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01-20-2013, 10:53 PM #40
01-21-2013, 08:01 AM #41
I was going to post that, but this is an open forum, and should really not be posted for the public to see.Hi, my name is Glenn, and I'm a Toolaholic!
01-21-2013, 01:15 PM #42
01-21-2013, 01:33 PM #43
01-21-2013, 04:05 PM #44Professional Member
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Originally Posted by Tecman1
Sometimes discussions on here are a matter of opinion this one is not the ANSI Z21.47 standard for gas-fired central furnaces allows up to 400 ppm of CO in the vent. This is the maximum allowable CO and should be in the 100 ppm range as mentioned on a previous thread. Even if your area does not have applicable code I would not want to be in court defending myself after someone expired due to CO above the ANSI level.
I think some have mistaken the message. If a Tech. does not cover themselves by getting in writing from the customer acknowlegement of the danger and a release from liability along with the reccommendation that the unit be disabled it would be potentially a very difficult to defend yourself if something bad happens. Where we are located in the code if there is a heat exchanger failure there is the requirement that the heat exchanger be repaired by a certified person or replaced within a 30 day period. The tech. must notify the customer of the issue in writing at the time the problem is identified. For CO there is no similar code but I personally follow the same principle of written customer notification it just makes business sense.
01-22-2013, 07:14 AM #45
Well I went in to work and told my boss and co worker that I will never do that again. The customer is buying a new furnace from us but last night around midnight they called me and said there furnace wasn't working and I told them there is nothnig else I could do that it was already a danger with the high CO levels in the vent. I don't think she was happy but I told her it was for her and her families safety.