Chapter 27.01 Title and Scope


27.01.010 Title.

This shall be known as Title 27, Heating and Ventilating Regulations and will be referred to herein as “this Code.”


27.01.020 Purpose.

The purpose of this Code is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property, and public welfare by regulating and controlling 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.


27.01.030 Scope.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 150873, 158654, 162693, 166110, 166438, 169905, 174891, 176956, 177414, 178745, 181359, 184140 and 186932, effective December 17, 2014.)

 

A.   Mechanical Specialty Code.  The provisions of the State of Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code, 2014 Edition, as published by the International Code Council as the International Mechanical Code, 2012 Edition along with the International Fuel Gas Code, 2012 Edition, and as amended by the Building Codes Division of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, are hereby adopted by reference.  The Mechanical Specialty Code is on file in the Development Services Center of the City of Portland.     Unless specifically provided for in other Chapters of this Code, where requirements of this Title do not provide for or are not fully detailed with regard to processes, methods, specifications, equipment testing and maintenance standards of design performance and installation, and other pertinent criteria, applicable standards and recommendations of the National Fire Protection Association (hereinafter referred to as NFPA) as set forth in its National Fire Codes, shall apply. In the following Chapters references may have been made to equipment not governed by this Code, in which case other Code or Codes shall apply.

 

B.   Residential Code.  The provisions of the State of Oregon, Residential Specialty Code, 2014 Edition, as published by the International Code Council, as the International Residential Code, 2009 Edition, and amended by the Building Codes Division of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, is hereby adopted by reference.  The Residential Specialty Code is on file in the Development Services Center of the City of Portland.

 


27.01.035 Solar Installation Specialty Code.

(Added by Ordinance No. 185798, effective December 12, 2012.)  The provisions of the State of Oregon Solar Installation Specialty Code 2010 Edition, as published by the Building Codes Division of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, are hereby adopted by reference.  The Solar Installation Specialty Code is on file in the Development Services Centerof the City of Portland.


27.01.040 Existing Equipment.

Heating, ventilating, comfort cooling or refrigeration systems, incinerators or other miscellaneous heat‑producing appliances lawfully installed prior to the effective date of this Code may have their existing use, maintenance or repair continued if the use, maintenance or repair is in accordance with the original design and location and is not a hazard to life, health, or property.

All heating, ventilating, comfort cooling, or refrigeration systems, incinerators or other miscellaneous heat‑producing appliances, both existing and new, and all parts thereof, shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary condition.  All devices or safeguards which are required by this Code in heating, ventilating, comfort cooling, or refrigeration systems, incinerators or other miscellaneous heat‑producing appliances when installed, altered, or repaired, shall be maintained in good working order.  The owner or his designated agent shall be responsible for the maintenance of heating, ventilating, comfort cooling, refrigeration systems, incinerators, or other miscellaneous heat‑producing appliances.


27.01.050 Alternate Materials and Methods of Construction.

The provisions of this Code are not intended to prevent the use of any material or method of construction not specifically prescribed by this Code, provided any such alternate has been approved.

The Building Official may approve any such alternate provided he finds that the proposed design is satisfactory and complies with the provisions of this Code, and that the material, method, or work offered is, for the purpose intended, at least the equivalent of that prescribed in this Code in quality, strength, effectiveness, fire resistance, durability, and safety.

The Building Official shall require that sufficient evidence or proof be submitted to substantiate any claims that may be made regarding its use.