[D26-18.01] 27-2034 Space and water heaters
a. Any gas-fueled
space or water heater used in any dwelling unit, in addition to the provisions
of section 27-2032 of article eight of this subchapter, shall comply with the
provisions of this section and with the regulations of the department.
b. No person shall
install or maintain in any dwelling unit a gas-fuel-fired space or water heater
unless the heater obtains combustion air directly from the outside of the building.
In the alternative, a gas fuel fired water heater that does not obtain its combustion
air directly from the outside of the building may be installed provided that
such installation is in compliance with the conditions of subdivision i of section
P107.26 of reference standard RS-16 of the building code.
c. No person shall
install or maintain a gas-fueled water heater in a room occupied for sleeping
purposes, or cause or permit to be occupied for sleeping purposes any room in
which a gas-fueled water heater is installed.
d. No person shall
install or maintain in any dwelling unit a gas-fueled water heater so designed
and arranged that it heats water in pipe coils placed at a distance from the
hot water storage tank.
e. Every gas-fuel-fired
space or water heater shall be (i) currently listed by an independent laboratory
acceptable to the commissioner of buildings, (ii) approved by the department
of buildings and (iii) approved by the department of health. All accessories
or control devices for use with such heaters shall have proof of such listing.
f. Each heater
shall be equipped with an effective device which will automatically shut off
the gas supply to the heater it its pilot light or other constantly burning
flame is extinguished, or in the event of an interruption of the gas supply
to the heater, and will not permit the heater to be relighted unless such shut-off
device is first reset manually.
g. Each heater
shall be rigidly connected to the gas piping supplying gas in the premises.
h. Each heater
shall be connected to a flue or outlet pipe conforming to the provisions of
the building code. No heater shall be vented to an inner court. A flue or outlet
pipe may be extended to an inner court if the flue or pipe is connected with
an outside chimney, which conforms to the provisions of the building code.
[D26-18.03] 27-2035 Gas-fired refrigerators
a. It shall be
unlawful to install or furnish for use or to use, operate, or permit to be used
or operated in a dwelling any gas-fired refrigerator:
(1) which utilizes
a water-cooled gas-fired refrigerator unit; or
(2) which is
not equipped with a flue and flue components wholly composed of a non metallic
material or of molybdenum stainless steel or aluminum; or
(3) which is
not equipped with a fixed mounted dust incinerating type of gas burner, gas
pressure regulator, gas supply filter, and thermostat; or
(4) which does
not have a properly operating automatic regulating or safety device of a type
installed or specified by the manufacturer, or which has a clogged flue, or
an improperly operating burner, or which gives off excessive heat or odors
or discharges carbon monoxide or is otherwise defective.
or other duly authorized representatives of the department may seal any refrigerator
which is in violation of this section. Any refrigerator so sealed shall not
be installed, used, or operated without the written permission of the department.
[D26-18.05] 27-2036 Self-inspection of gas appliances
The owner shall
cause an inspection to be made by a licensed plumber, utility company or other
qualified gas service person of each gas-fueled space heater and, in an old
law tenement or in any rooming unit, of each gas appliance, at least once a
year. The findings on inspection shall be recorded on forms approved by the
department and shall be kept on file by the owner for a period of one year.
Such inspection reports shall be submitted to the department upon request but
shall not be subject to inspection by others or to subpoena, or used in or as
the basis of prosecution for the existence of a defect on the date of inspection.