This doesn't look right, but I think it meets code?

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  1. Jeff H Young

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    Being from UPC country I see nothing at all wrong with such violation as for only a 2 inch line, (of course I'm not in IPC code) see no reason a reasonable inspector wouldn't allow it pipes aren't buried in wall or underslab. a good running test would be fine for me as well. I've never been too big on researching why a code has its reasons , why UPC says this and IPC says another. I concentrate on the benefit of compliance versus the hardship or cost if the benefit is so little or non existent but very difficult than no need forcing someone to rework it. good luck its in inspectors hands.
     
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  2. Tuttles Revenge

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    One note about testing with air.. Air is a Much smaller particle than water and will find all sorts of places to leak that water will not. Wet all of your testing apparatus first so that air has less chance of finding those tiny imperfections. Buy the smallest test gauge you can.. I use a 5 pound guage but they're hard to find.
     
  3. ADK_MechETech

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    Yep, I found a test gauge setup at the home desperate. Not all that low, but maxes out at like 15psi. I've got a spray bottle with soapy water I was using to spray down all the joints. Pretty much everything checked out already except the sump, obviously.
     
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  4. Jeff H Young

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    by all means be very careful with all testing but air and plastic a potential hazardous combination. even 5 psi don't take it too lightly
     
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  5. ADK_MechETech

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    Thank you for the warning.

    I know of the danger and understand the risks. It's all 2" sch40 and not much total length (volume). At 5psi, while there is a significant amount of stored energy there, it's not a bomb. I'm also not going to be going around whacking any of the pipes with a hammer while it is pressurized.

    "It'll be fine."
     
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  6. Jeff H Young

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    It should be fine as you say , just wanted to put safety fresh in your mind and all of ours
     
  7. ADK_MechETech

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    Inspection passed. No findings, nothing to fix, and cleared to cover with sheet rock. Next inspection is final. I've dealt with this inspector before and he is good to deal with. He didn't even verify my pressure test.....
     
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  8. Jeff H Young

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    Had an inspector tell me once , that if it leaks he won't be the one fixing it . ha ha
    I don't think there is a thing wrong with it. meets all practical principal and will function fine!
     
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