MECHANICAL SYSTEMS GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Access to Mechanical Appliances

APPLICATION OF CHAPTER PROVISIONS

1. Apply the provisions of this chapter to heating and cooling equipment that is not covered in other chapters. This means you should apply this chapter unless something in another chapter specifically addresses or contradicts this chapter. This chapter covers general installation requirements for central heating and cooling equipment and for water heaters. See Chapters 14 and 18 for specific requirements covering appliances such as oil-fired furnaces, heat pumps, and electric heaters. See Chapters 20 and 28 for additional water heater requirements. See Chapter 24 for additional requirements for gas-fired appliances.
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Appliance Installation, Anchorage, Elevation, and Protection

Appliances Governed by these Code Provisions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Apply these code provisions to all fuel-burning mechanical appliances including appliances using natural and propane gas, oil, and solid fuels.
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Oil and Solid-Fuel Appliance Clearance Reduction to Combustible Materials

Appliances Governed by these Code Provisions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1. Apply these clearances to combustible reduction provisions to oil and solid fuel-burning appliances and apply these provisions to related appliances such as vents and chimneys.
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