2021 Uniform Plumbing Code Soft Cover w/Tabs

2021 Uniform Plumbing Code Soft Cover w/Tabs


The 2021 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC®) represents the most current approaches in the plumbing field. It is the seventh edition developed under the ANSI Consensus process is designated as an American National Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Contributions to the content of this code were made by every segment of the built industry, including such diverse interests as consumers, enforcing authorities, installers/maintainers, labor, manufacturers, research/standards/testing laboratories, special experts and users.

The UPC is designed to provide consumers with safe and sanitary plumbing systems while, at the same time, allowing latitude for innovation and new technologies. Key changes to the 2021 UPC include:


    New Appendix N – Impact of Water Temperature on the Potential for Scalding and Legionella Growth

    New provisions for backflow prevention devices, assemblies, and methods

    New provision of temperature limiting devices

    New guard and rail requirements for appliances on roofs and platforms

    New requirements for the discharge of temperature and pressure relief valve piping

    New provision on leak detection devices

    Provisions for potable water pumps

    New standards for drain, waste, and vent pipe and fittings

    New provisions for drain waste and vent cleanouts

    Circuit vent provisions have been updated and expanded

    Updated to fuel gas provisions

    Updated medical gas provisions including reordering of categories for ease of use



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