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Legislation #: 980123 Introduction Date: 2/5/1998
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 7/5/1998
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FINLEY, ASJES, DANAHER AND STACKHAUS
Title: Amending Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, by repealing Sections 18-91, Adoption of Uniform Mechanical Code (1997); amendments, and 18-111, Adoption of Uniform Plumbing Code (1997); amendments, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matters.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
2/5/1998

Prepare to Introduce

2/5/1998

Referred City Operations Committee

2/11/1998

Hold Off Agenda

5/27/1998

Hold On Agenda

6/3/1998

Hold On Agenda

6/10/1998

Do Pass as a Committee Substitute

6/11/1998

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

6/18/1998

Held on Docket

6/25/1998

Passed as Substituted


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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 980123

 

Amending Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, by repealing Sections 18-91, Adoption of Uniform Mechanical Code (1997); amendments, and 18-111, Adoption of Uniform Plumbing Code (1997); amendments, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matters.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section A. That Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Sections 18-91, Adoption of Uniform Mechanical Code (1997); amendments, and 18-111, Adoption of Uniform Plumbing Code (1997); amendments, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 18-91. Adoption of Uniform Mechanical Code (1997); amendments.

 

The Uniform Mechanical Code (1997), promulgated by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, is adopted and incorporated in this article by reference as if fully set forth, except as it is amended by the following provisions of this section. Provisions of this article are in addition to the provisions of the Uniform Mechanical Code. The following provisions coinciding with provisions of the Uniform Mechanical Code supersede, or delete, when indicated, the corresponding provisions of the Uniform Mechanical Code.

 

Chapter 1, Administration, is deleted. See article I of this chapter.

 

Section 508.4.

 

Duct enclosure. A duct serving a type I hood which penetrates a wall or floor shall be enclosed in a duct enclosure from the point of penetration to the outside air. A duct may only penetrate exterior walls at locations where unprotected openings are permitted by chapter 18, article II, of the Code of Ordinances. Duct enclosures shall be constructed as chapter 18, article II, of the Code of Ordinances requires shaft enclosures to be constructed. Duct enclosures shall be of at least one-hour fire resistive construction in all buildings and shall be of two-hour fire resistive construction in types I and II fire resistive buildings. The duct enclosure shall be sealed around the duct at the point of penetration and vented to the exterior through weather-protected openings. The enclosure shall be separated from the duct by at least three and not more than 12 inches and shall serve a single grease exhaust duct system.

 

Appendices: The following chapters of the appendix are hereby adopted:

 

Appendix A‑‑Uniform Mechanical Code Standards.

 

Appendix B, chapter 12, Part II‑‑Hydronic Panel Heating Systems.

 


Sec. 18-111. Adoption of Uniform Plumbing Code (1997); amendments.

 

The Uniform Plumbing Code (1997), promulgated by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, is adopted and incorporated in this article by reference as if fully set forth, except as it is amended by the following provisions of this section. Provisions of this article are in addition to the provisions of the Uniform Plumbing Code. The following provisions coinciding with provisions of the Uniform Plumbing Code supersede, or delete, when indicated, the corresponding provisions of the Uniform Plumbing Code.

 

Chapter 1, Administration, is deleted. See article I of this chapter.

 

Section 305.2.

 

When a public sewer is not available for use, the building sewer shall be connected to an approved private sewage disposal system. Private sewage disposal systems shall be engineered.

 

Section 503 is deleted.

 

Section 504 is deleted.

 

Section 603.3.2. Cross-connection control.

 

603.3.2.1. Inspection required. The premise owner or other responsible person shall have the backflow prevention assembly tested by a certified backflow assembly tester at the time of installation, repair, or relocation and at least on an annual schedule or more often when required by the director of water services.

 

603.3.2.2. Use of operable assemblies only. Only a backflow prevention assembly certified as capable of operating in accordance with this code and all other applicable statutes, ordinances, regulations, or other law, shall be used.

 

603.3.2.3. Certification required.

 

603.3.2.3.1. To director of codes administration. Within ten days of installation, repair or relocation of a backflow prevention assembly, as part of construction authorization by a permit issued by the director of codes administration, the premise owner or other responsible person shall forward to the director of codes administration a statement, executed by the certified backflow assembly tester, that the assembly complies with this code and all other applicable statutes, ordinances, regulations or other law. Location of the assembly shall also be included as part of the certification to the director of codes administration. The certifications shall be provided to the director of water services following their use by the director of codes administration.

 

603.3.2.3.2. To director of water services. Within ten days of installation, repair, or relocation of all other backflow prevention assemblies, the premise owner or other responsible person shall forward to the director of water services a statement executed by the certified backflow assembly tester that the assembly complies with this code and all other applicable statutes, ordinances, regulations, or other law. Location of the assembly shall also be included as part of the certification to the director of water services. Certifications shall also be submitted to the director of water services following the annual, or periodic, inspection of an assembly subject to this reporting requirement because it was installed, repaired or relocated after May 1, 1995.

 

603.3.2.4. Additional assemblies subject to certification. If a backflow prevention assembly is subject to the reporting requirements of subsection (b)(3) above, all backflow prevention assemblies located on the premises shall be subject to annual, or periodic, certification.

 

603.3.2.5. List of assemblies. The director of water services shall maintain a list of all known backflow prevention assemblies. The list may also include the results of the required testing and certification. This list may include any additional relevant information required by the director of water services. The director of water services shall endeavor to mail an informal reminder to each premise owner or other responsible person at least 30 days prior to the annual, or other periodic, required inspection, that an inspection is required by this code, and that a certification that the assembly is in proper working order must be filed.

