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dandelion
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Re: [Plumbing] Low lead vs no lead in residential plumbing

Per EPA »water.epa.gov/drink/info/lead/le ··· ead1.cfm

»www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jan2011 ··· 091.html this is 2010, but you might want to look at how old the pipes sold are and see if they comply now.


SwedishRider
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Thanks for the links. I did read those. I guess I am questioning how that could legally be sold at this point if it didn't meet code. There is a CSV1A that is stainless, but requires more fiddling to install. Probably should go that route anyway.


mackey
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said by »water.epa.gov/drink/info/lead/le ··· ead1.cfm :

Pipes and fittings will be considered "lead-free" when they contain not more than 8.0 percent lead.

A pipe that's 8% lead is lead-free huh. That seems awfully high to me.

/M


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said by mackey:

A pipe that's 8% lead is lead-free huh. That seems awfully high to me.

/M

Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act of 2011

Amends SDWA Section 1417 – Prohibition on Use and Introduction into Commerce of Lead Pipes, Solder and Flux

Modifies the applicability of the prohibitions by creating exemptions

Changes the definition of “lead-free” by reducing lead content from 8% to a weighted average of not more than 0.25% in the wetted surface material (primarily affects brass/bronze)

Eliminated provision that required certain products to comply with “voluntary” standards for lead leaching

Establishes statutory requirement for calculating lead content

Effective 36 months from signature – January 4, 2014

»water.epa.gov/drink/info/lead/ in PDF presentation
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