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CHAPTER 14
BUILDING CODE
14.01
14.02
14.03
14.04
14.05
14.06
14.07
14.08
14.09
14.25
ADOPTED STANDARDS
BUILDING INSPECTOR
BUILDING PERMIT REQUIRED
BUILDING INSPECTIONS
NEW METHODS AND MATERIALS
CITY NOT LIABLE
ROOM HEATERS, STOVES AND FREESTANDING FIREPLACES
HEATING UNITS ADJUNCT TO EXISTING WARM AIR FURNACES
REGULATION OF SOLID FUEL FIRED HEATING DEVICES
PENALTY
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14.0l ADOPTED STANDARDS. In addition to the standards prescribed by this
Chapter, the provisions of the Wisconsin Administrative Code, SPS 320 Administration and
Enforcement, 321 Construction Standards, 322 Energy Conservation, 323 Heating, Ventilating
and Air Conditioning, 324 Electrical Standards, 325 Plumbing, and 326 Manufactured Homes,
and any future amendments, additions, or changes made to them, are adopted and incorporated
into this Chapter by reference. The provisions of this Chapter regulate the design, construction,
alteration, repair, change of use, additions to, moving, and demolition of all buildings and
structures and all energy conservation systems, heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems,
electrical systems, and plumbing systems, including all equipment and devices used in them
14.02 BUILDING INSPECTOR.
(1)
Position, Authority and Qualifications. In accordance with the provisions of
Section 62.23(9), Stats., there is hereby created the position of Building Inspector, who shall
keep plans, minutes and all records as required by law and make all inspections, investigations
and prepare reports as may be required. He shall keep a record of all permits issued and shall
make regular reports of the same to the Common Council. The Building Inspector shall be
appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Common Council, and shall be certified for
inspection purposes by the Department of Commerce, as provided under Section 101.66(2),
Stats. Such certified Building Inspector shall administer and enforce the provisions of this
Chapter.
(2)
Interference with Building Inspector. No person shall interfere with the Building
Inspector while he is in the performance of his duties.
(3)
Rights. The Building Inspector, or his authorized agent, shall have the power and
authority at all reasonable times, for the purposes of enforcing this ordinance, to enter upon any
public or private premises and make inspections thereof, and to require the production of the
permit for any building, plumbing, electrical or heating work being done, or the required license
therefore. If consent to entry to private property or buildings, or portions thereof, for inspection
purposes has been denied, the Building Inspector may obtain a special inspection warrant as
provided by Section 66.0119, Stats.
14.03 BUILDING PERMIT REQUIRED.
(1)
Permits and Exceptions.
(a)
Permit Required. No building or structure, or any part thereof, shall
hereafter be built, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved or demolished, nor shall the use of
any building be changed within the City, except as hereinafter provided, unless a permit
therefore shall first be obtained by the owner or his agent from the Building Inspector.
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No person shall build, enlarge, cause to be built or add additions or alterations to any one
or two family dwelling without first obtaining a State Uniform Building Permit from the
Building Inspector. No person who performs any building construction in the City shall
perform any such work at any site until all necessary building permits and zoning permits
and all necessary approvals required by this Code have been obtained. Structures
as used in this section includes solid fuel fired heating devices and related chimneys and
stacks as defined in Section 14.09.
(b)
Exceptions to Permits and Fees. The fee required under Section 14.03(4)
shall be waived for the following repairs, alterations or additions only, and the Building
Inspector may waive the detailed plans provided for by Section 14.03(3) if the character
and extent of the work is sufficiently described in the application for the permit:
(i)
Replacement of exterior roof covering, including sheathing, on
residential 1 or 2 family dwellings only.
(ii)
Repair or replacement of less than 50% of the exterior siding in
any 365-day period with the same type of siding as existing siding. This
exception does not include repair, replacement or installation of insulation
materials beneath the siding.
(iii)
Installation of interior attic or interior basement insulation in owner
occupied 1 or 2 family dwellings.
