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Old 9/21/18, 2:11 AM
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I posted the IRC for other's edification.
There aren't any states that use the IRC for plumbing. Most are either UPC, IPC or a specific State code.


The IPC also has wording for "in the building" water distribution piping but also has an exception for outside sill cocks and outside hydrants.


34 states use the IPC
11 states use the UPC
8 states use their own or are based on either UPC or IPC
New Jersey uses NSPC.




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There aren't any states that use the IRC for plumbing. Most are either UPC, IPC or a specific State code.


The IPC also has wording for "in the building" water distribution piping but also has an exception for outside sill cocks and outside hydrants.


34 states use the IPC
11 states use the UPC
8 states use their own or are based on either UPC or IPC
New Jersey uses NSPC.
You are wrong. SC has for a long time adopted the IRC.



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Old 9/21/18, 2:32 PM
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You are wrong. SC has for a long time adopted the IRC.
Guess you are a few years behind.....


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Mandatory Building Codes adopted for current use in South Carolina and which must
be enforced by all municipalities and counties, beginning July 1, 2016, include the:
2015 South Carolina Building Code or the 2015 International Building Code with SC modifications;
2015 South Carolina Residential Code or the 2015 International Residential Code
with SC modifications;
2015 South Carolina Fire Code or the 2015 International Fire Code with SC
modifications;

2015 South Carolina Plumbing Code or the 2015 International Plumbing Code.


2015 South Carolina Mechanical Code or the 2015 International Mechanical Code.
2015 South Carolina Fuel Gas Code or the 2015 International Fuel Gas Code with
SC modifications
2009 South Carolina Energy Conservation Code;
and,
2014 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).




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Guess you are a few years behind.....


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Mandatory Building Codes adopted for current use in South Carolina and which must
be enforced by all municipalities and counties, beginning July 1, 2016, include the:
2015 South Carolina Building Code or the 2015 International Building Code with SC modifications;
2015 South Carolina Residential Code or the 2015 International Residential Code
with SC modifications;
2015 South Carolina Fire Code or the 2015 International Fire Code with SC
modifications;

2015 South Carolina Plumbing Code or the 2015 International Plumbing Code.


2015 South Carolina Mechanical Code or the 2015 International Mechanical Code.
2015 South Carolina Fuel Gas Code or the 2015 International Fuel Gas Code with
SC modifications
2009 South Carolina Energy Conservation Code;
and,
2014 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).
I see. It's lecture time from WA know-it-all with too much times on his hands.

Logic would dictate that I know a tad more about the codes in use in SC and NC where I live and work. For the record , I worked full-time as a licensed BUILDING OFFICIAL in SC up until a few years ago and managed the Building Dept in a small town during the Great Recession.

To clear up your confusion, the general practice in most SC jurisdictions is that the IRC governs all aspects of residential construction--building, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. With the exception of the IECC, most jurisdictions do not enforce the IPC, NEC, IMC, etc. except for commercial construction.

Hope that helps. When you get one of these, then we can debate some more about our local codes.



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Old 9/21/18, 4:38 PM
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Never claimed to be a know it all. I just posted what your State put out. It says the 2015 IPC is adopted and uses the word Mandatory in their official documents. Why would they have a mandatory plumbing code and then disregard it in favor of a general, all encompassing code? Doesn't quite make sense. I'm sure you will come up with some innocuous reason.



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Never claimed to be a know it all. I just posted what your State put out. It says the 2015 IPC is adopted and uses the word Mandatory in their official documents. Why would they have a mandatory plumbing code and then disregard it in favor of a general, all encompassing code? Doesn't quite make sense. I'm sure you will come up with some innocuous reason.

Retirement is nice....
The thought is that the IRC is sufficiently comprehensive for residential construction. You don't need specialty inspectors for each system (electrical, mechanical, plumbing, building). One inspector certified to the IRC can do it all. Personnel costs has a lot to do with it.

PS. I'm not retired. Just went back to home inspections full time when the recession ended.



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