Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
Need to contact us? Visit https://heatinghelp.com/contact-us/.
Click here to Find a Contractor in your area.

For the Plumbers.....

Options

Comments

  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,245
    Options
    Check out this F.A.I.!!!  Very cool 😎.   I always disagreed with some codes that stated Fresh Air Inlet could be as low as 6" A.G.  What about SNOW ❄ 🤔?   Mad Dog 🐕 
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,649
    Options
    Actually, snow -- unless it is very densely packed -- allows a fair amount of air passage. Probably enough for a simple plumbing vent. Though nowhere near enough for the intake for a boiler, for instance.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    Mad Dog_2
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,919
    Options
    Mad Dog_2 said:
    Check out this F.A.I.!!!  Very cool 😎.   I always disagreed with some codes that stated Fresh Air Inlet could be as low as 6" A.G.  What about SNOW ❄ 🤔?   Mad Dog 🐕 
    You're questioning code and something that has worked for over a century?


    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
    MikeAmannMad Dog_2
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,839
    Options
    Air regulator for what?
    Mad Dog_2
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,919
    edited June 2023
    Options
    Air regulator for what?
    I'm guessing house trap vent.

    But no idea really.


    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,245
    Options
    Yes Chris...Never drank The Kool-Aid like some people....When something doesn't make sense, I'll call it out....  By the way, I install MY fresh air inlets higher.  Why don't you edify us on your knowledge of the ICC...
    Ever actually install one?  Mad Dog 🐕 
    ChrisJCLamb
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,245
    Options
    I've never seen such an ornate F.A.I...that's
    Why I posted a picture.
     It looks like the top can be removed for rodding the building house drain, but I was already pushing it 😅 being in their front yard.  I've seen old ads for Plumbing and heating items that they hyped up their products as if they were earth-shattering inventions.  What is there to "regulate" ? You want maximum air flow on a Building House drain and sewer.  Just a hyped up gimmick, perhaps, but I thought it looked really cool 😎.   Mad Dog 🐕 
    ChrisJ
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,919
    edited June 2023
    Options
    @Mad Dog_2 No not only are house traps not used here, most feel they're an unnecessary headache and rip them out when found.

    So it's very unlikely I'll ever install one.  


    The few I've seen were older.... But I would guess 1950s-60s.  They were typically just a perforated metal cover on the foundation.   Nothing fancy like your picture.



    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment