Plumbing Resources

Updated: June 21, 2024

You can reach Jim Richardson at

Backflow Certification Information.Ohio Dept. of Commerce.

Backflow exam schedule

The 2024 Ohio Plumbing Code Book online and hardcopy

Upcodes free basic codes online

At its meeting on August 11, 2023, the Board of Building Standards adopted the update to the Ohio Building, Mechanical & Plumbing Codes by incorporating by reference the 2021 International Building, Mechanical, Plumbing & Existing Building Codes (I-Codes) with Ohio amendments effective March 1, 2024.

Details are available at: Ohio Department of Commerce Board of Building Codes

On June 21, 2024 Russell Pruitt shared a tip on how he created sealed sidewall penetration for an overflow drain for a water tank feeding a cooling tower a by running the pipe through an electrical Myers hub on the outside of a metal building. Russell shared these photos with the class. Russell is a master plumber, licensed in 34 states. Connect on LinkedIn.

For Questions on Press Fittings Contact:

Dan Sabetta, Technical Manager – Great Lakes Region,

Cell (330) 212-7008

Viega LLC 585 Interlocken Blvd. Broomfield, CO 80021

Earlier resources through June 2023:

Contact the OCILB for specific questions about your license and continuing education requirements (614) 644-3493.

Official State Board of Building Standards link for the Ohio eCodes which links to the ICC website for the actual codes.

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Inspection adjudication resource:

Plumbing Abbreviations

Ohio Residential Code 2019 Ch. 5. 502.8 Cutting, drilling and notching

Example of a research report: Hepvo alternative, waterless waste trap.

Structural collapse breakdown of the Surfside towers.

Ohio Specific Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation –

Our slide handouts on Covid-19 and airborne pathogens by Robert J. Schutz, P.E.

Recruiting Skilled Tradespeople. In September, we had some in-class discussion about the challenges of attracting qualified staff. Consider getting involved with high schools to talk about opportunities in the trades. Connect with technical schools in your area.
Eastland-Fairfield Technical Schools was recommended.
Todd Hoffman

Technology Update

Tom Lowder reviews new products that save you touches in the field. Contact Tom for time-saving plumbing products, tools and supplies, including U.S. manufacturer, Sioux Chief.

Tom Lowder, VP,, Office 800-221-5650, C 614-361-3632,

  • 120-TM3F – Themostatic Mixing Valve – Spec Sheet.pdf
  • 425-427 Series – PlumbPerfect Closet Bolt – Spec Sheet.pdf
  • 696 Series – Themostatic Mixing Valve – Spec Sheet.pdf
  • FinishLine-Shower-Pan-Drain—Brochure (1).pdf
  • Freestanding-Tub-Drain—Brochure.pdf
  • P-118-Flyer.pdf
  • SmartSpout—Tub-Spout—Brochure.pdf
  • TakeOff—Pipe-Support-Block—Brochure.pdf
  • Thermostatic Mixing Valve – Brochure.pdf
  • Wayne_Halo_Sell-Sheet.pdf
  • 6120-TM3F – Themostatic Mixing Valve – Spec Sheet.pdf
  • 550-31 Series – TD+ ThreadRod Clamp – Spec Sheet.pdf
  • 696 Series – Themostatic Mixing Valve – Spec Sheet.pdf
  • 875-84PN—Cleanout-Bushing-with-Cover—Spec-Sheet.pdf
  • Commercial-Line-Flyer.pdf
  • NS-NSRO42C4-7287695-SellSheet.pdf
  • NSCWHC-_wifi_Sell-sheet-080321-1.pdf
  • OxBox – TMV Cost Analysis – Contractor.xlsx
  • P-118-Flyer.pdf
  • P-360-B.pdf
  • P-RH4-B Sanitary Roof Hydrant.pdf
  • SmartSpout—Tub-Spout—Brochure.pdf
  • Thermal Expansion Relief Valves – Brochure WITH LIST PRICING.pdf
  • Thermostatic Mixing Valve – Brochure.pdf
  • Thermostatic Mixing Valve – Instruction Sheet.pdf
  • universal-pipe-clamp—td—flyer (1).pdf
  • Wayne_Halo_Sell-Sheet.pdf

Tom Lowder, VP
Office 800-221-5650
C 614-361-3632
Lowder Sales, Inc.
621 Bear Run Lane
Lewis Center, OH 43035


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