Plumbing Code Queston and Boilers

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by holden94, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. holden94

    holden94 New Member

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    I recently posted about a indoor wood boiler. I was wondering if there is anything in the IPC/IRC/IMC that requires a heat dump zone for boiers in the event of a power outage? When we had our Greenwood 100 installed we requested that it be "protected" by a dump zone for power outages to minimize the chance for boil overs. It seemed like a reasonable request but we did not get that. I expect a TP valve is required at the least. Looking for some recourse on a job gone bad and the installer will not do the work to make it right. Any thoughts?
     
  2. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    The plumbing codes do not address boilers but the National Mechanical code does. However, it does not say you need a dump zone. However, the rule is that you do what the manufacturers instructions say at all times.
     
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  4. jar546

    jar546 In the Trades

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    Yes, it is manufacturer specific and not in the codes. I will 2nd that.
     
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