 

603.3.2.6. No special duties established. In recognition of the fact that the establishment of requirements for the use of backflow prevention devices and the submission of statements to the director of water services furthers the general public health and welfare, the city, nor any employee or official, assumes any special duty or establishes any special relationship with any premise owner or other responsible party because the director of water services mails reminders or maintains a list. The failure to be sent a reminder, or the failure to receive a reminder, shall not excuse the mandatory duty of the premise owner or other responsible party to comply with this code and all other applicable laws.

 

Section 604.1.

 

Water pipe and fittings shall be of brass, copper, cast iron, galvanized malleable iron, galvanized wrought iron, galvanized steel, or other approved materials, except that polybutylene materials shall not be deemed approved material under this code and the use of any form of polybutylene materials is hereby prohibited notwithstanding any other provision, section or table of this code indicating the contrary. Asbestos-cement, CPVC, PE, or PVC water pipe manufactured to recognized standards may be used for cold water distribution systems outside a building. CPVC water pipe and tubing may be used for hot and


cold water distribution systems within a building. All materials used in the water supply system, except valves and similar devices shall be of a like material, except where otherwise approved by the administrative authority.

 

604.8. Water service lines shall be soft ``K'' copper with flared fittings and connections.

 

Section 710.1.

 

Where the floor elevation of a basement or first story is below the elevation of the curb where the building sewer crosses under the curb or is below the elevation of the finished grade at the property line where the building sewer crosses under a property line and where the floor is also above the crown level of the main sewer, the drainage piping shall drain by gravity into the main sewer. Floor drains and shower drains connected to drainage piping in such floors shall be protected from the backflow of sewage by installing approved type backwater valves.

 

Exception: The backwater valve is not required for a one or two family dwelling unless the structure is connected to a combination storm/sanitary sewer, or the structure or the next downstream sewer manhole is located in the regulatory floodplain.

 

Section 804.1.

 

All plumbing fixtures or other receptors receiving the discharge of indirect waste pipes shall be approved for the use proposed and shall be of such shape and capacity as to prevent splashing or flooding and shall be located where they are readily accessible for inspection and cleaning. No standpipe receptor for any clothes washer shall extend more than 48 inches or less than 30 inches above the finished floor. No trap for any clothes washer standpipe receptor shall be installed more than 12 inches above the finished floor. No indirect waste receptor shall be installed in any toilet room, closet, cupboard or storeroom, or in any other portion of the building not in general use by the occupants thereof; except standpipes for clothes washers may be installed in toilet and bathroom areas when the clothes washer is installed in the same room.

 

Section 807.4.

 

Dishwashing machines shall discharge separately into a trap or trapped fixture. Domestic dishwashing machines may discharge into the tailpiece of the kitchen sink or the dishwasher connection of a food waste grinder.

 

Section 901.0. Vents Required.

 

901.1. Each plumbing fixture trap, except as otherwise provided in this article, shall be protected against siphonage and back-pressure, and air circulation shall be ensured throughout all parts of the drainage system by means of vent pipes installed in accordance with the requirements of this chapter and as otherwise required by this article. The floor drain (where used as such) need not be vented, provided it is within 25 feet of a three-inch stack or horizontal drain which has at least a three-inch-diameter vent extension through the roof.

 

901.2. Automatic clothes washer. A standpipe for an automatic clothes washer need not be separately vented provided all of the following criteria apply:

 

(1) The standpipe is used with an approved P trap.

 

(2) The P trap is within 25 feet of a three-inch stack which extends through the roof.

 

Section 903.1.2 is deleted.

 

Section 1009.8.

 

Sample port. Each interceptor shall be provided with a sample port downstream from the interceptor and located outside of the building served. Manholes serving only one building may be an acceptable alternate when approved by the director of water services.

 

Section 1101.5 and 1101.11 shall not apply to detached one and two family dwellings provided that the construction is in accordance with the CABO One and Two Family Dwelling Code that is adopted in Article II of this chapter.

 

Section 1205 is deleted.

 

Section 1206 is deleted.

 

Section 1211.3.

 

No gas piping shall be installed in or on the ground under any building or structure unless installed in gas tight conduit and approved by the administrative authority, and all exposed gas piping shall be kept at least six (6) inches (152 mm) above grade or structure. The term building or structure shall include structures such as porches and steps, whether covered or uncovered, breezeways, roofed porte-cocheres, roofed patios, carports, covered walks, covered driveways, and similar structures or appurtenances.

 

The conduit shall be of material approved for installation underground beneath buildings and not less than Schedule 40 pipe. The interior diameter of the conduit shall be not less than one-half (1/2) inch (12.7 mm) larger than the outside diameter of the gas piping.

 

The conduit shall extend to a point at least twelve (12) inches (305 mm) beyond any area where it is required to be installed or to the outside wall of a building, and the outer ends shall not be sealed. Where the conduit terminates within a building, it shall be readily accessible and the space between the conduit and the gas piping shall be sealed to prevent leakage of gas into the building.

 

Concealed unprotected gas piping may be installed above grade in approved recesses or channels.

 

Exception: When necessary due to structural conditions, approved type gas piping may be installed in other locations, when permission has first been obtained from the administrative authority.

 

Appendices: The following chapters of the appendix are hereby adopted:

 

Appendix DSizing Stormwater Drainage Systems.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney