PVC plastic pipe is approved for use in all plumbing systems; however, it is considered to be a combustible material and must be properly fire stopped. PVC pipe shall not be used when other piping materials are specified on the prints.
The Building Inspection Department inspects the water service from the water main to the water meter. Only the plumbing inspector inspects the water distribution system after the meter.
A kitchen grease interceptor is required on all fixtures which are grease producing. Specifically, in a restaurant where there is a three bowl sink and a dishwasher. Normally, the food prep sink is not grease producing.
120 degrees Fahrenheit or 49 degrees Celsius is the maximum temperature setting for a shower valve installed after July 1, 2007.
A thermal expansion control device is required when a backflow prevention device, check valve, or pressure-reducing device is installed in the cold water system to a water heater.
When the normal water pressure on any branch line exceeds 80 PSI or the specified limiting pressure of any fixture or appliance connected thereto, a water pressure-reducing valve shall be installed.
Staff will take inspection calls anytime and can usually arrange a time with you. Inspectors are usually available for consultation and appointments from 8:00 am - 9:00 am or 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm - Monday thru Friday, except holidays.
Permit costs are based on per unit size and type of work done on the property. Please call 419-698-7071 for a quote or see the permit form. Forms are now available from the City of Oregon Website.
A plumbing permit and inspection is needed whenever you install a new plumbing fixture, replace a plumbing fixture including water heaters; install, alter, repair or make any connection with any potable water distribution pipe, house or building sewer or building drain, soil, waste drain or vent pipe or any plumbing system pipe or plumbing appurtenance connected thereto. This includes the storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water service outside the building inside the property line. No permit or inspection is needed to clean out drain lines or replacement of washers, faucets, valves or repairing existing fixtures.
Yes, a licensed plumber is required on all plumbing projects requiring a permit and inspection. The only exception to the licensing law is for the resident homeowner. The resident owner may do the plumbing work on his owner residence after obtaining the required permits. The homeowner is not exempt from using licensed contractors for work on rental property or commercial property owned.