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    Default IPC Plumbing Code by State

    Alabama IPC adopted by Local Governments
    Alaska UPC adopted at State level but IPC in use locally
    Arizona UPC adopted at State level but IPC in use locally
    Connecticut IPC effective Statewide
    D.C. IPC effective in city
    Delaware IPC effective Statewide
    Florida IPC effective Statewide
    Georgia IPC effective Statewide
    http://www.plumbingpros.com/pdf/dwvents.pdf
    Illinois Develops their own code
    Illinois IPC adopted by Local Governments
    Iowa IPC adopted by Local Governments
    Iowa UPC effective Statewide
    Kentucky State Plumbing Code based on IPC precursor
    Louisiana State Plumbing Code based on IPC precursor
    Maine IPC adopted by Local Governments
    Michigan IPC effective Statewide
    Mississippi IPC adopted by Local Governments
    Missouri TBD either IPC or UPC effective Statewide
    New Hampshire IPC effective Statewide
    New York IPC effective Statewide
    North Carolina IPC effective Statewide
    Ohio IPC effective Statewide
    Oklahoma IPC effective Statewide
    Pennsylvania IPC adopted, but may not yet be effective
    Puerto Rico IPC effective Statewide
    Rhode Island IPC effective Statewide
    South Carolina IPC effective Statewide
    Tennessee IPC effective Statewide

    Texas IPC at State but Austin, Houston, San Antonio use UPC
    The Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners recognizes the 2006 editions of the UPC, IPC, & IFGC which means each city or town in the state can either adopt the UPC or IPC/IFGC regardless of edition.

    Utah IPC effective Statewide
    Vermont Use 1990 BOCA (BOCA now under IPC)
    Virginia IPC effective Statewide
    West Virginia IPC effective Statewide
    Wisconsin Plumbing Code Link
    Wyoming Both IPC & UPC used by Local Governments

    http://gisceu.net/PDF/U103.pdf
    Last edited by Terry; 10-22-2013 at 12:30 PM.

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    Default UPC in Texas

    Terry, the information that was posted on 7-06-10 about the codes adopted in Texas were incorrect. The Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners recognizes the 2006 editions of the UPC, IPC, & IFGC which means each city or town in the state can either adopt the UPC or IPC/IFGC regardless of edition. Mataman.

    Texas IPC at State but Austin, Houston, San Antonio use UPC

    Last edited by Terry; 07-13-2010 at 10:00 AM.

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    Default Louisiana State Plumbing Code

    I hope I'm allowed to post this.

    Here is Louisiana State Plumbing Code Title 51.
    http://laphcc.org/documents/2013Loui...de-Title51.pdf

    And this pdf shows some of the changes made for 2013. (It's worth looking at because some of the images used are unintentionally funny- starting with the image on page 15). Page 21 has an interesting toilet bicycle image.
    http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/assets/..._Code_2013.pdf

    Some notes:
    Louisiana no longer allows Air Admittance Valves.
    The maximum distance from a 2" trap to the vent has been reduced from 8' to 6'.

    Also, I found this link that fills in some of the blanks on states that are missing:
    http://www.tests.com/State-Plumbing-Codes-License
    Arkansas uses IPC
    California is based on UPC
    Colorado uses IPC
    Guam uses IPC
    Hawaii uses UPC
    Idaho uses IPC
    Indiana uses the Indiana Plumbing Code and as of 2012 used the 2006 IPC second printing
    Kansas uses IPC
    Maryland uses IPC
    Massachusetts uses UPC, 248 CMR 10.00.
    Minnesota uses Minnesota Plumbing Code
    Missouri uses UPC
    Montana uses UPC
    Nebraska uses IPC
    Nevada uses IPC
    New Jersey uses NSPC
    New Mexico uses New Mexico Plumbing Code based on UPC
    North Dakota uses IPC
    Oregon uses Oregon Specialty Plumbing Code based on UPC
    South Dakota uses UPC
    Washington uses UPC

    I could be wrong on some of these, but I took them from websites. One source said Indiana uses UPC but another said specifically the IPC 2006 second printing.
    Last edited by suceress; 04-02-2014 at 08:06 AM. Reason: added another code change

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