On December 16 at 3:00-4:30 PM ET, Building America wil host the webinar: "Solutions for Combustion Safety in Existing Homes."
Combustion safety testing on natural-draft appliances is literally a life-and-death issue. Few residential contractors know how to conduct them - you have to go into the HVAC and home-performance contracting trades to find a qualified tester, and codes don't require the testing, so it often doesn't get done. But if you're working in an exisitng home with natural-draft combustion appliance and don't want to kill your client, you should be familiar with the testing.
To assist in addressing these concerns and opportunities, the Building America Program is hosting a no-cost webinar that will discuss both current guidelines and a field study supporting revised protocols for combustion safety testing in low-rise residential buildings. Presenters for this webinar will be Larry Brand, R&D Director at Gas Technology Institute and David L. Bohac, P.E., Director of Research at Center for Energy and Environment.