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Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects

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Merit Brass Company 
One Merit Drive
Cleveland, OH 44143 
United States 
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Facility : Cleveland, OH

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Merit Brass Pipe Nipples[1] [G] 1/8" - 2" CLD 23 BRASS

[1] Certified to the maximum length per residence listed under size. Pipe nipples are
    available in various lengths up to 72". However, the total length used within a single
    residence is restricted to lengths listed below. When multiple sizes are used in
    combination, the most restrictive length restriction applies. When used in the
    distribution system as a component of a mechanical device, no restriction applies.
    Size    Length 
    1/8"    17.7 ft
    1/4"    12.3 ft
    3/8"    8.6 ft
    1/2"    6.7 ft
    3/4"    4.9 ft
    1"      3.8 ft
    1 1/4"  2.8 ft
    1 1/2"  2.4 ft
    2"      no restriction
    Nipples may have external tapered threaded ends, external straight threaded ends, roller
    cut ends, ream and chamfered ends, square cut ends, or grooved ends. Threads may be
    This product is Certified by NSF to NSF/ANSI 61 for use in drinking water supplies of pH
    6.5 and above.  Drinking water supplies that are less than pH 6.5 may require corrosion
    control to limit leaching of copper into the drinking water.
[G] Product is Certified to NSF/ANSI 372 and conforms with the lead content requirements for
    “lead free” plumbing as defined by California, Vermont, Maryland, and Louisiana state
    laws and the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act.


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