• How close can an open gas fire pit be to a building?

    Can a recreational fire pit (gas, open flame) be less then 25'-0" from a building? (This project in specific is a wood construction hotel)?If so where is this written in the code?   307.4.2 in the IFC : Recreati...
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  • Cheap evacuation chair?

    Any recommendations for a cheaper evacuation chair?  We have a $2,000 stryker chair but need another for a five step staircase.  Thanks
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  • Combine Exit Stair Enclosure and Lift Shaft Pressurization System

    Is it acceptable to combine exit stair enclosure and lift shaft pressurization system in one pressurization system? The pressurization system will consist of one duty fan and one standby fan. There is a li...
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  • What does "from outside wall to outside wall" mean?

    NFPA 101: and NFPA 2217.2.1 each state that one of the options for Fire Barrier continuity is for the Fire Barrier to be continuous from "outside wall to outside wall" and "exterior wall to exterior wall" respe...
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  • Field relabeling

    Are there classes/ certifications for field labeling( Rated Door frames/ Rated doors) ? If so can you point me in the right directions. Thanks
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  • Polyethylene plants

    Hi there, i am very new to the Xchange forums and this is my first question. does anyone out there have any experience with relevant test methods for artificial polyethylene foliage? i am based in the UK and manufac...
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  • AOR

    Is it not in line with NFPA 72 to have the horn/strobes in the AOR, silenced due to not being able to hear the voice-intercom in that area or maybe using a different tone/sound, like a chime only in the AOR?
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  • Retractable belt barriers on egress path

    I've been looking in NFPA 1, 101 and 5000 for a reference to retractable belt barriers (such as Tensabarriers TM), but I have not found any. Specifically I am wondering if there is a clear statement discouraging user...
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  • What constitutes a non-combustible floor under a commercial gas range?

    Most commercial gas range manufacturers state that their product is for use on a non-combustible floor.  If a restaurant is planned to be installed in a building with an existing wood-framed f...
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  • Door Gap Gauges

    Has anyone used a door gap gauge from www.allthingsinspector.com ?
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  • Hospital Death Trap and I2

    This document is a paper I wrote a few years ago. The idea of patient safety, proper egress is a joke!   Monday, February 22, 2010 James Hamil Allen Hancock College FT 104 Building Construction/ Fire Protection S...
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  • CMS

    We are under the jurisdiction of CMS and other regulators. We are a Skilled Nursing facility in northern California. It is my belief that we need to be following NFPA 101 2012 is this correct? Would there be other jur...
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  • NFPA 96 - Gas Fired Combi-Ovens - Power Shut Off

    NFPA 96-2017 - 10.4.1 requires the gas and electrical to be shut off for heat producing equipment under an exhaust hood upon the activation of the fire-extinguishing suppression system.  For gas fired c...
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  • Egress through intervening spaces NEED HELP

    Code states egress from a room or space shall not pass through adjoining or intervening rooms or areas, except where such adjoining rooms or areas and the area served are accessory to one or the other, are not a ...
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  • When is Occupant Notification required

    You know there needs to be a cheat sheet for when notification is needed on a project! 9.6.3 Occupant Notification. Occupant notification shall be provided to alert occupants of a fire or other emergency wher...
    last modified by txmauler
  • How do I design public announcement or PA system zoning? Do you have plans

    How can I design an effective PA system zoning?
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  • Restaurant Outdoor Grill Req. Hood and Suppression System?

    Firstly, I am in Puerto Rico. I've searched the Codes but can't find an applicable one for this situation. We have a restaurant and want to have a gas operated outdoor grill. It will be sitting in an outdoor, open air...
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  • Space requirement between wall and wood panel?

    Hi All,  Is it possible to help guide me to find out some information about installing wood panels which are Class A fire rated? My question specifically related to the gap of air behind a panel once installed. ...
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  • 606.2.1 Shuting dn. HVAC with area smoke

    Will 606.2.1 allow you to shut down an hvac unit with an open air return under 15001 cfm with area smoke detectors in the room of the hvac unit? Note that the return air is coming from holes in the walls pulling from ...
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  • emergency & preparedness training 

    Hello all, i have an inquire regarding emergency preparedness & response in case of incidents and fire, one of our client which is a logistic company based in a sea port asked me to held for them a training to tra...
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