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    Can someone tell me what 603.6.2.2 states in the 2003 UMC. I have it but it does not cover this particular code for some unknown reason. I appreciate the help.

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    Dave in NJ

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    This may be of some help

    CHAPTER 68
    MECHANICAL CODE
    1. APPLICABILITY. This Chapter shall have, along with the Code adopted hereby, the
    scope and applicability set out in said Code, except as modified by the provisions of this Chapter.
    2. MECHANICAL CODE. The same having been duly placed and remained on file as
    required by law, and subject to the additions, modifications, changes or deletions set out in this Chapter,
    the International Mechanical Code 2003 and the International Fuel Gas Code 2003 of the International
    Code Council, the same being found and declared by the Council to be regulations as defined by
    applicable statute, is hereby adopted by reference, the same to be known, and which may be cited, as
    "The Mechanical Code" of the City, and which shall have the scope and applicability as therein set out,
    except as modified by the provisions of this Chapter.
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2005-10, February 21, 2005)
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2002-44, June 3, 2002)
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2000-26, April 17, 2000)
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 97-94, October 20, 1997)
    3. SUBSTITUTIONS. Whenever in said Code the words, "name of jurisdiction" or
    "jurisdiction" appear in brackets, said Code is modified by removal of said brackets and substitution of
    the words, "the City of Decatur, Illinois," in lieu of the words contained therein and whenever the words
    "name of state" or "State" so appear said Code is so modified and the word "Illinois" so substituted, and
    said Code shall be taken and construed as if such was expressly so set out therein.
    Revised 2/2005
    4. BUILDING INSPECTIONS. Whenever in said Code reference is made to the code
    official such shall be taken to mean and shall be construed to refer to the Manager of
    Construction Inspections or his designee as fully as if said designation was set out therein in lieu of
    such words and whenever reference is therein made to the department of building inspections or to the
    department of mechanical inspection or similar reference such shall be taken to mean and shall be
    construed to refer to the Inspections Division of the Economic and Urban Development Department as
    fully as if said designation was set out therein in lieu of such words.
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2005-10, February 21, 2005)
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2000-11, March 13, 2000)
    5. BOARD OF APPEALS. Whenever in said Code reference is made to the board of
    appeals such shall be taken to mean and shall be construed to refer to the Construction and Housing
    Board of Appeals of the City.
    6. DELETIONS. The following numbered articles or sections of said Code are deleted
    therefrom and the provisions thereof are not adopted hereby:
    M Section No. (inclusive)
    103.1 - 103.2
    106.5.2 - 106.5.3
    108.4
    109
    304.10
    603.5
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    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2005-10, February 21, 2005)
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2002-44, June 3, 2002)
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2000-26, April 17, 2000)
    International Fuel Gas Code Section No. (inclusive)
    103.2
    106.5.2
    108.5
    109 (IFGC)
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2002-44, June 3, 2002)
    7. AMENDMENTS. The following numbered sections in said Code are hereby modified
    and amended as herein indicated:
    (a) M-106.5.2 by substituting the words “See Section 9 of Chapter 68 of the City Code” after
    the words “following schedule”. (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2000-26, April 17, 2000)
    (b) M-108.4 by deleting the words “of not less than (amount) dollars or more than (amount)
    dollars".
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2005-10, February 21, 2005)
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2000-26, April 17, 2000)
    (c) Reference to ICC International Plumbing Code in Chapter 16 changed to reference Illinois
    State Plumbing Code, 1998, as amended.
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2002-44, June 3, 2002)
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2000-26, April 17, 2000)
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    (d) M-304.10 Guards. Guards shall be provided where appliances, equipment, fans or other
    components that require service are located within 10 feet of a roof edge or open side of a walking
    surface and such edge or open side is located more than 6 feet above the floor, roof or grade below.
    The guard shall extend not less than 30 inches beyond each end of such appliance, equipment, fan or
    component and the top of the guard shall be located not less than 42 inches above the elevated surface
    adjacent to the guard. The guard shall be constructed so as to prevent the passage of a 21 inch
    diameter sphere and shall comply with the loading requirements for guards specified in the International
    Building Code.
    Exception: HVAC equipment located on a roof with the service side of the
    unit located 10 feet or more from the roof edge guards are not required,
    provided the distance from any side of unit is not less than 6 feet from the roof edge.
    Exception: Appliances, equipment, fans and other components located on a
    flat roof enclosed by parapet walls not less than 36 inches high, no guards required.
