Lead free law a work in progress

Lead free law a work in progress

By now, most contractors are aware of the new law, but understanding is varied regarding the exact use and installation.  Yet there are circles that believe some contractors may try to sidestep the new law. For example, will some techs continue to use up existing inventory by installing non-compliant fixtures? 

WASHINGTON — A few months into the recently passed lead free legislation —which mandates that the wetted surface of every pipe, fixture, and fitting sold for or installed in potable water applications not contain more than 0.25% lead by weight — the bulk of “responsibility” has now shifted to the installing contractor.

Manufacturers converted their lines to comply pre-Jan. 4, 2014, as have the reputable wholesalers. But where do the contractors sta

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