Chapter Meeting: Understanding and Evaluating PEX and CSST Piping Installations

July 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Truitt & White Conference Room
1817 2nd Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Chapter Meeting:  Understanding and Evaluating PEX and CSST Piping Installations @ Truitt & White Conference Room | Berkeley | California | United States

PEX water supply piping and CSST gas supply piping are becoming increasingly common in Bay Area housing stock.  Do you know what you’re looking at and how to evaluate it?  It’s time to learn!


Pre-Meeting – 5:30 to 6:50 pm

Paul Barraza, Past Chapter President and Public Relations Chair, will lead a discussion surrounding recent changes to the NEC codes.

Brian Cogley, Chapter President, will provide a report writing analysis associated with home inspection deficiencies.

  • This training is FREE to those attending the Chapter business and education meeting. Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Dinner — 6:50 pm

We suggest arriving early to ensure the best selection. Please keep in mind that dinner is NOT endless or all-you-can-eat. WE RESERVE DINNER IN ADVANCE. Registrations received after 7/9/2017 will NOT include dinner. We also cannot accept cancellations or postponements after 7/9/2017.

Chapter Business Meeting  — 7:00 to 7:45 pm

Chapter president, Brian Cogley, presides as chapter members discuss Chapter news as well as local and national home inspection matters. This meeting is open to all (including non-members) and guests are welcome with questions, or to simply learn more about the home inspection profession.

Educational Presentation — 7:45 to 9:00 pm

“Understanding and Evaluating PEX and CSST Piping Installations”

Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) has been gaining much popularity in recent years as an alternative to rigid gas piping, and PEX is becoming a common alternative to traditional copper supply piping. Our speaker, Bill Schwartz, will discuss a variety of issues surrounding both types of piping, including:

  • Uponor PEX  Plumbing and Hydronic Products
  • Installation Practices for PEX
  • Inspection requirements for PEX
  • TracPipe CSST Gas Piping
  • CSST Gas Sizing
  • CSST installation
  • CSST Inspection

Bill Schwartz is a mechanical engineer with over 25 years of experience in the HVAC and plumbing industries. He is a member of trade organizations ASHRAE and ASPE. His current responsibilities include administrative duties commensurate with the position of Vice President, mechanical hydronic heating/cooling design, commercial plumbing design, and technical sales support for Osborne Company staff and customers.

Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Registration and Fees

  • $45 with registration by 7/9/2017
  • $55 with registration after 7/9/2017, same-day registration, or ‘at the door’
  • Registrations after 7/9/2017 or “at the door” DO NOT INCLUDE DINNER

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable to other dates as we pay for dinner in advance.  If you register and fail to cancel by 7/9/17, you will be charged as the chapter will be charged for your meal.


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