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Section 303 Tar Kettles and Asphalt Melters
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Tar kettles and asphalt melters shall not be located within 20 feet (6096 mm) of any combustible material, combustible building surface or any building opening and within a controlled area identified by the use of traffic cones, barriers or other approved means. Tar kettles, asphalt melters and pots shall not be utilized indoors or on the roof of a building or structure, except that LPG-fueled asphalt melters may be utilized on the roof of a building or structure in accordance with the rules. Roofing kettles, and operating tar kettles and asphalt melters shall not block means of egress, gates, roadways or entrances.
An operating tar kettle or asphalt melter requiring a permit shall be under the personal supervision of a person holding a certificate of fitness. The certificate of fitness holder shall be within 100 feet (30 480 mm) of the kettle or melter, have the kettle or melter within sight and have unobstructed access to the kettle or melter. Ladders and other obstacles shall not form a part of the route between the certificate of fitness holder and the kettle or melter. The certificate of fitness holder shall not have to climb or descend a ladder or circumvent any obstacle to gain access to the kettle or melter.
There shall be at least one portable fire extinguisher complying with the requirements of FC906 and with a minimum 3-A:40-B:C rating within 25 feet (7620 mm) of each tar kettle and asphalt melter during the period such kettle or melter is being utilized, and one additional portable fire extinguisher with a minimum 3-A:40-B:C rating on the roof being covered.
It shall be unlawful to store, handle or use fuel containers that operate under air pressure.