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2005-10, February 21, 2005)
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2002-44, June 3, 2002)
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2000-26, April 17, 2000)
    (e) M603.5. Nonmetallic ducts. Fibrous duct construction, specifically duct board material,
    shall not be used as Class 0 or Class 1 air duct.
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2005-10, February 21, 2005)
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2002-44, June 3, 2002)
    (f) M-603.6. Flexible air ducts and flexible air connectors. Flexible air ducts, both metallic
    and nonmetallic, shall comply with Sections 603.6.1, 603.6.3, and 603.6.4. Flexible air connectors,
    both metallic and nonmetallic, shall comply with Sections 603.6.2 through 603.6.4. Flexible air ducts
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    and flexible air connectors shall be used only in non-conditioned spaces or above suspended ceiling
    installations.
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2005-10, February 21, 2005)
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2002-44, June 3, 2002)
    (g) M-603.6.1.1 Duct length. Flexible air ducts shall be limited in length to 14 feet (4267 mm).
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2005-10, February 21, 2005)
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2002-44, June 3, 2002)
    8. PERMIT REQUIRED. It shall be unlawful to do mechanical work in the City unless and
    until permit for the same has been obtained when required by and issued in accordance with the
    provisions of the Building Code.
    9. FEES REQUIRED. The amount of the fee required to accompany the application for a
    permit and to be paid to the City Treasurer shall be determined by the building official as follows:
    a. For all permits other than those specified herein said amount shall be based upon the value of
    the proposed work in the amounts as follows:
    WORK VALUE FEE
    $0 - $2,000 $25
    $2,001 - $3,000 $35
    WORK VALUE FEE
    $3,001 - $5,000 $50
    $5,001 - $1,000,000 $50 Plus $5 for each
    $1,000 or fraction thereof
    over $5,000
    Over $1,000,000 $5,025 plus $4 for each
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    $10,000 or fraction thereof
    over $1,000,000
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 96-38, June 17, 1996).
    b. For permits to alter or repair one or two family residential accessory buildings, the amount
    shall be as follows:
    Furnace and/or air conditioning unit
    or equipment replacement or installation...... $25 per dwelling unit
    Air conditioning add-on to existing
    mechanical.................................... $25 per dwelling unit
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 96-38, June 17, 1996)
    c. For permits to alter or repair mechanical work in other than one or two family residential
    structures or residential accessory buildings, the amount shall be as per work value listed in item (a)
    above, with a minimum fee of $25.00.
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 96-38, June 17, 1996)
    d. For permits to install new mechanical work in new one or two family residential structures,
    room additions to such structures, or accessory buildings to such structures, the amount shall be
    included as part of a combined permit for building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing and shall be
    included in the total fee as set forth in Chapter 67, Section 9 (c).
    e. For permits to install new mechanical work in new buildings other than one or two family
    residential or residential accessory, the amount shall be per work value as listed in item (a) above.
    10. WORK DONE WITHOUT PERMIT. Except for work performed in response to an
    unanticipated emergency at a time other than the regular business hours of the mechanical official and for
    which a permit is later obtained during the next succeeding regular business day of said official, should
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    any work for which a permit is required be commenced or be done before such permit is issued and
    obtained the required permit may nonetheless be issued for such and subsequent work; however, the
    amount of the required fee as provided herein for all work, both that commenced before and that
    proposed to be done after said permit is issued, shall be double that otherwise so provided, and
    issuance of such permit shall not, and shall not be construed to be, an excuse from, or waiver of, or
    defense to or absolution from any liability or action otherwise provided for in said Code or this Chapter
    but shall be in cumulative of and in addition thereto.
    11. PENALTY. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to erect, construct,
    alter, repair, remove, demolish, install or operate mechanical equipment regulated by said Code of this
    Chapter, or cause the same to be done, contrary to or in conflict with or in violation of any of the
    provisions thereof. It shall be unlawful to continue work after a stop order has been issued, served or
    posted under said provisions. Any person, firm or corporation violating or found to be in violation of
    any of said provisions shall upon conviction thereof be fined no less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more
    than $500.00 for each offense, and each day upon which a violation occurs or is allowed to continue, or
    a condition is not brought into compliance after notice, shall be viewed and shall be prosecuted as a
    separate and distinct offense.
    12. OTHER REMEDIES. The imposition of the penalties herein prescribed shall not
    preclude the institution of appropriate action to prevent unlawful construction or to restrain, correct or
    abate a violation or to stop an illegal act, conduct, business or operation of mechanical equipment or
    systems in or about any premises.
    13. RE-INSPECTION FEES. A re-inspection fee of $30.00 shall be assessed against the
    applicant for a construction permit, or in the case of a combined permit, against the licensed
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    subcontractor, who has requested an inspection which cannot be completed and/or approved by the
    Inspection Division for any of the following reasons: (1) The work for which the inspection has been
    requested is not installed or completed to the extent that an inspection can be made; (2) The inspection
    reveals that the mechanical system has code violations due to:
    Mechanical equipment and appliances not being installed in accordance with manufacturer's installation
    instructions for the labeled equipment; or (3) the work for which the inspection has been requested has
    been covered up or hidden from view so that an inspection cannot be made.
    If an inspection can be made, but 3 or fewer items are found which need correction to fully
    comply with the Mechanical Code, the permit applicant or licensed subcontractor shall be notified in
    writing by the Inspection Division of the corrections required, and a re-inspection fee of $30.00 shall be
    assessed against the permit applicant or licensed subcontractor only when any subsequently requested
    inspection reveals that any of the previously noted code violations have not been corrected.
    (AMENDED, Ordinance No. 2000-26, April 17, 2000)
    Fees assessed as herein provided may be appealed to the Construction and Housing Board of
    Appeals by filing a notice of such appeal with the City Clerk within fourteen (14) days of the mailing of
    notice of such assessment. An appeal shall stay the due date for payment until the date of the final order
    of the Board.
    Such fees shall be assessed by mailing notice of same to the owner or other person by certified
    mail, return receipt requested. Payment thereof shall be due fourteen (14) days after mailing of such
    notice, which notice must contain a statement of the right of the owner or other person to appeal the
    same to the Board and the time limitation thereon.
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    In any judicial proceeding brought by the City to collect fees which have not been paid as
    required by the provisions hereof, failure to receive notice of the assessment of such fee may be a
    defense thereto, but only if such notice was not sent to the proper mailing address of the
    defendant or was received thereat by someone other than a person upon whom substituted service may
    be made pursuant to the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure.
    Any fee or fees assessed as herein provided, and any judgment entered for same, shall be in
    addition to any fine imposed by the Circuit Court under Section 11 of this Chapter. No Certificate of
    Occupancy shall be issued for any building for which re-inspection fees are unpaid.
    14. WITHHOLDING OF PERMITS. Building permits may be withheld from a permit
    applicant, or in the case of combined permits from the licensed subcontractor, who is in violation of
    Chapters 67, 68, 69, or 70.1 of the City Code at a location other than that for which a permit is being
    sought.
    Such violation may include, but shall not be limited to the following:
    a. Failure to arrange for inspections required under Chapters 67, 68, 69, and/or 70.1 of the
    City Code within a reasonable time frame.
    b. Failure to take reasonable requested action to uncover work which requires inspection but
    has been hidden from view of the inspector.
    c. Failure to pay required permit or re-inspection fees.
    d. Failure to obtain a building permit for work which required a building permit.
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    e. Failure to take reasonable action to notify and obtain approval from the Inspections Division
    of changes made to approved building permits.
    f. Falsifying information on building permit applications.
    g. Performance of building permit work under an invalid or voided building permit.
    h. Failure to obtain a required Certificate of Occupancy before occupying or allowing
    occupancy of new construction or change in use.
    Permit applicants from which permits are to be withheld must be notified by mailing notice of
    same to the permit applicant or licensed subcontractor by certified mail, return receipt
    requested. Said notice shall inform the permit applicant or licensed subcontractor of the violations,
    which if corrected, will allow the City to issue to the permit applicant or licensed subcontractor
    additional permits. Corrections shall be made within fourteen (14) days after mailing of such notice,
    which notice must contain a statement of the right of the permit applicant or licensed subcontractor to
    appeal the same to the Construction and Housing Board of Appeals and the time limitation thereon.
    The withholding of permits as herein provided may be appealed to the Construction and
    Housing Board of Appeals by filing a notice of such appeal with the City Clerk within fourteen (14)
    days of the mailing of notice of such withholding. An appeal shall stay the due date for corrections
    required until the date of the final order of the Board.
    15. SEVERABILITY. The provisions hereof are, and shall be construed to be severable and
    invalidity of any section or provision of this Chapter or of the codes and standards hereby adopted, shall
    not invalidate other sections or provisions hereof.
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    flexible air connectors may not pass thru any wall, floor or ceiling.

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