By International Code Council
For the most up-tp-date mechanical codes that tackle the layout and install of the most up-tp-date mechanical structures, use the 2009 foreign Mechanical Code. Designed to supply accomplished rules for mechanical platforms and gear, it comprises assurance of HVAC, exhaust platforms, chimneys and vents, ducts, home equipment, boilers, water warmers, fridges, hydronic piping, and sun platforms. This invaluable reference makes use of prescriptive- and function- similar provisions to set up minimal laws for numerous platforms.
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Mid-story guide. 1 Central furnaces. Central furnaces within compartments or alcoves shall have a minimum working space clearance of3 inches (76 mm) along the sides, back and top with a total width of the enclosing space being at least 12 inches (305 mm) wider than the furnace. Furnaces having a firebox open to the atmosphere shall have at least 6 inches (152 mm) working space along the front combustion chamber side. Combustion air openings at the rear or side of the compartment shall comply with the requirements of Chapter 7.
Electrical wiring, controls and connections to equipment and appliances regulated by this code shall be in accordance with NFPA 70. 8 Plumbing connections. Potable water supply and building drainage system connections to equipment and appliances regulated by this code shall be in accordance with the International Plumbing Code. 9 Fuel types. Fuel-fired appliances shall be designed for use with the type offuel to which they will be connected and the altitude at which they are installed. Appliances that comprise parts of the building mechanical system shall not be converted for the usage of a different fuel, except where approved and converted in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
3. 1 Testing. An approved agency shall test a representative sample of the mechanical equipment and appliances being labeled to the relevant standard or standards. The approved agency shall maintain a record of all of the tests performed. The record shall provide sufficient detail to verify compliance with the test standard. 2 Inspection and identification. The approved agency shall periodically perform an inspection, which shall be in-plant if necessary, of the mechanical equipment and appliances to be labeled.