02-658 C.M.R. ch. 13, 658-13 app C - MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE MAINE FUEL BOARD AND THE PLUMBERS' EXAMINING BOARD FOR THE INSTALLATION OF HOT WATER OR STEAM & WARM AIR HEATING SYSTEMS, RADIATION SUPPLY AND RETURN CONNECTIONS

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

OIL AND SOLID FUEL FIRED SYSTEMS

ALL TASKS TO BE PERFORMED UNDER THE SUPERVISION

AND RESPONSIBILITY OF A LICENSED MASTER OIL AND SOLID FUEL BURNER TECHNICIAN

A Master Plumber or a Journeyman Plumber, under the employment or direction of a Master Plumber

SHALL NOT

1. Pipe oil tank or run pipe from tank to oil burner;

2. Install any electric wiring unless he or she is licensed to do so;

3. Install any safety equipment;

4. Install any portion of the venting system; and

5. Install thermostat and relays.

A Master Plumber or a Journeyman Plumber, under the employment and direction of a Master Plumber

MAY INSTALL

1. Radiation, supply mains and returns, fittings, vents, gate valves, ball valves, zone valves, check valves or other valves that apply directly to the mechanical function of the heating system. This section does not apply to Safety Valves;

2. Connect mains and returns to boiler;

3. Connect make-up water to boiler;

4. Install back flo preventer; and

5. Connect domestic water piping to tankless, indirect or direct fire water heater.

A Master Plumber or a Journeyman Plumber holding an Apprentice Oil Burner license under the direct supervision of a Master Oil and Solid Fuel Technician

MAY

1. Set boiler;

2. Set warm air furnaces, install plenums, warm air and return ducts, registers and piping; and

3. Set direct fire & indirect water heaters

A Master Oil and/or Solid Fuel Technician;

A Journeyman Oil and/or Solid Fuel Technician, under the indirect supervision of a Master Oil and/or Solid Fuel Technician; or

An Apprentice Oil and/or Solid Fuel Technician, under the direct supervision of a Master or Journeyman Oil and/or solid Fuel Technician

MAY

1. Set boiler;

2. Pipe radiation, vents, valves, etc.;

3. Install mains and returns;

4. Connect mains and returns to boiler;

5. Connect make-up water to boiler;

6. Install back flo preventer;

7. Install and pipe oil tank;

8. Install set pump, if necessary;

9. Connect oil piping to boiler;

10. Install smoke pipe;

11. Install safety equipment to include safety valves;

12. Install thermostats and relays;

13. Install electric wiring to a breaker or fuse box; and

14. Connect a tankless, indirect or direct fired water heater to existing piping within the room in accordance with 32 MRSA §3302.

PROPANE & NATURAL GAS FIRED SYSTEMS

ALL TASKS TO BE PERFORMED UNDER THE SUPERVISION

AND RESPONSIBILITY OF A LICENSED PROPANE & NATURAL GAS TECHNICIAN WITH THE APPLIANCE CONNECTION & SERVICE ENDORSEMENT

A Master Plumber or a Journeyman Plumber, under the employment or direction of a Master Plumber

SHALL NOT

1. Install or connect any gas piping;

2. Install any electric wiring unless he or she is licensed to do so;

3. Install any safety equipment;

4. Install any portion of the venting system; and

5. Install thermostat and relays.

A Master Plumber or a Journeyman Plumber, under the employment and direction of a Master Plumber

MAY INSTALL

1. Radiation, supply mains and returns, fittings, vents, gate valves, ball valves, zone valves, check valves or other valves that apply directly to the mechanical function of the heating system. This section does not apply to Safety Valves;

2. Connect mains and returns to boiler;

3. Connect make-up water to boiler;

4. Install back flo preventer; and

5. Connect domestic water piping to tankless, indirect or direct fire water heater.

A Master Plumber or a Journeyman Plumber, holding a Propane & Natural Gas Helper license under the direct supervision of a Propane & Natural Gas technician with the Appliance Connection & Service endorsement

MAY

1. Set boiler;

2. Set warm air furnaces, install plenums, warm air and return ducts, registers and piping; and

3. Set direct fire & indirect water heaters.

A Propane & Natural Gas Technician with the Appliance Connection & Service endorsement or

A Propane & Natural Gas Helper, under the direct supervision of a Propane & Natural Gas technician with the Appliance Connection & Service endorsement,

MAY

1. Set boiler;

2. Pipe radiation, vents, valves, etc.

3. Install mains and returns;

4. Connect mains and returns to boiler;

5. Connect make-up water to boiler;

6. Install back flo preventer;

7. Install gas piping after the second stage regulator;

8. Connect gas piping to boiler;

9. Install the venting system components;

10. Install safety equipment including safety valves;

11. Install thermostats and relays;

12. Install electric wiring to a breaker or fuse box; and

13. Connect a tankless, indirect or direct fired water heater to existing piping within the room in accordance with 32 MRSA §3302.

Date: April 12, 2012

Barry Austin, Chairperson

Maine Fuel Board

Date: December 14, 2011

Michael Lowe, Chairperson

Plumbers' Examining Board

Notes

02-658 C.M.R. ch. 13, 658-13 app C

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