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Substitute Senate Bill No. 1029

Public Act No. 03-15

AN ACT CONCERNING BOILERS AND HOT WATER HEATERS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 29-231 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2003):

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to: (1) Boilers under federal control; (2) portable boilers used in pumping, heating, steaming and drilling in the open field; (3) portable boilers used solely for agricultural purposes; (4) [boilers on steam fire engines brought into the state for temporary use in checking conflagrations; (5)] steam heating boilers, [carrying a pressure of not more than fifteen pounds per square inch, when used in private homes or apartment houses of not more than five families, provided they are equipped with adequate safety devices; (6) hot water heating boilers carrying a pressure of not more than thirty pounds per square inch] hot water heaters and hot water heating boilers, when used in private homes or apartment houses of not more than five families; [, provided they are equipped with adequate safety devices; (7) boilers installed and inspected under any city, town or borough system of boiler inspection under standards equivalent to those established under the provisions of this chapter; (8)] (5) hot water heaters approved by a nationally recognized testing agency [which] that are equipped with adequate safety devices including a temperature and pressure relief valve, having a nominal water capacity of not more than one hundred twenty gallons and a heat input of not more than two hundred thousand British thermal units per hour and used solely for hot water supply carrying a pressure of not more than one hundred sixty pounds per square inch and operating at temperatures of not more than two hundred and ten degrees Fahrenheit provided such heaters are not installed in schools, day care centers, public or private hospitals, nursing or boarding homes, churches [,] or public buildings, [or other places of public assembly; (9)] as defined in section 1-1; (6) antique or model boilers used in public, nonprofit engineering or scientific museums and operated for educational, historical or exhibition purposes having a shell diameter of less than twelve inches and a grate surface area of less than one square foot; and [(10)] (7) public service companies, as defined in section 16-1.

Approved April 29, 2003