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hamad.koroni
In the most common handrail installation, the handrail balustrades are fixed on top of the stair surface but is there any restriction from NFPA 101 to fix the handrail balustrade on side of stair flight? Thank you in advance. 
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hamad.koroni
Have a pedestrian footbridge crossing the highway road and am looking for the NFPA code that tells the fire and life safety requirements for this kind of facility?  The footbridge is an above-ground structure with a horizontal length of about 100m and 6m wide. The footbridge contains one elevator and one stair opens to the sky at each end of the… (Show more)
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ron@jobbersmiami.com
Looking for the Occupancy group number for a Gasoline tank 1000 gallons store in a free standing structure with 4 walls and a roof system, made of concrete block walls. this question came out from the fire department review of the plans for permitting.  I looked and got confused as to best determine the group number. HELP!
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louiselarkin
Clause 10.2.1.4, NFPA 58 Any space beneath the floor shall be solid fill, or the perimeter of the space shall be left entirely unenclosed   I am looking for some clarification on this clause and how it relates to a partially enclosed (concrete walls but open to sky) LPG enclosure.  The enclosure is located above a basement car park.     Thanks… (Show more)
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alexanderbeum
This question pertains to a skilled nursing facility in Northern California.   We clean out our dryers and vents once a month. We recently signed up for TELS, a software program specific for this industry distributed by Direct Supply. The sign up process has different inspections/logs and frequency recommendations for them. The TELS system is… (Show more)
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cfps12065
A client is desirous of installing a Pitched Facade (1 in 12) of combustible nature: it will provide the effect of a Pitched Roof, while sitting on a flat Roof system. Is there a code or standard reference for any type of protection required for this type of installation? We were considering an approved Anti-freeze system to provide protection of… (Show more)
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andrew.essel
I'm training to become a Fire Safety Inspector, for a State Agency, applying Life Safety Codes to Long-Term Care facilities. I cannot find in NFPA-101 or 99, the requirement for a Long-Term Care facility to have and maintain a Carbon Monoxide Detection System. My state requires CO Detectors in apartments, hotels, motels, and dorms, but not in a… (Show more)
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suneeb.riaz
Definition of animal housing facility per NFPA 101 is "an area of a building or structure where animal are fed ,rested, worked,exercised,treated, exhibited or used for production " and Industrial occupancies is " An occupancy whrere products are manufactured or in which processing , assembling,mixing,packaging ,finishing or repair or operations… (Show more)
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jasharry
Can you please answer the following. 1. Per CAT Application and Installation guide for Diesel Fuels and Diesel Fuel Systems From Page 21: Note:Shut-off valves should not be used in fuel return lines. Engine operation with the valve closed will cause damaging pressures.      The end user prefer to add isolation ball valves on the return line. Is… (Show more)
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bpellegrin
Good afternoon and I hope all are safe, I have a question concerning capacity in classrooms during this trying time.  We are scheduled to open the University in August for the fall semester.  We are trying to get a handle on capacity in classrooms.  The Fire Marshal's office is overwhelmed here in Louisiana so I was asking you guys.  What should… (Show more)
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