Director's Advisory FS-106-07 - Clause 8.14.10 Interpreted

Started by Admin, June 30, 2007, 07:31:13 PM

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Clause (8.14.10) - The flue gas discharge opening for an outdoor swimming pool heater shall terminate not less than 10 ft (3 m) from any building opening.

QuoteClause 8.14.10 of the CSA B149.1-05 Code requires a distance of 10 feet from a building opening to a flue gas discharge opening of a pool heater.

TSSA will allow the location of the discharge opening within 10 feet of a window that is non-openable. Nonopenable is interpreted as a window that either has fixed glass or a window that has been designed as openable, but has been rendered as non-openable by installing screws which fix the window shut, sealing the joints with a compound such as silicon and permanently removing the mechanism designed to open the window.
In addition, a permanent label, suitable to the environment shall be affixed to the window stating:


"This window is non-openable. Making it openable may create a carbon-monoxide hazard".
The word "WARNING" shall be a minimum of ΒΌ-inch (6.4 mm) in height. All other words on the label shallbe a minimum 1/8-inch (3.2 mm) in height.

Also a dryer vent, when connected to either a gas or electric dryer, IS NOT considered a building opening.