Limited Plumbing Alterations

 

An alteration to a plumbing or fuel gas piping system that is limited in scope which a plumbing contractor can perform. These alterations fall into one of the following categories:


CATEGORY – 1

There is a $35,000 cost limitation in any 12 month period and only the following work can be done:

CATEGORY – 1
$35,000 cost limitation per building including appliance and labor in any 12 month period
  1. Addition of Plumbing Fixtures or Connections: Add five or less within any 12-month period

  2. New Sprinkler Heads: Installation of up to five new off of an existing domestic water system within any 12-month period
  3. Piping: Installation of new plumbing or fuel gas piping - Not including CATEGORY 2 work

  4. Rearrange Sprinkler Heads: Rearrange not more than 20 sprinkler heads in areas classified in light hazard occupancy, in restaurant service areas, or in mercantile areas

  5. Standpipe Piping and Parts: In-kind replacement of piping and parts required for the operation of a standpipe provided that a sprinkler is not connected

  6. Standpipe System Parts: Replacement of parts required for the operation of a standpipe system that is not a combined standpipe system



CATEGORY – 2

No cost and time period limitation, but only the following work can be done:

CATEGORY – 2
No cost limitation, must include all appliance and labor costs
  1. Backflow Preventers: Install or replace primary backflow preventers

  2. Direct-vent Appliances: In-kind replacement with direct-vent gas-fired boilers, hot water heaters, and furnaces servicing one or two family dwellings, four stories or less

  3. Direct-vent Gas Dryer (Domestic): Install new single domestic direct-vent gas dryer servicing one or two family dwellings four stories or less

  4. Gas Burners: Replace gas burners [2.8 million Btu/h (821 kW) or less]

  5. Gas-fired Boilers: Replace gas-fired boilers [1 million Btu/h (293 kW) or less]

  6. Piping: Reroute existing plumbing or fuel gas branch piping to serve the same number of existing fixtures and appliances

  7. Relocate Existing Fixtures: Relocate and mount new fixtures on existing roughing, not falling under a minor alteration or ordinary plumbing work

  8. Relocate gas burner/boiler: Relocate gas burner/boiler within the same unaltered fire-rated enclosure, or room

  9. Replace Fixtures: In-kind replacement of plumbing fixtures and gas appliances, not falling under a minor alteration or ordinary plumbing work

  10. Sprinkler Heads: Replace up to thirty existing sprinkler heads, off of a domestic water system, and their orifice size, type and deflector must remain the same

  11. Temporary Gas-fired Boiler: Placement of a registered gas fired temporary boiler at a site for emergency heat


For use only with LAA Applications submitted on or after December 31, 2014.

ONLY ONE CATEGORY AND ONE WORK TYPE CAN BE FILED PER LIMITED ALTERATION APPLICATION

 

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