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Title 10Chapter IISubchapter DPart 440 → Appendix


Title 10: Energy
PART 440—WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE FOR LOW-INCOME PERSONS


Appendix A to Part 440—Standards for Weatherization Materials

The following Government standards are produced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and are published in title 16, Code of Federal Regulations:

Thermal Insulating Materials for Building Elements Including Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Attics, and Roofs Insulation—organic fiber—conformance to Interim Safety Standard in 16 CFR part 1209;

Fire Safety Requirements for Thermal Insulating Materials According to Insulation Use—Attic Floor—insulation materials intended for exposed use in attic floors shall be capable of meeting the same flammability requirements given for cellulose insulation in 16 CFR part 1209;

Enclosed spaces—insulation materials intended for use within enclosed stud or joist spaces shall be capable of meeting the smoldering combustion requirements in 16 CFR part 1209.

The following standards which are not otherwise set forth in part 440 are incorporated by reference and made a part of part 440. The following standards have been approved for incorporation by reference by the Director of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. These materials are incorporated as they exist on April 5, 1993 and a notice of any change in these materials will be published in the Federal Register. The standards incorporated by reference are available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal__register/ code__of__federal__regulations/ ibr__locations.html.

The standards incorporated by reference in part 440 can be obtained from the following sources:

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute, 1501 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 524-8800.

American Gas Association, 1515 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 841-8400.

American National Standards Institute, Inc., 1430 Broadway, New York, NY 10018; (212) 642-4900.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, United Engineering Center, 345 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017; (212) 705-7800.

American Society for Testing and Materials, 1916 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103; (215) 299-5400.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association, 1540 East Dundee Road, Palatine, IL 60067; (708) 202-1350.

Federal Specifications, General Services Administration, Specifications Section, Room 6654, 7th and D Streets, SW, Washington, DC 20407; (202) 708-5082.

Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association, 1901 Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 525-9565.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association, 2101 L Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037; (202) 457-8400.

National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269; (617) 770-3000.

National Standards Association, 1200 Quince Orchard Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878; (301) 590-2300. (NSA is a local contact for materials from ASTM).

National Wood Window and Door Association, 1400 East Touhy Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60018; (708) 299-5200.

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association, P.O. Box 221230, Chantilly, VA 22022-1230; (703) 803-2980.

Steel Door Institute, 712 Lakewood Center North, 14600 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44107; (216) 899-0100.

Steel Window Institute, 1230 Keith Building, Cleveland, OH 44115; (216) 241-7333.

Tubular Exchanger Manufacturers Association, 25 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591; (914) 332-0040.

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., P.O. Box 75530, Chicago, IL 60675-5330; (708) 272-8800.

More information regarding the standards in this reference can be obtained from the following sources:

Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 554-1080.

National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, (301) 975-2000

Weatherization Assistance Programs Division, Conservation and Renewable Energy, Mail Stop 5G-023, Forrestal Bldg, 1000 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586-2207.

Thermal Insulating Materials for Building Elements Including Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Attics, and Roofs

[Standards for conformance]

Insulation—mineral fiber:
Blanket insulationASTM1 C665-88.
Roof insulation boardASTM C726-88.
Loose-fill insulationASTM C764-88.
Insulation—mineral cellular:
Vermiculite loose-fill insulationASTM C516-80 (1990).
Perlite loose-fill insulationASTM C549-81 (1986).
Cellular glass insulation blockASTM C552-88.
Perlite insulation boardASTM C728-89a.
Insulation—organic fiber:
Cellulosic fiber insulating boardASTM C208-72 (1982).
Cellulose loose-fill insulationASTM C739-88.
Insulation-organic cellular:
Preformed block-type polystyrene insulationASTM C578-87a.
Rigid preformed polyurethane insulation boardASTM C591-85.
Polyurethane or polyisocyanurate insulation board faced with aluminum foil on both sidesFS2 HH-I-1972/1 (1981).
Polyurethane or polyisocyanurate insulation board faced with felt on both sidesFS HH-I-1972/2 (1981). And Amendment 1, October 3, 1985.
Insulation—composite boards:
Mineral fiber and rigid cellular polyurethane composite roof insulation boardASTM C726-88.
Perlite board and rigid cellular polyurethane composite roof insulationASTM C984-83.
Gypsum board and polyurethane or polisocyanurate composite boardFS HH-I-1972/4 (1981).
Materials used as a patch to reduce infiltration through the building envelopeCommercially available.

