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Chapter 14.05 - International Plumbing Code

14.05.010 International Plumbing Code, 2015 Edition, adopted by reference, generally
Pursuant to Title 31, Article 16, 1973 C.R.S., and the Lakewood Municipal Charter, the International Plumbing Code of the International Code Council, 2015 Edition, including Appendices B, C, D, and E, herein after “International Plumbing Code,” is hereby adopted by reference, subject to the deletions, amendments, and additions contained herein. (Ord. O-2018-6 § 5, 2018; Ord. O-2011-10 § 5, 2011; Ord. O-2006-17 § 3, 2006; Ord. O-2003-20 § 3, 2003; Ord. O-95-47 § 5 (part), 1995; Ord. O-90-15 § 23, 1990; Ord. O-86-7 § 1, 1986; Ord. O-83-82 § 1, 1983; Ord. O-81-106 § 1, 1981).

14.05.020 Purpose of International Plumbing Code
The purpose of the International Plumbing Code is to protect the public health and safety by regulation of the installation, alteration or repair of plumbing and drainage systems and providing for the inspection thereof within the City of Lakewood. The subject matter of the code is the installation, alteration or repair of plumbing and drainage systems and the inspection thereof. (Ord. O-2018-6 § 5, 2018; Ord. O-2011-10 § 5, 2011; Ord. O-2006-17 § 3, 2006; Ord. O-2003-20 § 3, 2003; Ord. O-95-47 § 5 (part), 1995; Ord. O-90-15 § 24, 1990; Ord. O-86-7 § 1, 1986; Ord. O-83-82 § 1, 1983; Ord. O-81-106 § 1, 1981).

14.05.040 Amendments to certain provisions of the International Plumbing Code
Certain provisions of the International Plumbing Code, as indicated herein, are hereby amended.
A. The provisions of Chapter 1 shall include the following amendment:
1. Subsection 101.1 is deleted.
2. Section 103 is deleted.
3. Subsection 106.6.2 is replaced with the following:
106.6.2 Fees. Fees and valuation for permits required by this code shall be as specified in Section 14.01.060 of the Lakewood Building Code.
4. Subsection 106.6.3 is deleted.
5. Section 109 is replaced with the following:
Board of Appeals. Persons aggrieved under this Chapter 14.05 shall file an appeal with the Board of Appeals of the City of Lakewood as provided in Chapter 14.12 of the Lakewood Municipal Code.
B. The provisions of Chapter 3 shall include the following amendment:
1. Subsection 305.4.1 is replaced with the following:
305.4.1 Sewer Depth. Building sewers that connect to private sewage disposal systems shall be a minimum of 12 inches below finished grade at the point of septic tank connection. Building sewers shall be a minimum of 12 inches below finished grade.
C. The provisions of Chapter 4 shall include the following amendment:
1. Table 403.1 footnote f is replaced with the following:
f. Required drinking fountains may be substituted with a water dispenser for an occupant load of 50 or fewer.
2. Subsection 417.3 is replaced with the following:
417.3 Shower waste outlet. Waste outlets serving showers shall be at least 2 inches in diameter and, for other than waste outlets in bathtubs, shall have removable strainers not less than 3 inches in diameter with strainer openings not less than ¼ inch in minimum dimension. Where each shower space is not provided with an individual waste outlet, the waste outlet shall be located and the floor pitched so that waste from one shower does not flow over the floor area serving another shower. Waste outlets shall be fastened to the waste pipe in an approved manner.
D. The provisions of Chapter 6 shall include the following amendments:
1. Subsection 603.1 is amended by adding a second paragraph to read
as follows:
The minimum size of the cold-water distribution pipe from the entry to the building to the water heater shall be 1 inch for dwelling units with more than two bathrooms roughed in or complete.
E. The provisions of Chapter 7 shall include the following amendments:
1. Subsection 706.3 is amended by deleting the exception.
2. Subsection 706.4 is deleted.
3. Table 709.1 is amended by changing the minimum size of trap for a shower with a flow rating of 5.7 gpm or less from 1 ½ inches to 2 inches.
F. The provisions of Chapter 9 shall include the following amendments:
1. Subsection 903.1 is replaced with the following:
903.1 Roof Extension. All open vent pipes that extend through a roof shall be terminated at least 8 inches above the roof, except that where a roof is to be used for any purpose other than weather protection, the vents shall be extended at least 7 feet above the roof.
2. Subsection 909.1 is amended by deleting the exception.
3. Subsection 915.2 is amended by replacing the first paragraph as follows:
915.2 Installation. The only vertical pipe of a combination drain and vent system shall be the connection between the fixture drain of a sink, lavatory or drinking fountain and the horizontal combination drain and vent pipe. The maximum vertical distance shall be 8 feet.
G. The provisions of Chapter 11 shall include the following amendment:
1. Subsection 1108.1 is replaced with the following:
1108.1 Secondary drains or scuppers. Secondary (emergency) roof drains or scuppers shall be provided where the roof perimeter construction extends above the roof in such a manner that water will be entrapped if the primary drains allow buildup for any reason. The secondary (emergency) drains and scuppers shall be installed with the inlet located 2 inches above the low point of the roof.
(Ord. O-2018-6 § 5, 2018; Ord. O-2011-10 § 5, 2011; Ord. O-2006-17 § 3, 2006; Ord. O-2003-20 § 3, 2003; Ord. O-95-47 § 5 (part), 1995; Ord. O-86-7 § 1, 1986; Ord. O-83-82 § 1, 1983; Ord. O-81-106 § 1, 1981).

14.05.070 Penalties for violations of International Plumbing Code
A. Any person who violates any of the provisions of the code adopted by this chapter or fails to comply therewith, or who violates or fails to comply with any order made thereunder, or who builds in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who fails to comply with such an order, as affirmed or modified by the Board of Appeals or by a court of competent jurisdiction, within the time fixed in this chapter, shall severally for each and every violation and noncompliance respectively, be subject to the penalties set forth in Section 1.16.020. The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue, and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or deficits within a reasonable time, and when not otherwise specified, each day that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.
B. The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.
(Ord. O-2018-6 § 5, 2018; Ord. O-2017-16 § 15, 2017; Ord. O-2011-10 § 5, 2011; Ord. O-2006-17 § 3, 2006; Ord. O-2003-20 § 3, 2003; Ord. O-95-47 § 5 (part), 1995; Ord. O-86-7 § 1, 1986; Ord. O-84-87 § 12, 1984; Ord. O-83-82 § 1, 1983; Ord. O-81-106 § 1, 1981).