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kbbourne
I work in a nursing home in the state of Ohio can anyone tell me the max allowable #distance between smoke detectors and how close a air diffuser or damper can be to a detector? or what code governs this? thanks!!
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otorres
I have some questions about the number of down conductors required on a flat/gently sloping roof and a wall; For a wall, say a mechanical yard wall that is 440' feet long and 1' wide, from one end to another that do not meet, how many down conductors are required? I say it is 6 since one is required at each end and 4 so that spacing does not… (Show more)
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david.michel
I have had zero luck with this but several differing opinions   We were trying to judge the ampacity of an existing cable, 3 conductors 500KCM in one jacket or cable.   This cable is attached to building rafters, about 10 ft between rafters and the cable is surrounded by air above below beside and is indoors near roof  no other conductors  … (Show more)
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samuel.scorsone
Recently had a Sprinkler contractor suggest installing sidewall sprinklers under an existing cloud ceiling as a cost savings instead of installing pendents.   My first thought was that this unusual and probably not per NFPA 13.  I did some digging into NFPA 13 but nothing jumped out and will have to do some more research.   Thoughts?   Thanks!… (Show more)
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ramon.aparece
    Actual settings of the fire pumps at the pump room during the visit are as follows;   Maintaining pressure :   0.90 Mpa (130.5 Psi)   Pump Rating Cut in Cut out Jockey Pump A & B 15 Kw each 90 Psi (0.62 Mpa) 145 Psi (1 Mpa_ Electric Motor Driven Pump A & B 150 Kw each A = 57 Psi (0.39 Mpa) 145 Psi (1 Mpa) B=  84 Psi… (Show more)
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ablewire
Am I being over zealous in my inspection duties. I did contact the equipment manufacturer and was provided a written recommended torque setting. The LP contractor has basically said these instructions are suggestions and they do not have to verify this for their LPI certificate and were not going to comply with my request. Thanks in advance for… (Show more)
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jr1884
I have worked with many licensed contractors in California.  I do the PLC programming and I always do a visual inspection of the panel before I start programming.  I have always referred to NFPA 79 for machine wiring.   Previously  contractors used wire ferrules on all wiring in the 24vdc control panel.   I’m currently tasked with working on a… (Show more)
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stamme
Would there be a Code violation if a door closing device were used to prevent a "shooter" from making entrance? (ie: small section of fire hose placed over the door closure device which would act as a deterrent)   I was asked this question by a public school official in charge of security and emergency management.  He was concerned that the device… (Show more)
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sreeku727
Reference to Sections - 7.1.1.2 , 7.1.1.2.1 , FIGURE A.7.3.1(a) & (b) of  NFPA 24 regarding 'a valve shall be installed on each hydrant'. Reader understand that "Hydrants" referred in NFPA 24  are basically  Dry hydrants or hydrants in freezing area. Hence a valve  is required (SHALL) to  be installed  on a hydrant connection to the main with self… (Show more)
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samuel.scorsone
NFPA 72 - Ch 17:   At one of our buildings,  we have magnetic door hold opens for a fire-rated wall opening right next to a cooking hood that has 3 times now tripped a smoke detector….(this wall is not a smoke partition) and the magnetic hold opens release upon smoke activation…..they also initiate a fire alarm.   Are they required to be an… (Show more)
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