1 ASTM indicates American Society for Testing and Materials.

2 FS indicates Federal Specifications.

Thermal Insulating Materials for Pipes, Ducts, and Equipment Such as Boilers and Furnaces

[Standards for conformance]

Insulation—mineral fiber:
Preformed pipe insulationASTM1 C547-77.
Blanket and felt insulation (industrial type)ASTM C553-70 (1977).
Blanket insulation and blanket type pipe insulation (metal-mesh covered) (industrial type)ASTM C592-80.
Block and board insulationASTM C612-83.
Spray applied fibrous insulation for elevated temperatureASTM C720-89.
High-temperature fiber blanket insulationASTM C892-89.
Duct work insulationSelected and applied according to ASTM C971-82.
Insulation—mineral cellular:
Diatomaceous earth block and pipe insulationASTM C517-71 (1979)
Calcium silicate block and pipe insulationASTM C533-85 (1990).
Cellular glass insulationASTM C552-88.
Expanded perlite block and pipe insulationASTM C610-85.
Insulation—Organic Cellular:
Preformed flexible elastomeric cellular insulation in sheet and tubular formASTM C534-88.
Unfaced preformed rigid cellular polyurethane insulationASTM C591-85.
Insulation skirtingCommercially available.

1ASTM indicates American Society for Testing and Materials.

Fire Safety Requirements for Insulating Materials According to Insulation Use

[Standards for conformance]

Attic floorInsulation materials intended for exposed use in attic floors shall be capable of meeting the same smoldering combustion requirements given for cellulose insulation in ASTM1 C739-88.
Enclosed spaceInsulation materials intended for use within enclosed stud or joist spaces shall be capable of meeting the smoldering combustion requirements in ASTM C739-88.
Exposed interior walls and ceilingsInsulation materials, including those with combustible facings, which remain exposed and serve as wall or ceiling interior finish, shall have a flame spread classification not to exceed 150 (per ASTM E84-89a).
Exterior envelope walls and roofsExterior envelope walls and roofs containing thermal insulations shall meet applicable local government building code requirements for the complete wall or roof assembly.
Pipes, ducts, and equipmentInsulation materials intended for use on pipes, ducts and equipment shall be capable of meeting a flame spread classification not to exceed 150 (per ASTM E84-89a).

1 ASTM indicates American Society for Testing and Materials.

Storm Windows

[Standards for conformance]

Storm windows:
Aluminum insulating storm windowsANSI/AAMA11002.10-83.
Aluminum frame storm windowsANSI/AAMA 1002.10-83.
Wood frame storm windowsANSI/NWWDA2 I.S. 2-87. (Section 3)
Rigid vinyl frame storm windowsASTM3 D4099-89.
Frameless plastic glazing stormRequired minimum thickness windows is 6 mil (.006 inches).
Movable insulation systems for windowsCommercially available.

1ANSI/AAMA indicates American National Standards Institute/American Architectural Manufacturers Association.

2ANSI/NWWDA indicates American National Standards Institute/National Wood Window & Door Association.

3ASTM indicates American Society for Testing and Materials.

