(A)   Existing wiring and electrical equipment. Existing wiring and electrical equipment shall be maintained and used as originally listed, approved, and designed to be used. All new wiring and electrical equipment used to replace existing inadequate wiring shall comply with all the provisions of the Electrical Code of the city.
   (B)   Application to existing electrical systems and equipment.
      (1)   Additions, alterations, or repairs. Additions, alterations, or repairs may be made to any electrical system and equipment without requiring the existing electrical system and equipment to comply with the requirements of the Electrical Code, provided the addition, alteration, or repair conforms to that required for a new electrical system and equipment and provided further that no hazard to life, health, or safety will be created by such additions, alterations, or repairs. Minor additions, alterations, and repairs to existing electrical systems and equipment may be made in accordance with the law in effect at the time the original installation was made, when approved by the Inspector. Deputy or Assistant Inspectors shall approve such changes only when authorized by the Chief Inspector.
      (2)   Existing installations. Electrical systems and equipment lawfully in existence at the time of the adoption of this chapter may have their use, maintenance, or repair continued; provided the use, maintenance, or repair is in accordance with the original design, no hazard to life, health, or property is created by such electrical system and equipment or use thereof, and such use, maintenance, or repair otherwise complies with this chapter.
      (3)   Changes in building occupancy. Electrical systems and equipment which are a part of any building or structure undergoing a change in use or occupancy, as defined in the Building Code, shall comply with all requirements of this chapter which are applicable to the new use or occupancy.
      (4)   Maintenance. All existing and new electrical systems and equipment and all parts thereof shall be maintained in proper operating condition in accordance with the original design and in a safe and hazard-free condition. All devices or safeguards which are required by this chapter shall be maintained in conformance with this chapter. The owner or his or her designated agent shall be responsible for the maintenance of the electrical system. To determine compliance with this division (B)(4), the Chief Inspector may cause any electrical system to be reinspected.
(Prior Code, § 151.052)  (Ord. D-1595, passed 7-31-1989, effective 9-1-1989)