The Chicago Plumbing Code

Table § 18-29-702.1

Above-Ground Drainage and Vent Pipe



Brass pipe


Cast-iron pipe hub & spigot c

ASTM A 74; CISPI 301; ASTM A 888

Cast iron pipe hubless a

ASTM A 888; CISPI 301

Copper or copper-alloy pipe

ASTM B 42; ASTM B 302

Copper or copper-alloy tubing (Type K, L, or M)

ASTM 75; ASTM B 88; ASTM B 251; ASTM B 306

Galvanized steel pipe


Glass pipe b

ASTMC 1053

Ductile iron pipe b

AWWA C151; AWWA C115

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) a plastic pipe (Schedule 40)

ASTM D 2665; ASTM D 2449; ASTM F 891 d; CSA CAN/CSA-B181.2

High silicon content cast iron pipe b

ASTM A 377-1984

Polypropylene or Polyvinylfluorodene (PVDF) a, b

ASTM F1412

a In any building three stories or less in height for family occupancy only.

b Approved for acid waste only, on private system, not to be connected to the public sewer.

c Lead and oakum joints only.

d Use shall be limited to gravity drainage and venting only and shall not be allowed for pressurized drain, waste or venting applications.

(Amend Coun. J. 3-27-02, p. 82090, 3)