Section 305.6 Freezing

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  1. anthonydad

    anthonydad New Member

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    Inspector tells me that all waste lines installed in an open parking garage need insulation & heat trace. We only traced the exposed traps from bathrooms above. Is this correct? I never heard of insulated drains in a parking garage.
     
  2. gator37

    gator37 Retired prof. engr.

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    Sounds a little flakey to require insulation downstream or the traps.
     
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  4. dlarrivee

    dlarrivee New Member

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    Interesting.

    At least he didn't say they required only insulation. Insulation would be useless without heat tracing.
     
  5. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    A properly laid drain should never have standing water in it, so insulating doesn't make sense to me.
     

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