City of Poughkeepsie, NY
Dutchess County
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Table of Contents
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[Ord. of 12-3-1962, § 240.1; Ord. of 4-3-1989, § 9]
(a) 
Every waterline, plumbing fixture and drain located in a structure used for human habitation shall be properly installed, connected, maintained and capable of performing the function for which it was designed.
(b) 
Waterlines, plumbing fixtures and drains shall be maintained in working order. All repairs and installations must be made in accordance with the plumbing and other applicable regulations of the city.
[Ord. of 12-3-1962, § 240.2]
(a) 
Every stack, waste and sewer line located in a structure used for human habitation and every connecting sewer line shall be so installed and maintained as to function properly and not be a source of structural deterioration or a health hazard.
(b) 
Stacks, waste and sewer lines shall be kept free from obstructions, leaks and defects. All necessary repairs and installations shall be made in accordance with the plumbing and other applicable regulations of the city.
[Ord. of 12-3-1962, § 240.3]
(a) 
Every heating, cooking and water heating device located in a structure used for human habitation shall be properly installed, connected and capable of performing the function for which it was designed.
(b) 
All heating, cooking and water-heating equipment burning solid fuels shall be rigidly connected to a chimney or flue, and such heating equipment, burning liquid or gaseous fuels shall be rigidly connected to a supply line and, where required, to a chimney, flue or vent.
(c) 
Heating equipment shall be installed in a manner which will avoid the dangerous concentration of fumes and gases. Unvented portable space heaters, burning liquid or gaseous fuels shall be prohibited. Heating equipment shall not be forced to operate beyond the safe capacity for which it was designed. Where necessary, exposed heating risers, heating ducts and hot-water lines shall be covered with an insulating material or guard. Repairs and installations shall be made in accordance with applicable regulations of the city.
[Ord. of 12-3-1962, § 240.4]
(a) 
Every heating, cooking and water-heating device located in a structure used for human habitation shall be so maintained and operated as to be free from fire, health and accident hazards.
(b) 
All fuel-burning equipment, components and accessories shall be free from leaks and obstructions and shall function properly. Repairs shall be made in accordance with applicable regulations of the city.
[Ord. of 12-3-1962, § 240.5]
(a) 
All fuels stored on the premises for the operation of heat-producing equipment shall be stored in a safe manner.
(b) 
Fuels shall be stored in accordance with generally accepted practice and in a manner which will minimize the danger of fire.
(c) 
No fuel oil, gasoline or highly flammable fuel shall be stored within any structure used for human habitation, except in a manner approved by the Fire Department of the city.
[Ord. of 12-3-1962, § 240.6]
(a) 
Electrical wiring and devices located in a structure used for human habitation shall be so designed, installed and maintained as not to be a potential source of ignition of combustible material or an electrical hazard.
(b) 
The rating or setting of overcurrent devices shall not be in excess of the carrying capacity of the circuit conductor.
(c) 
Defective wiring and equipment shall be repaired or replaced. No temporary wiring shall be installed as a permanent method of wiring. Extension cords shall be run directly from portable electrical fixtures or appliances to outlets and shall not lie under floor covering or extend through doorways, transoms or other openings through structural elements. When the capacity of circuits within a building is insufficient to carry the load imposed by normal use of appliances and fixtures, as indicated by the nameplate rating of such appliances, additional circuits shall be provided or the use of excessive appliances discontinued. Necessary repairs, alterations and installations shall be made in accordance with the electrical regulations of the city.