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This Standard sets out the requirements for the design and installation of heated water services. It includes aspects of the installation from, and including, the valve(s) on the cold water inlet to any cold water storage tank or water heater and the downstream fixtures and fittings.
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This Standard sets out the requirements for the installation of heated water services using drinking water. It includes aspects of the installation from, and including, the valve(s) on the cold water inlet to any cold water storage tank or water heater and the downstream fixtures and fittings. It applies to new installations as well as alterations, additions and repairs to existing installations.
This Standard applies to the installation of the following types of water heaters (see Clause 5.2.1 or Clause 6.3.1):
(a) Storage water heaters with a rated delivery or capacity of up to 700 L per heater.
(b) Heat exchange water heaters.
NOTE: Electric heat exchange water heaters are defined in AS 1361, and other fuel sources are covered in the applicable standards e.g., AS/NZS 2712, AS 4552.
(c) Instantaneous water heaters.
(d) All authorized water heaters.
Illustrations used in this Standard are diagrammatic only and have been chosen without prejudice.
1.2.1 Plumbing Code of Australia reference
This Standard will be referenced in Plumbing Code of Australia.
1.2.2 Building Code of Australia
This Standard may be used as a means of demonstrating compliance with the requirements of Part F3.12.5 of the Housing Provisions of the Building Code of Australia.
This Standard will be referenced in the Building Code of Australia by way of BCA Amendment 14 to be published by 1 May 2004.
1.2.3 New Zealand Building Code reference
This Standard may be used for compliance with the New Zealand Building Code, Clause G12, Water Supplies.
First published as AS CA51-1968.
Revised and redesignated as AS 1529-1974.
AS 2002 first published 1979.
Second edition 1981.
Third edition 1987.
AS 1529-1974 and AS 2002-1987 revised, amalgamated and redesignated AS 3500.4-1990.
Second edition 1994.
Jointly revised and redesignated AS/NZS 3500.4.2:1997.
AS/NZS 3500.4.2:1997 jointly revised and redesignated as AS/NZS 3500.4:2003.