Storm Doors

[Standards for conformance]

Storm doors—Aluminum:
Storm DoorsANSI/AAMA1 1102.7-89.
Sliding glass storm doorsANSI/AAMA 1002.10-83.
Wood storm doorsANSI/NWWDA2 I.S. 6-86.
Rigid vinyl storm doorsASTM3 D3678-88.
Vestibules:
Materials to construct vestibulesCommercially available.
Replacement windows:
Aluminum frame windowsANSI/AAMA 101-88.
Steel frame windowsSteel Window Institute recommended specifications for steel windows, 1990.
Wood frame windowsANSI/NWWDA I.S. 2-87.
Rigid vinyl frame windowsASTM D4099-89.

1ANSI/AAMA indicates American National Standards Institute/American Architectural Manufacturers Association.

2ANSI/NWWDA indicates American National Standards Institute/National Wood Window & Door Association.

3ASTM indicates American Society for Testing and Materials.

Replacement Doors

[Standards for conformance]

Replacement doors—Hinged doors:
Steel doorsANSI/SDI1 100-1985.
Wood doors:
Flush doorsANSI/NWWDA2 I.S. 1-87. (exterior door provisions)
Pine, fir, hemlock and spruce doorsANSI/NWWDA I.S. 6-86.
Sliding patio doors:
Aluminum doorsANSI/AAMA3 101-88.
Wood doorsNWWDA I.S. 3-83.

1ANSI/SDI indicates American National Standards Institute/Steel Door Institute.

2ANSI/NWWDA indicates American National Standards Institute/National Wood Window & Door Association.

3ANSI/AAMA indicates American National Standards Institute/American Architectural Manufacturers Association.

Caulks and sealants:

[Standards for conformance]

Caulks and sealants:
PuttyFS1 TT-P-00791B, October 16, 1969 and Amendment 2, March 23, 1971.
Glazing compounds for metal sashASTM2 C669-75 (1989).
Oil and resin base caulksASTM C570-72 (1989).
Acrylic (solvent types) sealantsFS TT-S-00230C, February 2, 1970 and Amendment 2, October 9, 1970.
Butyl rubber sealantsFS TT-S-001657, October 8, 1970.
Chlorosulfonated polyethylene sealantsFS TT-S-00230C, February 2, 1970 and Amendment 2, October 9, 1970.
Latex sealing compoundsASTM C834-76 (1986).
Elastomeric joint sealants (normally considered to include polysulfide, polyurethane, and silicone)ASTM C920-87.
Preformed gaskets and sealing materialsASTM C509-84.

1FS indicates Federal Specifications.

2ASTM indicates American Society for Testing and Materials.

Weatherstripping

[Standards for conformance]

WeatherstrippingCommercially available.
Vapor retardersSelected according to the provisions cited in ASTM1 C755-85 (1990). Permeance not greater than 1 perm when determined according to the desiccant method de- scribed in ASTM E96-90.
Items to improve attic ventilationCommercially available.
Clock thermostatsNEMA2 DC 3-1989.

1ASTM indicates American Society for Testing and Materials.

2NEMA indicates National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

Heat Exchangers

[Standards for conformance]

Heat exchangers, water-to-water and steam-to-waterASME1 Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, 1992, Sections II, V, VIII, IX, and X, as applicable to pressure vessels. Standards of Tubular Exchanger Manufacturers Association, Seventh Edition, 1988.
Heat exchangers with gas-fired appliances2Conformance to AGA3 Requirements for Heat Reclaimer Devices for Use with Gas-Fired Appliances No. 1-80, June 1, 1980. AGA Laboratories Certification Seal.
Heat pump water heating heat recovery systemsElectrical components to be listed by UL.4

1ASME indicates American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

2The heat reclaimer is for installation in a section of the vent connector from appliances equipped with draft hoods or appliances equipped with powered burners or induced draft and not equipped with a draft hood.

3AGA indicates American Gas Association.

4UL indicates Underwriters Laboratories.

Boiler/Furnace Control Systems

[Standards for conformance]

Automatic set back thermostatsListed by UL.1 Conformance to NEMA2 DC 3-1989.
Line voltage or low voltage room thermostatsNEMA DC 3-1989.
Automatic gas ignition systemsANSI3 Z21.21-1987 and Z21.21a-1989. AGA4 Laboratories Certification Seal.
Energy management systemsListed by UL.
Hydronic boiler controlsListed by UL.
Other burner controlsListed by UL.

