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Flooded HVAC equipment...

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kcopp
kcopp Member Posts: 4,448
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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  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,397
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    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    kcopp
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,635
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    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
    kcopp
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,448
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    perfect!
  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,429
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    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
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,448
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    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.

  • BillW
    BillW Member Posts: 198
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    Thanks for posting this, and its should end all arguments about this subject.
    kcopp
  • psb75
    psb75 Member Posts: 863
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    there only appears to be 44 pgs. ??
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,801
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    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
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,448
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    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 McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,629
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    FEMA will not cover repair of any flooded equipment only replacement.
    kcopp