• How far should I place a smoke detector or a heat detector from a beam or sidewall? This is regarding dead air space.

    I was going through NFPA 72, 2016 Edition. In code A, they showed the proper mounting placement of heat detectors with the following figure.     Can I use the above image for smoke detec...
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  • What is the distance required between two smoke detectors? Is it 7m or 9m?

    The client said it should be 7m. In other sites, they said it should be 9m. Can anyone please clarify regarding the same?
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    Hi All,   I am making a 3 Phase power meter using a MICROCHIP IC ATM90E36A. They recommend to use neutral wire as a GND reference to measure voltages at 3 hot legs but in my loads (Air Conditioners) there is no ...
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  • Who can test a local manual pull station alarm?

    Church built in the 1960's has two pull stations that both activate one bell (same bell.)   Can the AHJ fire inspector witness the operation of these devices by the owner or is he required to hire a fir...
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  • Commercial System Inspector

    Cennox is a nationwide corporation looking for a  Commercial Systems Inspector.   Part- Time in the Cleveland,OH; North Dayton, OH;  Full- Time in Richmond, VA;  Norfolk, VA; St. Louis, MO 
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  • Main power supply cabling for fire alarm panels to be fire resistant?

    Hi. I happend to look at BS 5839-1, and found that fire resistant cabling is requried for not only the loop cabling to devices, but also mains power supply for fire alarm panels. I have never seen such requiremtn in N...
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  • Fire detector for semi-open warehouse

    Hi,   I have a warehouse about 50Wx50Lx10H m. It has only 2 external attached walls. Do we need to install the fire alarm detector?
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  • Main Lug Only Panel Fed From a Delta/Wye Transformer

    I am working in a project for a Utility Substation and I came across a question that perhaps someone in here could help me with.  I am aware that utilities don't have to abide by the NEC-NFPA70 per 90.2.   ...
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  • Energization of Electrical Equipment On a Set Time Schedule

    Some years ago a worker was completing work on a de-energized transformer.  He was electrocuted before he finished his work.  Very sad incident.   The investigation revealed that the worker tr...
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  • NFPA clause for Extract fans and FCUs

    Hi, I'm trying to get the NFPA clause related to the interfacing requirement for Extract fans and FCUs, I heard that these are not required to interface until they are not supplying fresh air. Can anyone help me to ge...
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  • NFPA 99 ( )Clarification Required

    With refer to NFPA 99 Older versions Ref Wiring Requirements Separation from other circuits .The life safety branch and critical branch shall be kept independent of all other wiring...
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  • Fire door at Transformer Fire wall

    Hi,   I have a query related to fire door at Transformer Fire wall. Anybody have any experience to provide fire door at Transformer fire wall ? Which code permits fire door at transformer fire wall as escap...
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  • Limited Service Fire Pump Controllers

    From what I can find in the NEC, it does not reference Limited Service Fire Pump Controllers in article 695. What is the percentage that should be used when sizing the conductors that supply power to a Limit...
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