Chapter 7.44
MECHANICAL CODE

Sections:

7.44.010    Title.

7.44.020    Purpose.

7.44.030    Adoption of mechanical codes.

7.44.040    Scope.

7.44.050    Exceptions.

7.44.060    Additions, alterations and repairs.

7.44.070    Chapter 1, Division II, Administration—Deleted.

7.44.010 Title.

The mechanical codes adopted by reference in Section 7.44.030 and the provisions of this chapter shall constitute the Dublin Mechanical Code and may be referred to as such. (Ord. 15-19 § 8 (Exh. G) (part))

7.44.020 Purpose.

A.    The promotion and preservation of the public health, safety and general welfare of the people of the city and the property situated therein have made necessary the adoption of the mechanical codes referred to in Section 7.44.030 in order to adequately safeguard life, health, property, and general welfare.

B.    The purpose of this code is not to create or otherwise establish or designate any particular class or group of persons who will or should be especially protected or benefited by the terms of this code. (Ord. 15-19 § 8 (Exh. G) (part))

7.44.030 Adoption of mechanical codes.

A.    The 2019 California Mechanical Code, Part 4, Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, a portion of the California Building Standards Code, as defined in the California State Health and Safety Code Section 18901 et seq. (hereinafter referred to as the “state code”), and any rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto including the Uniform Mechanical Code, 2018 Edition, including Appendix Chapters B, and C, as published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, and as referenced in and adopted pursuant to California State Health and Safety Code Sections 17922 and 18935, (hereinafter referred to as the “UMC”) are hereby adopted and incorporated by reference herein.

Copies of the adopted codes have been and are now filed in the Office of the Building Official, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin, California, for use and examination by the public. Said codes are adopted by reference pursuant to Section 50022.4 et seq. of the Government Code of the state of California, and the codes are hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein, and from the date on which the ordinance codified in this chapter shall take effect, the provisions thereof shall be controlling within the limits of the city of Dublin.

B.    Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection A of this section, the state code and the UMC are amended as set forth in Section 7.44.070. (Ord. 15-19 § 8 (Exh. G) (part))

7.44.040 Scope.

A.    The provisions of this code shall apply to the installation, erection, construction, enlargement, addition to, alteration, repair, moving, removal, demolition, replacement, conversion, use, and maintenance of any heating, ventilating, comfort cooling, refrigeration systems, incinerators or other heat producing appliances, in any building, structure, or premises within the city.

B.    The permissive provisions of this code shall not be presumed to waive any limitations imposed by any other law, ordinance, rule or regulation. If two (2) or more pertinent limitations are not identical, those limitations shall prevail which provide greater safety to life, health, property or public welfare.

C.    Mechanical appliances and equipment shall be made accessible to the physically handicapped as required by Title 24, California Code of Regulations. Whenever there is a conflict between the provisions of this code and Title 24, California Code of Regulations, the provisions of Title 24 shall prevail. (Ord. 15-19 § 8 (Exh. G) (part))

7.44.050 Exceptions.

The provisions of the mechanical code shall not apply to:

A.    Work located in a public street;

B.    Heating, ventilation, comfort cooling, refrigeration systems, incinerators or other heating or cooling appliances within trailer coaches, campers, mobile homes, motor vehicles and airplanes; however, if any of the foregoing are permanently placed on the ground or have their wheels removed for other than temporary repairs, they shall comply with all the provisions of this code;

C.    Heating, ventilating, comport cooling, refrigeration systems, incinerators or other heating or cooling appliances within houseboats or other watercraft; however, if any of the foregoing are stored out of water and used for any purpose whatsoever, they shall comply with all the provisions of this code. (Ord. 15-19 § 8 (Exh. G) (part))

7.44.060 Additions, alterations and repairs.

A.    All work done in connection with an addition to an existing mechanical installation shall conform to the applicable provisions of this code. In addition, any portion of an existing mechanical installation which would become overloaded or have its capacity exceeded as determined by the standards in this code for new installations as a result of the addition shall be made to conform to the applicable provisions of this code.

B.    Alterations, repairs to, or replacement of equipment in any existing mechanical installation shall conform to the applicable provisions of this code except that the Building Official may allow deviations from the provisions of this code, provided the deviations are necessary due to the circumstance of the existing condition; the existing condition was permitted by a previous code; and such deviation does not create or continue a hazard to life, health and property. (Ord. 15-19 § 8 (Exh. G) (part))

7.44.070 Chapter 1, Division II, Administration—Deleted.

Chapter 1, Division II, is deleted. (Ord. 15-19 § 8 (Exh. G) (part))