Decommissioning Ventilation Systems

Detail ID
6.0306.1
Topic
Whole-Building Ventilation
SubTopic
Decommissioning
Desired Outcome

Safe and proper elimination of ventilation components

SF Single Family Site-Built Housing
MH Manufactured Housing
MF Multifamily Housing

Specifications

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Disconnect power supply and terminate it in a visible junction box per applicable code

Safely disconnect and terminate power supplies

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Remove all ventilation components (i.e., fans, ducts, terminations) from dwelling

Preserve aesthetics and thermal and pressure boundary

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Seal and insulate all openings and voids left by the removal of the ventilation system including exterior terminations

Preserve the thermal/pressure boundary

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Permanently remove equipment from job site and recycle or dispose of removed equipment and refrigerant in accordance with local and federal law (e.g., EPA Section 608 of Clean Air Act of 1990)

Permanently decommission old equipment

Old equipment is permanently removed from service, protect the environment, and comply with regulation

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Decommissioning