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Chapter 28.07 Electrical Installations

28.07.010 General.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 181437, effective December 21, 2007.)  All electrical work shall be designed and installed in accordance with the State of Oregon Electrical Specialty Safety Code, the State of Oregon Residential Specialty Code, Title 26 and this Chapter.  Permits and inspections are required for all work except as specifically exempted by Title 28.

Existing electrical work which was lawfully in place in the City of Portland on January 1, 2008 or which was constructed or relocated under a valid permit after that date, shall be grandfathered as provided in Title 28.

28.07.020 Specific Requirements.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 181437, effective December 21, 2007.)  In addition to the requirements specified in the Electrical Specialty Code and Title 26, the following specific requirements apply to electrical installations for moorages, marinas and floating structures.

A.  Transformer pads shall not be located closer than either (8) feet to combustible surfaces and two (2) feet to noncombustible surfaces.

B.  Overhead power drops shall be installed and maintained a minimum of 14 feet above walking surfaces and/or the ordinary high water line.

C.  Electrical installations within two (2) feet of the water shall be considered to be in a wet environment, except that installations inside a structure and not exposed to the water may be considered to be in a dry environment.