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Code Sections Prohibiting the Use of Drain Saddle Connections

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials IAPMO
1997 Uniform Plumbing Code / UPC ... Pages 18 & 19
Section 311.0:  Prohibited Fittings and Practices
Section 311.1 No ... band or saddle shall be used as a draining fitting ...
Section 311.2 No drainage vent or piping shall be drilled and tapped for the
purpose of making connections thereto ...
International Conference of Building Officials
Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc.

Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc.
BOCA International
1997 International Plumbing Code / IPC ... Page 53
Section 707:  Prohibited Joints and Connections
Section 707.1 Prohibited joints.  The following types of joints and
connections shall be prohibited:
6.) saddle type fittings

Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors National Association PHCC
1996 National Standard Plumbing Code / NSPC ... Page 73 (illustrated)
Section 2.4:  Fittings and Connections in Draining Systems
Section 2.4.1 Prohibited Fittings:
No running threads or saddles shall be used in the

drainage system.  No drainage or vent piping shall
be drilled, tapped, burned or welded.


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