Any plumbers who know the IRC here?
On my final inspection today I got gigged for not having shut off valves at
each fixture (bath vanity sink and toilet).
This is plumbed with PEX, with a MANIBLOK.
"Fixtures shall be connected to drain and water lines. Shut off valves shall
be installed for all plumbing fixtures [IRC P2903 & P2903.8.6]
Comments: Need shut offs at each fixture."
That's what a maniblok does--provides a shut off for each supply line.
In my home county only the maniblok shut offs are required. The plumbing
supply house doesn't even have 3/8" x 3/8" PEX shut off valves. But in the
county where I am building, I failed.
Someone is right per IRC and someone is wrong. What do you think?