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    If your under the IMC code it normally requires...

    If your under the IMC code it normally requires an upblast UL 762 fan with hinge kit and grease receptor. Could possibly use a utility type with the exhaust directed away from the roof so...
  2. Thread: Fire wrap

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    18" from combustibles from top of fan to hood and...

    18" from combustibles from top of fan to hood and not additional protection required per IMC. Any reduction now requires an approved method using either the method in NFPA 96 or fire wrap listed to...
  3. Thread: Hey Twilli

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    The battle continues day in and day out but it...

    The battle continues day in and day out but it beats unemployment! lol
  4. Speaking from a Code Official standpoint, a...

    Speaking from a Code Official standpoint, a confined space is what it is by definition. Nowhere in the definition is an allowance for drafty or infiltrated walls, windows, etc. If it meets the...
  5. Thread: Hey Twilli

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    Always told my people if you don't leave some...

    Always told my people if you don't leave some blood behind on the job you didn't work fast enough. lol
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    Slim, maybe canvas was the wrong name, there is a...

    Slim, maybe canvas was the wrong name, there is a flexible material that is not absorbent and is rated for heat that Many of us in Mi have been approving for this application over the last couple...
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    There is a fire rated canvas used on inline style...

    There is a fire rated canvas used on inline style fans. Should not need to isolate a fan on a roof curb since UL262 fans, when new, are in almost perfect balance. Now if you bounce them across the...
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    Return Air, IRC 1602.2 Prohibited locations: ...

    Return Air, IRC 1602.2 Prohibited locations:
    Item 4: A closet, bathroom, toilet room, KITCHEN, garage, mechanical room, furnace room or other dwelling unit.

    That said, you need to distinguish...
  9. Thread: furnace exhaust

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    No DIY guys! [Edited by HeyBob on 09-20-2006...

    No DIY guys!

    [Edited by HeyBob on 09-20-2006 at 08:12 AM]
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    couldn't have stated it any better there OE.

    couldn't have stated it any better there OE.
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    CW no wonder you can't get your proposals done...

    CW no wonder you can't get your proposals done watching that stuff lol. Seriously friday I was filling in in royal joke and they were running woodward from 11 am and what a mess it was to get around...
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    cem-bsee and all, plenum rated cable, as we have...

    cem-bsee and all, plenum rated cable, as we have known it to be for years, does not meet the flame and smoke spread ratings as stated. It actually produces a smoke rating of 850. The codes will be...
  13. Thread: ventilation

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    John, per 2003 IMC 403.3, warehouses= .05cfm/ft2

    John, per 2003 IMC 403.3, warehouses= .05cfm/ft2
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    Jamars I highly doubt the problem is the Trane...

    Jamars I highly doubt the problem is the Trane unit but the drainage system employed with your scenerio. Have a pro look at it for proper drain sizing, trap, and air gap etc.
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    Per NFPA 96 the maximum negative is .02

    Per NFPA 96 the maximum negative is .02
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    If your on the IRC the new 2006 has the wet...

    If your on the IRC the new 2006 has the wet switch as prescriptive language in this application when and if its adopted.
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    The best person to ask is the AHJ for the area...

    The best person to ask is the AHJ for the area and how they view the wording of the code in place there. You can get all kinds of answers here but the main answer has to come from the local...
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    Hmmmmmmmmmmm, I'd say you were out with D4 &...

    Hmmmmmmmmmmm, I'd say you were out with D4 & Heybob and forgot to invite me for the beer fest and you ran into Jessie LMAO
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    Big tell us what you really think! And WTH are...

    Big tell us what you really think! And WTH are you talking about?
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    Thanks CW, check out the 2900 sq. ft. thread and...

    Thanks CW, check out the 2900 sq. ft. thread and tell me why you didn't think of it lol
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    CW and the others are right on with the load...

    CW and the others are right on with the load calc. Seems that you have a central return without any transfer openings into the area of the return grill. You may try first to cut some transfer...
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    I'd first check with the bldg dept and see if...

    I'd first check with the bldg dept and see if there is an affidavit that you sign as a H.O. stating you are doing the work yourself. If so and you have a contractor do the work its FRAUD on your...
  23. #1 You don't give a location where this is at to...

    #1 You don't give a location where this is at to start with.
    #2 Most codes will not allow this application since they forbid returning air from more than 1 dwelling unit.
    As others said its a BAD...
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    Make sure when the regulators are installed for...

    Make sure when the regulators are installed for the 2 psi system at each appliance the regulator itself is installed in the horizontal position not the vertical. I see it a lot when this type...
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    This might sound stupid to some if not many. Is...

    This might sound stupid to some if not many. Is the relief damper on the underside or just below the econ intake? #1 you need to realize if your under the IMC that you can't recirculate return as...
  26. Thanks CW & Carns, unfortunately sometimes people...

    Thanks CW & Carns, unfortunately sometimes people don't like the message or want to listen to the message, but at least we got the message across for whatever its worth. What they do with the info...
  27. Dom, I believe your calculated area for...

