Town of Ridgefield, CT
Fairfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Ridgefield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Alarm systems — See Ch. 112.
Building construction — See Ch. 135.
Open burning — See Ch. 141.
Fire zones — See Ch. 183.
[Adopted 6-5-1974 as § 3-3 of the 1974 Code]
For purposes of this article, the following definitions apply:
A heating unit designed to use solid, liquid or gaseous fuel not connected with a distribution system and designed to heat the area in which it is located.
It shall be unlawful for any person to use, maintain or install in any dwelling unit a space heater unless it shall meet the following standards. It shall:
Have a factory-installed flue collar;
Be firmly affixed in a permanent position by a rigid connection;
If a gas heater, be equipped with a factory-installed one-hundred-percent safety shutoff valve; and
Be firmly connected to a chimney by a flue or stack, horizontal flue travel not to exceed six feet unless a greater length is approved in writing by the Building Official, or if a gas heater, be of the through-the-wall vented type, combining air intake with the vent, as approved by the American Gas Association, provided that such through-the-wall installation is approved in writing by the Building Official.
A permit to install a space heater as above provided shall be obtained from the Building Official of the Town, upon application and payment of a fee as provided in Chapter 170, Fees, § 170-2. Said fee may be increased upon recommendation of the Building Official and approval of the Board of Selectmen so as to reasonably cover related administrative costs.
[Amended 3-17-2010]
Every person who shall violate this article shall be guilty of a violation and shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $100. Each day of violation of any provision of this article shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.
[Adopted 8-27-1986 (§ 3-8 of the 1974 Code); amended 9-6-1989]
For purposes of this article, the following definitions apply:
An integrated system of underground and overhead piping, including a water supply such as gravity tank, fire pump, reservoir, pressure tank, or connection by underground piping to a public main, said system complying in all respects with the requirements for such systems contained in appropriate standards issued by the National Fire Protection Association.[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 175-6, Requirements for new construction, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 3-18-2015.