Township of Andover, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Andover 12-12-1973 as Chapter BH-III of the 1973 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 30.
Individual sewage disposal systems — See Ch. 219.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 223.
A code regulating the installation, maintenance, repair and control of the plumbing of buildings and the connection thereof with outside sewers, cesspools or other receptacles, regulating the practice of plumbing and the issuance of licenses to practice plumbing, is hereby established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 et seq. A copy of the code is annexed to this chapter and made a part of it without the inclusion of the text herein.[1]
Editor's Note: Said code is on file in the Township offices.
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the “Plumbing Code of New Jersey (Revised 1964).”
Three copies of the Plumbing Code of New Jersey (Revised 1964) have been placed on file in the office of the Secretary of the Board of Health for the use and examination of the public.
In connection with the provisions of this chapter and the code hereby established and adopted as a part hereof, the following fees shall be charged and received:
For the examination of any applicant for license as master plumber: $50.
For the issuance and annual renewal of a license as master: $15.
For the filing of plans for a proposed plumbing work: $2.
For the issuance of a permit for proposed plumbing residential construction: $10, plus $1 per fixture over five in number; commercial construction: $25, plus $1 per fixture over five in number; $3 for installation of any wet heating system where connection must be made to the water system; and $0.25 per head for a sprinkler system.
For the issuance of a permit for the replacement of a plumbing fixture or for the addition of each new fixture in an existing structure: $1.
For each reinspection of plumbing work caused by the failure of the licensee to comply with the provisions of the code or permit issued: $5.
For the issuance of a permit and the filing of plans of proposed swimming pool installation: $15.
The code established and adopted by this chapter is modified and amended in the following particulars:
Section 8.6.5 of the code shall be deleted and is not enacted by this chapter.
Return Circulation (Where Required). Hot water supply systems in building where the developed lengths of hot water piping from the source of hot water supply to the farthest fixtures supplied exceeds 100 feet shall be of the circulation type.
Fixtures Back to Back. Two fixtures set back to back within the distance allowed between a trap and its vent may be served by one continuous soil or waste vent pipe, provided that each fixture wastes separately into an approved double fitting having inlet openings at the same level.
Vents of Sumps and Sewers. Drainage, piping, below sewer levels shall be vented in similar manner to that for a gravity system. Building sump vents shall be sized in accordance with Section E-114 of the code.
Maintenance. The plumbing and drainage system of every building shall be maintained in such a manner as to be at all times in compliance with the provisions of the code; except that existing plumbing installed under prior regulations or lack thereof may remain unchanged unless immediate hazards to life, health or property are evident.
Dishwashing Machines (Residential). Water shall be supplied to all dishwashing machines and the water lines shall be protected against backflow by an air gap or backflow preventer. Dishwashers shall discharge separately through an air gap or air break into a trap or trapped fixture which is properly vented.
Stand Pipe Receptors (Auto Washing Machines). The stand pipe receptors shall be individually trapped and vented and provided with a stand pipe extended no more than 30 inches nor less than 18 inches above its trap, and in no case shall the trap be installed below the floor.
Water Connections. Lily ponds, fish tanks, ornamental fountain basins, swimming pools, and similar constructions, when provided with water, shall be protected from back siphonage as required in Section E-800 of the code.
Section 3.4-a (Standards for Plumbing Material) shall be amended to add under the category of "Miscellaneous Materials" the following: "Rubber gaskets for cast iron soil pipe and fittings."
Section 4.2.1 of the code shall be amended to add the following paragraph:
"When specified, joints and cast iron bell and spigot soil pipe and fitting may also be made by means of preformed, elastomeric, compression type gaskets conforming to A.S.T.M. C364-65T. Such gaskets shall be installed in strict accordance with the pipe manufacturer's recommendations and shall be acceptable to the administrative authority."
Section 8.5.4 (Backflow Preventers and Air Caps) shall be amended to add the following: "Water outlets for private and public swimming pools, either on the ground or buried, shall also be provided with a backflow preventer."
Section 8.7 (Protection of Auxiliary Equipment and Facilities) shall be amended to add the following: "Private and public swimming pools must also be constructed in such a way as to prevent contamination of any potable water supply."
Section 14.1.1 (Permits) shall be amended to add a paragraph (d) as follows:
"(d) A permit shall be obtained from the administrative authority for any swimming pool installation."
No examination shall be required for any plumbing contractor personally holding two or more plumber's licenses in the County of Sussex.
All installation of gas appliances and gas piping shall conform to "American Standard Installation of Gas Appliances and Gas Piping," 1964 edition.