Wet Dog Glass Scope of Work
Pertains to equipment purchased complete with heating, safety and temperature control systems.
General – Customer or Customer’s qualified contractor must receive and install equipment. It is understood that Customer or Customer’s qualified contractor will perform all steps necessary to make equipment operational.
The following must be performed by Customer/Customer’s qualified contractors.
- Receive equipment at delivery site. Equipment ships crated/palletized via freight carrier. Customer is responsible for unloading equipment which may require dock access and a forklift or pallet jack. For larger crates, forklift extensions are required. Consult with Wet Dog Glass for recommendations on forklift weight capacity.
- Document any visible shifting or damage of or to boxes or equipment via photographs and written description. (Make claim with freight company if necessary)
- Remove all equipment from pallets/crating.
- Set all equipment in place per CAD layout drawings/customer preference.
- Connect line power to all electric control panels including gas driven equipment requiring electric service.
- Provide gas service to all combustion equipment at specified pressure.
- Where applicable (if customer has purchased a remote mounted controls), mount control panels on walls at customer’s preferred height from finished floor.
- Run conduit and cables between control panels and, where applicable, between remote mounted control panels and rear junction box mounted on equipment.
- Where applicable, route and connect remote mounted control panels Class 2 signal wire to thermocouple probes on electric and gas equipment (two class 2 harnesses per unit).
Customer may contract Wet Dog Glass, LLC for the following onsite work: completing furnace (onsite builds not including connections to utilities), turning on equipment, tuning equipment, training and/or troubleshooting.
Furnaces ship complete with heating, safety and temperature control systems (some components, such as heating elements, crucibles or blower, may drop ship from a separate vendor). Furnace systems built onto furnaces are pre-tested prior to shipping. This piece of equipment may require minimal final assembly onsite. Final assembly may include attaching the furnace door handle and attaching Type R thermocouples, for electric furnaces inserting the furnace elements or for free standing pot furnaces inserting the crucible. Final assembly may be performed by Wet Dog Glass, LLC on site should Customer contract us to do so. Otherwise this is the responsibility of the Customer. Depending on weight load or dimensional restrictions a furnace may require complete assembly onsite and will require contracting in advance. Materials will be drop shipped to Customer site and Wet Dog Glass personnel will complete build. Travel expenses will apply.
The Customer will be responsible for turning on the furnace and bringing it up to working temperature. Alternately the Customer may contract Wet Dog Glass, LLC to perform the following: start up the furnace, tune the furnace after it has reached operating temperature and/or train the Customer to safely bring the furnace up to temperature from a cold start, charge the furnace, restart from a power failure and turndown for maintenance. This contracted work typically takes from 4-5 days. All gas and electrical connections must be made by Customer’s contractor prior to Wet Dog Glass, LLC personnel arrival. This work may include the following:
Provided by Customer
- Completed hood and ventilation system
- Gas line capable of providing in branch capacity the max fuel input at required pressure.
- Final gas connections.
- Electrical service. If control panel is mounted remotely, conduit connecting pull box located on or near furnace (usually behind furnace). The furnace requires two ½” conduits and one ¾” conduit. Conduits cannot be combined. Power to furnace provided thru furnace control panel.
- Installation of furnace control panel must be done by Customer’s qualified electrician. Wet Dog Glass, LLC is not responsible for remotely mounting or terminating power in control panel. Customer must select location (if not mounted onto furnace) and give electrician mounting height instructions. Panel must be mounted with clear sight to furnace door. Panel should be mounted with power terminated in panel and conduit run to junction box before installation of furnace. Where desired or specified, Customer will provide and terminate interlocks for ventilation system, combustion air fan starter contacts, and building fire safety system.
- If remote control panel is used, Customer contractor must supply 120VAC and 2) CAT5e Ethernet cables connecting remote panel to junction box.
- If furnace requires extensive onsite assembly, Customer must have water, a water-fed diamond saw with 14”diameter x 1” arbor blade capacity, a wheel barrow, and either a forklift or a chain hoist and pallet jack available on site. All furnace components and materials will be drop-shipped to customer’s location and must be received and set in or near designated location of the furnace.
Glory holes are typically pre-tested and delivered via freight carrier ready for installation. Installation will involve connection to gas supply, connection to electrical supply, and if necessary connection to combustion air line, all installation work will be performed by Customer or Customer’s contracted tradesperson. Initial startup of equipment will be responsibility of Customer unless Customer contracts Wet Dog Glass, LLC personnel to do onsite startup.
Provided by Customer:
- Complete hood and ventilation system.
- Gas line capable of providing branch capacity, the max fuel input at required pressure.
- Electrical connection to branch circuit.
- Connection to gas supply.
Garage/Pipe Warmer/Combo Units
Garage/Pipe Warmer/Combo Units will be pre-tested and delivered ready for installation. Installation will involve connection to gas supply, all installation work will be performed by Customer or Customer’s contracted tradesperson. Initial startup of equipment will be responsibility of Customer unless Customer contracts Wet Dog Glass, LLC personnel to do onsite startup.
Provided by Customer:
- Gas supply connection via low pressure flexible gas hose. (Code may not permit this equipment to be on wheels and moveable in which cast it will be hard piped).
- Connection to gas supply.
Annealers/Casting Kilns/Fusing Ovens
Annealers are tested and delivered ready for installation. Stacked annealer units are shipped un-stacked. Customer or customer’s contractor must stack annealers. Installation will involve connection to electrical supply via standard plug or hardwiring or connection to gas supply, all installation work will be performed by Customer or Customer’s contracted tradesperson. Initial startup of equipment will be responsibility of Customer unless Customer contracts Wet Dog Glass, LLC personnel to do onsite startup.
Provided by Customer:
- Electrical service. If control panel is mounted remotely, conduit connecting pull box will be located on or near ovens.
- Connection to electric supply via standard plug or hardwiring or connection to gas supply.