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Anti-Scald Devises in Manufactured Structures - A New Responsibility?

HUD recently released its Manufactured Housing Newsletter.  An item on page 5 should be of concern to you according to PA's Mark Conte.

Anti-Scald Devices Update

If the valves and fixtures are not temperature-set and verified by the manufacturer as indicated above, the manufacturer’s DAPIA approved installation instructions must be amended to include and require that the temperature setting for these devices is to be water tested (24 CFR 3285.603(e)) and verified during the installation/setup of the home, so as to ensure compliance.

 

Conte goes on to explain, "What this means is that you will need to confirm with each manufacturer that work with to determine if they are expecting the installer to set the temperature of these fixtures. Our (Conte's agency) attempts to require the manufacturer to set the temperature were rejected by HUD.

 

 

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By Admin
Tue, 19 May 2015 13:40:24
RE: Anti-Scald Devises in Manufactured Structures - A New Responsibility?

I’m wondering if we even have the authority to look at anti-scald devices since sections 901 & 403.25(a) specifically exempts manufactured housing that bears the certificate label from the UCC except for specifically identified activities (which does not include verifying the installation or regulating the temperatures of anti-scald devises except during alterations).

By USER875
Tue, 19 May 2015 13:58:04
RE: Anti-Scald Devises in Manufactured Structures - A New Responsibility?

Mark Conte replies:


To be brief, the UCC exempts manufactured housing that is shipped from the factory and applies to activities that are outside of the manufacturers quality control program. So activities that occur on site and have not been inspected by others on your behalf can be inspected by local code enforcement.


If the manufacturer does not perform this task, then it is outside of their program and considered part of the installation process.

Mark

By USER875
Tue, 19 May 2015 14:06:14
RE: Anti-Scald Devises in Manufactured Structures - A New Responsibility?

I am not too keen on the concept of Code Officials now responsible for anti scald devices. This will open up a whloe new can of worms. Now Code Officials are subject to inspecting everything within the manufactures home, because no Code Official should issue a Cerrtificate Of Occupancy without full knowledge that it has been inspected and all PAUCC/IRC requirements have been met. The check list for the manufacturerer's Third Party Agency must be expanded to include ALL of the issues Code Officials inspect as with stick built homes. Either we inspect the entire home and treat the manufactured housing industry in accordance with our daily inspection processes or inspect ONLY attachement to the foundation and below as Code Officials have been instructed in the past.

By Jeffrey Shultz
Tue, 19 May 2015 17:50:10
RE: Anti-Scald Devises in Manufactured Structures - A New Responsibility?

I concurr with the previous post by Anon Anon.   Under Pa UCC wer are not authorized to inspect manufactured homes.  Only the foundation, anchoring  and utility connections. 

By James Kopchak
Tue, 19 May 2015 19:56:26

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