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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Flow Velocity Or Imbalance In Domestic Water Systems

Article Number

7.20

Condition

FLOW VELOCITY OR IMBALANCE IN DOMESTIC WATER SYSTEMS

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Water flow velocity and system balance in domestic water pipes should meet the requirements of the Ontario Building Code and the design.

Warranty

One -Year – Work and Materials. Two -Year – Delivery and Distribution Systems

Action

Systems not meeting the acceptable performance criteria shall be repaired.

Remarks

Excessive flow velocity is believed to promote pinhole leakage in pipes. A lack of balance can contribute to excessive flow in some pipes, with lower flow in others.

  

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