Board of Appeals - November 29, 2018 Minutes
Members Present: Chairperson, Clay Dietrich, Justin Schoenberg, Mark Honzay and Jeff Furstenau.
Others Present: Chris Rose, Ryan Erickson, Leonard Beaken, Kevin Koskela and Gretchen Morlan.
Chairperson, Clay Dietrich, called the meeting to order.
Item 1 – Approve the Minutes of the November 15, 2018 meeting.
Justin Schoenberg motioned to approve the minutes of the November 15, 2018 meeting. Jeff Furstenau seconded the motion. All members present voted aye, and the motion was declared carried.
Item 2 – Unfinished Business.
Item 3 – New Business
a). Review of International Residential Code, Chapters 12-24 and Appendices.
Commercial Mechanical Inspector, Leonard Beaken, presented chapters 12-24 and Appendices of the of the 2018 International Residential Code to the Board.
Chapter 12 - No changes.
Section M1305.1.1 of the 2015 IMC Furnaces and air handlers, was removed entirely along with the exception. The clearances are in the manufactures instructions.
Section M1305.1.3.2 Changed to “Pit locations”. The changes are to the minimum clearances for appliances installed in pits.
Chapter 14 - No changes.
Section M1502.3.1 The passageways of dryer exhaust duct terminals shall be undiminished in size and shall provide an open area of not less than 12.5 inches. Equivalent to a 4” round plate.
Section 1502.4.2 Staff recommends continuing the existing local AMENDMENT adding the following text, “Where dryer exhaust ducts are enclosed in wall or ceiling cavities, such cavities shall allow the installation of the duct without deformation.”
Discussion ensued regarding the types of situations that would allow the requirement to be met.
Section M1503 changed from “Range Hoods” to “Domestic Cooking Exhaust Equipment”. Intent of section remains same, but information has been reorganized.
Section M1503.2.1 Section added. Open top broiler units need a metal exhaust hood minimum 28 gauge, and have clearance requirements.
Exception added: “broil units with integral exhaust systems that are listed and labeled for use without an exhaust system, are not required to have an exhaust hood.”
Section M1503.6 Staff recommends continuing the existing local AMENDMENT. The section number changed from M1503.4 to M1503.6.
Section M1503.6 Exception added. Makeup air is not required for exhaust systems installed for the exclusive purpose of space cooling and intend to operate only when windows or other air inlets are open. Staff recommends adding a local AMENDMENT deleting the exception in its entirety.
Section M1503.6.2 Section added. Makeup air dampers have been required since makeup air has been required, this new section goes into the details of the requirements.
Section M1504 has changed to “Exhaust Ducts and Exhaust Opening”. The 2015 International Residential Code listed “Installation of Microwave Ovens” but has since been removed in the 2018 edition.
Section M1505 “Mechanical Ventilation” was moved due to Section M1505 –“Overhead Exhaust Hoods” being removed from the 2018 International Residential Code.
Section M1601.1.1 Item 8. Item # 8 was added and states that the volume damper shall be provided with access.
Section M1601.1.2 Section added: “Ducts shall be sealed, secured, and tested prior to being covered. Duct tightness must meet the requirements of Section N1103.3.”
Section 1601.4.1, Exception 3. Staff recommends continuing the existing local AMENDMENT regarding snap lock and button lock heights.
Section M1604.10 Staff recommends continuing the existing local AMENDMENT deleting this section as it pertains to flood.
Section M1701.2 Staff recommends continuing the existing local AMENDMENT deleting this section as it pertains to flood.
Section M1801.1. Venting is required. Staff recommends discontinuing the existing local AMENDMENT leaving the 2018 code edition verbiage as is.
Section M1901.1. Reduced clearances are permitted in accordance with the listing and labeling of the range hoods and ovens with integral exhaust.
Section M1901.2 Added a UL923 listing for microwaves.
Section 2005.1. Staff recommends continuing the existing local AMENDMENT referring to the North Dakota State Plumbing Code.
Section M2006.3 Temperature-limiting devices in 2015 International Residential Code was removed from the 2018 code edition.
Section M2101.3 Staff recommends continuing the existing local AMENDMENT referring to the North Dakota State Plumbing Code.
Table M2101.9 Added support requirements for pex pipe over 1 1/4 inches due to manufactures making larger pex, and is more rigid.
Section M2101.10 Added an exception which would allow air or compressed gases instead of hydrostatic test. All manufacturer’s installation requirements must be met. However, an amendment exists that requires the hydrostatic test. Staff recommends continuing this existing local AMENDMENT requiring a 100-pound psi hydro test.
Section M2103.2 Added insulation R-values for slab on-grade and suspended flooring installations shall be in accordance with Chapter 11. Therefore, the 2015 code Section M2103.2.1 “Slab on-grade installations” and Section M2103.2.2 “Suspended floor installations” were removed in the 2018 code edition.
Section M2103.3 Section added allowing pressed connections.
Section M2103.3, Paragraph 2. Staff recommends continuing the existing local AMENDMENT referring to the North Dakota State Plumbing Code.
Section M2105.13.3 Section was added. Requirements of this section and ASTM standards must be met.
Section M2105.13.4 Section was added to the code and must meet the requirements on this section and ASTM standard.
CHAPTER 22 - No changes.
Section M2201.6 Staff recommends continuing the existing local AMENDMENT deleting this section as it pertains to flood.
Section M2301.2.1 Access. Text changed to indicate that all solar systems and their components cannot interfere with any other device or its components on the roof.
The rest of this chapter was either reworded or rearranged. There are no other changes.
Section G2404.7 Staff recommends continuing the existing local AMENDMENT deleting this section a
Section G2406 (303.3), Item 6. Item 6 was added to allow clothes dryers in a residential bathroom (or toilet room) provided it has a minimum of a 100 square inch opening into another room which is not considered prohibited.
Section G2406.2 (303.3), Items 3 and 4. Staff recommends discontinuing the existing local AMENDMENT leaving the current verbiage of the 2018 code edition.
Figure G2407.6.1 Staff recommends continuing the existing local AMENDMENT deleting this figure in its entirety.
Figure G2407.6.2 Staff recommends continuing the existing local AMENDMENT that requires the duct terminating in the attic to be extended through the roof.
Section G2407.11, Item 5. Staff recommends continuing the existing local AMENDMENT stating that ducts shall not terminate in an attic space.
Section G2411.2 CSST. Section added and states that any CSST that is not arc-resistant must be properly bonded.
Section G2411.3 Arc Resistant CSST. Any CSST that is arc-resistant is considered to be bonded to the appliance that it is connected to.
Section G2412.9 Identification. Exceptions 1 through 4 were added.
Section G2412.10 Standard was added. Must meet requirements of Sections G2412.9 and G2414.
Section G2413.4 Text has been added that this section does not apply to CSST.
Section G2413.5 Staff recommends continuing the existing local AMENDMENT which adds the following text: but such pressure loss shall not be greater than .5 inch water column for gas pipe systems operating at less than 2 psi. The amendment for Section G2413.5 is changed to Section G2413.6.
Section G2414.10.3 Section was added. Stainless steel tubing joists must meet the requirements of this code and ANSI LC4/CSA 6.32 standards.
Sections G2415.11.1 through G2415.11.4 The language has changed and goes into more detail on protection method, dissimilar metals and protection of risers.
Section G2417.4.1 Staff recommends continuing the existing local AMENDMENT that requires not less than 25 psig.
Section G2420.6 Section has been added and states shutoff valves installed in tubing systems shall be rigidly and supported independently of the tube.
Section G2425.8 Staff recommends discontinuing the existing local AMENDMENT leaving item #7 in the 2018 code edition.
Section G2425.12, Item 1 Staff recommends continuing the existing local AMENDMENT which adds the following text: “when each appliance connected into masonry chimney has a minimum input rating greater than 400,000 btu’s”.
Section G2427.5.2 Staff recommends continuing the existing local AMENDMENT adding the text, “as per G2425.12”.
Section G2427.5.10. Section entered the code in 2018, but it has been enforced in this jurisdiction as double wall venting, a 1-inch clearance has always been required.
Section G2427.6.1 Section used to be “Installation, general”, and text has changed from “manufactures instructions” to “UL listing”.
Section G2439.3 Added text, “dryer ducts must be sealed in accordance with Section M1601.4.1”.
Section G2439.3.1 Section was added and states, “the passageway of dryer exhaust duct terminal shall be undiminished in size and shall provide an open area of not less than 12.5 square inches”.
Section G2442.4 Staff recommends continuing the existing local AMENDMENT regarding openings of screens for exhaust vents. The amendment for Section G2442.5 must be changed to Section G2442.4.
Section G2445 Staff recommends discontinuing the existing local AMENDMENT leaving the 2018 code edition verbiage as is.
Section G2447.2, Exception 2. Exception 2 has been added and states, “Where the installation is designed by a licensed professional engineer, in compliance with the manufacture’s installation instruction.
Apendicies A-E – No Changes
Item 4 – Staff Reports. There were no staff reports at this time.
Bruce stated that previous issues will be reviewed during the December Board meeting. He further requested that all issues be sent to Gretchen Morlan to be compiled and discussed.
Item 5 – Adjournment. Mark Honzay motioned to adjourn the meeting. Justin Schoenberg seconded the motion. All members present voted aye, and the motion was declared carried.
Bruce Taralson, Board Secretary