Plumbing and Gasfitting Meeting Notice and Agenda

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
9 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Address

1000 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

Overview of Plumbing and Gasfitting Meeting Notice and Agenda

Posted on 11/30/2017 at 10:00 p.m.
 

DECEMBER 6, 2017 BOARD MEETING AGENDA

9:00 A.M. AGENDA REVIEW: By Chairman Joseph McNamee

9:05 A.M.: APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:

· The November 1, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

· The November 1, 2017 Executive Session Minutes

· The November 1, 2017 Subcommittee Minutes

DISCUSSION(S)

D1) Bob Torbin from Omegaflex (CSST), would like to address the Board, regarding the Massachusetts modifications to NFPA 54, 2012 edition, section 5.3.6.4 and the ANSI-LC 1/CSA 6.26 standard. The Massachusetts modification listed in 248 CMR Chapter 5.05(8) 1, titled Sizing CSST Systems states: CSST systems shall be sized and installed with a maximum 14 inch water column (0.5P.S.I.G) gas pressure.

D2) Advisories used by the Board office regarding scope of licenses and waivers granted.

VOCATIONAL SCHOOL PROJECT(S)

V1) Diman Regional VTHS- 251 Stonehaven Rd. - Fall River

Commercial project for the Fall River Fire Museum. Install (2) Modine gas fired unit heaters and associated piping.

V2) Tri-County Regional VTHS- 147 Pond St. - Franklin

Commercial project for the Town of Walpole DPW Garage/Offices. Install (2) full bathrooms, a break room sink, a utility sink, (5) gas fired unit heaters and a gas fired water heater.

V3) Southeastern Regional VTHS- 250 Foundry St. – Easton

Commercial project for the town of Easton’s Fire Department. Install a Kitchen sink, dishwasher and icemaker line to a refrigerator.

V4) Greater New Bedford Regional VTHS – 1121 Ashley Blvd. – New Bedford

Commercial Project for the Lloyd Center for the Environment. Install 2 Handicap accessible Bathrooms, 5Composting toilets, a waterless urinal, 2 lavatory sinks, a mop sink, a hand washing station, a heat pump water heater and a Piloted Technology zero net water use Grey water system with onsite treatment and disposal.

VARIANCE REQUEST(S)

PV55 - MONOGRAM FOODS – 301 BALLARVALE STREET - WILMINGTON

The Petitioner (Richard Griffin) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 10.10(18)(table 1) to remove the requirements for showers normally required for a 23,000 square foot, 60 occupant tenancy for an industrial bakery. The applicant proposes roughing in, but not installing, the plumbing for the four code required showers. The Wilmington Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV57-ALVIN & JEAN REJNIAK RESIDENCE-414 COLES MEADOW RD. N.HAMPTON

The petitioners (Mr. and Ms. Rejniak) are seeking a variance from 248 CMR (code citation not provided) to install a mechanical vent for use with a washing machine connection for use with a washer that is to be temporarily located in the middle of a first floor room in lieu of extensive venting normally required. The Petitioners indicate that this variance is needed due to medical issues. The Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV58 - FIN SEAFOOD INC. – 800 MAIN ST, RT 6A, - DENNIS

The Petitioner Johnathan Smith is requesting a variance from 248 CMR 10.10 to convert existing non-handicapped accessible first floor male and female bathrooms into a single handicapped accessible compliant user unisex bathroom. The Petitioner indicates that this is required due to requirement of the Architectural Access Board via its variance procedure. The Petitioner indicates that there is an existing unisex bathroom located on the second floor. Finally, the Petitioner states that this building was built in 1795 in a historic district and will serve more than 20 patrons (the Petitioner did not provide the number of seats). The hardship is based on space restrictions. The Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV62 - PHILLIP WONG-250 HAMMOND POND PKY – NEWTON

The Petitioner (Shaun Lindmark, MP) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 10.10 to replace a tub and shower with a shower stall. The Petitioner states that there is a concrete ceiling in the unit below causing no access to a

The work consists of replacing a tub & shower stall with a new valve. The petitioner notes the concrete ceiling in unit below causes there to be no access using a 1/2" drain into the 4" main. The Newton Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV63-TOWN OF NORTON - WATER TREATMENT PLANT

The Petitioner (Bernie Marshall) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 10.10(18) to allow the installation of a single unisex bathroom for the Plain Street Water Treatment Plant. Petitioner notes the plant will not be open to the public, does not contain meeting space or office(s) and will only be staffed on a routine basis by a single operator. The Norton Board of Health supports the application for a variance.

