Good point but I think requiring the gaurds during a unit replacement can justified through the current code lanquage.You don't want to require something that would be considered retro-fitting.
It should, at a minimum, compare the existing equipment weight to the new equipment weight, and verify that no increase would require structural modifications, IMO.north star said:Does "your whole enchildada" include the structure upon which the old one was mounted?...In
exact words, ...does the structure qualify as part of the whole system?....Not just the
HVAC equipment itself?
Yes. Found a few that a structural engineer had to be called in due to increased equipment loads.In exact words, ...does the structure qualify as part of the whole system?....
Thanks Bro, if I am reading this thread correctly, it applies to equipment after 2011. Local Building Inspector brought it to my attention....do I have it wrong? Hope so! Code 304.1 Guards referenced aboveThe guard rail is for people, not equipment. Have you read the applicable code sections?