    Dom, I believe your calculated area for combustion was 52" or there abouts. Using 6" (27") and the 2" excess from the make up air gets you very close but not quite there. Going to a 4" is just...
  28. Kelvin please read the whole thread and you will...

    Kelvin please read the whole thread and you will see what i've been trying to convey to this H.O. so we don't confuse him any more than he already is. Nothing in the resi code regarding unoccupied...
  29. Dom I think your close to understanding this now....

    Dom I think your close to understanding this now. The trap is just that, to only allow air when needed. Since you do have a 6" MUA installed you can take a small credit for the excess air in that...
  30. X, first off a 2 pipe intake/exhaust system on a...

    X, first off a 2 pipe intake/exhaust system on a furnace doesn't equate into the inside combustion air requirements of the code. The mfg's have tested and have a listing for their products so lets...
  31. Dom, it just needs to be in the room with the...

    Dom, it just needs to be in the room with the appliances. You use the higher btu ratings. Making a trap, look at your plumbing traps its the same thing. just a basic S with the top being 12" above...
  32. Domino, the easiest way is to add all the btu's...

    Domino, the easiest way is to add all the btu's of the appliances in the room and divide by 3000. This will give you your square inch requirement for the size. Now a suggestion, bring the pipe into...
  33. Hmmmmmmmmmmm, only forced air? Highly doubt...

    Hmmmmmmmmmmm, only forced air? Highly doubt this. What about wet heat, radiant, etc? What code you under in Mn.?

    As to the question, normally if the unit is listed as a space heating appliance...
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    Re: IMC

    I'll try to explain briefly lol.
    Now this is the IMC WITHOUT AMMENDMENT take on the subject;
    first under natural ventilation you may use natural in place of mechanical if and only if each and every...
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    Here is one article which I find relevant:...

    Here is one article which I find relevant:
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    http://www.ehponline.org/members/2003/111-13/innovations.html

    '...Until the mid-1970s,...
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    I've got so many rules written on my thumb I...

    I've got so many rules written on my thumb I can't read 1/2 of em anymore.
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    appltech did you tell her she could use it to...

    appltech did you tell her she could use it to heat the whole place by turning it to high, and turn the main heating unit down low? LMAO
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    homebuyer, its hard to believe that there is no...

    homebuyer, its hard to believe that there is no code requiring a liner but there is a local gas code requirement for the mortar. I'd check with the jurisdiction there wherever your at to make sure...
  39. lets make a couple assumptions here. 1 the HX...

    lets make a couple assumptions here.
    1 the HX replacement was proper and sealed.
    2 no CO in the home unless this unit is running.
    3 i'd check to see if you have a fresh air intake within 10' of...
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    Benny he has to tell all of us covertly so we can...

    Benny he has to tell all of us covertly so we can be there before len and be part of the initiation lol
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    len don't show up with your truck Bob might just...

    len don't show up with your truck Bob might just send you out on a call being he's so short handed after all the lay offs lol
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    Friday the 3rd sounds good

    Friday the 3rd sounds good
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    HMMMMMMMMMM, Italy & Japan, sounds like wine is...

    HMMMMMMMMMM, Italy & Japan, sounds like wine is the trick. Red and Rice wine. A glass or 2 or 3 or 4 etc./day keeps the doc away, J/K not a good thing.
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    I'm in let me know when & where. We can discuss...

    I'm in let me know when & where. We can discuss Thermopan which we just found out the mfg install instructions differ from the ER reports so now using it is very limited to specific areas only. $10...
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    Get your State to approve a Statewide...

    Get your State to approve a Statewide construction code act, then licensing acts for all trades, then add jurisdictional provisions and you end up with something like this:
    Walled Lake & most of...
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    Steve, did you move from Texas to Ill? Its a...

    Steve, did you move from Texas to Ill? Its a whole different animal up here in North country where codes are concerned. Appears OP stated Ill.
    cf, most of Ill is under the IRC, if so then yes you...
  47. Kelvin, give me a call or e-mail me on that lots...

    Kelvin, give me a call or e-mail me on that lots happening soon on mechanical but this thread isn't the place to discuss it. Vern 248-343-8830 e-mail in credentials
  48. Kelvin, I hope that the date of your code book is...

    Kelvin, I hope that the date of your code book is a typo. 2006 hasn't been issued for Michigan as yet we are still under 2003. You should try to join us at the next Michigan HVAC-Talk Chapter...
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    The contractor should have sealed that opening at...

    The contractor should have sealed that opening at the time and I bet you haven't seen an inspection on it either. We refer to this as rodent proofing.
    The furnace replacement is required to be...
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    No problem THIS TIME lol. I had to get into the...

    No problem THIS TIME lol. I had to get into the office early today anyway then off to a meeting to discuss Bob's application as an Associate in the Inspectors Assn. as well as a particular 48 hr....
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