Where to find “local codes”?

I’m at the point in my apprenticeship where I’m leading on jobs (residential construction, that’s just how it is). I started working for this plumbing company about a month and a half ago. We’re under IPC out here and they have a few standards that I would consider questionable. For example they run vents all in 1-1/2” regardless of DFUs and don’t use primer. The office people told us the other day that we don’t need primer because of local code (to which we objected) without citing the actual code. I’ve also had one or two inspectors from various towns I work in fail slabs on inspection for not having enough fall. We set 3 inch at 1/8” per foot which is code, however I’ve had an inspector demand “2% slope” which is not in written code. I have looked all over the websites of these towns and can find some building codes but nothing really related to plumbing. Where should I look for these “local codes”? I was told by an instructor at school that I’m essentially at the mercy of the inspector and they can do whatever they want almost. submitted by /u/Shoulder_Whirl [link] [comments]

I’m at the point in my apprenticeship where I’m leading on jobs (residential construction, that’s just how it is). I started working for this plumbing company about a month and a half ago. We’re under IPC out here and they have a few standards that I would consider questionable. For example they run vents all in 1-1/2” regardless of DFUs and don’t use primer. The office people told us the other day that we don’t need primer because of local code (to which we objected) without citing the actual code. I’ve also had one or two inspectors from various towns I work in fail slabs on inspection for not having enough fall. We set 3 inch at 1/8” per foot which is code, however I’ve had an inspector demand “2% slope” which is not in written code.

I have looked all over the websites of these towns and can find some building codes but nothing really related to plumbing. Where should I look for these “local codes”? I was told by an instructor at school that I’m essentially at the mercy of the inspector and they can do whatever they want almost.

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