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2015 IECC

Robert O'Brien
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  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,537
    R403.2 seems to require ODR on every boiler?
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  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,704
    Read the compliance at the very top, only those items labeled "mandatory" in sections R401-R404 need to comply. That part is not labeled as mandatory.
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  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,537
    Ah, a code full of suggestions! Instead of "shall", they should just use "it would be nice if"
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  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,720
    Robert. We're u able to make the PHCC code class? I missed it. Mad Dog
  • delta T
    delta T Member Posts: 884
    403.1 states that thermostats are 'mandatory'. What about a TRV controlled constant circ system? would the TRV count as a thermostat?
  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,853
    I believe the DOE has been requiring ODR on all NEW boilers for a few years now. Doesn't require that it be properly programmed, only that it be a part of the controls.

    We (IAPMO) too ran into the issue with requiring a "thermostat" and are working in the Technical Commitee to address it. Even with TRV's, there needs to be SOME means of "seeing" what's going on inside, but it doesn't have to be in the form of a "Thermostat" per se. It could be a "sensor" that provides feedback to a BMS, hence no need for a true thermostat.

    Bottom line, the AHJ has the final say in what does or doesn't get done...

    ME
    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.