Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 11 – 25 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 2 Article 11.6. Housing Code | CHAPTER 11. BUILDING AND HOUSING CODE Sec. 11.6.3. Minimum Standards for Basic Equipment and Facilities 3 electrical convenience receptacles are installed, one of which is controlled from a wall switch. f. All new wiring shall comply with manufacturer's installation requirements and the NEC requirements as approved by State of North Carolina. g. Luminaries (light fixtures) shall be of such construction or installed in such a way that the conductors in outlet boxes shall not be subjected to temperatures greater than that for which the conductors are rated. h. All wiring shall be safe. No circuits shall be overloaded. All circuits shall be provided with proper over-current protection; no over-current protection shall be bridged; there shall be no bare wires, open joints or open spliced cables; there shall be no open spaces in the panel box. i. The electric service, including the wiring serving every dwelling, shall be of sufficient capacity to carry the demand load as determined by the current adopted electrical code. j. All wiring shall be properly protected from physical damage. k. All metal components of the electrical system shall be properly bonded and grounded. l. Main or distribution panel boxes shall not be double lugged, shall have no open unused openings, shall utilize proper connectors, be properly labeled, utilize only approved over-current devices and be properly grounded and bonded. m. Where it is found that the electrical system in a structure constitutes a hazard to the occupants of the structure by reason of inadequate service, improper fusing, insufficient receptacle and lighting outlets, improper wiring or installation, deterioration or damage, or for other similar reasons, the code official shall require the defects to be corrected to eliminate the hazard. n. All appliances shall be properly installed and function for the purpose intended o. A 20-amp branch circuit and receptacle shall be provided as a laundry circuit. p. Extension cords shall not be used to replace permanent wiring methods. q. Every occupied building shall be provided with an electrical system in compliance with the requirements of this Section. 13. Plumbing a. All plumbing fixtures and waste pipes shall be properly installed and maintained in good sanitary working order, and be kept free from obstructions, leaks and defects, and be capable of performing the function for which such plumbing fixtures are designed. b. Every sink, lavatory, bathtub and shower, water closet or plumbing fixture shall be properly connected to either a public water system or to an approved private water system. c. The water supply shall be maintained free from contamination, and all water inlets for plumbing fixtures shall be located above the flood-level rim of the fixture. d. Fixtures, including water closets, shall not be cracked, broken, leaking or loose from the floor or wall, as applicable. e. Tub and shower stall floors and walls shall be watertight. f. The water supply system shall be installed and maintained to provide a supply of water to plumbing fixtures, devices and appurtenances in sufficient volume and at pressures adequate to enable the fixtures to function properly, safely, and free from leaks and defects. g. There shall be adequate facilities for furnishing hot and cold water to each tub or shower, lavatory, and kitchen sink. Water heating facilities shall be properly installed, maintained and capable of providing an adequate amount of water to be drawn at every required sink, lavatory, bathtub, shower and laundry facility at a temperature between 110 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. An approved combination temperature and pressure-relief valve and relief valve discharge pipe shall be properly installed and maintained on water heaters. New installations shall also require a means of disconnection in accordance with the Electrical Code. h. There shall be installed a toilet, tub or shower, lavatory and kitchen sink for each dwelling unit. i. There shall be separate toilet facilities for each dwelling except as provided in Sec. 11.6.3.D.1. for room units or bed and breakfast inns. j. Toilet and bathing facilities shall be protected from the weather.