1UL indicates Underwriters Laboratories.

2NEMA indicates National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

3ANSI indicates American National Standards Institute.

4AGA indicates American Gas Association.

Water Heater Modifications

[Standards for conformance]

Insulate tank and distribution piping(See insulation section of this appendix).
Install heat traps on inlet and outlet pipingApplicable local plumbing code.
Install/replace water heater heating elementsListed by UL.1
Electric, freeze-prevention tape for pipesListed by UL.
Reduce thermostat settingsState or local recommendations.
Install stack damper, gas-fueledANS12 Z21.66-1988, including Exhibits A&B, and ANSI Z223.1-1988.
Install stack damper, oil-fueledUL 17, November 28, 1988, and NFPA3 31-1987.
Install water flow modifiersCommercially available.

1UL indicates Underwriters Laboratories.

2ANSI indicates American National Standards Institute.

3NFPA indicates National Fire Prevention Association.

Waste Heat Recovery Devices

[Standards for conformance]

Desuperheater/water heatersARI1 470-1987.
Condensing heat exchangersCommercially available components and in new heating furnace systems to manufacturers' specifications.
Condensing heat exchangersCommercially available (Commercial, multi-story building, with teflon-lined tubes institutional) to manufacturers' specifications.
Energy recovery equipmentEnergy Recovery Equipment and Systems Air-to-Air (1978) Sheet Metal and Air-Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA).2

1ARI indicates Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute.

2SMACNA denotes Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association.

Boiler Repair and Modifications/Efficiency Improvements

[Standards for conformance]

Install gas conversion burnersANSI1 Z21.8-1984, (for gas or oil-fired systems) ANSI Z21.17-1984, ANSI Z21.17a-1990, and ANSI Z223.1-1988. AGA2 Laboratories Certification seal.
Replace oil burnerUL3 296, February 28, 1989 Revision and NFPA4 31-1987.
Install burners (oil/gas)ANSI Z223.1-1988 for gas equipment and NFPA 31-1987 for oil equipment.
Re-adjust boiler water temperature or install automatic boiler temperature reset controlASME5 CSD-1-1988, ASME CSD-1a-1989, ANSI Z223.1-1988, and NFPA 31-1987.
Replace/modify boilersASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, 1992, Sections II, IV, V, VI, VIII, IX, and X. Boilers must be Institute of Boilers and Radiation Manufacturers (IBR) equipment.
Clean heat exchanger, adjust burner air shutter(s), check smoke no. on oil-fueled equipment. Check operation of pump(s) and replacement filtersPer manufacturers' instructions.
Repair combustion chambersRefractory linings may be required for conversions.
Replace heat exchangers, tubesProtection from flame contact with conversion burners by refractory shield.
Install/replace thermostatic radiator valvesCommercially available. One pipe steam systems require air vents on each radiator; see manufacturers' requirements.
Install boiler duty cycle control systemCommercially available. NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) 1993 and local electrical codes provisions for wiring.

1ANSI indicates American National Standards Institute.

2AGA indicates American Gas Association.

3UL indicates Underwriters Laboratories.

4NFPA indicates National Fire Prevention Association.

