Chapter 19 – Gas

Last updated October 2007

Articles:

19.04     In General

19.08     Plumber’s and Gas Fitter’s License

19.12     Pipes Generally

Article 19.04 In General

Sections:

19.04.010             Jurisdiction of chapter

19.04.020             Work on mains and meters generally; temporary repair of leaks

19.04.030             Installation, extension or alteration of gas piping generally

Section 19.04.010       Jurisdiction of chapter

            The provisions of this chapter are intended to apply to the installation of gas piping in buildings and the use of city gas, natural and artificial, in and about buildings. They do not apply to the underground gas distribution system leading up to the building and to such parts of the system as the manufacturing plant, if any, which are the property of the gas company.

            This chapter shall apply to all new and existing installations, extensions, additions or alterations. (Code 1958, § 15-1.)

Section 19.04.020       Work on mains and meters generally; temporary repair of leaks

            No plumber or gas fitter, unless in the employ of the gas company or having a permit from the gas company, shall repair, alter or open the service pipe or set or remove the service meter or do any other work on the part of the gas supply system up to and including the meter. However, if gas is leaking from any part of the gas supply system referred to, a plumber or gas fitter not in the employ of the gas company may make necessary temporary repairs and report such repairs to the gas inspector, who shall notify the gas company to make permanent repairs. (Code 1958, § 15-2.)

Section 19.04.030       Installation, extension or alteration of gas piping generally

            Gas piping and all work in connection with the installation, extension or alteration of gas piping, fixtures and equipment shall be done only by or under the supervision of a licensed plumber or a licensed gas fitter. (Code 1958, § 15-3.)

Article 19.08 Plumber’s and Gas Fitter’s License


Article 19.12 Pipes Generally

Sections:

19.12.010             Permit to install, alter or extend–Required

19.12.020             Same–Application

19.12.030             Same–Fee

19.12.040             Same—Issuance

Section 19.12.010       Permit to install, alter or extend–Required

            The act of installing, altering or extending any system of piping for the conveyance, distribution or use of illuminating or fuel gas in any building or structure in the city, except meter installations by employees of the gas company in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and chapter 13 of this Code, is hereby declared unlawful unless the owner of the premises on which the work is to be done or someone on his behalf shall first obtain from the gas inspector a written permit authorizing such installation, extension or alteration. (Code 1958, § 15-9.)

Section 19.12.020       Same–Application

            All applications for permits for the installation of any new gas piping or the making of extensions or alterations to present equipment or existing installations shall be made in writing to the gas inspector on special permit forms to be provided by the city. (Code 1958, § 15-10.)

Section 19.12.030       Same–Fee

            In order to procure a permit for the installation of any new gas piping or the making of or extensions or alterations to present equipment or existing installations, the person applying for and receiving such permit shall pay to the city for such permit and for inspection of the work such sum as the board of city commissioners may, from time to time fix. Such fee must accompany the application for the permit. (Code 1958, § 15-11.)

Section 19.12.040       Same–Issuance

            When the gas inspector is satisfied that the work for which a permit is sought under this article has been done in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and chapter 13 of this Code, he shall issue a permit therefor. (Code 1958, § 15-12.)

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