Minnesota Administrative Rules
Plumbing Board
4714 - PLUMBING CODE
4714.0712 - TESTING.

Universal Citation: MN Rules 4714.0712
4714.0712 TESTING.
Subpart 1. Section 712.1.

UPC section 712.1 is amended to read as follows:

712.1 Media. The piping of the plumbing, drainage, and venting systems shall be tested with water or air. The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to require the necessary points of access to ascertain whether the pressure has reached all parts of the system.

Subp. 2. Section 712.

UPC section 712 is amended by adding subsections to read as follows:

712.4 Negative Test. Concrete manholes and sewer lines shall be tested by negative pressure in accordance with ASTM Standards C1214-13 and C1244-11 or the Hydrostatic Test Method in section 1109.2.2.

712.5 Finished Plumbing. After the plumbing fixtures have been set and their traps filled with water, their connections shall be tested and proven gastight and watertight by plugging the stack openings on the roof and the building drain where it leaves the building, and air introduced into the system equal to the pressure of a 1-inch water column. Such pressure shall remain constant for 15 minutes or the duration of the inspection without the introduction of additional air.

712.6 Test Plugs or Caps. Test plugs or caps for roof terminals shall extend above or outside the end of the vent pipe to provide a visible indication for removal after the test has been completed.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 326B.43; 326B.435

History:

40 SR 71

Published Electronically:

January 25, 2016

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