§ 18-29-502


Installation.

§ 18-29-502.1 General.

Water heaters shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions. Gas and oil-fired water heaters shall conform to the requirements of this chapter and the mechanical chapter. See mechanical chapters for venting requirements of gas or oil burning appliances. Electric water heaters shall conform to the requirements of this chapter and the provisions of NFPA 70 listed in Article § 18-29-14.

§ 18-29-502.2 Water heaters installed in non-private garages.

No direct fired water heater shall be installed in any non-private garage (occupancy class H-3, in accordance with Chapter 13-56).

§ 18-29-502.3 Rooms used as a plenum.

Water heaters using solid, liquid or gas fuel shall not be installed in a room containing air-handling machinery when such room is used as a plenum.

§ 18-29-502.4 Prohibited location.

Fuel-fired water heaters shall not be installed in any of the following locations: a sleeping room; a bathroom; an attic space; a garage or above any ceiling.

(Amend Coun. J. 3-27-02, p. 82090, 3)

§ 18-29-502.5 Water heaters installed in closets accessed through sleeping rooms or bathrooms.

Water heaters may be installed in closets located in sleeping rooms or bedrooms provided that the closet is equipped with a weather-stripped, self-closing, solid door and all air for combustion and dilution is obtained from the outdoors.

§ 18-29-502.6 Water heaters installed in attics, basements or other areas.

Areas containing a water heater shall be provided with an opening and unobstructed passageway large enough to allow removal of the water heater. The passageway shall not be less than 30 inches (762 mm) high and 22 inches (559 mm) wide and not more than 20 feet (6.1 m) in length when measured along the centerline of the passageway from the opening to the water heater. The passageway shall have continuous solid flooring not less than 24 inches (610 mm) wide. A level service space at least 30 inches (762 mm) deep and 30 inches (762 mm) wide shall be present at the front or service side of the water heater. The clear access opening dimensions shall be a minimum of 20 inches by 30 inches (508 mm by 762 mm) where such dimensions are large enough to allow removal of the water heater.