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I am doing research on hazardous materials and writing of ordinances.  I find that most cities do not permit pool construction/electrical supply wholesale businesses selling pool chemicals on the side to store hundreds of gallons of chlorine bleach and muriatic acid outdoors year round and unprotected from the elements on open parking lots.  Nor… (Show more)
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Hello, I have an interpretation question about NFPA 45, particularly about NFPA 45 (2015) section 8.3.4 that discusses waste stored/generated in the lab. [8.3.4 Liquid waste containers stored in laboratory work areas shall not exceed 20 L (5 gal).] The question is whether this refers to maximum waste container size allowed in a single lab (i.e. no… (Show more)
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Hello Xchange Members,   I work in residential solar.  When DC conductors are run on the roof between solar arrays, the conductors are usually routed in EMT.  Does the NEC allow for other types of conduit (like PVC) or raceways when placed on a sloped roof and exposed to the elements?  What code articles are applied in this example?     Is… (Show more)
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In NFPA 72-2013 there are mentions of (SIG-ECS, - IDS, -FUN, -SSS, -PRS) where do I find their descriptions?
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Can someone tell me,  why are home depot and lowes allowed to sell outlets that aren't TR? i just added them to my addition and inspector says i have to change them all. My wife has RA(rheumatoid arthritis) and doesn't want them.
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Looking for the appropriate code. I have a multi level building that is under construction currently. On walk through there are no fire extinguishers anywhere in this building. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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NFPA 31 - 7.12  Abandonment and Removal from Service of Tanks and Related Equipment states "...if a tank and it's related piping are abandoned for whatever reason...". My issue is with the word "and".   A customer had a new fill and vent installed on an inside oil tank but left the old fill and vent piping in place, not connected to the tank.   … (Show more)
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The air conditioning system of an apartment, in a 8 story building - each floor is consist of one apartment 400 m2, consists of a separate split unit for each room in the apartment. the dining and living room,  which have no partition between them, are served with a separate package unit. All AC outdoor units of each apartment are installed in the… (Show more)
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Eric Victor
I have a few OR's being renovated and they are installing ceiling mounted medical gas booms.  The manufacturer has supplied a steel box for the pipe line to terminate in with DISS outlets.  This box is above a finished ceiling and the boom assembly will connect to the outlets using flexible hoses.  I have denied this installation to be acceptable… (Show more)
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