Frequent Questions

I am repairing a pipe, fitting or fixture, which provides water for human consumption. The pipe, fitting or fixture was installed after January 4, 2014 and meets the new definition of lead free. Do the replacement parts need to meet the new definition of

It is unlikely that somebody making a repair will be able to recalculate the weighted average of lead in the pipe, fitting or fixture as a whole. Therefore, if the repair calls for parts that are pipes, fitting, or fixtures, those parts must meet the new definition of lead free unless the repair is using parts specifically made by the vendor for use in repairing the specific pipe, fitting or fixture in question, ensuring that the new parts would have the same lead content as the existing parts that are being replaced.

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