Plumbing and Gasfitting Notice and Agenda, 10/25/2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
9 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Address

1000 Washington Street , Boston , MA 02118

Overview of Plumbing and Gasfitting Notice and Agenda, 10/25/2017

OCTOBER 25, 2017 BOARD MEETING AGENDA

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

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

· The October 4, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

· The October 4, 2017 Subcommittee Minutes

PRODUCT REVIEW(S)

PA1) SPYCE

The Petitioner, Spyce, is a restaurant company seeking Board review of a new customized plumbing product, called The Kitchen Model A. The applicant indicates that this plumbing system would be used for automating restaurant functions and has been NSF approved and is in the process of obtaining UL approval. which they hope to utilize 

VARIANCE REQUEST(S)

PV37 – FRAMINGHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT – 10 LORING DRIVE - FRAMINHAM

NOTE: This is the first of three variances for the same subject matter in the same city, just different structures

The Petitioner (James Paolini) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.15 to allow building drainage to be discharged into a sump instead of code required gravity. The Petitioner indicates that to comply with the code, a series of concrete floors would need to be saw cut and trenched through the facilities which might undermine the structural footings. Such in installation could also require crossing of electrical lines and drainage lines, which could pose additional challenges with proper pitches as well as closing the building for two to three weeks. The Framingham Board of Health voted that it had no objection to this variance request.

PV38-FRAMINGHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT - 1055 WORCESTER ROAD- FRAMINHAM

NOTE: This is the same subject matter as PV37 in the same city, just a different structure

The Petitioner (James Paolini) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.15 to allow building drainage to be discharged into a sump instead of code required gravity. The Petitioner indicates that to comply with the code, a series of concrete floors would need to be saw cut and trenched through the facilities which might undermine the structural footings. Such in installation could also require crossing of electrical lines and drainage lines, which could pose additional challenges with proper pitches as well as closing the building for two to three weeks. The Framingham Board of Health voted that it had no objection to this variance request.

PV39-FRAMINGHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT - 789 WATER STREET -- FRAMINHAM

NOTE: This is the same subject matter as PV37 and PV38 in the same city, just a different structure

The Petitioner (James Paolini) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.15 to allow building drainage to be discharged into a sump instead of code required gravity. The Petitioner indicates that to comply with the code, a series of concrete floors would need to be saw cut and trenched through the facilities which might undermine the structural footings. Such in installation could also require crossing of electrical lines and drainage lines, which could pose additional challenges with proper pitches as well as closing the building for two to three weeks. The Framingham Board of Health voted that it had no objection to this variance request.

PV46 – LARRY SIMON RESIDENCE – 60 LONGWOOD AVENUE – BRAINTREE

The Petitioner (Richard Castino) requests a variance from 248 CMR 10.15(7) to utilize an existing 1.5 inch waste pipe for use with a new wheelchair accessible shower. The Petitioner indicates that the existing pipe goes into 18 inches of solid concrete subflooring in this building causing access to the main drain to be almost impossible. The Brookline Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV51 - MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY- 77 MASS AVE. - CAMBRIDGE

The Petitioner (James May) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.10(18)(r) to convert four multi-fixture restrooms from gender designated to gender neutral as a “pilot”. Note: The application did not include floor plans or fixture information and it is not indicated whether these bathrooms are in the same building. The applicant indicates that the plumbing inspector opposed this request. The applicant certifies in writing that they petitioned the Cambridge Board of Health.

PV52- MEDITECH - 21 HICKORY DRIVE - WALTHAM

The Petitioner (Alan Auriemma) is asking for a variance from 248 CMR 10.15 to allow the use of an individual sink fixture pump. The applicant indicates the installation would be on the first floor which is a cement slab on grade with the nearest underground plumbing in finished toilet rooms fifteen feet away. The applicant further states that they have in-house staff who could resolve any pump failures, clogs or related problems if they arise. The Waltham Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV53 -MARK HARMANN RESIDENCE - 79 FAIRBANKS AVENUE - WELLESLEY

The Petitioner is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 3.04 to allow the installation of a non-product accepted bathtub. The petitioner indicates that this particular bathtub was purchased online and is required for medical purposes. The Petitioner has submitted an installation and care manual with the petition. The Wellesley Board of Health was properly petitioned and has indicated no objection to the request.

GV54 - RONALD HURLEY - 164 COTUIT ROAD - SANDWICH

The petitioner (Ronald Hurley) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 3.04, to install a non-product accepted stove. The Petitioner indicates that the stove is approximately 100 years old and has been reconditioned with automatic safety pilots and thermostat control. As this is a gas variance no Board of Health petitioning is required.

 

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.

 

PV56 – UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST – 160 CLARK HILL RD – AMHERST

The Petitioner (M. Blakey Smith) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.10(18)(r) to convert two multi-fixture restrooms from gender designated to gender neutral to accommodate students taking part in the Spectrum living community (LGBTQIA+) as well as students wishing to utilize a gender inclusive housing option. The Petitioner indicates that, on the floor in question, there are two wings, each with a single user bathroom with a lavatory, shower, and toilet as well as a multi-stall bathroom with seven toilets, six lavatories, five showers, and a service sink (no urinals indicated). Provided pictures indicate shower and lavatory privacy partitions for Board review. As this is a state property, no Board of Health petitioning is required.

FYI – Board Delegated Staff Approvals – Board Vote Not Required

Full Authorization for operation of unlisted gas equipment.

DAGV 43 – Fratelli’s Bakery – 1 Washington Street, Taunton – Baxter Revolving Tray Oven

EXECUTIVE SESSION

CHARACTER REVIEW(S) PER M.G.L c. 30A, §21

CR1) RM CR2) DF CR3) JO

QUASI JUDICIAL SESSION

PL-14-030

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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