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Minimum Depth of Soil Pipe Below Grade


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Hi All,

I'm working on a report and need to get it out within the next 2-12 hours. Can't seem to find a reference for what the minimum acceptable depth for soil pipe below grade was back around 1991.

Had one leaving a foundation yesterday with the top of the soil pipe and a rubber connector about 20% exposed at the foundation wall. It's kind of odd. There's at least a four foot drop to the street from where the pipe passes through the foundation and the sewer is buried in the street. Seems like it should have been sunk at least a couple of feet lower in order to prevent it from being damaged.

Thoughts, Anyone?

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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Here's NY's. It's based on the IRC

P3001.2 Protection from freezing. No portion of the above-grade DWV system other than vent terminals shall be located outside of a building, in attics or crawl spaces, concealed in outside walls, or in any other place subjected to freezing temperatures unless adequate provision is made to protect them from freezing by insulation or heat or both.

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Hi All,

I'm working on a report and need to get it out within the next 2-12 hours. Can't seem to find a reference for what the minimum acceptable depth for soil pipe below grade was back around 1991.

Had one leaving a foundation yesterday with the top of the soil pipe and a rubber connector about 20% exposed at the foundation wall. It's kind of odd. There's at least a four foot drop to the street from where the pipe passes through the foundation and the sewer is buried in the street. Seems like it should have been sunk at least a couple of feet lower in order to prevent it from being damaged.

Thoughts, Anyone?

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

I don't have the UPC from that date. The '89 CABO, in section P2204.3, required at least 12" of tamped earth on top of buried DWV pipes.

- Jim Katen, ORegon

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