Chapter 4. Mechanical Code

Sec. 9-4.01 Administration.

These regulations shall be known as the “Mechanical Code,” and shall be so cited, and will be referred to herein as “this Chapter.”

This Code is one (1) of the technical codes of Building Regulations and is administered under Title 9, Chapter 1 of the Hercules Municipal Code. (Ord. 324 Div. 5 (part), 1994)

Sec. 9-4.02 Adoption by Reference.

The California Mechanical Code, 2022 Edition (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 4) including the appendices, based on the 2021 Uniform Mechanical Code of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, as modified by the State of California and as published in the California Code of Regulations, is adopted by reference and made part of this Chapter as though fully set forth herein, subject to the additions and deletions as set forth in this Chapter. (Ord. 545 § 5, 2023)

Sec. 9-4.03 Copies on File.

One (1) copy of the 2022 California Mechanical Code as adopted by Section 9 4.02 is on file in the office of the Chief Building Official for inspection by the public. (Ord. 545 § 5, 2023)

Sec. 9-4.04 Amendments, Additions and Deletions.

Addition to Chapter 1, Section 103.1 Scope, to read as an additional paragraph as follows:

The Administrative part of this chapter is in addition to the City of Hercules Building Regulations Administrative Code, Title 9, Chapter 1 of the Hercules Municipal Code. Where conflicts occur between this chapter and Title 9, Chapter 1 of the Hercules Municipal Code, the provisions of Title 9, Chapter 1 of the Hercules Municipal Code shall govern.

(Ord. 335 Div. IV (part), 1996: Ord. 324 Div. 5 (part), 1994)

Sec. 9-4.05 Permits Required.

No mechanical system regulated by this Code shall be installed, altered, repaired, replaced or remodeled unless a separate mechanical permit for each separate building or structure has first been obtained from the Building Official. (Ord. 324 Div. 5 (part), 1994)

Sec. 9-4.06 Unsafe Equipment.

Any equipment regulated by this Code which is unsafe or which constitutes a fire or health hazard or is otherwise dangerous to human life is, for the purposes of this Section, unsafe. Any use of equipment regulated by this Code constituting a hazard to safety, health or public welfare by reason of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, obsolescence, fire hazard, disaster, damage or abandonment is, for the purpose of this Section, an unsafe use. Any such unsafe equipment is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and shall be abated by repair, rehabilitation, demolition or removal in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings or such alternate procedure as may be adopted by this jurisdiction. As an alternative, the Building Official or other employee or official of this jurisdiction as designated by the City Council may institute any other appropriate action to prevent, restrain, correct or abate the violation. (Ord. 324 Div. 5 (part), 1994)

Sec. 9-4.07 Stop Orders.

Whenever any work is being done contrary to the provisions of this Code, the Building Official may order the work stopped by notice in writing served on any persons engaged in the doing or causing such work to be done, and any such person shall forthwith stop such work until authorized by the Building Official to proceed with the work. (Ord. 324 Div. 5 (part), 1994)