Re: Plumbing code question.
Posted by hj on November 23, 2002 at 15:05:18:
In response to Re: Plumbing code question.
Whatever code he is using should have the usage factor table.

: : If he is using the numbers directly then he is making a mistake. There is also a "load factor" that is applied to those numbers to compensate for the fact that the fixtures will never all be operating at the same time. Depending on the type of structure, that load factor could be as low as 20% of the total fixture calculation.

: I believe he is too, I can�t see a house with a 50 gpm need. I believe you are referring to the Hunter curve and I�ll ask him if he has applied it. He didn�t say what his fixture units were so I can�t check his �math�. Thanks again.

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