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28 Pa. Code § 205.64. Special plumbing and piping systems requirements for new construction.

§ 205.64. Special plumbing and piping systems requirements for new construction.

 (a)  Plumbing systems shall be installed to meet the requirements of local plumbing codes and Chapter 14, Medical Care Facility Plumbing Equipment, of the PHCC National Standard Plumbing Code. Sections 14.22 and 14.23 of the PHCC National Standard Plumbing Code are not mandatory, but are recommended. If the codes listed in this subsection conflict, the most stringent requirement shall apply.

 (b)  Approved backflow preventers or vacuum breakers shall be installed with plumbing fixtures or equipment where the potable water supply outlet may be submerged and which is not protected by a minimum air gap. This includes hose bibs, janitor sinks, bedpan-flushing attachments and other fixtures to which hoses or tubing can be attached.

 (c)  Each water service main, branch main, riser and branch to a group of fixtures shall be valved. Stop valves shall be provided at each fixture.

 (d)  Shower bases and tubs shall provide nonskid surfaces for standing residents.


   The provisions of this §  205.64 amended under section 803 of the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P. S. §  448.803); and section 2102(g) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  532(g)).


   The provisions of this §  205.64 adopted August 29, 1975, effective September 1, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 2233; amended April 23, 1982, effective April 24, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1316; amended January 31, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 514; amended July 23, 1999, effective July 24, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3999. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (242530).

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