(iv)
Other interior or exterior nonstructural repairs, minor alterations or
additions costing less than $500 in aggregate based upon the
Building Inspector=s estimation of the reasonable cost or value thereof, including
labor and materials, and which do not change occupancy, area, structural strength,
fire protection, exits, lights or ventilation of a building.
(c)
Fees and Permits. Neither the fee nor the permit otherwise required under
this section shall be necessary for the following repairs, maintenance or alterations only:
(i)
Painting, installation of floor covering or repair or replacement of
existing doors or windows.
(ii)
Replacement but not new construction of exterior perimeter
fencing.
(iii) Repair or replacement of existing plumbing fixtures and leaking or
stoppage repairs thereof.
(iv)
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Repair or replacement of broken electrical sockets, switches or
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receptacles or installation of additional switches or receptacles to an existing
electrical system, providing the reasonable cost or value thereof, including labor
and materials, does not exceed $500 in aggregate, based upon the Building
Inspector=s estimation.
(v)
Repair or replacement of any door, or window provided the
dimensions are not changed and no structural repairs are required.
(2)
Building Defined. ABuilding@and ABuilding Construction@shall be defined to
include any building or structure, and any enlargement, alteration, maintenance, repair, moving,
demolishing, or change of use of any building or structure; and shall also include the installation,
or replacement of, or any material alteration in, the structure of the building, or part of a building,
including the plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system of any
building.
(3)
Application for a permit. Application for a building, electrical, plumbing, or
heating, ventilating or air conditioning permit shall be made in writing upon a blank form
furnished by the Building Inspector, and shall state the name and address of the owner of the
building, the owner of the land upon which it is to be erected, the name and address of the
designer, the location of the building, the purpose for which it is to be used, appropriate zoning
information, and such other information as the Building Inspector may require. The application
shall be accompanied by two copies of completed plans and specifications. Plans shall be drawn
to a scale of not less than one-eighth inch per foot and shall include the following. If there is
insufficient evidence to determine the exact location of any lot line, the Building Inspector may
require that a certified survey be prepared to establish the exact location of lot lines.
(a)
A plot plan showing the physical dimensions of the lot, the location of
existing and proposed buildings and additions, the location of the parcel with respect to
all adjoining streets, alleys, the location of proposed driveways and off-street parking and
loading facilities, any bodies of water or other major physical features such as drainage
ditches, hills, railroad tracks, wells, disposal systems, tanks or similar features;
(b)
The floor plan for each floor level including the basement;
(c)
Elevation plans for all elevations including existing and proposed grade
(d)
A cross section plan;
(e)
Completed construction details;
data;
(f)
Heat loss calculations for all new buildings and for all major additions to
existing buildings;
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(g)
If approval of the Wisconsin Department of Industry, Labor and Human
Relations is required, at least two sets of the plans submitted shall bear the approval
stamp of the Department, one set of which shall remain on file in the office of the
Building Inspector.
(4)
Fees. The fees for any building which is subject to the Uniform Dwelling Code,
Wisconsin Administrative Code Ch. COMM 20-25 shall be as provided therein from time to
time. For all other construction, the Building Inspector shall determine the fee on the basis of
his review of the plans and the reasonable cost of the construction. The fee shall be $15 for the
first $l,000, or part thereof, of construction. The Building Inspector may authorize that no fees
for a permit shall be required for repairs or minor alterations costing less than $500 in aggregate,
based upon the Building Inspector=s estimation of the reasonable cost or value thereof, and which
do not change the occupancy, area, structural strength, fire protection, exits, lights or ventilation
of a building.
(5)
All fees shall be paid to the Building Inspector before the Building Inspector shall
issue any building, electrical, plumbing or heating, ventilation or air conditioning permit to the
owner, or his agent. The Building Inspector shall remit all fees collected by him hereunder to the
Treasurer from time to time.
(6)
Issuance of Permit. If the Building Inspector finds that the proposed building will
comply in every respect with the ordinances of the City, and all laws and lawful orders of the
State, he shall officially approve one set of the plans and return them to the owner, and shall
issue a building permit which shall be kept at the site of the proposed building.
