• LP gas pipe under topping?

    LP gas pipe under topping.   I am inspecting a construction of a residence,. The drawings ask for LP gas piping to be installed 3 feet below Finish floor , for the kitchen, dryer and a BBQ. The contractor want t...
    created by luzunaris
  • A classification for a Residential building - Palace

    I got confused about a classification for a building that I have to put its fire strategy. and may I get some help from you guys. It is a residential palace for one family, with 11 Bed rooms distributed on 2 flo...
    last modified by amir_aladdin
  • Smoke detectors in separate building fire pump room

    The fire pump room is a separate building from the main building it serves. I'm having trouble finding code or anything that requires or exempts the provision of smoke detectors specifically for a separate building fi...
    created by marvinofmars
  • Smoking room

    I live in Illinois. I had a request from a Bed and Breakfast owner about adding a smoking room in there garage. The garage is not attached to the B&B. Is there any codes out there for this? 
    last modified by bltemperly
  • Attached Garages in 1 and 2 Family Dwellings

    I've found it difficult to come up with concrete answers in NFPA with regard to 1 &2 Family Dwellings and attached garages. Chapter 24 is all but silent on attached garages (CO section speaks to it). Are they to b...
    last modified by rfdacm02
  • NFPA 54 9.6.1 - Connecting Appliances & Equipment

    Hi,   I am seeking some additional clarity regarding the NFPA 54 codebook, specifically section 9.6.1 pertaining to Connecting Appliances and Equipment. It would appear that items (2), (3), and (4) all describe ...
    last modified by adam.knowlan
  • 3hr HM Door and Frame in Wood Construction

    I am looking for standards related to NFPA 80 (ideally NFPA or UL Designs) for 3-hour rated hollow metal doors and frames built into wood construction. We have been using ASW 2600 by the Gypsum Association togeth...
    last modified by dmacpherson
  • Structural Fiberglass Exit Stairs

    Seeking information re the use of structural fiberglass stairs for use as exterior open exit stairs for a four story hotel. Are structural fiberglass stairs commonly used and are such stairs required to be listed?...
    created by bart.massey
  • Fire Modelling for Tiny Houses

    Has anyone seen any computer modelling to show fire behavior in "Tiny Houses"? Many of these dwellings have loft sleeping areas with ceiling/roof windows for escape. It would seem that given the minimal cubic footage,...
    last modified by rfdacm02

    I want to know the pump required gpm. I have 10 story residential building.Floor height 10'-0". Every floor has landing valve & every floor has hose boxes for each floor. So how much GPM pump should i use ...
    last modified by rifat.bin.ahmed
  • Is it safe to install a natural gas generator within 5 ft of a fixed, inoperable window?

    I'm hoping to install a standby generator but the only suitable location has a window closer than 5 ft.  I'd like to make the double hung window fixed/inoperable to make it safe and code compliant.  The wind...
    last modified by jonathangolds
  • what should be the height of side wall sprinkler

    At what height the side wall sprinkler will be installed from finish floor level. what is the criteria to make the selection. If k=5.6 at what height range sprinkler should be installed. Also what is the maximum space...
    last modified by jelsonpjohn
  • Apartment Unit Occupant Load?

    I am looking to see what others use as occupant load factors for individual apartments, based in NFPA, not other Codes? There was confusion that each apartment was like a single family dwelling and therefore had to me...
    last modified by rfdacm02
  • Residential Board and Care

    Residential Board and Care:   Question:  Is it the intent of the NFPA 101 to limit the number of small residential board and care facilities within a single building?   Project:  I am proposing (...
    last modified by phynes@urbitecture.com
  • Residentail Board and Care Intent

    Residential Board and Care:   Question:  Is it the intent of the NFPA 101 to limit the number of small residential board and care facilities within a single building?   Project:  I am proposing (...
  • maximum offset angle at trash chute discharge

    what is the maximum offset angle allowed in City of Chicago at trash chute discharge point, as per NFPA 82 offset should not be greater than 15 degrees, but 30 and 45 degree offsets have been allowed with th...
    last modified by athenge
  • Combustible fire escapes?

    Hello,   I am being told that the secondary egress from upper floors of my building is inadequate. We have a three story, six unit apartment building with two apartments per each floor. The building is approxima...
    last modified by matt.serafini
  • 6 head or few domestic water sprinkler installs

    In NFPA 101, section there is an allowance to install up to 6 sprinkler heads for the protection of a hazardous area without requiring a licensed sprinkler contractor and design. For many years we've provided ...
    last modified by rfdacm02
  • Smoke Evacuation Test

    Dear Team   I am going to do corridor smoke test in one of residential building; I need to know the following: a) What is the amount of smoke needed by smoke machine and what is the time required such process? ...
    last modified by abdulrahman
  • Are there any restrictions to using drop grid (suspended ceilings in hotel occupancies? If none, what wiring type is allowed to be ran in the void spaces?

    I've got a hotel in my jurisdiction that has placed a suspended ceiling in the lobby, and each hallway of the 3 story structure.  I had a fire chief recently tell me that those type ceilings were not permitted in...
    last modified by micah.tolbert77