IAPMO UPC certification, plus recent Miami-Dade County, Fla., hurricane-rated approval makes Pipe Prop the most code-accepted rooftop pipe support alternative to wood blocks.
Edison, N.J. - Marketair's Pipe Prop®, a rooftop adjustable piping support system for HVAC, plumbing, roofing and electrical applications, received a Certificate of Listing from the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), Ontario, Calif., on March 13.
Manufactured by JMB Industries LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, Pipe Prop's APS-1, APS-2 and the USPP models now carry IAPMO's Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) symbol and comply with IAPMO IGC 331-2016 "Standard for Adjustable Pipe Support Systems." Marketair, an Edison, N.J.-based supplier of specialized HVAC industry components and accessories, is Pipe Prop's master representative agent for the U.S., except for Florida, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
The IAPMO Certification is the second major code approval success for the Pipe Prop after achieving two Notice of Acceptances (NOA) for building products approved in high velocity hurricane zones from Dept. of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Miami-Dade County, Fla., the gold standard and most stringent of building codes.
Pipe Prop is a an aesthetic, permanent and more functional alternative to fabricated wood blocks rooftop pipe supports and is the nation's only Miami-Dade County approved hurricane-rated system. Pipe Prop's APS-1, APS-2 and USPP for 1-1/2-inch, 2-1/2-inch and multiple pipes/sizes, respectively, are available at major HVAC and plumbing wholesale distributors.
Each unit includes a durable and UV-resistant polymer base, pipe saddle with nylon strap fastener(s) or self-locking straps, and a high performance adhesive for secure installations on most flat roof types. The installer supplies the PVC pipe column that is field-cut to accommodate a code-mandated piping run pitch of one-inch every four feet. Pipe Prop has been third-party tested for more than 4,500 hours and can withstand wind loads up to 184-mph.
Originally founded by President Gerry Spanger as a manufacturer's representative company in 1986, Marketair has now reinvented itself as an importer, exporter, manufacturer and distributor specializing in components and accessories for the HVAC industry. Headquartered in Edison, N.J., Marketair has acquired several innovative new products for commercial and residential HVAC applications, covering both the ducted and minisplit (ductless) sectors. Marketair also operates as a national distributor for smaller independent U.S. manufacturers. The company has established a national network of manufacturer's representatives through which these products are sold in the HVAC/R industry wholesale distributors. It has also established a centrally-located warehouse for shipping products throughout the U.S.