THE NEW JERSEY STATE LEAGUE
OF MASTER PLUMBERS, INC.
FOUNDED IN 1931
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This Microsoft Powerpoint presentation was given by Russ Chaney at the New Jersey Plumbing Inspectors Association meeting on May 16, 2012 in Keyport, New Jersey. Sean Cleary will speak about the new Plumbing & Mechanical Green Code Supplement at our June 7th Executive Board meeting in Spring Lake, New Jersey. He will also answer any questions members may have regarding the new Green Code. Additionally, President Walsh has requested information from IAPMO on the "Green Plumbers" certification program in an effort to offer State League members training for standards that will soon become as common in New Jersey as 1.6 GPF water closets have been for two decades.
Mr. Chaney is CEO of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials [IAPMO] and is also the Chairman of the World Plumbing Council [WPC]. The presentation covers the IAPMO 2012 Plumbing & Mechanical Green Code Supplement which has been adopted by the PHCC as Appendix G in the 2012 National Standard Plumbing Code
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A public awareness video
A very important video regarding the plumbing profession. It focuses on the Master Plumber and their contributions to the irradication an of diseases and to the everyday conveniences such as clean potable drinking water and properly designed and installed DWV systems that are too often taken for granted. That is, except in developing countries.
The video is a presentation by The World Plumbing Council. Russ Chaney, CEO of IAPMO and Chairman of the WPC narrates the film. Russ is from New Jersey and is also active with the New Jersey Plumbing Inspectors Association (NJPIA).
With the many storms we have been having that involve the loss of electrical power, this office has been receiving many calls about what type of backflow preventer is required on the water supply to the new type of water-powered back-up sump pumps. Manufacturers recommend that a water- powered sump pump be used as a backup sump pump for the primary electric sump pump. The discharge from the water-powered sump pump must discharge to the outdoors. Manufacturers state that the discharge not be connected to the discharge from the main pump. It will cause the main pump to send water back into the pit and a spill from the backflow preventer will occur. Since these pumps could be subject to a back siphon condition, a proper backflow preventer must be installed on the water supply to the pump. Not knowing what might enter the sump pit, a reduced pressure zone backflow preventer is the proper backflow preventer to use.
This could conflict with some of the manufacturer’s recommendations which only require an atmospheric vacuum breaker. In that case, the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) would override the manufacturer’s instructions. Check to be sure that the ejector pump is not set into the sump pit. These units are not made to be submerged.
Finally, a plumbing technical section is required for the installation of this system. It is very important to ensure that the proper backflow preventer is installed and that the pump discharge is not connected to the primary sump pump discharge piping. Connection to the primary pump discharge would be a violation of the manufacturer’s installation instructions. Should you have any questions, you may contact me at (609) 984-7609.
UCC Construction Code Communicator articles are now accessible in our secure "Members Only" section. Complete quarterly issues from 2008 thru 2011 are now available. Other quarterly issues from 2007 thru 1998 will soon be available.
CYNTHIA A. WILK AND WILLIAM CONNOLLY HONORED GUESTS
The Building Officials Association of New Jersey (BOANJ) welcomed former Codes and Standards Directors William Connolly and Cynthia A. Wilk to their October 26th meeting at Adam Todds in Byram Township to speak about the "Minor Work" rule changes that are being proposed by the Christie administration and opposed by virtually every organization involved with the Uniform Construction Code.
The New Jersey State League of Master Plumbers were also in attendence, represented by President Thomas F. Walsh and Past President Steven Rodzinak who is also Chairman of the Legislative and Code Committee. Both are members of BOANJ and were in attendence to offer the Leagues assistance in opposing these very questionable rule changes.
Connolly spoke about the the Code Advisory Boards' meeting on Friday October 14th, which took place at DCA headquarters in Trenton to discuss several issues, including the very controversial “Minor Work" Proposal.
The proposal as written, would redefine alteration and renovation work in B, S, F & M occupancies as “Minor Work” for the purposes of permitting and inspections. BOANJ and several other code organizations such as MUNCO and NJFPPA stood in staunch opposition to the proposal citing numerous deficiencies in the proposed language. After a lengthy discussion, the Code Advisory Board voted unanimously to withdraw the proposal in lieu of a future revised proposal. Approximately 25 code officials were in attendance. Also in attendence were Deputy Commissioner Betty Lou DeCroce and Codes and Standards current Director Edward Smith.
It was noted for the record that no one from industry attended the meetings, which prompted concerns from one member of the Code Advisory Board that this matter may have been pre-determined and their presence was un-necessary.
The NJSLMP Legislative and Code Committee are waiting for the minutes from the Code Advisory Board meeting to be published along with the point outline of William Connolly's presentation at the BOANJ meeting on October 26th before submitting their detailed position paper in opposition to what some are now calling "out of control" and "dictatorial arrogance" by the Christie administration.
RULE CHANGE AMENDMENTS TO MINOR WORK UCC
There are new rules in the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) at N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.17A et seq. It has already been sent to the New Jersey Register and is awaiting adoption. To read changes to amendments, you may follow this link.
UNIFORM CONSTRUCTION CODE COMMITTEE
The UCC committee mission will be focusing on distributing informationpertaining to licensing/profession engaged in construction work and any cross reference in the plumbing industry.
This month is an article from the Construction Code Communicator (CCC)Volume 23, Number 2, Summer 2011. CCC is a newsletter produced periodically by the Division of Codes and Standards. It contains articles on topics of current interest to local code officials, architects, engineers, builders, electricians, plumbers, and others undertaking projects regulated by the state’s Uniform Construction Code(UCC). The CCC can be found at www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes/publications/ccc.html
On Thursday July 28, 2011 The New Jersey State Board of Examiners of Master Plumbers will meet with members of the LP Gas Board, Tom Pitcherello and Mike Baier from DCA, and members from the new HVAC Board to discuss the new curriculum that will be taught to apprentices and also for continuing education classes. The new law was the collective effort of the State Leagues Legislative & Code Committee under the direction of Chairman Steven Rodzinak and UA Local 9 Plumbers & Steamfitters who is headed by Michael Maloney. Newly elected State League President Thomas F. Walsh and Vincent Tinervia from the Monmouth County Master Plumbers Association will be attending the meeting as representives of the New Jersey State League of Master Plumbers. Mr. Tinervia will be appointed as State License Committee Chairman by Mr. Walsh at the July 14th Executive Business Meeting of the New Jersey State League of Master Plumbers at Doolans Shore Club in Spring Lake.
The LP Gas exemption that was sponsored by the New Jersey State League of Master Plumbers, UA Local #9 and the New Jersey Council of Master Plumbers was passed on 2-26-2011 by the State Assembly unanimously. It has been sent to the Governor for his signature.
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