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(A) Every dwelling shall be supplied with adequate electrical service for residential purposes, properly installed and maintained in a safe working condition; connected to an approved source of electrical power in an approved manner; and in compliance with the applicable electrical code edition in place at the time of installation or alteration.
(B) All electrical wiring, connections, fixtures, outlets, switches and breakers shall be properly installed and shall be maintained in good and safe working condition free from defects and hazards to life and property. All required receptacle outlets and lighting fixtures shall be connected to the source of electric power.
(C) No temporary wiring may be used in any dwelling or dwelling unit except as approved by the building code.
(D) Extension cords may be used to connect portable electric loads to a source of power where the electric current to be supplied would not exceed the cord's carrying capacity, and in compliance with the appliance listing. Extension cords are not to be utilized in place of permanent wiring; may not be passed through open doorways or windows or under floor coverings; may not be placed in such a position that the passage of traffic over them could result in damage to the insulation; and they shall not supply power to another dwelling unit.
(E) Maximum fuse sizes shall be clearly posted on all fuse boxes. Fuses in excess of the posted maximum are not permitted. The fuse box shall be accessible at all times to the occupants of each dwelling or dwelling unit.
(F) Every habitable room in a dwelling shall contain at least two separate and remote receptacle outlets. Every laundry area and bathroom shall contain at least one receptacle outlet.
(G) Every toilet room, bathroom, laundry room, stairway, common hallway, and furnace room shall contain at least one supplied ceiling or wall-type light fixture. No ceiling or wall fixture shall be used to supply power to equipment other than that for which it is designed or capable of safely supplying.
(H) 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, 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.
(I) Should the Code Official suspect that hazardous wiring exists relating to inadequate service or improper wiring, he or she may order the hazardous conditions to be inspected by a certified electrical safety inspector who shall provide a report of his findings to the Code Official. Should the Code Official determine that hazardous wiring conditions exist, he or she shall require the defects to be corrected.
(Ord. 11-015, passed 5-4-11)