Plumbing of Oklahoma

Monthly Meetings

Dec. 2 Annual

Meeting Christmas Dinner

Post Oak Lodge


5323 W 31st St N, Tulsa, OK 74127

Dec. 13 OKC

Christmas Lunch

Charleston's Restaurant


2000 S. Meridian Ave.

Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Electrical News:

Installing Rooftop PV Systems: Leave room for firefighter access and other necessary requirements

When installing rooftop PV (photovoltaic) systems, it is crucial to consider safety measures and adhere to necessary requirements, ensuring the well-being of both occupants and emergency responders. One key consideration is to leave ample room for firefighter access. Clear pathways and unobstructed spaces on the rooftop enable swift and safe navigation during emergencies. This involves maintaining designated walkways and providing sufficient spacing around the solar panels to allow firefighters to carry out their duties effectively. Compliance with local building and fire codes is paramount to guarantee that the installation meets all safety standards. Additionally, proper labeling and documentation should be in place to inform emergency responders about the presence of solar panels and related electrical components. By prioritizing safety and adhering to regulations, rooftop PV installations can harness solar energy responsibly while ensuring the protection of lives and property.

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Mechanical News:

Mandating High-Efficiency Furnaces Will Limit Consumer Choice, Critics in HVAC Industry Say

The proposal to mandate high-efficiency furnaces has sparked controversy within the HVAC industry, with critics arguing that it may limit consumer choice. Some voices in the industry express concerns about the potential consequences of eliminating traditional gas furnaces. They contend that while promoting energy efficiency is important, a blanket mandate could lead to higher costs for consumers and restrict their options when it comes to heating systems. Critics argue that a more balanced approach, which considers both environmental goals and consumer preferences, is necessary. The debate highlights the ongoing challenge of finding solutions that balance energy efficiency and consumer choice in the pursuit of sustainable heating options.

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Plumbing News:

Proposed Changes to Plumbing License's clarifications to residential journeymen

In response to the evolving landscape of plumbing regulations, Oklahoma is considering significant rule changes to bring clarity to the distinction between journeyman plumber and plumbing contractor licenses, particularly in the context of residential projects. The proposed amendments aims to provide a more defined framework for these licenses, emphasizing a clear demarcation between residential and commercial scopes of work. Notably, the proposed rules place specific limits on residential licenses, ensuring that journeyman plumbers and plumbing contractors operating in the residential sector adhere to designated parameters.

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Risk Management:: The Benefits of Equipment Maintenance and Housekeeping

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Question of the Month:: Travel Away From Home for work? Click Here for more information.

It's Your Life::Looking to the Future – Tax Planning for the Sunset Click Here for more information.

Executive Director Jerry Fairchild

Call or text (918) 282-7864

Email [email protected]

P.O. Box 2975

Broken Arrow, OK 74013