(7)
Lapse of Permit. All permits issued hereunder shall lapse and be void unless
construction and operations under the permit are substantially commenced within six months of
the issuance of the permit and are substantially completed within 18 months of the issuance of
the permit. When any project for which a permit has been issued hs not been completed within
the l8 months, an additional permit shall be obtained before any further work is performed.
(8)
Revocation of Permit. If the Building Inspector shall find at any time that the
applicable City ordinances, laws and orders, or the plans and specifications, are not being
complied with, and that the holder of the permit refused to conform after written direction or
instruction has been issued to him, he shall revoke the building, electrical, plumbing or heating,
ventilating or air conditioning permit. Notice of revocation shall be sent by regular first class
mail to the owner of the building or other structure as it appears in the application and by posting
a notice of revocation at the site of the work. When any such permit is revoked, it shall be
unlawful for any person to do any further work under the permit until the permit is reissued,
except such work as the Building Inspector may order to be done as a condition precedent to the
reissuance of the permit, or as he may require to preserve life, safety, or property. All police
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officers shall report at once to the Building Inspector any building, electrical, plumbing, heating,
ventilating, or air conditioning work which is being carried on without a permit as required
hereunder.
(9)
Waiver of Plans. If in the opinion of the Building Inspector, the character of the
work is sufficiently described in the application, he may waive the filing of plans for accessory
buildings and additions or alterations thereto, or for alterations or repairs or small additions to
principal buildings when such plans are required by the State Building Code.
(10) Alteration of Plans. After being approved, the plans and specifications shall not
be altered in any way without the written consent of the Building Inspector.
14.04 BUILDING INSPECTIONS.
(1)
Inspection to be Requested. The owner, or his agent, shall either orally or in
writing request inspections of any building or structure at the times provided in sub. (a)-(e)
hereafter, or at such other times as is required by COMM Administrative Code provisions. Any
person who performs any building construction shall make certain that all inspections have been
requested and completed and all necessary approvals obtained before proceeding to any
subsequent phase of building construction.
(a)
Footing. Excavation shall be inspected after the placement of forms,
shoring, and reinforcement, where required, and before the pouring of concrete.
(b)
Completed Foundation Walls. Drain tiles, stone covering drain tiles,
waterproofing, and exterior installation if required, shall be inspected prior to back filling
completed foundation walls.
(c)
General Construction. Before installation of insulation, an inspection of
general construction shall be performed including inspection of electrical, plumbing,
heating, ventilating roughing-in prior to closing or installing of insulation.
(d)
Insulation. Insulation shall be inspected before covering.
(e)
The Building Inspector shall make a final inspection of all new buildings,
additions and alterations. If no violation of this ordinance is found, the Building
Inspector shall issue a Certificate of Occupancy, stating the purpose for which the
building is to be used. No building, or part thereof, shall be occupied until such
Certificate has been issued, nor shall any building be occupied in any manner which
conflicts with the conditions set forth in the Certificate of Occupancy.
(2)
Notices of Compliance. Notices of compliance or noncompliance shall be written
on the building permit posted at the site. Upon a finding of noncompliance, the Building
Inspector shall notify the owner in writing by regular first class mail of the violations to be
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corrected. No work shall be concealed until approved by the Building Inspector.
14.05 NEW METHODS AND MATERIALS. The Building Inspector shall make or
cause to be made investigations of new developments in the building industry. No new materials
or methods of construction shall be permitted which would violate the State Building Code
unless approved by the Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations.
14.06 CITY NOT LIABLE. This Chapter shall not impose any liability on the part of
the City for damages, destruction to property, or defects in building or equipment.
14.07 ROOM HEATERS, STOVE AND FREESTANDING FIREPLACES. (Cr. #134)
(1)
Applications. This section shall apply to radiant heating units installed in the
City. No person may install a radiant heating unit which fails to comply with the requirements of
this section.
(2)
Definitions. ARadiant heating unit@is a room heater, stove or freestanding
fireplace not intended for duct connections used to heat a room or rooms using the combustion of
a solid fuel such as wood or coal as a source of heat.
