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  • IPC vs. NSPC

    Other than the local adoptions, what are (if any) some differences between the two codes?
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    Re: IPC vs. NSPC

    One is written/published by the International Code Council while the other is written/published by Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors.

    Mark
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    • #3
      Re: IPC vs. NSPC

      So there's no major code differences your saying?

      Example- Let's say NSPC says one strap per x feet of pipe, is IPC code going to state the same distance?
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      • #4
        Re: IPC vs. NSPC

        Aaron they will be similar but they are written by two separate groups. It just like the IPC and UPC are similar but totally different at the same time.

        Mark
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        • #5
          Re: IPC vs. NSPC

          National Plumbing Code enforces provisions that bases the mininum requirement by the maximum load factor.

          It seems that any codes outside of this logical thinking is far less of a standard.


          I like the fact my state along with a select few others like Maryland go by the strictest plumbing codes in the United States.

          I'd rather know and work the toughest.
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          • #6
            Re: IPC vs. NSPC

            Unless there's a specific code you're looking for, it's best to obtain a copy of the ipc and compare yourself. The differences would be far to much to list. The wording for both do sound very similar. I'm ipc land so let me know if you have a specific question on ipc.
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            • #7
              Re: IPC vs. NSPC

              Ben I own both, and I'm currently reading the NSPC, and when I'm done that I'll start reading the IPC.

              I was just curious if there was any major differences.

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              • #8
                Re: IPC vs. NSPC

                Aaron91, try this link...

                http://books.google.com/books?id=0Jz...RbjES-LLwHTzic


                This should help answer your questions. The NSPC is only used in NJ and a few counties in Maryland ( from what I read) so info on the differences is kinda tuff to come by.

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                • #9
                  Re: IPC vs. NSPC

                  Hmmmmm not as much NSPC info as I had hoped for in that link Aaron91... I will do a bit more looking for ya.

                  NSPC= Not So Popular Code
                  Last edited by OkieBill; 04-12-2008, 10:40 PM. Reason: no good info available online and all I have is IPC and UPC

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                  • #10
                    Re: IPC vs. NSPC

                    Aaron, you should be fortunate to work in a tri-state area. New Hampshire uses the IPC, Maine the UPC and Mass has their own code. Try keeping all three straight sometime.
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                    • #11
                      Re: IPC vs. NSPC

                      Originally posted by OkieBill View Post
                      Hmmmmm not as much NSPC info as I had hoped for in that link Aaron91... I will do a bit more looking for ya.

                      NSPC= Not So Popular Code
                      Look in jobsite links, I posted a link for the entire nspc.
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                      • #12
                        Re: IPC vs. NSPC

                        Thanks Gear Junkie

                        I'm curious to see after looking at all of the IPC-UPC differences...

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