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PM-407.1 Electrical service: Every occupied dwelling shall be provided with an electrical system in compliance with the requirements of this Section. The size and usage of appliances and equipment shall serve as a basis for determining the need for additional facilities in accordance with the electrical code. Every dwelling shall be served by a main service that is not less than 60 amperes, three wires, 120/240 or 120/208 volts, single phase.
PM-407.2 Safe installation: All electrical equipment, wiring and appliances shall be properly installed and maintained in a safe and approved manner by a qualified Licensed electrical contractor in accordance with Subcode "E". Where it is found that the electrical system in a structure constitutes a hazard to the occupants or the structure by reason of inadequate service, improper fusing, insufficient outlets, improper wiring or installation, deterioration or damage, or for similar reasons, the code official shall require the defects to be corrected to eliminate the hazard.
PM-407.3 Receptacles: Every habitable space in a dwelling shall contain at least two separate and remote receptacle outlets spaced a maximum of 12 feet (3658 mm) apart measured along the perimeter of the room or a minimum of one such receptacle plus a ceiling light fixture. Every laundry area shall contain at least one grounded type receptacle.
   PM-407.3.1 Kitchen receptacles: At least one 20 ampere circuit shall be provided to serve the receptacle outlets in the kitchen and dining area.
   PM-407.3.2 Special appliances: Individual branch circuits shall be provided as required to comply with the electrical code for any fixed appliances or equipment; rated at more than 1400 watts or the space specifically provided for such items. One additional 20 ampere circuit shall be provided to serve an automatic washing machine, if present on the premises.
   PM-407.3.3 Bathroom receptacles. 330 Every bathroom shall contain at least one receptacle outlet. Any new bathroom receptacle outlet shall have ground fault circuit interrupter protection.
PM-407.4 Lighting fixtures: Every public hall, interior stairway, water closet compartment, bathroom, laundry room and furnace room shall contain at least one electric lighting fixture.
   PM-407.4.1 Outdoor lighting fixture: Every owner or operator of every multiple-family dwelling shall provide an outside light over each entrance from the street and in a prominent place in each side yard and rear yard sufficient to illuminate and maintain in service 16 square feet (1.49 m2) of ground area to the intensity of 3 foot-candles (33 lux). The light shall be turned on automatically at sunset and shall remain on until sunrise the following morning.



   Added, Bill No. 030774 (approved December 31, 2003). See note 235 for effective date provisions.