PV64 - JANELL FORD - 2000 WASHINGTON STREET - HANOVER

The applicant (Mike Hilsinger) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.02(6)(b) to not install bathrooms in a detached three bay garage to be constructed 35 feet from an existing automobile dealership. The applicant notes that he proposed accessory building is accessible only to employees who have full access to the facilities in the existing building. The Hanover Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV65 - BRISTOL MARINE - ONE MAIN STREET - SOMERSET

The petitioner (Thomas Killoran) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.09 to not install floor drains with gas/oil separators in a building which is intended to be used to store boats. The petitioner opines that any gas/oil leaks would not be able to spill on the floor and states that no boats with outboard motors would be stored in this location. The Somerset Board of health was properly petitioned.

PV66 - CHRISTOPHER CURRIER - 11 FAIRLAWN STREET - NEEDHAM

The petitioner (Christopher Currier) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 10.10 to utilize a custom fabricated soapstone kitchen sink. The sink will be constructed from west system epoxy and will be very similar to approved soapstone sink product P3-1215-192. This approved product cannot be used as it will not be fabricated from the same slab as the countertops and will not fit with the custom designed kitchen space. The Needham Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV67-CHRISTOPHER CURRIER - 11 FAILAWN STREET – NEEDHAM (same location as PV66)

The petitioner (Christopher Currier) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 10.10 to utilize a custom fabricated concrete sink. The Petitioner states that the technique and material used in fabrication is the same as those used in similar approved products. The variance is necessary as the petitioner states that accepted products would not fit the custom designed kitchen space. The Needham Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV68 - RENTERS TENANTS - 189 - 267 HANCOCK STREET - QUINCY

The Petitioner (Ralph Mulcahy) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.06 for a mixed use building to a) utilize either PVC or cast iron stacks throughout the residential portion of the buildings above grade but use PVC for all sanitary, vent, and storm piping below grade and for penetration of the slab/grade, b) to utilize polypropylene for below grade piping for a garage drainage and vent, and for a retail area, to utilize cast iron for sanitary piping above grade, but otherwise PVC below grade. The petitioner states this is required due to the building’s proximity to a DC substation, the petitioner states stray currents typically occur adjacent to DC substations which would deteriorate metallic piping. The Quincy Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV69 - UMASS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - 55 LAKE AVENUE – WORCESTER

The Petitioner (Paul A. Patrick) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR (no code citation provider) to install a specialized system for sanitizing piping for use in a medical setting. The system would heat drainage pipes, vibrate the tap, and then disinfect the piping to ensure bacteria is killed and any biofilm removed. As this is a State project, no Board of Health Petitioning was required.

PV70-DEXTER SOUTHFIELD ACADEMY - 20 NEWTON STREET - BROOKLINE

The Petitioner is seeking a post-installation variance to allow the use of schedule 40 galvanized pipe with drainage fittings below grade installed in violation of 248 CMR 10.06(2) (g). Due to a demolition, an existing sewage ejector lift station needed to be relocated. This pump station was to be replaced and relocated in the new field house. The new lift station was installed in its final design location, however due to construction the pump system was temporarily exposed during construction. The force main discharged from the side of the tank and up along the foundation wall. All force main piping was installed with schedule 40 galvanized Vic & fittings. With the completion of construction there are approximately 2 lengths of 10' of schedule 40 Vic piping and drainage fittings that are below grade as the ejector pump system has been backfilled. As this is a State project, no Board of Health petitioning was required.

