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55 Pa. Code § 6400.63. Heat sources.

§ 6400.63. Heat sources.

 (a)  Heat sources, such as hot water pipes, fixed space heaters, hot water heaters, radiators, wood and coal-burning stoves and fireplaces, exceeding 120°F that are accessible to individuals, shall be equipped with protective guards or insulation to prevent individuals from coming in contact with the heat source.

 (b)  Heat sources do not require guards or insulation if all individuals living in the home understand the danger of heat sources and have the ability to sense and move away from the heat source quickly. Documentation of each individual’s understanding and ability shall be in each individual’s assessment.


   The provisions of this §  6400.63 amended through January 22, 1982, effective March 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 384; amended August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3595. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (133680).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  6400.273 (relating to exceptions).

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