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29.30.190 Electrical System, Outlets, and Lighting.

(Amended by Ordinance 180330, effective August 18, 2006.)  All buildings used for residential purposes shall be connected to an approved source of electric power.  Every electric outlet and fixture shall be maintained and safely connected to an approved electrical system.  The electrical system shall not constitute a hazard to the occupants of the building by reason of inadequate service, improper fusing, improper wiring or installation, deterioration or damage, lack of access to a dwelling unit’s breaker or disconnect switch or similar reasons.

In addition to other electrical system components that may be used to meet cooking, refrigeration, and heating requirements listed elsewhere in this Title, the following outlets and lighting fixtures are required:

A.   Every habitable room shall contain at least two operable electric outlets or one outlet and one operable electric light fixture.

B.     Every toilet compartment or bathroom shall contain at least one supplied and operable electric light fixture and one outlet.  Every laundry, furnace room, and all similar non-habitable spaces located in a dwelling shall have one supplied electric light fixture available at all times.

C.     Every public hallway, corridor, and stairway in apartment houses and hotels shall be adequately lighted at all times with an average intensity of illumination of at least one foot candle at principal points such as angles and intersections of corridors and passageways, stairways, landings of stairways, landings of stairs and exit doorways, and at least ½-foot candle at other points.  Measurement of illumination shall be taken at points not more than 4 feet above the floor.

D.   All electrical repairs and installations shall be made in accordance with the provisions of Title 26 (Electrical Regulations.)

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