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(A) Purpose. This section is enacted to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the community by regulating the sale, distribution, and use of unvented space heaters.
(B) Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
OCCUPIED STRUCTURE. Any structure, vehicle, boat, or place adapted for overnight accommodation of persons, or for carrying on a business therein, whether or not a person is actually present and includes structures appurtenant to occupied structures and seasonal dwellings whether vacant or occupied.
UNVENTED SPACE HEATERS. Any heating appliance, either wick, wickless, or pot burner type, which uses oil, gas, or kerosene for fuel, is either stationary or portable, and the products of combustion of which are not directly conducted to the outside of the building via chimney connect or pipe.
(1) No unvented space heater shall be installed or used in an occupied structure.
(2) Unvented space heaters may be installed and used in an unoccupied structure only by permit.
(D) Permit required; fee. No unvented space heater shall be sold, distributed, or used in the city without first obtaining a permit therefore from the Chief of the Fire Department or his designee. The fee for each permit to use an unvented space heater in an unoccupied structure shall be $2.
(E) Exceptions. Nothing in this section shall prevent the sale, installation, or use of the following heaters:
(1) The flameless catalyst type heaters.
(2) Unvented space heaters used as antiques or curios, provided they are rendered inoperative.
(3) The salamander-type heaters, provided that they are used solely in accordance with the standards contained in Chapter 4-4.7 of the National Fire Protection Association, Number 31.
(4) The salamander-type heaters for temporary use in an unoccupied structure.
(Ord. passed 4-5-83; Am. Ord. passed 2-7-95) Penalty, see § 92.99