Make Up Air and International Mechanical Code
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Make Up Air and International Mechanical Code

Contractor University: Continuing Education Course for MN + WI Contractors, MN Realtors & MN Building Officials

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019
1:30-2:30 PM
Where: Contractor University — BATC-Housing First Minnesota
2960 Centre Pointe Drive
Roseville, Minnesota 
United States
Presenter: Dennis Schramel, Electro Industries

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$14 Member / $16 Non-member
Students will gain a better understanding of the International Mechanical Code 501.4 and the requirement for Make Up Air systems. Make-Up Air units are designed for today’s tighter homes where unhealthy negative pressure can created by appliances such as kitchen vent hoods, fireplaces, bathroom fans and any appliance without sealed combustion. Attendees will also review a calculation sheet that will help them determine if Make Up Air is required based on the exhaust rate of the appliances. If your a residential or commercial builder or building inspector this course will provide solutions to meet the code.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Achieve a better understanding on IMC 501.4 Exhaust Systems, 504.6 Clothes Dryer Exhaust and 505.2 Domestic Kitchen Exhaust Equipment
  • Recognize how to minimize risks of depressurization in a home that can lead to health risks or worse
  • Define adding minimal amount of electric heat energy to maintain comfort
  • Determine if Make-Up Air is required for each application DURING construction and not after 


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