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Flooded HVAC equipment...

kcoppkcopp Member Posts: 3,433
edited September 2017 in THE MAIN WALL
Does anyone know the NFPA 54 chapter and verse on protocol for a water heater that has been subject to submersion/flood of water?

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  • IronmanIronman Member Posts: 5,513
    Bob Boan


    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    kcopp
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 12,351
    It's on page 46, if you get tired of scrolling...
    Br. Jamie, osb

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
    kcopp
  • kcoppkcopp Member Posts: 3,433
    perfect!
  • Danny ScullyDanny Scully Member Posts: 1,220
    I know they'll be those who disagree, but I always just replace flooded equipment. For me, there is no level of flooding that's acceptable. I also don't think a customers budget is an acceptable excuse. Apologies in advance @kcopp if this thread goes off on this tangent :lol:
    Ironmanj a_2Dan Foley
  • kcoppkcopp Member Posts: 3,433
    Nope... I agree.
    I told the customer this. I was actually just going to the home to replace the thermocouple. After I relight everything and note that the pilot flame is weak does she tell me that the unit had been partially submerged a month ago....
    The unit is 16 years old anyways.

  • BillWBillW Member Posts: 198
    Thanks for posting this, and its should end all arguments about this subject.
    kcopp
  • psb75psb75 Member Posts: 170
    there only appears to be 44 pgs. ??
  • j a_2j a_2 Member Posts: 1,796

    I know they'll be those who disagree, but I always just replace flooded equipment. For me, there is no level of flooding that's acceptable. I also don't think a customers budget is an acceptable excuse. Apologies in advance @kcopp if this thread goes off on this tangent :lol:

    Dan you are dead on with my thinking....Yup others will disagree, and that's just fine..As a professional, it's totally up to you....They can best save money on dinners out. JMO
  • kcoppkcopp Member Posts: 3,433
    I am replacing the unit this week.
    Odd thing is the have a gas water heater w/ a 115 Buderus oil boiler.
    I pitched a 40 gallon HTP SS Pro. Made sense instead of having the oil boiler sit idle all summer.
  • Tim McElwainTim McElwain Member Posts: 4,340
    FEMA will not cover repair of any flooded equipment only replacement.
    kcopp
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