The 2009 North Carolina Plumbing Code is based on the 2006 International Plumbing Code. This new edition includes all changes approved by the North Carolina Building Code Council already integrated into the book.
Section 101 - General:
- 101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the North Carolina Plumbing Code as adopted by the North Carolina Building Code Council on March 11, 2008, to be effective January 1, 2009. References to the International Codes shall mean the North Carolina Codes. The North Carolina amendments to the International Codes are underlined.
- 101.2 Scope. The provisions of this code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repairs, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of plumbing systems within this jurisdiction. This code shall also regulate nonflammable medical gas, inhalation anesthetic, vacuum piping, nonmedical oxygen systems and sanitary and condensate vacuum collection systems. The installation of fuel gas distribution piping and equipment, fuel-gas-fired water heaters, and water heater venting systems shall be regulated by the International Fuel Gas Code.
- 101.3 Intent. The purpose of this code is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, installation, quality of materials, location, operation and maintenance or use of plumbing equipment and systems.