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New Gas Code Regulation

Click here to view the provincial notice of the new B149 Gas Code, which went into place September 1, 2010. The Code deals with installation of gas and propane appliances (furnaces, hot water tanks boilers).The revision specifically addresses the new requirements for vent installation and propane storage.  Both of these items may impact CHBA-Edmonton Region Builder Members. 

An addition to the B149 Gas Code specifically states that a vent shall not terminate where it may cause hazardous frost or ice accumulations on adjacent property surfaces.  This statement is currently being reviewed by the Gas Technical Council of Alberta Safety Services to see if more specific parameters can be put in around this sentence, and will result in a STANDATA likely in September.  Industry is currently involved in the parameters for this STANDATA.