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International Building Code 2015 (IBC 2015)

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CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE – MATRIX ADOPTION TABLE
CHAPTER 28 – MECHANICAL SYSTEMS
(Matrix Adoption Tables are non-regulatory, intended only as an aid to the user.
See Chapter 1 for state agency authority and building applications.)
Adopting agency BSC BSC-CG SFM HCD DSA OSHPD BSCC DPH AGR DWR CEC CA SL SLC
1 2 1/AC AC SS SS/CC 1 2 3 4
Adopt entire chapter
Adopt entire chapter as amended (amended sections listed below) X
Adopt only those sections that are listed below
Chapter / Section
2802 X
The state agency does not adopt sections identified with the following symbol:
The Office of the State Fire Marshal’s adoption of this chapter or individual sections is applicable to structures regulated by other state agencies pursuant to Section 1.11.
Mechanical appliances, equipment and systems shall be constructed, installed and maintained in accordance with the California Mechanical Code. Masonry chimneys, fireplaces and barbecues shall comply with the California Mechanical Code and Chapter 21 of this code.

[SFM] All chimneys attached to any appliance or fireplace that burns solid fuel shall be equipped with an approved spark arrester. The spark arrestor shall meet all of the following requirements:

  1. The net free area of the spark arrestor shall be not less than four times the net free area of the outlet of the chimney.
  2. The spark arrestor screen shall have heat and corrosion resistance equivalent to 19-gage galvanized steel or 24-gage stainless steel.
  3. Openings shall not permit the passage of spheres having a diameter larger than 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) nor block the passage of spheres having a diameter of less than 3/8 inch (9.5 mm).
  4. The spark arrestor shall be accessible for cleaning and the screen or chimney cap shall be removable to allow for cleaning of the chimney flue.
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