Anyone here up with the County Codes in Fairfax Virginia? I recently went to a call for an attic system in the house not cooling properly and leaking water. Well, the leaking water was a slight understatement. The installer did not install an emergency pan shut-off switch or easy trap and guess what, both drains clogged and the ceiling fell down. I told the H/O, I thought, I am not for certain, that it probably is a code requirement, to have this shut-off switch or easy trap installed in an attic system. The not cooling properly was possible due to the fact that the installer removed a 3.0 ton system and replaced it with a 2.0 ton system. When the H/O called the original installer, he told her the Government was on his back about installing big systems in houses now and they were supposed to install smaller systems now because they used less energy! He also told her it didn't make any difference if the house was built with a 3.0 ton system, and that 3.0 ton system cooled the house properly for 15 years prior, until the compressor failed, the Government told him to install a smaller system this time. Anyway, the sizing is another issue, I was wondering about the emergency pan shut-off switch or easy trap. Does anyone here know if it is a code requirement?
Thanks for reading.