IFC section 603.5 is amended, and sections added, to read:
603.5 Heating appliances. Heating appliances shall be listed and shall comply with this section.
Exception: Unlisted appliances may be installed where permitted by the fire code official, provided clearance from combustibles is maintained in accordance with the Mechanical Code.
603.5.1 Guard against contact. The heating element or combustion chamber shall be permanently guarded so as to prevent accidental contact by persons or material.
603.5.2 Heating appliance installation and maintenance. Heating appliances shall be installed and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and the Minnesota State Building Code.
603.5.3 Heating appliance clearance to combustible materials. Clearances between heat-producing appliances and combustibles shall be in accordance with this section. Where specific manufacturer's instructions or listings allow a reduction from the distances specified in this section, those distances are allowed. Clearance reductions permitted by the Mechanical Code are allowed.
603.5.3.1 Gas or fuel-oil heaters. A minimum of 18 inches (457 mm) shall be maintained between gas or fuel-oil heat-producing appliances and combustible materials.
603.5.3.2 Solid fuel-burning heaters. A minimum of 36 inches (914 mm) shall be maintained between solid fuel-burning appliances and combustible materials.
IFC section 603.8 and all subsections are deleted.
32 SR 10; 40 SR 1437
May 12, 2016
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes