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Chimneys, flues, etc.,

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"Sec. 17. Chimneys shall be built of well burned

constructed in brick, or clay pipe, cement, stone, iron, or other

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Hearths and fireplaces.

incombustible material. Brick flues shall have joints filled and struck, and be smoothly plastered outside below the roof; plastering to be put on after the chimney is built up to the full height. Brick chimneys shall be not less than six inches thick unless flue linings are used, which shall not be less than one inch thick in which case four inches of brick may be used.

"Iron or clay pipe, if used, must be inclosed in a brick flue, or in another pipe of incombustible material, with a space between of not less than one inch; and all joints in such pipes must be thoroughly filled with fire clay or incombustible cement; brick chimneys must have outer wall at least four inches thick. Outside walls of flues not over one hundred inches in area, for ranges, furnaces, boilers, and ovens shall be of at least six inches, or if of greater area of at least eight inches, of brick work.

"Brick flues, not starting from the foundation walls, shall be securely built into the brick work of the walls to which they are hung. In no case shall chimneys rest upon any flooring without a footing of masonry or iron supported by iron beams, having a secure bearing on masonry or iron at either end. The brick work of an isolated chimney shall not be carried over more than three quarters of an inch to each course of brick, nor so far as to throw the centre of gravity of said chimney outside of the base thereof. Flues shall be topped out at least three feet above the roof; brick topping of chimneys shall not project more than two inches, unless covered by metal, stone, or terra cotta caps, well secured.

"Hearths of fireplaces or grates shall be laid upon incombustible supports. Wooden centreing, sup

porting a trimmer-arch, shall be removed before plastering underneath.

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"Brick work back of all grates, fireplaces and Brick work ranges shall not be less than eight inches thick; and grates, etc. when it adjoins a wooden or stud partition shall have at least two four-inch walls, with at least a two-inch air space between. No woodwork shall be secured to the brick work of any flue.


"Smoke pipes in buildings having combustible Smoke pipes. floors or ceilings shall enter flues at least twelve inches from floors or ceilings; and where they pass through a stud or wooden partition, whether plastered or not, shall be guarded by a double collar of metal, with at least a four-inch air space and holes for ventilation or by a soapstone ring at least four inches in thickness, extending through the partitions. "Earthen funnel in chimneys shall project not Earthen more than one inch from the brick work thereof; metal funnel carried through furring or studding shall be filled around with brick or stone for at least six inches out from the pipe and shall pass entirely into the chimney, or have an outer ring of metal at least four inches at every point from the funnel, the space between to be left open or covered with perforated metal. The smoke pipe of any of furnace. hot air, steam, hot water or other furnace, passing beneath wooden beams or ceilings, shall be kept at least eighteen inches therefrom, or the wood work shall be protected by a tin shield suspended at least one inch below. Tops of furnaces, set in brick, shall be Tops of covered with brick so as to be perfectly tight, in addition to and not less than two inches from the covering of the hot air chamber, and shall be at least four inches below, and the tops of portable furnaces at least one foot below, any wooden beams or ceilings. Cold air boxes to furnaces shall be of incom bustible material.

Smoke pipe


Cold air boxes.

Registers and register boxes.

Woodwork adjacent to heated air pipe, etc.

Range or boiler flues.


Open fireplaces, ranges, etc.

"Registers connected with hot air furnaces shall be set in non-conducting, incombustible borders, at least two inches wide. Register boxes shall be made of tin plate with a flange on the top to fit a groove in the border. There shall also be an open space of not less than one inch on all sides of the register box, extending in floor registers from the under side of the ceiling below the register to the border in the floor, the outside of said space to be covered with a casing of tin plate, made tight on all sides, to extend to and turn under the said borders.

"Registers of fifteen by twenty-five inches or more shall have a space of not less than two inches.

"No woodwork shall be placed at a less distance than one inch from any tin or other metal flue or pipe used or to be used to convey heated air unless protected by a soapstone or earthen ring or tube, or a metal casing so constructed as to permit free circulation of air around said pipe or flue.

"Range or boiler flues shall be faced with brick or plaster directly upon the bricks up to the ceiling of the room, and no wood work shall be placed on the outside thereof below said ceiling.

"Stoves shall be placed upon incombustible bases. Their bodies shall be at least twenty, and smoke pipes at least twelve inches from any unprotected woodwork. Woodwork within said distance shall be protected by metal covering, and if within less than one-third of said distance, shall have a double metal covering with ventilating air space between.

"Open fireplaces, cooking ranges, set-kettles, and the like shall have fireproof foundations with fireproof hearth extending not less than sixteen inches from the grate or ash pit. No brick structure to contain fire shall be allowed on a wooden floor in

any building. The provisions of this section shall apply to buildings already erected, if found necessary and ordered, after examination of the premises by the inspector.

"No heater shall be used in any room where hay, straw or highly inflammable articles are kept or stored unless protected by a surrounding wire screen, with not more than quarter-inch meshes, or such other devices as may be approved by the inspector. No light shall be used in such rooms unless contained in a glass globe, lantern, or chimney, thoroughly protected by a wire screen.

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"Steam pipes shall be kept at least one inch from Steam pipes. all woodwork, or shall be protected by an incombustible ring or tube or rest on iron supports.

for ashes.

chimney, flue,


"Depositories for ashes in the interior of any Depositor building shall be built of incombustible material. "If any chimney, flue, or heating apparatus shall Unsafe in the opinion of the inspector of buildings be unsafe by reason of endangering the premises by fire or otherwise, the inspector shall at once notify in writing the owner, agent, or other party having an interest in said premises, who, upon receiving said notice shall make the same safe in pursuance of the term of the said notice."

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

S 100.

June 13, 1923.

Sewer commission to be elected when, in city

of Cranston.

Commissioners, how elected, and terms of.






It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 2 of chapter 2126 of the public laws, passed at the January session, A. D. 1921, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

"Sec. 2. As soon as may be expedient after the acceptance of this act, the city council of the city of Cranston shall elect a sewer commission of three members, the said commissioners to serve until their successors are elected and qualified as hereinafter provided.

"The city council, in case this act has been approved and accepted by a majority vote of the electors as hereinafter provided, shall, in the month of January, in the year and at the time when other city officials are elected as provided under the provisions of chapter 1129 of the public laws passed at the January session, A. D. 1914, elect three commissioners, one of whom shall be elected to serve for the term of six years, one of whom shall be elected to serve for the term of four years, and one of whom shall be elected to serve for the term of two years; and biennially thereafter, in the month of January, the city council shall elect one sewer commissioner to serve for the term of six years. Each of said commissioners, so elected, shall hold office until his successor is elected and qualified.

"In case of a vacancy in said commission, caused by the death, removal out of the city, resignation,

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