Iv mentioned a water meter and a nasty maintence man in a subdavision a few times now. Anyways proughed in a new house was told i must install water meter "pretty rare in these parts" got in argument about location of meter with maintence man "retired school principal" anyways after further investigation told him its not certified illegal. For me to install code states any plumbing part must be csa or uls or asmi certified its not. He phoned inspection agency they said install it i asked local inspector he said not to worry.. i still refused to install it today plumbing inspector says do not install it your right...not certified bought out of province. Phone local whole sale. Ask what brand meter is its csa or ulc representitive replies dont know never been asked that before.. he investigates by looking and asking boss no is the answer they give me manuufacturers number ask question after four representitives the answer is never been asked before. Finally they reply there. Is no certification for water meters... I reply then how are they be installed if it illegal for a cerified plumber to install them... I dont have an answer he replies you should phone csa.. i call csa same answer iv never been asked that before.. no marking at all he asks. I reply only nsf which states it meets drinking water requirements for lead content.... He puts me to his superior THEY MUST HAVE CSA OR ASNI he replies. Which manufactur has csa i ask.. he cant find one he trys asking several departments. Finally i ask if there is no requirements how do municipalitys know there acurate. What keeps china from bringing them to costco for twenty bucks? He replies let the head of plumbing certification call you back takes me number have yet to get a response.... How can they expect us to follow the obligtions of the code if something as dsimple as a water meter has "or appears " to have no certification" just busts my balls.
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what the hell certification on water meters.......