Mechanical & Appliances


Cooking Facilities Prohibited

Unless approved through the certificate of occupancy, cooking shall not be permitted in any rooming unit or dormitory unit, and a cooking facility or appliance shall not be permitted to be present in the rooming unit or dormitory unit.

Duct Systems Maintenance

Duct systems shall be maintained free of obstructions and shall be capable of performing the required function.

Habitable Space Ventilation

Every habitable space shall have at least one openable window. The total openable area of the window in every room shall be equal to at least 45 percent of the minimum glazed area required.

Mechanical Equipment Clearances

All required clearances to combustible materials shall be maintained.

Combustion Air

A supply of air for complete combustion of the fuel and for ventilation of the space containing the fuel-burning equipment shall be provided for the fuel-burning equipment.

Energy Conservation Devices

Devices intended to reduce fuel consumption by attachment to a fuel-burning appliance, to the fuel supply line thereto, or to the vent outlet or vent piping therefrom, shall not be installed unless labeled for such purpose and the installation is specifically approved.

Mechanical Appliances

All mechanical appliances, fireplaces, solid fuel-burning appliances, cooking appliances and water heating appliances shall be properly installed and maintained in a safe working condition, and shall be capable of performing the intended function.

Removal of Combustion Products

All fuel-burning equipment and appliances shall be connected to an approved chimney or vent.

Safety Controls

All safety controls for fuel-burning equipment shall be maintained in effective operation.

Clothes Dryer Exhaust

Clothes dryer exhaust systems shall be independent of all other systems and shall be exhausted outside the structure in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

Process Ventilation

Where injurious, toxic, irritating or noxious fumes, gases, dusts or mists are generated, a local exhaust ventilation system shall be provided to remove the contaminating agent at the source.

Exhaust Vents

Pipes, ducts, conductors, fans or blowers shall not discharge gases, steam, vapor, hot air, grease, smoke, odors or other gaseous or particulate wastes directly upon abutting or adjacent public or private property or that of another tenant.