Combustion Appliance Testing (CAZ Testing) IECC-2015, Appendix RA
Description: This workshop provides the steps for the IECC-2015 informational procedure (Appendix RA) for residential Combustion Appliance Zone (CAZ) safety testing. Methods used from identifying combustion appliances requiring testing and where to test each appliance are addressed using the examination of photographs. The detailed test procedure of Appendix RA is explained in a step-by-step manner, identifying the step sequence and the test equipment needed, if any, for each step. Based upon testing results, procedures for combustion appliance compliance or failure are discussed, along with necessary mitigation options.
Learning objectives: After attending this course, participants will
1. Know how to identify vented combustion appliances
2. Understand the procedure for testing for combustion appliance venting safety, according to the IECC-2015, Appendix RA
3. Be aware of the test equipment needed for combustion appliance safety testing procedures
4. Know when and how to mitigate combustion appliance venting hazards
Length of Session: 120 minutes including Q & A
About the Presenter: Rick Karg, Residential Energy Dynamics, Bethel, ME
Mr. Karg is the owner of R.J. Karg Associates and the president of Residential Energy Dynamics (RED), a software firm that offers online software for performing building science calculations. Rick has had extensive experience in Maine writing building codes and construction manuals, and has served on the MUBEC Board for more than six years. Rick is a member of the ASHRAE 62.2 technical committee, and has presented training in Maine and across the U.S. on residential ventilation, ASHRAE 62.2, and related energy issues.
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