(3)
Permit. No person may install or cause to be installed a radiant heating unit
without first obtaining a permit from the Building Inspector. The Building Inspector shall give to
each permit applicant the following information. It is recommended that:
(a) If wood is burned in the unit, it should be dry wood, preferably a dry hard wood.
(b) The chimney flue should be checked periodically to be sure the flue is open.
(c) The chimney flue should be cleaned at least once a year.
(4)
applicant.
Permit Fees. A permit fee as established under Sec. 1.10 shall be paid by the
(5)
Plan and Data Approval. Plans and data for each radiant heating unit installation shall
be submitted to the Building Inspector for approval before a permit may be issued. The
following data is required to be submitted with each application:
(a)
The manufacturer=s installation and maintenance/operation instruction.
(b)
Proposed chimney flue and/or new chimney flue sizes.
(c)
The number and size of existing vent connectors to the chimney flue.
(6)
Inspection. No person may operate or permit the operation of a radiant heating unit
without first calling for inspection and receiving final approval from the Building Inspector.
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(7)
Installation Clearance. The clearances from combustibles for the radiant heating unit
shall conform to Table A and Table B of ss. 14.l0(7) of this Chapter.
(8)
Mounting of the Unit.
(a)
On Incombustible Floors. The unit shall be mounted on a firm, level base of
brick, cement, concrete or other incombustible material.
(b)
On Combustible Floors. The unit shall be mounted on a 4" thick concrete
block base with circular or rectangular holes or equivalent incombustible material so arranged
that the holes will parallel the smaller dimension and be covered with sheet metal of not less
than number 24 U.S. gauge. The above specified floor protection shall extend not less than
l8" around the perimeter of the unit.
(c)
Units with Legs on Combustible Floors. Units which have l8" or more of open
space under the base of the unit may be mounted on combustible floors provided that the floor
under the unit is protected with not less than l/4" of asbestos millboard and covered with sheet
metal of not less than number 24 U.S. gauge.
The above specified floor protection shall extend not less than l8" around the perimeter of the
unit. If there is less than l8" of open space under the base of the unit, the unit shall be
mounted on 2" of concrete blocks, bricks or other incombustible material and equally covered
with sheet metal of not less than number 24 U.S. gauge. The above specified floor protection
shall extend not less than l8" around the perimeter of the unit.
(9)
Size and Type of Chimney. An approved all fuel chimney shall be used for solid fuel
burning equipment. The chimney shall be sized so that the cross-sectional area of the chimney is not
smaller than the cross-sectional area of the flue collar of the equipment to be connected to it. Other
equipment shall not be connected to the flue serving the solid fuel burning equipment. Masonry
chimneys shall be constructed according to specifications provided by the Building Inspector and
factory built chimneys bearing a listing of a nationally recognized testing laboratory such as
Underwriters Laboratories will be considered as approved.
(10) Chimney Connector. An approved chimney connector shall be used for solid fuel
burning equipment. The chimney connector shall have a cast iron damper to control the draft.
(11) Combustion Air; Blower; Thermostat Control. If the Building Inspector, after
examination of the radiant heating unit of the furnace, deems it necessary to add combustion air, the
size of the opening shall not be less than the cross-sectional area of the flue collar size of the unit. A
blower, where used, shall have adequate protection such as a screen to prevent material from entering
the blower assembly. The thermostat control, where used, shall activate the blower motor at a
temperature of l00 degrees to l20 degrees Fahrenheit.
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(12) Electrical Connections. Electrical connections, controls and wiring, where used, shall
conform to the State Electrical Code.
14.08 HEATING UNITS ADJUNCT TO EXISTING WARM AIR FURNACES. (Cr. #135)
(1)
Application. This section shall apply to all supplemental heating units installed in the
City. No person may install or cause to be installed a supplemental heating unit which fails to meet
the requirements of this section.
(2)
Definitions.
(a)
Supplemental heating units include all devices described as energy converters,
stoves or supplemental heating devices using wood, coal or other solids as fuel and attached to
the existing warm air furnace and using the furnace ducts for distribution of heat.
