• ICC 2012 INTERNATIONAL MECH. CODE : 2012

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    INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  02-15-2022

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-2012

    Publisher:  International Code Council (ICC)

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    CHAPTER 1 - SCOPE AND ADMINISTRATION
    CHAPTER 2 - DEFINITIONS
    CHAPTER 3 - GENERAL REGULATIONS
    CHAPTER 4 - VENTILATION
    CHAPTER 5 - EXHAUST SYSTEMS
    CHAPTER 6 - DUCT SYSTEMS
    CHAPTER 7 - COMBUSTION AIR
    CHAPTER 8 - CHIMNEYS AND VENTS
    CHAPTER 9 - SPECIFIC APPLIANCES, FIREPLACES AND SOLID
                 FUEL-BURNING EQUIPMENT
    CHAPTER 10 - BOILERS, WATER HEATERS AND PRESSURE
                 VESSELS
    CHAPTER 11 - REFRIGERATION
    CHAPTER 12 - HYDRONIC PIPING
    CHAPTER 13 - FUEL OIL PIPING AND STORAGE
    CHAPTER 14 - SOLAR SYSTEMS
    CHAPTER 15 - REFERENCED STANDARDS
    APPENDIX A - CHIMNEY CONNECTOR PASS-THROUGHS
    APPENDIX B - RECOMMENDED PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE
    INDEX

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    Controls the design, installation, maintenance, alteration and inspection of mechanical systems that are permanently installed and utilized to provide control of environmental conditions and related processes within buildings.

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    Document Type Standard
    Publisher International Code Council (ICC)
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    ICC 2012 INTERNATIONAL ZONING CODE : 2012 INTERNATIONAL ZONING CODE
    ICC 2012 INTERNATIONAL PERFORM. CODE : 2012 ICC PERFORMANCE CODE FOR BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES
    ICC 2012 INT. PROPERTY MAINT. CODE : 2012 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE
    ICC 2012 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE : 2012 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE
    ICC 2012 INT. EXIST. BUILDING CODE : 2012 INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE
    ICC 2012 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE : 2012 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE
    ICC 2012 INTERNATIONAL RESI. CODE : 2012 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE FOR ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS
    ICC 2012 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE : 2012 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE (INCLUDES IPSDC)
    ICC 2012 INT. ENERGY CONSV. CODE : 2012 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE
    ICC 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE : 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE
    ASHRAE HDBK REFRIGERATION : 2014 ASHRAE HANDBOOK - REFRIGERATION

