2.0201.2 Combustion Safety - Make-up Air

Topic: 
Combustion Safety
Subtopic: 
Combustion Safety General
Desired Outcome: 
Buildup of dangerous combustion byproducts in the living space prevented
Note: 
The authority having jurisdiction may require that a licensed professional perform certain tasks outlined in this detail.
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
2.0201.2a
Outside combustion make-up air

Where applicable, combustion air will be provided from the outside and installed in accordance with the IRC IRC International Residential Code for the type of appliance installed

Prevent combustion byproducts from entering the house

2.0201.2b
New appliances
If replacing appliances, a sealed-combustion, direct-vent appliance will be installed if possible. New appliances will be installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications, the IRC IRC International Residential Code and additional applicable codes

Prevent combustion byproducts from entering the house

2.0201.2d
Gas ovens


Gas ovens will be tested for CO 

A clean and tune will be conducted if measured CO CO Carbon monoxide in the undiluted flue gases of the oven vent at steady state exceeds 225 ppm as measured 
 

Ensure clean burn of gas ovens

2.0201.2e
Gas range burners

Specify clean and tune if the flame has any discoloration, flame impingement, an irregular pattern, or if burners are visibly dirty, corroded, or bent

Ensure clean burn and operation of gas range burners

2.0201.2f
Solid fuel burning appliances

If the solid fuel burning appliance is the primary heat source and has signs of structural failure replace solid fuel burning appliance with UL UL Underwriters Laboratories -listed and EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov - certified appliances if the existing appliance is not UL UL Underwriters Laboratories -listed

Ensure safe operations of solid fuel burning appliances

TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
2.0201.2a
Outside combustion make-up air

Where applicable, combustion air will be provided from the outside and installed in accordance with the IRC IRC International Residential Code for the type of appliance installed

Prevent combustion byproducts from entering the house

2.0201.2b
New appliances
If replacing appliances, a sealed-combustion, direct-vent appliance will be installed if possible. New appliances will be installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications, the IRC IRC International Residential Code and additional applicable codes

Prevent combustion byproducts from entering the house

2.0201.2d
Gas ovens


Gas ovens will be tested for CO 

A clean and tune will be conducted if measured CO CO Carbon monoxide in the undiluted flue gases of the oven vent at steady state exceeds 225 ppm as measured 
 

Ensure clean burn of gas ovens

2.0201.2e
Gas range burners

Specify clean and tune if the flame has any discoloration, flame impingement, an irregular pattern, or if burners are visibly dirty, corroded, or bent

Ensure clean burn and operation of gas range burners

2.0201.2f
Solid fuel burning appliances

If the solid fuel burning appliance is the primary heat source and has signs of structural failure replace solid fuel burning appliance with UL UL Underwriters Laboratories -listed and EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov - certified appliances if the existing appliance is not UL UL Underwriters Laboratories -listed

Ensure safe operations of solid fuel burning appliances