Article VIII. Garages.

Section 9-58. Basement garages - Ventilation.

Basements used as public garages shall be continuously ventilated by mechanical ventilating systems so designed as to assure suitable dilution and removal of gasoline vapors and motor exhaust fumes. (Ordinance 5 effective 1/1/1941)

Section 9-59. Repair work.

Carbon and lead burning, welding and other processes involving direct application of flame shall be carried on in the open air not less than ten (10) feet from any building or in a special room separated from the rest of the garage by two (2) hour partitions. (Ordinance 5 effective 1/1/1941)

Section 9-60. Cleaning with flammable liquids.

Volatile flammable liquids shall not be used for cleaning purposes in a garage unless in a special closed machine of approved type or in a special room separated from the rest of the garage by two (2) hour partitions. (Ordinance 5 effective 1/1/1941.)

Section 9-61. Gasoline storage.

Exclusive of that in the tanks of vehicles, gasoline shall be kept at a public garage only in underground tanks, in approved safety cans, or in approved portable wheeled tanks not exceeding a capacity of sixty (60) gallons each. (Ordinance 5 effective 1/1/1941)

Section 9-62. Handling of gasoline and oils.

The tanks of vehicles shall be filled directly through hose from pumps attached to portable tanks or to permanent filling stations connected to underground storage tanks. Gasoline shall not be handled in any open container.

Gasoline and other volatile flammable liquids shall not be allowed to run upon the floor or to fall or pass into the drainage system of the premises. Self-closing metal cans shall be used for all oily waste or wasted oils. (Ordinance 5 effective 1/1/1941)

Contents of oil separators or traps or floor drainage systems shall be collected at frequent intervals and removed from the premises. (1967 Code by Ordinance 519 aka E-34 effective 5/7/1967)

Section 9-63. Extinguishers required.

In every public garage two or more approved chemical fire extinguishers and four or more pails of sand shall be kept convenient for quick use in case of fire. (Ordinance 5 effective 1/1/1941)

Section 9-64. Garage maintenance.

Garages shall be swept frequently and kept clean. (Ordinance 5 effective 1/1/1941)