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    UL 103 : 2011 FACTORY-BUILT CHIMNEYS FOR RESIDENTIAL TYPE AND BUILDING HEATING APPLIANCES
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    UL 1240 : 4 ELECTRIC COMMERCIAL CLOTHES-DRYING EQUIPMENT
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    NFPA 853 : 2010 INSTALLATION OF STATIONARY FUEL CELL POWER SYSTEMS
    UL 710B : 2 RECIRCULATING SYSTEMS
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    ANSI/AWWA C115/A21.15 : 2011 FLANGED DUCTILE-IRON PIPE WITH DUCTILE-IRON OR GRAY-IRON THREADED FLANGES
    ASTM F 441/F441M : 2015 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40 and 80
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    UL 207 : 8 Standard for Refrigerant-Containing Components and Accessories, Nonelectrical
    ASTM F 2623 : 2015-01 SPECIFICATION FOR POLYETHYLENE OF RAISED TEMPERATURE (PE-RT) SDR 9 TUBING
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    UL 875 : 9 ELECTRIC DRY-BATH HEATERS
    UL 900:8ED 2015-04 Air Filter Units
    ASTM D 2996 : 2017 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Filament-Wound “Fiberglass” (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe
    UL 343 : 9 PUMPS FOR OIL-BURNING APPLIANCES
    UL 2200 : 2ED 2012-06 STATIONARY ENGINE GENERATOR ASSEMBLIES
    AWWA C151/A21.51 : 2017 DUCTILE-IRON PIPE, CENTRIFUGALLY CAST
    UL 730 : 5 OIL-FIRED WALL FURNACES
    UL 2158 : 4 ELECTRIC CLOTHES DRYERS
    UL 737 : 2010 FIREPLACE STOVES
    ASTM D 1527 : 1999 Standard Specification for Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40 and 80
    CSA B137.10 : 2009 GEN INS 1 11 CROSSLINKED POLYETHYLENE/ALUMINUM/CROSSLINKED POLYETHYLENE (PEX-AL-PEX) COMPOSITE PRESSURE-PIPE SYSTEMS
    NFPA 69 : 2014 EXPLOSION PREVENTION SYSTEMS
    ASTM F 1282 : 2017 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Polyethylene/Aluminum/Polyethylene (PE-AL-PE) Composite Pressure Pipe
    ICC 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE : 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE
    ICC 2012 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE : 2012 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE (INCLUDES IPSDC)
    NFPA 704 : 2017 STANDARD SYSTEM FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE HAZARDS OF MATERIALS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE
    UL 17 : 4 VENT OR CHIMNEY CONNECTOR DAMPERS FOR OIL-FIRED APPLIANCES
    UL 378 : 4 DRAFT EQUIPMENT
    AMCA 550 : 2015 TEST METHOD FOR HIGH VELOCITY WIND DRIVEN RAIN RESISTANT LOUVERS
    ASME B16.28 : 1994 WROUGHT STEEL BUTT-WELDING SHORT RADIUS ELBOWS AND RETURNS
    UL 471 : 2010-11 COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATORS AND FREEZERS
    MSS SP 69 : 2003 PIPE HANGERS AND SUPPORTS - SELECTION AND APPLICATION
    ASTM F 1924 : 2012 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Plastic Mechanical Fittings for Use on Outside Diameter Controlled Polyethylene Gas Distribution Pipe and Tubing
    ASTM D 3309 : 1996 : REV A : R2002 Standard Specification for Polybutylene (PB) Plastic Hot- and Cold-Water Distribution Systems (Withdrawn 2010)
    ASHRAE HDBK FUNDAMENTALS : 2013 ASHRAE HANDBOOK - FUNDAMENTALS
    UL 842 : 2010 VALVES FOR FLAMMABLE FLUIDS
    ASTM A 254 : 1997 Standard Specification for Copper-Brazed Steel Tubing
    UL 723 : 2010 TEST FOR SURFACE BURNING CHARACTERISTICS OF BUILDING MATERIALS
    UL 508 : 1999 INDUSTRIAL CONTROL EQUIPMENT
    AHRI 700 : 2015 SPECIFICATIONS FOR REFRIGERANTS
    WW P 325 : B PIPE, BENDS, TRAPS, CAPS AND PLUGS, LEAD (FOR INDUSTRIAL PRESSURE, AND SOIL AND WASTE APPLICATIONS)
    UL 1618 : 2015 WALL PROTECTORS, FLOOR PROTECTORS, AND HEARTH EXTENSIONS
    ASTM A 420/A420M : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Piping Fittings of Wrought Carbon Steel and Alloy Steel for Low-Temperature Service
    ASME CSD1 : 2012 CONTROLS AND SAFETY DEVICES FOR AUTOMATICALLY FIRED BOILERS
    UL 181 : 2011 FACTORY-MADE AIR DUCTS AND AIR CONNECTORS
    ASTM D 2683 : 2014 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Socket-Type Polyethylene Fittings for Outside Diameter-Controlled Polyethylene Pipe and Tubing
    ICC 2012 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE : 2012 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE
    NFPA 8501 : 1997 SINGLE BURNER BOILER OPERATION
    UL 959 : 9 MEDIUM HEAT APPLIANCE FACTORY-BUILT CHIMNEYS
    NFPA 92B : 2009 SMOKE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN MALLS, ATRIA, AND LARGE SPACES
    ASTM D 2513 : 2017-01 SPECIFICATION FOR POLYETHYLENE (PE) GAS PRESSURE PIPE, TUBING, AND FITTINGS
    ANSI/CSA FC 1:2014 FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES - PART 3-100: STATIONARY FUEL CELL POWER SYSTEMS - SAFETY
    ASTM F 1281 : 2017 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene/Aluminum/Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX-AL-PEX) Pressure Pipe
    UL 2024 : 5 CABLE ROUTING ASSEMBLIES AND COMMUNICATIONS RACEWAYS
    UL 1996 : 4 ELECTRIC DUCT HEATERS
    ASTM B 88 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube
    UL 499 : 2014 ELECTRIC HEATING APPLIANCES
    UL 127 : 9 FACTORY-BUILT FIREPLACES
    ASME B16.9 : 2012 FACTORY-MADE WROUGHT BUTTWELDING FITTINGS
    UL 2518 : 1 AIR DISPERSION SYSTEMS
