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Chapter 14.04 - International Mechanical Code

14.04.010 International Mechanical Code, 2015 Edition, adopted by reference, generally
Pursuant to Title 31, Article 16, 1973, C.R.S., and the Lakewood City Charter, the International Mechanical Code of the International Code Council, 2015 Edition, hereinafter “International Mechanical Code,” is hereby adopted by reference, subject to the deletions, amendments and additions contained herein. (Ord. O-2018-6 § 4, 2018; Ord. O-2011-10 § 4, 2011; Ord. O-2006-17 § 2, 2006; Ord. O-2003-20 § 2, 2003; Ord. O-99-29 § 4 (part), 1999; Ord. O-95-47 § 4 (part), 1995; Ord. O-86-7 § 1, 1986; Ord. O-83-82 § 1, 1983; Ord. O-81-106 § 1, 1981).

14.04.020 Purpose of the International Mechanical Code
The purpose of the International Mechanical Code is to provide complete requirements for the installation and maintenance of heating, ventilating, comfort cooling and refrigeration systems. Its subject matter is the regulation of the design, construction, installation, quality of materials, location, operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating, comfort cooling, refrigeration systems, incinerators and other miscellaneous heat-producing appliances. (Ord. O-2018-6 § 4, 2018; Ord. O-2011-10 § 4, 2011; Ord. O-2006-17 § 2, 2006; Ord O-2003-20 § 2, 2003; Ord. O-99-29 § 4 (part), 1999; Ord. O-95-47 § 4 (part), 1995; Ord. O-90-15 § 21, 1990; Ord. O-86-7 § 1, 1986; Ord. O-83-82 § 1, 1983; Ord. O-81-106 § 1, 1981).

14.04.040 Amendments to certain provisions of the International Mechanical Code
Certain provisions of the International Mechanical Code, as indicated herein, are hereby amended.
A. The provisions of Chapter 1 shall include the following amendments:
1. Subsection 101.1 is deleted.
2. Section 103 is deleted.
3. Subsection 106.5.2 is replaced with the following:
106.5.2 Fees. Fees and valuation for permits required by this code shall be as specified in Section 14.01.060 of the Lakewood Building Code.
4. Section 109 is replaced with the following:
Board of Appeals. Persons aggrieved under this Chapter 14.04 shall file an appeal with the Board of Appeals of the City of Lakewood as provided in Chapter 14.12 of the Lakewood Municipal Code.
B. The provisions of Chapter 5 shall include the following amendment:
1. Subsection 506.3.2.5 is amended to add the following third
paragraph:
An approved smoke test is an acceptable means of testing when the duct is already installed in place. A smoke test shall be performed in the presence of the mechanical inspector by securely capping off both ends of the section of ductwork to be tested. Smoke shall be introduced into the duct by use of a sufficient number of smoke candles to fill the duct with smoke. Sufficient pressure shall then be introduced into the sealed section of duct to force smoke out of any openings. Access to all portions of the duct to be inspected shall be provided for the inspector.
C. The provisions of Chapter 9 shall include the following amendment:
1. A new subsection 928.2 is added to read as follows:
928.2 Once-through cooling for appliances and equipment. Once-through or single-pass cooling equipment shall be prohibited.
(Ord. O-2018-6 § 4, 2018; Ord. O-2011-10 § 4, 2011; Ord. O-2006-17 § 2, 2006; Ord. O-2003-20 § 2, 2003; Ord. O-99-29 § 2, 1999; Ord. O-95-47 § 4 (part), 1995; Ord. O-90-15 § 22, 1990; Ord. O-86-7 § 1, 1986; Ord. O-83-82 § 1, 1983).

14.04.070 Penalties for violations of International Mechanical Code
A. Any person who violates any of the provisions of the code adopted by this chapter or fails to comply therewith, or who violates or fails to comply with any order made thereunder, or who builds in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who fails to comply with such an order, as affirmed or modified by the Board of Appeals or by a court of competent jurisdiction, within the time fixed in this chapter, shall severally for each and every violation and noncompliance respectively, be subject to the penalties set forth in Section 1.16.020. The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue, and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or deficits within a reasonable time, and when not otherwise specified, each day that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.
B. The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.  (Ord. O-2018-6 § 4, 2018; Ord. O-2017-16 § 14, 2017; Ord. O-2011-10 § 4, 2011; Ord. O-2006-17 § 2, 2006; Ord. O-2003-20 § 2, 2003; Ord. O-99-29 § 4 (part), 1999; Ord. O-95-47 § 4 (part), 1995; Ord. O-86-7 § 1, 1986; Ord. O-83-82 § 1, 1983; Ord. O-81-106 § 1, 1981).