(b)
Horizontal slide damper is a horizontal piece of sheet metal used to divide the
warm air plenum of the existing furnace into two approximately equal airtight parts.
(3)
Permit. No person may install or cause to be installed a supplemental heating unit
without first obtaining a permit from the Building Inspector. The Building Inspector shall give each
permit applicant the following information: It is recommended that wood burned in supplemental
heating units should be dry wood, preferably dry hard wood; the chimney flue should be checked
periodically to be sure the flue is open; and the chimney flue should be cleaned at least once a year.
(4)
Permit Fee. A permit fee as established under Sec. 1.10 shall be paid by the applicant.
(5)
Plan and Data Approval. Plans and data for each supplemental heating unit shall be
submitted to the Building Inspector for approval before a permit may be issued. The following data is
required to be submitted with each application:
(a)
The manufacturer=s installation and maintenance/operation instructions.
(b)
Proposed chimney flue and/or new chimney flue sizes.
(6)
Inspection. No person may operate or permit the operation of supplemental heating
devices without first calling for an inspection and receiving final approval from the Building
Inspector.
(7)
Installation Clearance. The clearances from combustibles for the installation of all
supplemental heating units shall conform to the following requirements:
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(a)
Table A.
Required Clearances In Inches From
Combustibles For Supplemental Heating Units
From Front of
Unit
From Top, Sides
And Rear of Unit
48"
Chimney or Vent Connector
36"
(b)
l8"
Table B.
Required Minimum Clearances, In Inches, From
Combustibles With Specified Forms Of Protection
Where The Required Clearance
With No Protection
Types of Protection Are:
Applied to the combustible material unless otherwise
specified and covering all surfaces with the distance
specified as the required clearance with no protection.
Thicknesses are minimum.
36"
Above
36"
Sides &
Rear
l8" Chimney
Or Vent
Connector
1.
l/4" asbestos millboard space out l@(Note 2)
30
18
12
2.
0.0l3" (28 gauge) sheet metal on l/4"
asbestos millboard
24
18
12
0.013" (28 gauge) sheet metal space
out l@(Note 2)
18
12
9
0.013" (28 gauge) sheet metal on l/8"
asbestos millboard spaced out l@(Note 2)
18
12
9
l-l/2" asbestos cement covering on heating
appliance
18
12
18
l/4" asbestos millboard on l@mineral fiber
bats reinforced with wire mesh or equivalent
18
12
6
0.027" (22 gauge) sheet metal on l@mineral
fiber bats reinforced with wire or equivalent
18
12
3
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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8.
l/4" asbestos millboard
36
36
18
9.
l/4" cellular asbestos
36
36
18
NOTE 1: Except for the protection described in 5, all clearances should be measured from the outer
surface of the supplemental heating unit to the combustible material disregarding any intervening
protection applied to the combustible material.
NOTE 2: Spacers shall be of incombustible material.
NOTE 3: Asbestos millboard referred to above is a different material from asbestos cement board. It
is not intended that asbestos cement board be used in complying with these requirements when
asbestos millboard is specified.
(8)
Mounting of Unit.
(a)
On incombustible floors, all units shall be mounted on a firm, level base of
brick, cement, concrete or other incombustible material.
(b)
On combustible floors, all units shall be mounted on 4" thick concrete
base with circular or rectangular holes or equivalent incombustible material so arranged that
the holes will parallel the smaller dimension and be covered with sheet metal of not less than
number 24 U.S. gauge. The above specified floor protection shall extend not less than l8"
around the perimeter of the unit.
(c)
Units with legs on combustible floors. All units which have l8" or more of
open space under the base of the unit may be mounted on combustible floors provided that the
floor under the unit is protected with not less than l/4" of asbestos millboard and covered with
sheet metal of not less than number 24 U.S. gauge. The above specified floor protection shall
extend not less than l8" around the perimeter of the unit.
(9)
Type and Size of Chimney. An approved all-fuel chimney shall be used for solid fuel
burning equipment. The chimney shall be sized so that the cross-sectional area of this chimney is not
smaller than the cross-sectional area of the flue collar of the equipment to be connected to it. No
other equipment shall be connected to the flue serving the solid fuel burning equipment.
