CodeResources

The following links/documents are all publicly available. They demonstrate the need for listed special gas vent as a life-safety issue. 



Centrotherm Documents

Flue Gas Venting for Residential Heating Appliances
By Doug Page
https://www.centrotherm.us.com/CentrothermUS/media/Centrotherm-US/Literature/Centrotherm-Flue-Gas-Venting-for-Residential-Heating-Appliances.pdf


OEM Manuals & White Papers

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company - Should Plastic Pipe & Fittings Be Used to Vent Combusation Gasses?
https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/firesafety/building/mechanical/gasfitters/documents/pvc-venting-notice-from-charlotte.pdf

North American Pipe Corporation - Solvent Welded PVC Pipe - Aboveground Applications
https://napcopipe.com/sites/default/files/media/PL-IG-001-US-EN-0119.2_SolventWeld-Aboveground.pdf


Technical Documents

Massachussetts Public Health Advisory: Plastic Pipes Used in Venting
https://www.mass.gov/news/vent-pipe-advisory


Trade Journal Articles

PHCP Pros - Is PVC an Acceptable Vent Material for Flue Gas?

by Ron George 
https://www.phcppros.com/articles/1911-is-pvc-an-acceptable-vent-material-for-flue-gases

PCHP Pros - PVC Flue Pipe Failure
by Ron George
https://www.phcppros.com/articles/1912-pvc-flue-pipe-failure

Plumbing & Mechanical - How Do You Vent?
by Jim Molloy
https://www.pmmag.com/articles/94304-how-do-you-vent

PCHP Pros - Venting Systems
by Doug Page
https://www.phcppros.com/articles/5249-venting-systems

Healthy Building: PVC In Buildings: Hazards and Alternatives
https://s3.amazonaws.com/hbnweb.prod/uploads/files/pvc-in-buildings-hazards-and-alternatives.pdf