Re-plumbing house, need permit or no?


Old 12-09-12, 10:17 PM
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Re-plumbing house, need permit or no?

I plan on completely re-plumbing my house in pex but I'm not sure if I need a permit or not. I work during city business hours so I figured this would be as good. I know my state, Utah, uses the ipc so that is a start at least. It won't be to horrible of a task as the house is small. There will only be a kitchen, one bathroom, the water heater and the washer that are both in the utility closet (literally). The kitchen and bath are a joining rooms so shouldn't be running many pipes. Need to get the current galvanized out ASAP but want to do it all correctly so when we sell there won't be any problems. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-09-12, 10:23 PM
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Yes you should get a permit. System needs an inspector to see it pressurized before you tie in.
( Finish work, valves and such)

Just call your local authority and ask. They will be more then helpful.. Dont worry about state level. Please post back and let use know.
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Requirements vary widely, so as lawrosa said, check with your local authorities.

Testing requirements vary almost as widely. When I built my house, no pressure tests were required for any of the plumbing (supply or DWV). Both are required in the adjacent county. Energy efficiency codes are also quite different. Insulation requirements only here; full Manual J in the next county.
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