Section 20.08.130 Applicability to existing buildings.
1. All new work performed in existing buildings must comply with all provisions of this code.
2. All electrical work performed on existing buildings must be performed by a licensed electrical contractor utilizing licensed master, journeymen and apprentice electricians, except as detailed in Section 20.08.060.
3. Change of service. When an existing electrical service is increased, changed or moved, then the entire system which is supplied by that service must be brought into compliance with the current code.
4. Conversion. The electrical system of any building being converted from an existing occupancy to a new occupancy must comply with the provisions of this code governing the new occupancy.
5. Existing buildings to which new additions are being attached must also be updated and brought into compliance with this code when they are found to be unsafe due to any of the following:
a. Existing wiring has been improperly installed or maintained. The existing wiring has been added to, removed, or tampered with in a manner which creates an unsafe condition.
b. The existing electrical service is overloaded; overfused; has been tampered with; or is, in any other manner, unsafe.
c. The existing light fixtures, switches or receptacles do not meet the following H.U.D. Section 8 Minimum Housing Quality Standards for illumination and appliance use.
(1) Light fixtures - All rooms (except closets) must have at least one permanently installed ceiling or wall light fixture. However, a switched wall receptacle may be accepted in lieu of a permanent ceiling or wall light.
(2) Receptacle - All rooms (except closets) must have at least one duplex receptacle.
(3) All stairways are adequately illuminated. Stair lights shall be controlled so it will not be necessary to use stairs in the dark.
(4) All fixtures and receptacles are in sound condition and safe for continued use.
6. Existing buildings - maintenance and repair.
a. All electrical work in existing buildings must be performed by a licensed electrical contractor utilizing licensed master, journeymen, and apprentice electricians.
b. All maintenance and repair work must comply with all provisions of the current code. (Ord. 2000-9110; 97/U-6146)