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    Code origin reference for 2nd floor Laundry floor drain

    Code origin reference for 2nd floor Laundry floor drain

    New postby jimturner on Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:00 pm

    I thought a floor drain for a 2nd floor Laundry became a code requirement around 2005. Am I mistaken? This is for California.
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    Re: Code origin reference for 2nd floor Laundry floor drain

    New postby Jerry Peck - Codeman on Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:35 pm

    Jim,

    I am forwarding your question to my California code guy, who will respond here.
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    Re: Code origin reference for 2nd floor Laundry floor drain

    New postby jimturner on Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:11 pm

    Thanks Jerry
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    Re: Code origin reference for 2nd floor Laundry floor drain

    New postby GunnarAlquist on Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:37 pm

    Hi Jim,

    California uses the California Plumbing Code, which is a modified version of the Uniform Plumbing Code. Currently enforced is the 2019 CPC based on the 2018 UPC.

    I can find nothing in the current or the past codes regarding a drain pan for a clothes washing machine. I am surprised because pans are required for water heaters (UPC 507.5) as well as air conditioners (UMC 310.2) when leaking can cause damage.

    It might be in the IRC, but I have not found it there so far either. I am going to keep looking, but I am beginning to think this is something that just has been missed.

    The only other thing that I can thing of is that either it is in the appliance manufacturer's installation instructions or possibly a local ordinance. You might want to check your local building department to see what they can tell you.
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    Re: Code origin reference for 2nd floor Laundry floor drain

    New postby jimturner on Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:53 am

    Thanks for the effort Gunnar.
    I swear I thought there was a code requiring a floor drain system. I'm seeing it on newer construction but had a 2016 condo without one. I have looked everywhere as well. I know Ive seen it before, just cant recall.
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