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CENTRAL FURNACE

A self-contained, gas burning appliance for heating air by transfer of heat of combustion through metal to the air, and designed to supply heated air through ducts to spaces remote from or adjacent to the appliance location.

CENTRAL FURNACE Down flow forced air type

A furnace designed with air flow essentially in a vertical path, discharging air at or near the bottom of the furnace.

CENTRAL FURNACE Forced air type

A central furnace equipped with a fan or blower which provides the primary means for circulation of air.

CENTRAL FURNACE Gravity type

A central furnace depending primarily on circulation of air by gravity.

CENTRAL FURNACE Gravity type with integral fan

A central furnace equipped with a fan or blower as an integral part of its construction and operable on gravity systems only. The fan or blower is to be used only to overcome the internal furnace resistance to air flow.

CENTRAL FURNACE Horizontal forced air type

A furnace designed for low headroom installation with air flow through the appliance essentially in a horizontal path.

CENTRAL FURNACE Up flow forced air type,

A furnace designed with air flow essentially in a vertical path, discharging air at or near the top of the furnace.

CENTRAL HEATING GAS APPLIANCE

A vented gas-fired appliance comprising the following classes as defined herein: boiler, central furnace, floor furnace, or vented wall furnace.

CHIMNEYS Factory-built chimneys

Chimneys that are factory made, listed by a nationally recognized testing agency, for venting gas appliances, gas incinerators, and solid or liquid fuel burning appliances.

CHIMNEYS Masonry

Field constructed chimneys built in accordance with nationally recognized codes or standards.

CHIMNEYS Metal

Chimneys made of metal ofO.135-inch (3.43 mm) minimum, galvanized or painted, unless suitably corrosion resistant, properly welded or riveted and built in accordance with nationally recognized codes or standards.

CIRCUIT VENT

A vent that connects to a horizontal drainage branch and vents two traps to a maximum of eight traps or trapped fixtures connected into a battery.

CISTERN

A small covered tank for storing water for a home or farm. Generally, this tank stores rainwater to be utilized for purposes other than in the potable water supply, and such tank is placed underground in most cases.

CLEANOUT

An access opening in the drainage system utilized for the removal of obstructions. Types of cleanouts include a removable plug or cap, or a removable fixture or fixture trap.

CLOSED WATER PIPING SYSTEM

A system of water piping where a check valve or other device prevents the free return of water or steam to the water main.

CLOTHES DRYER

A device used to dry wet laundry by means of heat derived from the combustion of fuel gases.

CLOTHES DRYER Type 1

Factory-built package, multiple produced. Primarily used in family living environment. Mayor may not be coin-operated for public use. Usually the smallest unit physically and in function output.

CLOTHES DRYER Type 2

Factory-built package, multiple produced. Used in business with direct intercourse of the function with the public. Mayor may not be operated by the public or hired attendant. Mayor may not be coin operated. Not designed for use in individual family living environment. May be small, medium or large in relative size.

CODE

Regulations, subsequent amendments thereto, or any emergency rule or regulation that the administrative authority having jurisdiction has lawfully adopted.

CODE OFFICIAL

The officer or other designated authority charged with the administration and enforcement of this code, or a duly authorized representative.

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