It is unlawful for any person to do, or cause to be done, any mechanical equipment installations without first obtaining a mechanical permit from the City of Nampa Building Department authorizing such work to be done.
QUALIFICATION OF INSTALLERS
Any mechanical installations requiring a mechanical permit and inspection as defined in this code shall be installed by a licensed mechanical contractor with a valid Idaho Contractor’s License.
Homeowner Installation: Mechanical installations may be performed by individuals who are the legal owners of group R, divisions 3 _ 4, and group U occupancies as defined by the international building code, and the property to which the structures are attached. Mechanical installations allowed under this exception shall only be permitted if the property owner resides in the dwelling for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days after the installation is completed.
Hardship Cases: Members of the immediate family are allowed to perform mechanical installations including gas piping for family members unable to perform the work for themselves.
Any person engaged in or becoming engaged in the gas piping business or the installation of mechanical equipment is required to secure a license from the state of Idaho.
AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE AND THE INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE
IMC and IFGC sections 103.2 "Appointment" is deleted in its entirety.
IMC section 903 "Factory Built Fireplaces" add a new section to read as follows:
The Provisions for Mitigating Indoor Air Pollutants Emitted by Unvented Gas Fireplaces unvented gas fireplaces shall not be permitted without the installation of a supplemental whole-house ventilation strategy, which will serve to provide a non-passive outside fresh air source to the living space during the time of fireplace operation. Such a strategy may be provided through the installation of an approved air-to-air heat exchanger, or an engineered ventilation system designed to mitigate those combustion by-products emitted by the unvented gas burning appliance. The fresh air supply must be activated and operating any time the unvented fireplace is in use
RETRO FIT INSTALLATIONS
Retro fit installations of HVAC equipment and duct work in existing buildings.
In an existing structure when replacing the duct work for the HVAC system, the following criteria shall be followed in order to meet the intent of the International Residential Code and the International Existing Building Code:
PERMIT REQUEST FORM
Mechanical Permit Application