4 Hour Course
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Approved By: Iowa Department of Public Health
In this 4-hour course, we’ll review the changes to the the Iowa Plumbing Code, which are based on the adoption of the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code and the 2015 International Mechanical Code.
Iowa’s adoption of the UPC included part of Chapter 1, and all of Chapter 2 through 17, but none of the appendices to the UPC. Significant changes that we’ll cover include guidelines for pipe excavations, regulations for water temperatures in restrooms, bathtubs, and bidets, and more. We’ll also talk about the requirements for emergency eyewash and shower equipment, family and assisted-use toilets, drain lines, wet venting, and food waste disposers and dishwashers.
Amendments are also added to many of the UPC sections for adoption in Iowa. Some of the amendments we’ll cover include pipe insulation for water supply and distribution, and the decision not to adopt the provisions regarding fire sprinklers. We’ll also look at how that affects plumbers directly in the course of their work. We’ll review the newest standards for lead content in materials, and for water heater connectors, before we address expansion tanks, temperature and pressure-relief valves.
Next, we’ll focus on cleanouts, discharge lines, and condensate wastes. We’ll also cover new code sections applicable to the installation, construction, alteration, and repair of non potable rainwater catchment systems.
After that, the remaining changes we’ll cover include rules affecting circuit venting, health care facilities, system design, and alternative water sources for non potable applications. We’ll conclude the course with a look at the referenced standards that you need to know.