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(A) Every dwelling or dwelling unit shall contain heating facilities, furnished either by the owner or occupant which are properly installed, are maintained in safe and good working condition, and are capable of safely and adequately heating all habitable rooms, bathrooms and water closet compartments located therein. Heating, where supplied by the owner, shall be supplied in accordance with Conn. Gen. Stat. § 19a-109.
(B) Where central or space heating facilities are used, they shall meet the following requirements.
(1) Every central heating unit or central hot water heating unit shall:
(a) Have every heat duct, steam pipe or hot water pipe free of leaks and functioning properly to provide an adequate amount of heat or hot water to the intended place of delivery;
(b) Be provided with seals between sections of hot air furnaces to prevent the escape of noxious gases into heat ducts;
(c) If employing electricity, be connected to an electric circuit of adequate capacity in an approved manner; and
(d) Be provided with automatic or safety devices and be installed and operated in the manner required by the statutes, ordinances and regulations of the state and the city.
(2) Every space heating unit or hot water facility shall:
(a) Not use gasoline as a fuel;
(b) Not be of the portable type if using solid, liquid or gaseous fuel;
(c) If employing a flame, be connected to a flue or vent in the manner required by the statutes, ordinances and regulations of the state and the city;
(d) If employing solid or liquid fuels, have a fire-resistant panel beneath it;
(e) Be located at least two feet away from any wall or be equipped with insulation sufficient to prevent the overheating of any wall in a manner prescribed by the current standards of the American Standards Association and the National Fire Protection Association;
(f) If employing gaseous fuel, be equipped with other than rubber tube, armored rubber tube connector or plastic;
(g) If employing electricity, be connected to an electric circuit of adequate capacity in an improved manner; and
(h) Be installed and operated in the manner required by the statutes, ordinances and regulations of the state and the city. The standards of the city plumbing code are those of the American Standards Association, the National Fire Protection Association and the Bureau of Standards of Washington.
(1967 Code, § 9-43) Penalty, see § 10.99