5ANSI/ASME indicates American National Standards Institute/American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Heating and Cooling System Repairs and Tune-ups/Efficiency Improvements

[Standards for conformance]

Install duct insulationFS1 HH-I-558C, January 7, 1992 (see insulation sections of this appendix).
Reduce input of burner; derate gas-fueled equipmentLocal utility company and procedures if applicable for gas-fueled furnaces and ANSI2 Z223.1-1988 (NFPA3 54-1988) including appendix H.
Repair/replace oil-fired equipmentNFPA 31-1987.
Replace combustion chamber in oil-fired furnaces or boilersNFPA 31-1987.
Clean heat exchanger and adjust burner: adjust air shutter and check CO2 and stack temperature. Clean or replace air filter on forced air furnaceANSI Z223.1-1988 (NFPA 54-1988) including appendix H.
Install vent dampers for gas-fueled heating systemsApplicable sections of ANSI Z223.1-1988 (NFPA 54-1988) including appendices H, I, J, and K. ANSI Z21.66-1988 and exhibits A & B for electrically operated dampers.
Install vent dampers for oil-fueled heating systemsApplicable sections of NFPA 31-1987 for installation and in conformance with UL4 17, November 28, 1988.
Reduce excess combustion air:
A: Reduce vent connector size of gas-fueled appliancesANSI Z223.1-1988 (NFPA 54-1988) part 9 and appendices G & H.
B: Adjust barometric draft regulator for oil fuelsNFPA 31-1987 and per manufacturers' (furnace or boiler) instructions.
Replace constant burning pilot with electric ignition device on gas-fueled furnaces or boilersANSI Z21.71-1981, Z21.71a-1985, and Z21.71b-1989.
Readjust fan switch on forced air gas or oil-fueled furnacesApplicable sections and appendix H of ANSI Z223.1-1988 (NFPA 54-1988) for gas furnaces and NFPA 31-1987 for oil furnaces.
Replace burnersSee power burners (oil/gas).
Install/replace duct furnaces (gas)ANSI Z223.1-1988 (NFPA 54-1988).
Install/replace heat pumpsListed by UL.
Replace air diffusers, intakes, registers, and grillesCommercially available.
Install/replace warm air heating metal ductsCommercially available.
Filter alarm unitsCommercially available.

1FS indicates Federal Specifications.

2ANSI indicates American National Standards Institute.

3NFPA indicates National Fire Prevention Association.

4UL indicates Underwriters Laboratories.

Replacement Furnaces, Boilers, and Wood Stoves

[Standards for conformance]

Chimneys, fireplaces, vents and solid fuel burning appliancesNFPA1 211-1988.
Gas-fired furnacesANS12 Z21.47-1987, Z21.47a-1988, and Z21.47b-1989. ANSI Z223.1-1988 (NFPA 54-1988).
Oil-fired furnacesUL3 727, August 27, 1991 Revision and NFPA 31-1987.
Liquified petroleum gas storageNFPA 58-1989.
Ventilation fans:
Including electric attic, ceiling, and whole house fansUL 507, August 23, 1990 Revision.

1NFPA indicates National Fire Prevention Association.

2ANSI indicates American National Standards Institute.

3UL indicates Underwriters Laboratories.

Air Conditioners and Cooling Equipment

[Standards for conformance]

Air conditioners:
Central air conditionersARI1 210/240-1989.
Room size unitsANSI/AHAM2 RAC-1-1982.
Other cooling equipment:
Including evaporative coolers, heat pumps and other equipmentUL3 1995, November 30, 1990.4

1ARI indicates Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute.

2AHAM/ANSI indicates American Home Appliance Manufacturers/American National Standards Institute.

3UL indicates Underwriters Laboratories.

4This standard is a general standard covering many different types of heating and cooling equipment.

Screens, Window Films, and Reflective Materials

[Standards for conformance]

Insect screensCommercially available.
Window filmsCommercially available.
Shade screens:
Fiberglass shade screensCommercially available.
Polyester shade screensCommercially available.
Rigid awnings:
Wood rigid awningsCommercially available.
Metal rigid awningsCommercially available.
Louver systems:
Wood louver systemsCommercially available.
Metal louver systemsCommercially available.
Industrial-grade white paint used as a heat-reflective measure on awnings, window louvers, doors, and exterior duct work (exposed)Commercially available.

[58 FR 12529, Mar. 4, 1993, as amended at 69 FR 18803, Apr. 9, 2004]

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