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    Default Which States and Provinces require flood testing your next shower renovation?

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    Default Does Laticrete promote flood testing in Maine? The answer is yes.

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    To my knowledge Kansas or at least my region does not require flood testing nor did Savannah GA when I Operated there for six years. Maybe stricter codes would help keep "fly by night" installers out of business! I still strongly believe in a pre slope underneath a shower pan liner with a mud bed on top. No styrofoam! I also like to waterproof the mud bed and my walls. There are so many extras you can do and techniques to ensure your installation is tighter than a bullfrogs butt! Unfortunately the basic knowledge of construction and water flow has seemed to bypass a huge chunk of our industry.

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    Default Kentucky plumbing Code - Shower leak tests or shower flood tests

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    Nashua, NH: International Plumbing Code, shower line test was required (re: IPC 312.9). The inspector did remain on premises for the (minimum) 15 minutes required by the IPC, and observed the water drain when the test plug was removed. I actually filled the shower 24 hours prior to the test to be sure I didn't have any slow leaks.

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    Default Kansas Plumbing requirements for shower receptors

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    Default Florida requirements for flood testing or leak testing showers

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    Default Nashua, NH requires flood testing - IPC 312.9

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    Common sense would dictate that if you construct a shower, with or without a permit, the only way to be sure it will NOT cause structural failure would be to "flood test" it. As far as I know, there is no code that does not require it, but have seen some "on grade" showers which would not have benefited from it, since they could not retain water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Whipple
    A company like Laticrete based out of Maine
    Laticrete is based out of Bethany CT.

    LATICRETE International, Inc.
    One LATICRETE Park North
    91 Amity Road
    Bethany, CT 06524-3423, USA

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    Default Whoops - Bethany not Portland, Maine

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    Default Plumbing Inspection Process - 2012 Universal Plumbing Code (UPC)

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    Default Flood testing requirements for Bridgton, Maine - From the town managers office

    I received an email back from the mayor of Bridgton, Maine.

    Here is what was written.

    Good Morning Mr. Whipple,

    The Town of Bridgton follows the 2009 Uniform Plumbing Code and does inspect shower pans. In discussing this with our CEO, we may have missed one but that is the exception since we try to inspect all. The plumber sets up the feed line, we do not check for pressure. Robbie does a flood test of the pans.
    You will have to research construction elements in the codes or through manufacturers recommended installation manuals....

    Cordially,

    Mitchell A. Berkowitz
    Town Manager
    Bridgton, Maine 04009
    207-647-8786


    Mitchell Berkowitz <townmgr@bridgtonmaine.org>
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    I was called a ______ Bastard for suggesting that this was required. It is staggering the amount of pros that have no clue how to do their job's properly. I hope this puts to bed the subject of flood testing showers in Maine for a while....


    UPDATE, August 2, 2012

    Good morning John,

    All shower, either pre fab or built on site shall be tested per the 2009 Uniform Plumbing Code. There are no exceptions to this rule. Showers shall also meet a minimum size requirement and if built on site they shall be constructed per the requirements in chapter four of the UPC. Too many times if they are not test a leak occurs and creates an insanitary condition where mold and bacteria can grow unstopped.

    The testing requirements are referenced in Chapter 4-411.8.1 and all other shower requirements are in 411.0 through 41.11.

    If I can be of any other assistance please feel free to contact me @ 207-624-8639.

    Dana C. Tuttle
    Senior Plumbing Inspector
    Dana.C.Tuttle@maine.gov



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