I am currently working on a school project and am being told that it is my responsibility to set the required outside air on all air handling equipment. I have been in the HVAC trades for 23 years and have never had this expected of me ( maybe a tenant fit out or auto shop years ago..but never a school ) . I was instructed on how to adjust the economizer damper to the " thickness of my fingers " to achieve " 20 percent " . There is a " certified balancer " awarded to this project ( paid by the customer ).
I tried to explain that I am not certified by any " air balance authority " , ' NIST has never seen any of my tools " , but I'm still being told that it is mine to do. And it is written in the job specifications that it is ours to do ( and what is this " balance company " even there for? ).
I have alerted them to ASHRAE 1999-62 ( an email link ) . I'm sure I'll be sticking a screw driver in these " min pots " ( 2002 I'd refuse ...but things are kinda tight now I guess ) ...but any ideas for sarcasam / retaliation apreciated.