Requirements

Requirements for Installing a Reduced Pressure Device


  • Always check with your local plumbing departments and water suppliers before beginning installation
  • When installing the device, a minimum of 12" of access and clearance between the lowest portion of the device and grade, floor, or platform must be provided
  • Assemblies higher than five feet above the floor must have a permanent platform adequate to test the device
  • Assemblies cannot be installed in direct connections between potable systems and sewage
  • Assemblies must have adequate clearances around the assembly so that testing and repairs can be made
  • Assemblies cannot be installed in areas that are subject to toxic or corrosive fumes or vapors
  • Assemblies cannot be installed in areas where the assembly may become submerged
  • Assemblies cannot be installed above electrical outlets, circuit breakers, electrical space heaters, or any other electrical use where discharge from the assembly while testing or repairing may cause a hazard
  • Assemblies cannot be installed in false ceilings or other areas where the assembly is out of sight
  • Assemblies cannot be installed in basements, unless there is a drainage equal to two times the pipe diameter or a high water alarm is installed near the device
  • Assemblies cannot be installed in manholes or vaults. Some confined space installations are allowed
  • Assemblies cannot be installed in any area where water spillage during normal testing and repairs could cause a problem