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(A) Scope and responsibility. The owner of a building in which there is a rental dwelling unit shall provide and maintain such mechanical facilities and equipment in compliance with the requirements of this section. A person shall not rent to another for occupancy any premises which do not comply with the requirements of this section.
(B) Heating facilities. Every dwelling shall be provided with heating facilities capable of maintaining a room temperature of 65º F (18.33º C) at a point three feet (0.91 m) above the floor and three feet (0.91 m) from any exterior wall.
(C) Cooking and heating equipment. All cooking and heating equipment, components and accessories in every heating, cooking and water heating device shall be maintained free from leaks and obstructions and shall be kept functioning properly so as to be free from fire, health and accident hazards. All installations and repairs shall be made in accordance with the state construction code or other law or ordinances applicable thereto.
(D) Portable cooking equipment. Portable cooking equipment employing flame is prohibited, except for approved residential type food trays or salvers which are heated by a candle or alcohol lamp.
(E) Installations. All mechanical equipment shall be properly installed and safely maintained in good working condition and shall be capable of performing the function for which it was designed and intended.
(F) Flues. All fuel-burning equipment shall be connected to an approved chimney, flue or vent, and all required clearances to combustible materials shall be maintained. All chimneys shall be free of excessive creosote buildup.
(G) Safety controls. All safety controls for fuel-burning equipment shall be maintained in effective operation.
(H) Combustion air. A supply of air for the complete combustion of fuel and for ventilation of the space shall be provided to the fuel-burning equipment.
(I) Fireplaces. A fireplace or other construction or device intended for a use similar to a fireplace shall be stable, structurally safe and connected to an approved chimney.
(Ord. passed 10-13-98) Penalty, see § 97.99