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  • #16
    Re: Calif. Lead and Home Depot-Chuckle

    By the time they equip the Brass Police with any form of meaningful field lead testing kits we plumbers will have long used up our older inventory. Then there is always the loophole that the old stuff can be used in showers, irrigation, toilet feed lines etc. It has created shortages in faucet repair parts though.

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    • #17
      Re: Calif. Lead and Home Depot-Chuckle

      Originally posted by Redwood View Post
      You'll need to drink some of this first to be able to understand the data...

      Ah, the California Liberal's poster child!

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      • #18
        Re: Calif. Lead and Home Depot-Chuckle

        Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
        Where are the tests showing the PPM contamination from the items that will be disallowed to be sold in CA?
        Theoretical doesn't mean much to me. Any links to the real proof?
        Thanks.J.C.

        Lawmakers don't need proof. Why should we?


        Originally posted by plumb4life View Post
        It has created shortages in faucet repair parts though.
        Not just faucets. Backflow devices requiring parts no longer available in CA will have to be replaced with lead free valves.

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        • #19
          Re: Calif. Lead and Home Depot-Chuckle

          WELL!

          First, the reason that things such as suppy lines have to be a "new" sku number (a) if a nut or ferrule is brass, that has to change. (b) even if there are NO brass components, every piece in contact with potable water has to be CERTIFIED lead free, so the old items do not comply.

          And I'm sure most of you have figured out by now that all 50 states are impacted by the lead law, because major manufacturer's such as Delta, Moen, T&S, Chicago, etc. have chosen to make ALL of their product line compliant, rather than deal with separate inventories and certifications. Get use do 36" built in pex or pvc supply lines. That is mostly what you will get on a faucet now.

          It can only be a matter of time until other states go no-lead, and wait until you get the ultra-low-nox water heater law, which has been in effect in certain parts of CA for a couple of years. price is +50%

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