumbing Fixtures

Chapter 28 Water Heaters

Chapter 28 Water Heaters

Chapter 29 Water Supply and Distribution

Chapter 29 Water Supply and Distribution

Chapter 30 Sanitary Drainage

Chapter 30 Sanitary Drainage

Chapter 31 Vents

Chapter 31 Vents

Chapter 32 Traps

Chapter 32 Traps

Chapter 33 Storm Drainage

Chapter 33 Storm Drainage

Part VIII ‒ Electrical

Chapter 34 General Requirements

Chapter 34 General Requirements

Chapter 35 Electrical Definitions

Chapter 35 Electrical Definitions

Chapter 36 Services

Chapter 36 Services

Chapter 37 Branch Circuit and Feeder Requirements

Chapter 37 Branch Circuit and Feeder Requirements

Chapter 38 Wiring Methods

Chapter 38 Wiring Methods

Chapter 39 Power and Lighting Distribution

Chapter 39 Power and Lighting Distribution

Chapter 40 Devices and Luminaires

Chapter 40 Devices and Luminaries

Chapter 41 Appliance Installation

Chapter 41 Appliance Installation

Chapter 42 Swimming Pools

Chapter 42 Swimming Pools

Chapter 43 Class 2 Remote-Control, Signaling and Power-Limited Circuits

Chapter 43 Class 2 Remote-Control Signaling and Power-Limited Circuits

Part IX ‒ Referenced Standards

Chapter 44 Referenced Standards

Appendix A Sizing and Capacities of Gas Piping

Appendix B Sizing of Venting Systems Serving Appliances Equipped With Draft Hoods, Category I Appliances, and Appliances Listed for Use With Type B Vents

Appendix C Exit Terminals of Mechanical Draft and Direct-Vent Venting Systems

Appendix D Recommended Procedure for Safety Inspection of an Existing Appliance Installation

Appendix E Manufactured Housing Used as Dwellings

Appendix F Passive Radon Gas Controls

Appendix G Piping Standards for Various Applications

Appendix H Patio Covers

Appendix I Private Sewage Disposal

Appendix J Existing Buildings and Structures

Appendix K Sound Transmission

Appendix L Permit Fees

Appendix M HOME DAY CARE—R-3 OCCUPANCY

Appendix N Venting Methods

Appendix O Automatic Vehicular Gates

Appendix P Sizing of Water Piping System

Appendix Q Reserved

Appendix R Light Straw-Clay Construction

Appendix S Strawbale Construction

Appendix T Recommended Procedure for Worst-Case Testing of Atmospheric Venting Systems Under N1102.4 or N1105 Conditions

Appendix U SOLAR-READY PROVISIONS—DETACHED ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS, MULTIPLE SINGLE- FAMILY DWELLINGS (TOWNHOUSES)

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 F
2158
Foundation drainage System
piping
ASTM F
628
ASTM F
405
ASTM D
2665
ASTM D
2729
ASTM D
3034
Geothermal ground loop System
piping
ASTM D
2846
ASTM F
441
ASTM F
442
ASTM F
2855
CSA
B137.6
ASTM D
2239
ASTM D
2737
ASTM D
3035
ASTM F
1282
ASTM F
2623
ASTM F
2769
ASTM F
876
CSA
B137.5
ASTM F
1281
ASTM F
2389
CSA
B137.11
ASTM D
1785
ASTM D
2241
CSA
B137.3
Loop
piping
ASTM D
2239
ASTM D
2737
ASTM D
3035
NSF
358-1
ASTM F
1282
ASTM F
2623
ASTM F
2769
ASTM F
876
CSA
B137.5
ASTM F
2389
CSA
B137.11
Gray water Nonpressure
distribution/
collection
ASTM F
628
ASTM D
2239
ASTM D
2737
ASTM D
3035
ASTM F
2306
ASTM F
2389
CSA
B137.11
ASTM D
1785
ASTM D
2729
ASTM D
2949
ASTM D
3034
ASTM F
891
ASTM F
1760
CSA
B137.3


