There are six exceptions listed for paragraph 303.3. These six exceptions allow gas appliances in these prohibited locations when specific conditions are met. [Read more…]
Gas appliances could pose a threat to people when they are sleeping, unaware of any impending danger. The threats include oxygen depletion and elevated levels of nitrous oxide or carbon monoxide. For this reason, the fuel gas codes restrict the use of gas appliances in sleeping rooms.
The 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), Section 303 – Appliance Location contains the following criteria.
303.3 Prohibited Locations. Appliances shall not be located in sleeping rooms, bathrooms, toilet rooms, storage closets or surgical rooms, or in a space that opens only into such rooms or spaces, except where the installation complies with one of the following: