September 11th, 2014 | Posted by Dan Macias in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

September 17, 2014 Meeting The September meeting will be held At TJ Higgins (Charlotte Pipe Rep) facility in Carol Stream

Agenda: 11:30: Lunch 12:00: 2 Hour CEU Class on the proper installation of a CPVC Plumbing System

Location: TJ Higgins 265 E Lies Road Carol Stream Representatives from TJ Higgins and the Lubrizol

Corporation will be on hand to answer any questions regarding CPVC installations before and after the 2 hour CEU class.

Hangers, transition fittings, valves & solvent cements will be on display. Installation guides will be available as well.

This Lunch and training is FREE of charge but we ask that you confirm you will be attending by contacting John Pritchard so we can have an appropriate head count John Pritchard cell: 312-215-2089 265 E Lies Road, Carol Stream

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Hello members and non member (soon to be members?) and all others who might still not be aware.

Please see below the new/current place being used for our monthly meetings

Place……….. Medinah Shriners

location……550 North Shriners Drive

town………..Addison Il

September 17th 2014…..    TJ Higgens 2- hour course for CEUs

Oct 15th 2014……………..    Medinah Shriners… Cont  ed session

November 19th 2014……    Medinah Shriners… Cont  ed session

December 17th 2014……     Medinah Shriners… Christmas Party! no education!


With the exception of our September 2014 meeting which is being held at TJ Higgens  just 5min west of Shriners for a special 2-hour class,

We will be having all other monthly meetings at the address described below.

Please note that it is very very important that you contact Jack Sievert to confirm you will be attending so we can order the correct quantity of food for all, otherwise while you may still attend, you might have to forgo the meal (and we do not want that).

Also a quick reminder that if you have not paid your yearly IPIA membership fees or think you may not have as of this date, Also contact Jack as  these funds are critical in keeping our chapter moving in the right direction!

Thanks for the support and see you guys at the September meeting at TJ HIGGENS!

for time and location, scroll down for info.

2014 CODE BOOKS!!!

August 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Dan Macias in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Per last meetings news, George (IPIA President ) announced that we the IPIA would be publishing our own 2014 State of Illinois plumbing code books complete with binder, tabs,etc.

These books should be available to our members as early as our September meeting at TJ Higgens. (read post located below this one).

They will have basically the same size as our previous books.

If you want to buy one, send me an e-mail at and I will do my best to put one aside ( THEY WILL BE GOING FAST AS ONLY 250 FIRST EDITION COPIES HAVE BEEN ORDERED!)



After reading, please try to arrive earlier if possible as it may…… start earlier to accommodate all people showing up and remember…..



With you August Inspectors meeting this week I wanted to give you some information pertaining to the September meeting.

As we discussed Tom Higgins the Charlotte Rep offering to have the September meeting at his distribution center in Carol Stream. TJ Higgins is located about 5 miles West of the Addison Shriners facility.

We will provide a free lunch to all attendees and we can go over the proper installation of CPVC plumbing systems. All attendees will have the chance to solvent cement if they desire. We will also have tables set up with various, hangers, adapters, solvents used in CPVC installations. I can offer 2 Hours of CEU credits if attendees stay for the 2 hour program.

We are flexible with the start time so we will let you decide.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Below is a link to MapQuest for TJ Higgins

TJ Higgins Co.
265 E Lies Road
Carol Stream

A MapQuest map has been sent to you by john pritchard.

To view your map, click on the link below or copy and paste it to your browser:

John Pritchard
Piping Systems Consultant
The Lubrizol Corporation
Representing FlowGuard Gold(r), BlazeMaster(r) and Corzan(r) CPVC piping systems
224-735-3042  office
312-215-2089  cell
224-735-3043 fax

WE ARE! ???

I have been hearing from Contractors that certain towns and counties ( which for now I will not mention) refuse to adopt and or enforce the new 2014 State of Illinois Plumbing Code???

They in fact have met with state inspectors and had meetings with downstate Code representatives and these inspectors and state reps have  NOT been giving the backing that we as Contractors and Inspectors were promised? Therefore these municipalities are STILL instilling their amendments that again we were led to believe were dead? “New law of the land” was spoken/written,” We will remove your plumbing certification” was spoken/written? I for one was enthusiastic about what I referred the new code as ” OUR NEW GROUND ZERO”. I was ecstatic that I could spread the word to our many confused and innocent plumbers /contractors that “we are all playing the same game with no changing rules anywhere in ILLINOIS!”

I am very saddened to hear that I can not convey these words with the confidence and exhilaration that I felt when these codes were finally official?!

As a State of Illinois Certified code official, I am at a loss as to what to report to the many faces I see seeking nothing more than truth,guidance and support that can only come with the confidence of knowledge that only our State of Illinois plumbing code brings to me. I am losing that confidence and trust me people…….. As a very wise Bev Potts reports time and time again,” if we don’t stand united and enforce this code from the TOP down, we will lose this privilege” , and it will open the doors to the many wolves just waiting to tear this plumbing code apart and instill their own methods of sub standard plumbing rules, and our industry will be lost forever! I for one am ready to stand and fight for what I believe in! I ask that you do the same, if you are passionate as myself and many others who just do not know where to begin, Start at the state level and it will trickle down. Call,write,e-mail text whatever it takes to get the bigger boys to clean house and finish what is started, and make sure ALL municipalities and counties are on board and made aware there are no more options or amendments until they submit them in writing for approval from the state PRIOR to jamming them down our contractors throats who as we speak currently stand to lose MONEY,CREDIBILITY< and CUSTOMERS! and oh yes MR county/municipality……. remember as with our current code, please submit them based on science and math only!!!


one of many positive minded caring and hopeful plumbers,Contractors and inspectors