    ASTM D 2466 : 2017 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 40
    ASME B16.18 : 2012 Cast Copper Alloy Solder Joint Pressure Fittings (B16.18 - 2012)
    ASHRAE 62.1 : 2016 VENTILATION FOR ACCEPTABLE INDOOR AIR QUALITY
    UL 867 : 5 ELECTROSTATIC AIR CLEANERS
    ASTM A 539 : 1999 Standard Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Coiled Steel Tubing for Gas and Fuel Oil Lines (Withdrawn 2004)
    NFPA 70 : 2017 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
    CFR 29(PT1910.1000 TO END) : 0 LABOR - OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
    AWWA C110/A21.10 : 2012 DUCTILE-IRON AND GRAY-IRON FITTINGS
    UL 2221 : 2 TESTS OF FIRE RESISTIVE GREASE DUCT ENCLOSURE ASSEMBLIES
    ASTM D 93 : 2016-07 TEST METHODS FOR FLASH POINT BY PENSKY-MARTENS CLOSED CUP TESTER
    ASTM D 2241 : 2015 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pressure-Rated Pipe (SDR Series)
    UL 1978 : 4 GREASE DUCTS
    ASTM D 2468 : 1996 : REV A Standard Specification for Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 40 (Withdrawn 2003)
    UL 1815 : 5 NONDUCTED HEAT RECOVERY VENTILATORS
    UL 762 : 7 POWER ROOF VENTILATORS FOR RESTAURANT EXHAUST APPLIANCES
    UL 729 : 6 OIL-FIRED FLOOR FURNACES
    NFPA 72 : 2016 NATIONAL FIRE ALARM AND SIGNALING CODE
    UL 907 : 4 FIREPLACE ACCESSORIES
    UL 555S : 5 Smoke Dampers
    CSA B137.9 : 2009 GEN INS 1 11 POLYETHYLENE/ALUMINUM/POLYETHYLENE (PE-AL-PE) COMPOSITE PRESSURE-PIPE SYSTEMS
    UL 2158A : 3 CLOTHES DRYER TRANSITION DUCT
    ASME B16.26 : 2013 CAST COPPER ALLOY FITTINGS FOR FLARED COPPER TUBES
    ASTM F 1055 : 2016-09 SPECIFICATION FOR ELECTROFUSION TYPE POLYETHYLENE FITTINGS FOR OUTSIDE DIAMETER CONTROLLED POLYETHYLENE AND CROSSLINKED POLYETHYLENE (PEX) PIPE AND TUBING
    ASME B16.5 : 2017 PIPE FLANGES AND FLANGED FITTINGS: NPS 1/2 THROUGH NPS 24 METRIC/INCH STANDARD
    ASTM B 43 : 2015 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Seamless Red Brass Pipe, Standard Sizes
    ASHRAE/ACCA 180 : 2008 STANDARD PRACTICE FOR INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF COMMERCIAL BUILDING HVAC SYSTEMS
    UL 586 : 9 HIGH-EFFICIENCY, PARTICULATE, AIR FILTER UNITS
    ICC 2012 INT. EXIST. BUILDING CODE : 2012 INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE
    NFPA 8502 : 1999 PREVENTION OF FURNACE EXPLOSIONS/IMPLOSIONS IN MULTIPLE BURNER BOILERS
    UL 641 : 8 Standard for Type L Low-Temperature Venting Systems
    UL 536 : 2010 FLEXIBLE METALLIC HOSE
    IIAR 2 : 2014 SAFE DESIGN OF CLOSED-CIRCUIT AMMONIA REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS
    NFPA 8504 : 1996 ATMOSPHERIC FLUIDIZED-BED BOILER OPERATION
    ASME B16.24 : 2016 CAST COPPER ALLOY PIPE FLANGES, FLANGED FITTINGS, AND VALVES: CLASSES 150, 300, 600, 900, 1500, AND 2500
    ASME B16.11 : 2016 FORGED FITTINGS, SOCKET-WELDING AND THREADED
    ICC 2012 INTERNATIONAL RESI. CODE : 2012 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE FOR ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS
    ASTM D 3350 : 2014 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials
    UL 391 : 5 SOLID-FUEL AND COMBINATION-FUEL CENTRAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY FURNACES
    NFPA 82 : 2014 INCINERATORS AND WASTE AND LINEN HANDLING SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT
    ASME B16.3 : 2016 MALLEABLE IRON THREADED FITTINGS: CLASSES 150 AND 300
    NFPA 37 : 2018 INSTALLATION AND USE OF STATIONARY COMBUSTION ENGINES AND GAS TURBINES
    ASTM B 813 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Liquid and Paste Fluxes for Soldering of Copper and Copper Alloy Tube
    UL 1995 : 5 HEATING AND COOLING EQUIPMENT
    UL 923 : 7 MICROWAVE COOKING APPLIANCES
    UL 263 : 2011 FIRE TESTS OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS
    ASME B16.22 : 2013 WROUGHT COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY SOLDER-JOINT PRESSURE FITTINGS
    UL 181A : 4 CLOSURE SYSTEMS FOR USE WITH RIGID AIR DUCTS
    UL 1777 : 5 CHIMNEY LINERS
    ASME B1.20.1 : 2013(R2018) PIPE THREADS, GENERAL PURPOSE (INCH)
    NFPA 211 : 2016 CHIMNEYS, FIREPLACES, VENTS, AND SOLID FUEL-BURNING APPLIANCES
    ASHRAE 15 : 2013 SAFETY STANDARD FOR REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS
    ASTM E 2336 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Test Methods for Fire Resistive Grease Duct Enclosure Systems
    ASTM D 3035 : 2015 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe (DR-PR) Based on Controlled Outside Diameter
    UL 268 : 7 SMOKE DETECTORS FOR FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS
    ICC 2012 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE : 2012 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE
    ICC 2012 INT. ENERGY CONSV. CODE : 2012 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE
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    UL 1482 : 7 SOLID-FUEL TYPE ROOM HEATERS
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    ASTM D 2447 : 2003 Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40 and 80, Based on Outside Diameter (Withdrawn 2010)
    AWS A5.8 : 1992 FILLER METALS FOR BRAZING AND BRAZE WELDING, SPECIFICATION FOR
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