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History Q: NYC Heating Laws and the 'Fresh Air Movement'
Hello all. With the recent cold snap a topic has come up on on a vintage appliance site I belong to. I'm trying to find the exact wording of the law in question. Many people in NYC are aware that there were laws enacted in response (at least in part) to the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918. Basically they stated that a heating system had to be able to maintain all rooms at least 'X' degrees Fahrenheit with one window open 'Y' inches down to an outside temperature of 'Z' degrees. This is actually common knowledge in NYC among people with even a passing interest in steam heating.
What I'm trying to locate are the exact values of 'X', 'Y', & 'Z'. A citeable source would be great, but not required. Even better would be info on how I could locate a copy of the exact law.
I've tried to research this myself but have gotten nowhere. Suggestions as to where I might look would also be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.