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Offline moenaboulsi

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Tssa requirements questions
« on: November 17, 2011, 11:21:31 PM »
Hello, just wondering about the purging tool that tssa requires. To be honest I don't think I ever used one. What does it do exactly?  And can someone post a link for physical one too see and purchase? Also what the latest code book that they require? Is the mini one from years back (I believe I got in 05) still good if u get the updates?
Also the 3 locations that they need to go to on your audit, are they installs, service calls,  specific type of work etc..? I would appreciate your info. Thanks :)

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Re: Tssa requirements questions
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011, 06:33:51 AM »
A purging tool is usually used on new service startups.  It allows you to safely purge the air from the gas line, rather then opening the union and purging indoors.  I completed the compliance audit last year, and did not have a purge tool.  You can order one from most HVAC wholesalers though.  See Purging Assembly and Purging Procedures
Some companies do mostly service, some installs.  Let TSSA decide which 3 calls they want to inspect.
The legal code in Ontario is the B149-05.01 amended to B149-1S1.07.  You can download the amendments here,

Offline Rustymike

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Re: Tssa requirements questions
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 06:00:12 PM »
 Hello there, you can direct TSSA to which installs you want  them to review.
 I usually group 4-5 installs close to each other, to keep the travel time down and also inform my customers that TSSA may be coming by with me for the safety audit.
 Doing this, lets TSSA then pick the 2 or 3 sites to check out and keeps the inspection dollar meter down.
 I have always successfully contested TSSA, when they want to pick jobs that are miles apart. By their mandate, they are to pick jobs close together to keep the contractors inspections fees within a reasonable amount.

Offline G.P.

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Re: Tssa requirements questions
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 12:30:51 PM »
I had originally purchased one from my HVAC supplier but the hose was only 3 ft long.  That made it almost useless for me so I made my own. I used an air compressor hose connected to a 1/2" nipple on one side so I can tap into a gas line and on the other end have a nozzle that allows me to depress and release any air/gas to the outdoors.
TSSA did ask to see it and looked for signs of use when conducting their inspection.