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Propane equipment location and UMC

Paul Cooke
Paul Cooke Member Posts: 181
Does anyone have any advice on the possibility of placing direct vent propane equipment in a daylight basement location? This is for a new house.


  • MURPH'
    MURPH' Member Posts: 88
    I AM THINKING .......

    OPTICAL GRINDER, but thats just me !!

  • Paul Cooke
    Paul Cooke Member Posts: 181
    You joker

    No one is going to understand your lightning fast response to my serious question.

    By the way, what is an optical grinder?
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 15,014
    Common application

    in my area. Check with local code, NFPA 54, and local propane associations. Also the AHJ in your area, they sometimes have additional requirements above the codes, possibly a LP alarm and shut off valve tied into it.

    hot rod
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Paul Cooke
    Paul Cooke Member Posts: 181

    Just spoke with my local mechanical inspector. He said "No problem. Propane is just like natural gas." This surprised me.

    My concern was whether or not a floor drain would be required. He said no. Your suggestion of an alarm is a good one. The ground can shake around here from earthquakes, so an auto shutoff valve wouldn't hurt either.

  • Steve Levine
    Steve Levine Member Posts: 106
    That gives me great confidence in inspectors..

    "Propane is the same as natural gas"!. That's really frightening. The difference kills people.
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