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Added Coun. J. 4-10-19, p. 100029.
Amended Coun. J. 2-19-20, p. 14474.
14X-7-705.1 Abatement of Electrical Hazards
Known electrical hazards must be abated. Electrical wiring, devices, appliances, and other equipment that is modified or damaged and constitutes an electrical shock or fire hazard may not be used.
14X-7-705.2 Multiplug Adapters
Use of multiplug adapters, such as cube adapters, unfused plug strips, and any similar device not complying with the Chicago Electrical Code, is prohibited.
14X-7-705.2.1 Power Tap Design
Relocatable power taps must be of the polarized or grounded type, equipped with overcurrent protection, and must be listed in accordance with UL 1363.
14X-7-705.2.2 Power Supply
Relocatable power taps may only be directly connected to a permanently installed receptacle.
14X-7-705.2.3 Installation
Relocatable power tap cords may not extend through walls, ceilings, floors, under doors or floor coverings, or be subject to environmental or physical damage.
14X-7-705.3 Extension Cords
Extension cords and flexible cords may not be used as a substitute for permanent wiring and must be listed and labeled in accordance with UL 817. Extension cords and flexible cords may not be affixed to structures, extended through walls, ceilings, or floors, or under doors or floor coverings, nor shall such cords be subject to environmental damage or physical impact. Extension cords may only be used with portable appliances. Extension cords marked for indoor use may not be used outdoors.
14X-7-705.3.1 Power Supply
Extension cords may only be plugged directly into a permanent receptacle and shall serve only one portable appliance.
14X-7-705.3.2 Ampacity
The ampacity of the extension cords must be not less than the rated capacity of the portable appliance supplied by the cord.
14X-7-705.3.3 Maintenance
Extension cords must be maintained in good condition without splices, deterioration, or damage.
14X-7-705.3.4 Grounding
Extension cords must be grounded where serving grounded portable appliances.
14X-7-705.4 Portable, Electric Space Heaters
Where not prohibited by other sections of the Chicago Construction Codes, portable, electric space heaters may be used in all occupancies in accordance with Sections 14X-7-705.4.1 through 14X-7-705.4.4.
14X-7-705.4.1 Listed and Labeled
Only listed and labeled portable, electric space heaters may be used.
14X-7-705.4.2 Power Supply
Portable, electric space heaters may only be plugged directly into a permanent receptacle.
14X-7-705.4.3 Extension Cords
Portable, electric space heaters may not be plugged into extension cords.
14X-7-705.4.4 Prohibited Areas
Portable, electric space heaters may not be operated within 3 feet (914 mm) of any combustible materials. Portable, electric space heaters may only be operated in locations for which they are listed.

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14X-7-705 Electrical Requirements, Electrical Hazards
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14X-7-705.2.1 Electrical Requirements, Power Tap Design
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