Havaco Technologies

High Impact Plastic Fittings UL Classified

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HaVACo Technologies, Inc. introduces the newly expanded START to FINISHline including the Quick Connect Start Collars plus a Multi-Step Reducer, 12” and 8” Snap Together Wyes, 8”, 6” and 8/7/6 Reducing Register Boots, Square and Round Ceiling Diffusers and more on the way. The products are all made from high impact plastic and feature a minimum 2” connection surface as required by ICC 603.9 (International Code Council’s International Mechanical Code 2009 Edition) and the Air Diffusion Council.

The Quick Connect Start Collars are fire rated UL2043 and feature a patented Quick Zip™ fastening system and double-sided adhesive gasket and allows for flex duct to be attached prior to getting into the attic or crawlspace. The Quick Connect Start Collar is available in 5”, 6”, 7”, 8”, 10” and 12” sizes with pre-installed dampers. The Quick Connect Collars (also sold as the SpeediCollar and Rocket Collar) are available at major outlets across the country such as Home Depot, Menard’s and Grainger. The entire line of Start to Finish products are Made in the USA, won’t dent or rust and are corrosion free.


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The QuickZip pull materials are UL 94 and UL 181B rated. The Quick Connect Start Collar and Damper are UL 2043 Classified (Test results can be downloaded) As a result of the preliminary meeting on July 16, 2007 both the UL 2043 as well as the NFPA 90A documents are being revised to clarify the applicability of UL 2043 for discrete products used in the air handling space.

The updated scope states that the UL 2043 method can be used when UL 723 (E-84 Steiner Tunnel 25/50 test) is not applicable and is no longer limited to just electrical products.

UL Classified

1.1A This test may be used to determine fire performance and smoke characteristics of discrete, non-continuous building materials where the Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials, UL 723, is not applicable.

1.2 The purpose of this test is to determine the rate of heat release and the rate of smoke release of the burning product samples as they relate to the requirements for fire-resistant and low-smoke producing characteristics in accordance with the provisions of the following codes: National Electric Code, NFPA 70, International Mechanical Code, NFPA 5000, Standard for the Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems, NFPA 90A.

Additionally NFPA 90A is being revised to state that UL 2043 is to be used to assess "other discrete products" – not only loudspeakers and recessed lighting fixtures.

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