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MECKLENBURG COUNTY
Land Use and Environmental Services Agency
Code Enforcement
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CODE
INTERPRETATION
Mechanical/Plumbing
Code Volume Reference: NC Residential 2009
Code Chapter Reference: R606.10
Subject: Lintels on Package Equipment
Effective Date: 2/1/2000
Prepared/Revision Date: 3/26/2009
CODE:
604.10 Lintels. Masonry over openings shall be supported by steel lintels, reinforced concrete or masonry lintels or
masonry arches, designed to support load imposed.
INTERPRETATION:
Any outdoor HVAC equipment, whose duct system penetrates the outside masonry wall shall have the masonry
above the penetration supported with a steel, concrete or masonry lintel as approved by the building section 604.10
of the 2009 NC Residential Building Code. Steel lintels must extend a minimum of three inches (3”) into
undisturbed masonry on each side of the penetration.
Prepared by: Consistency Team
Approved by:
Philip B. Edwards, M/P Code Administrator