(10) Chimney Connector. An approved chimney connector shall be used for solid fuel
burning equipment.
(11)
Damper. The chimney shall have a cast iron damper to control the draft.
(12)
Warm Air Supply Duct.
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(a)
Size and Material. The area of the warm air supply duct shall not be
than the area of the collar and plenum opening of the unit to which it is connected.
warm air supply duct and horizontal slide damper shall be constructed entirely of
incombustible equivalent in structural strength and durability to the following table:
less
The
TABLE C
Round Ducts
Diameter
Inches
Minimum Thickness
Galv. Iron U.S. Gauge
0 through 12
Over 12
26
24
Minimum Thickness
Aluminum B & S Gauge
24
22
Rectangular Ducts
Width
Inches
Minimum Thickness
Gal. Iron U.S. Gauge
0 through 12
Over 12
26
24
Minimum Thickness
Aluminum B & S Gauge
24
22
(b)
Connection to Furnace Without Horizontal Slide Damper. The connection of
the warm air supply duct from the unit to the furnace should be centered on the front, rear or
sides of the plenum of the furnace. A back draft damper shall be installed in the warm air
duct as close to the furnace plenum as possible. Full air flow shall be maintained.
(c)
Connections to Furnace With Horizontal Slide Damper. The connection of the
warm air supply duct from the unit to the furnace plenum should be centered both horizontally
and vertically above the horizontal slide damper. Full air flow shall be maintained.
(13)
Return Air Duct.
(a)
Supplemental Heating Unit Without Horizontal Slide Damper.
1.
Connection Furnace. When the return air for the unit is taken from the
furnace return air, the connection shall be made on the filtered air side of the filter and
connected to the blower intake of the unit. When the return air for the unit is taken
from the outside, it shall be taken from a weatherproof louver with a l/4" wire mesh
hardware cloth and connected to the blower air intake of the unit. Dampers shall not
be installed in the return air duct regardless of which method is used. Full air flow
shall be maintained.
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2.
Size and Material. The area of the return air duct shall not be less than
the area of the warm air supply duct. The return air duct shall be of the same material
as specified in Table C above.
(b)
Supplemental Heating Unit With Horizontal Slide Damper.
1.
Connection to Furnace. The connection of the return air duct to the furnace
should be centered both horizontally and vertically below the horizontal slide damper. Full
air flow shall be maintained.
2.
Size and Material. The area of the return air duct shall not be less
than the area of the collar or plenum opening of the unit to which it is connected. The
material shall conform to Table C above.
(14) Blower on Furnace When Used With Horizontal Slide Damper in Plenum. The blower
on the furnace shall be adequate to maintain the manufacturer=s specifications for CFM and static
pressure when measured above the horizontal slide damper when the damper is closed.
(15) Fresh Air Intake Connected to Furnace Return Air System. The size of the fresh air
intake where used shall not be less than the cross-sectional area of the area of a 4" (12.6 sq. in.) round
duct. The material shall conform to Table C above. The fresh air intake shall be connected to the
return plenum of the furnace. A volume damper of the locking type shall be placed in the duct for the
fresh air intake.
(16) Combustion Air. If the Building Inspector, after examination of the supplemental
heating unit and the furnace, deems it necessary to add combustion air, the size of the opening shall
not be less than the cross-sectional area of the flue collar size of the supplemental heating unit.
(l7)
Electrical Connections and Controls.
(a)
Units Without Horizontal Slide Dampers. All electrical connections, controls
and wiring shall conform to the State Electrical Code.
(b)
Units With Horizontal Slide Dampers. All electrical connections shall
conform to the State Electrical Code. A fan control shall be installed in the plenum of the
solid fuel burning unit and wired in parallel to the existing fan control of the furnace. The fan
control in the plenum of the solid fuel burning unit shall activate the furnace blower motor at a
temperature of l00 degrees to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
(18) Thermostat Control. The thermostat control of the supplemental heating unit shall
activate the blower motor at a temperature of l00 degrees to l20 degrees Fahrenheit.
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14.09 REGULATION OF OUTDOOR WATER STOVES.
(1)
Definitions.
(1)
AChimney@
. A chimney includes a stack and is a vertical structure
enclosing a flue or flues that carry off smoke or exhaust from a outdoor water stove.
(2)
AOutdoor water stove@
. An outdoor water stove is a wood burning heating
device, variously denominated as an outdoor water stove, an outdoor wood burning
residential hot water furnace, a water stove, a hot water outdoor wood furnace or an
outdoor boiler. It is a free standing unit situated outside of the envelope of the structure
to be heated. It typically consists of a firebox and water reservoir, assembled in a
horizontal configuration. Hot combustion gases flow from the firebox at one end,
through channels or tubes in the water reservoir, to the stack. The gases may pass
through the water reservoir once to the stack at the end opposite the firebox (one pass),
or an additional set of pipes may bring the gases back to the stack located above, but
isolated from the combustion chamber (double pass). The heated water is pumped
through radiators in the dwelling or through a heat exchanger in the heating,
ventilation and air condition duct in response to the home thermostat. A separate pipe
coil in the water reservoir may be used to provide domestic hot water. The furnace
draft is controlled by a thermostat monitoring the temperature of the water in the
reservoir. These devices are presently exempt from EPA regulations. They do not include
any heating device or system, including a fireplace, which may be placed inside a
residence or other building pursuant to Department of Commerce Regulations and/or
the local building code.
(2)
Standards Adopted. All outdoor water stoves shall meet all applicable standards of
the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America and the Wisconsin Department
of Commerce governing air quality and emissions, including any amendments thereto adopted after
the effective date of this ordinance.
(3)
Chimney Specifications. All chimneys used in conjunction with outdoor water stoves
shall meet the specifications stated in Section 14.07(9) of the this Code. All chimneys shall be
constructed to withstand the force of winds up to 100 MPH. Chimneys shall have a minimum height
of 20 feet measured from ground level, except, where an outdoor water stove is constructed within 25
feet of an adjacent building, the minimum stack height shall be 20 feet from ground level or three feet
above the adjacent buildings= highest roof elevation, whichever is greater.
(4)
Fencing and Screening. All outdoor water stoves shall be enclosed by a solid fence
six feet in height which screens the unit from adjacent property. The fence shall be adequately
treated by paint, stain, or other means so as not to constitute an eyesore.
(5)
Setback and Yard Requirements. Outdoor water stoves are deemed accessory
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structures for purposes of zoning regulations. In R-1A, R-1 and R-2 Zoning Districts outdoor water
stoves shall not occupy more than 30% of a required side yard or rear yard, shall not exceed 15 feet in
height, except for the chimney, and shall not be nearer than three feet to any lot line. No outdoor
water stove shall be constructed or placed in a front yard.
(6)
Nonconforming Units. Any outdoor water stove existing prior to December 21, 200l
that does not conform to the standards of this section shall, on the complaint of a resident of the City,
be removed, replaced, or modified to meet the standards of this section within 90 days of notification
of noncompliance from the City Building Inspector, the Police Department or other City Officer or
Agent.
(7)
Operation Limited. No outdoor water stoves may be used between April 15 and
November 15.
(8)
1, 2002.
Ban. No outdoor water stoves may be constructed or installed in the City after April
(9)
Penalty. Any person who constructs or erects any outdoor water stove that does not
meet the standards of this section, or who fails to remove, replace or modify an outdoor water stove
that does not meet the standards of this section as provided herein, shall forfeit $25.00 per day for
each day the noncomplying unit remains on the premises. The City may also enforce the provisions of
this Ordinance by injunction or other equitable remedy.
14.25 PENALTY.
(1)
Injunction/Abatement. When there is any violation of this Chapter, the City may bring
legal action to enjoin the violation and may proceed under Chapter 10 to abate the violation as a
nuisance.
(2)
Penalty. In addition to proceeding under sub (1), any person violating nay provision of
this Chapter may be subjected to a forfeiture action as provided in 25.
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