PV71 – UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL – 55 Lake Avenue, Worcester

The Petitioner (Andrew Doe) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 3.04 to install a non-product accepted embalming table in the school’s anatomy lab. The applicant indicates the table is UL listed. As this is a State project, no Board of Health petitioning was required.

PV73 – KRINGLE EMPORIUM – 100 UNION STRET – SPRINGFIELD

The Petitioner seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.10(18)(table 1) to install one single user unisex accessible bathroom in lieu of the required two for a retail establishment being placed in a former church with 2,500 sf accessible main floor and a 1,200 sf limited access basement used for storage, mechanical and electrical. The retail establishment will have up to five employees and, while a coffee counter will sell food and beverages, no seating will be provided. The Springfield Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV74 – AGGREGATE INDUSTRIES – 203 FREMONT STREET – TAUNTON

The Petitioner (Stephanie Herbster) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 10.00 to utilize a trailer in lieu of other buildings to house paperwork, equipment, and provide a protected space for employees to take a break throughout the course of their shift working in a quarry. Approximately 10 employees per day may access the space but they would not be accessing it together at 1 time and would only stay for approximately 20 minute intervals. Full facilities are also available to all employees at other locations on site. The replacement trailer will have electrical service. The trailer does not have water and sewer services because the ground is composed of bedrock and the trailer is a very far distance from any existing water/sewer service. The surrounding ground is also being continuously disturbed by blasting activities. The applicant proposes providing a portable toilet and 5 gallon jugs of Poland Springs water with a dispenser. The Taunton Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV75 COLLINGS AMERICAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION- MUSEUM - STOWN

The Petitioner (John McDermott) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.10(18) for relief from restroom requirements for a 68,000 square foot Museum hosting military equipment. The new building can support an egress of 1200 people, however, the petitioner indicates that, other then a few open house events, the building will typically have an occupancy of 500, with a mostly male attendance. The Foundation seeks a variance to obtain use of 1,000 occupants with the current bathroom layout of 1 ladies room with 3 fixtures, one men’s room with 2 toilets and a urinal, and 2 unisex bathrooms with one fixture each, creating a total of 8 fixtures. The Stow Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV-77) EDUARD ROYTMAN - 7 KEDALL RD. – NEWTON

The Petitioner (Eduard Roytman) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 3.04(1) to install an Aquapeutics Breckenridge 2 person whirlpool tub. The tub is not listed in the Boards Product accepted fixtures. The Newton Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV78) TERMINAL B, PIER B– LOGAN AIRPORT – EAST BOSTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Scott D. Anderson, BALA Consulting Engineers) requests a variance from 248 CMR Section 3.04(1) to remove, service, and relocate Triturator Muffin Monster grinders that are presently installed but not on the product accepted list. As this is a State project, no Board of Health petitioning was required.

FYI – Board Delegated Staff Approvals – Board Vote Not Required

Full Authorization for operation of unlisted gas equipment.

DAGV61 – Vineyard Haven – Vented Decorative Gas Custom Fire Place, 3rd party tested by LABTEST.

DAGV179 – Northbridge – Coating Line Oven, wire mesh finished with installed new gas burner, 3rd party tested by A/Z Design Services, LLC.

DAGV323 – West Boylston - (2) Gas fired dry-off/cure ovens and (2) Gas fired parts washers. 3rd party tested by UL.

Vocational School Projects where no Board appearance is required.

DA – Shawsheen Valley Technical High School. Single family residential - (Plumbing) Kitchen, Laundry, (1) and (3/4) Baths. (Gas) installation of Clothes Dryer, Water Heater, Hot Air Furnace and Range.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

CHARACTER REVIEW(S)

CR1) AC CR2) AN CR3) KB CR4) RM 

BOARD WILL CONSIDER ANY MATTERS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR:

ADJOURNMENT

Note:

Reasonable accommodations or modifications will be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in this Plumbing Board meeting. All requests should be submitted to Deborah Cassano at

(617)-727-3110 no later than one (1) week prior to the scheduled Board Meeting. While the Board of Examiners of Plumbers & Gas Fitters will attempt to honor all requests, those requests received after that date may not be provided due to feasibility.

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