Yes, the replacement of a pipe, fitting or fixture would trigger the requirements of Section 1417 and the new pipe, fitting or fixture would need to meet the new definition of lead free. Section 1417(a)(1) prohibits the use of a pipe, fitting or fixture that is not lead free in the installation or repair of any plumbing in a residential or non-residential facility providing water for human consumption.
I am a plumber who installs and repairs pipes, fittings or fixtures that provide water for human consumption. If one of these devices requires replacement after January 4, 2014 does the new pipe, fitting or fixture need to meet the new federal definition
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