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TABLE AG101.1‒continued 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
Gray water Pressure/
distribution
ASTM D
2846
ASTM F
441
ASTM F
442
ASTM F
2855
CSA
B137.6
ASTM D
2239
ASTM D
2737
ASTM D
3035
ASTM F
1282
ASTM F
2623
ASTM F
2769
ASTM F
876
CSA
B137.5
ASTM F
1281
ASTM F
2389
CSA
B137.11
ASTM D
1785
ASTM D
2241
CSA
B137.3
Radiant cooling Loop piping ASTM D
2846
ASTM F
441
ASTM F
442
ASTM F
2855
ASTM D
2239
ASTM D
2737
ASTM D
3035
ASTM F
1282
ASTM F
2623
ASTM F
2769
ASTM F
876
CSA
B137.5
ASTM F
1281
ASTM F
2389
CSA
B137.11
Radiant heating Loop piping ASTM D
2846
ASTM F
441
ASTM F
442
ASTM F
2855
ASTM F
1282
ASTM F
2623
ASTM F
2769
ASTM F
876
CSA
B137.5
ASTM F
1281
ASTM F
2389
CSA
B137.11
Rainwater harvesting Nonpressure/
collection
ASTM F
628
ASTM F
1901
ASTM F
2389
CSA
B137.11
ASTM D
1785
ASTM D
2729
ASTM D
2949
ASTM F
891
ASTM F
1760
CSA
B137.3
Pressure/
distribution
ASTM D
2846
ASTM F
441
ASTM F
442
ASTM F
2855
CSA
B137.6
ASTM D
2239
ASTM D
2737
ASTM D
3035
ASTM F
1282
ASTM F
2623
ASTM F
2769
ASTM F
876
CSA
B137.5
ASTM F
1281
ASTM F
2389
CSA
B137.11
ASTM D
1785
ASTM D
2241
CSA
B137.3


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TABLE AG101.1‒continued 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
Radon venting System piping ASTM F
628
ASTM D
1785
ASTM F
891
ASTM F
1760
Reclaimed water Main to
building
service
ASTM D
2846
ASTM F
441
ASTM F
442
ASTM F
2855
CSA
B137.6
ASTM D
3035
AWWA
C901
CSA
B137.1
ASTM F
1282
ASTM F
2623
ASTM F
2769
ASTM F
876
AWWA
C904
CSA
B137.5
ASTM F
2389
CSA
B137.11
ASTM D
1785
ASTM D
2241
AWWA
C905
CSA
B137.3
Pressure/
distribution/
irrigation
ASTM D
2846
ASTM F
441
ASTM F
442
ASTM F
2855
CSA
B137.6
ASTM D
2239
ASTM D
2737
ASTM D
3035
ASTM F
1282
ASTM F
2623
ASTM F
2769
ASTM F
876
CSA
B137.5
ASTM F
1281
ASTM F
2389
AWWA
C900
CSA
B137.11
ASTM D
1785
ASTM D
2241
AWWA
C900
Residential fire
sprinklersc
Sprinkler
piping
ASTM F
441
ASTM F
442
CSA
B137.6
UL
1821
ASTM F
2769
ASTM F
876
CSA
B137.5
UL
1821
ASTM F
2389
CSA
B137.11
Solar heating Pressure/
distribution
ASTM D
2846
ASTM F
441
ASTM F
442
ASTM F
2855
ASTM F
2623
ASTM F
2769
ASTM F
876
CSA
B137.5
ASTM F
1281
ASTM F
2389
CSA
B137.11

a. 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.
b. Fittings applicable for the piping shall be as recommended by the manufacturer of the piping.
c.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
F1901‒10 Standard Specification for Polyethylene
(PE) Pipe and Fittings for Roof Drain
Systems
F2158‒08 Standard Specification for Residential
Central-Vacuum Tube and Fittings
F2306‒08 12" to 60" Annular Corrugated Profile-
wall Polyethylene (PE) Pipe and Fittings
for Gravity Flow Storm Sewer and Sub-
surface Drainage Applications

AWWA
900‒07 Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Pressure Pipe
and Fabricated Fittings, 4 in. through 12
in. (350 mm through 1200 mm), for
Water Transmission and Distribution
905‒10 Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Pressure Pipe
and Fabricated Fittings, 14 in. through 48
in. (100 mm through 300 mm)

UL
1821‒2011 Standard for Thermoplastic Sprinkler
Pipe and Fittings for Fire Protection
Service
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