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Article 9 Automotive Repair Shops

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§27-443 Application
This section shall apply to the construction, alteration, and use of buildings or spaces as automotive repair shops.
§27-444 Classification
Automotive repair shops shall be classified in industrial occupancy group D-1.
§27-445 Volatile Flammables
All volatile flammables shall be stored and handled in accordance with the provisions of chapter four of this title.
§27-446 Ventilation
All spaces used for the repair of motor vehicles shall be provided with mechanical ventilation adequate to provide four air changes per hour.

(a) Exhaust gases. Where engines are to be run for test purposes or adjustments, provisions shall be made to collect the exhaust gases from each vehicle and to discharge such gases to the outer air by means of a positively induced draft. The discharge opening from such system shall be located as required by subchapter thirteen of this chapter.

(b) Pits. All pits for inspection or repair shall have mechanical exhaust ventilation taken from near the bottom of the pits. Pit exhaust systems shall be adequate to provide at least four air changes per hour.
§27-447 Sprinklers
Automatic sprinkler protection complying with the construction provisions of subchapter seventeen of this chapter shall be provided as required by occupancy group D-1.
§27-448 Heating Equipment
Heat generating equipment for automotive repair shops shall be enclosed in accordance with the requirements of section 27-419 of article five of this subchapter.
§27-449 Pits
All pits shall be provided with two means of egress.

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