Chapter 15.14
MECHANICAL CODE*

Sections:

15.14.010    Short title.

15.14.020    Adoption.

15.14.030    Public inspection.

15.14.040    Deletions.

15.14.050    Amendments to the International Mechanical Code.

15.14.060    Amendments to the International Fuel Gas Code.

15.14.070    Penalties for violations.

Prior legislation: Ords. 1926, 2014, and 2215. Formerly Chapter 20E.60 RCDG.

15.14.010 Short title.

This chapter and amendments hereto shall constitute the “Mechanical Code” of the City and may be cited as such. (Ord. 2729 § 6 (part), 2014: Ord. 2346 § 4 (part), 2007: Ord. 2219 § 5 (part), 2004)

15.14.020 Adoption.

The International Mechanical Code, 2012 Edition, published by the International Code Council, with the additions, deletions and exceptions as set forth in Chapter 51-52 WAC and the International Fuel Gas Code, 2012 Edition, published by the International Code Council, are hereby adopted by this reference and incorporated herein as if set forth in full as the Mechanical Code for the City, except such portions as may be deleted, modified or amended by this chapter.

The Building Official may use the appendices for guidance in interpreting and administering the Mechanical Code and the provisions of this chapter. Further, the following appendix chapters are specifically adopted:

International Mechanical Code:

None.

 

International Fuel Gas Code:

Appendix A,

Sizing and Capacities of Gas Piping; except for liquefied petroleum gas installations;

Appendix B,

Size of Venting Systems Serving Appliances Equipped with Draft Hoods, Category 1 Appliances and Appliances Listed for Use and Type B Vents; and

Appendix C,

Exit Terminals of Mechanical Draft and Direct-Vent Venting Systems.

(Ord. 2729 § 6 (part), 2014: Ord. 2346 § 4 (part), 2007: Ord. 2219 § 5 (part), 2004)

15.14.030 Public inspection.

The City shall at all times keep on file with the City Clerk, for reference by the general public, not less than one copy of the codes and resolutions, or parts thereof, as herein adopted by reference, together with the amendments and supplements thereto herein made a part of this chapter.

The copies of the codes on file may be placed by the City Clerk in the custody of the Building Official in order to make them more readily available for inspection and use by the general public. (Ord. 2729 § 6 (part), 2014: Ord. 2346 § 4 (part), 2007: Ord. 2219 § 5 (part), 2004)

15.14.040 Deletions.

The following sections of the International Mechanical Code, 2012 Edition, are hereby deleted:

1. Section 109 – Means of Appeal.

The following sections of the International Fuel Gas Code, 2012 Edition, are hereby deleted:

1. Chapter 1 – Administration. (Ord. 2729 § 6 (part), 2014: Ord. 2346 § 4 (part), 2007: Ord. 2219 § 5 (part), 2004)

15.14.050 Amendments to the International Mechanical Code.

The following sections of the International Mechanical Code adopted by this chapter are hereby amended to read as follows:

1. Amend Section 101.1, Title.

These regulations shall be known as the “Mechanical Code of the City of Redmond,” hereinafter referred to as “this code.”

2. Amend Section 102.8, Referenced codes and standards.

The referenced codes and standards shall be as specified in Section 101.4 of the amended administrative provisions of the International Building Code, Section 15.08.050 Redmond Municipal Code.

3. Amend Section 106.4.1, Approved construction documents.

When the code official issues a permit where construction documents are required, the construction documents shall be approved, in writing or by stamp, as “Reviewed for Code Compliance.” Such reviewed construction documents shall not be changed, modified or altered without authorization from the code official. Work shall be done in accordance with the approved construction documents. One set of construction documents so reviewed shall be retained by the code official. The other set shall be returned to the applicant, shall be kept at the site of work and shall be open to inspection by the code official or a duly authorized representative.

The code official shall have the authority to issue a permit for the construction of part of a mechanical system before the construction documents for the entire system have been submitted or approved, provided adequate information and detailed statements have been filed complying with all pertinent requirements of this code. The holder of such permit shall proceed at his or her own risk without assurance that the permit for the entire mechanical system will be granted.

4. Amend Section 106.5.2, Fee schedule.

A fee for each permit shall be paid as required, in accordance with the Redmond Zoning Code Section 21.76.030(E), as said section currently exists or is hereafter amended, modified or recodified.

5. Amend Section 106.5.3, Fee refunds.

The code official shall authorize the refunding of fees based on administrative provision of the International Building Code, Chapter 15.08 Redmond Municipal Code.

6. Amend Section 108.4, Violation penalties.

Any person who violates a provision of this code or fails to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who erects, constructs, alters or repairs a building or structure mechanical system in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the building official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code, shall be subject to the penalties provided for in Redmond Municipal Code 1.01.110 and Chapter 1.14 Redmond Municipal Code, as said section currently exists or is hereafter amended, modified or recodified.

7. Amend Section 109, Means of Appeal.

Appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the Building Official related to the application or interpretation of this code shall be made pursuant to Redmond Zoning Code Section 21.76.060(I), Appeals of Type I and II Permits, as said section currently exists or is hereafter amended, modified or recodified.

(Ord. 2729 § 6 (part), 2014: Ord. 2596 § 2 (part), 2011; Ord. 2346 § 4 (part), 2007: Ord. 2219 § 5 (part), 2004)

15.14.060 Amendments to the International Fuel Gas Code.

The following sections of the International Fuel Gas Code adopted by this chapter are hereby amended to read as follows:

1. Add new Chapter 1, Administration.

The amended administrative provisions of the International Mechanical Code, Redmond Municipal Code 15.14.050, shall apply.

(Ord. 2729 § 6 (part), 2014: Ord. 2346 § 4 (part), 2007: Ord. 2219 § 5 (part), 2004)

15.14.070 Penalties for violations.

Any person who violates a provision of this code or fails to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who erects, constructs, alters or repairs a building or structure mechanical system in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the Building Official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code, shall be subject to the penalties provided for in RMC 1.01.110 and Chapter 1.14 RMC, as said section currently exists or is hereafter amended, modified or recodified. (Ord. 2729 § 6 (part), 2014: Ord. 2346 § 4 (part), 2007: Ord. 2219 § 5 (part), 2004)