(a)  Plumbing fixtures shall be furnished and installed as specified on the approved plans.

(b)  The plumbing construction shall withstand damage attempted without tools, and the plumbing materials shall offer maximum resistance to wear while providing sanitation in the area used.

(c)  Vitreous china lavatories shall have an integral spout and drinking nozzle with a mouth guard.

(d)  Lavatories shall have an integral soap dish and outlet.

(e)  Lavatories shall have self‑closing operating buttons.

(f)  Vitreous china water closets shall be floor mounted and shall have an integral seat and base with a 1‑1/2 inch back spud.

(g)  The flush valve shall be tamper proof and self‑closing, and siphon jet action shall be used.

(h)  Commode, lavatory and drinking fountain combination units shall be made of welded stainless steel or cast aluminum except that galvanized steel shall be allowed for cabinet reinforcement.

(i)  The fixture shall have tamper‑proof, chrome‑plated self‑closing valves and a combination filler, drinking bubbler with a mouth guard and vacuum flow control.

(j)  The water closet bowl shall have an integral seat and back outlet.

(k)  The lavatory top, bowl, and closet bowl in the stainless steel fixture shall be 16‑gauge or heavier with an 11‑gauge or heavier liner.

(l)  Surfaces in the stainless steel unit shall be satin finish, except the bowl shall have a high luster finish.

(m)  The fixture shall be anchored through the wall with concealed bolts.

(n)  A vacuum breaker shall be incorporated and a water shutoff shall be installed outside the room or dayroom.

(o)  The fountain bubbler shall produce a water flow on a jet angle and the protector shall be above the water outlet to prevent the mouth from touching it.  The protector shall be strong enough that the average person cannot change its configuration without tools.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 153A‑220; 153A‑221;

Eff. June 1, 1990;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 5, 2016.