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Brett Temperly
My city is starting to allow short term rentals. I have a building that is three stories tall. The first floor is business and second is currently an apartment. Third floor is now storage but could be an apartment. The building is not sprinklered. There are inter connected smoke detectors on all three levels. Not a full alarm system. My question… (Show more)
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Andrew Stemp
I am trying to determine the inspection requirements of a residence used as an Airbnb. The 2018 NFPA 1 just changed the definition of a one and two dwelling unit to exclude renting to more than 3 people (6.1.8.1.1).  I think that the residence would then fall under lodging and rooming houses (6.1.8.1.2) but since the house has a kitchen, that… (Show more)
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shelley waugh
Can a client have a sleeping room in a business occupancy/office building?  Specifically, it is an on call employee.
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Kevin Wallace
I'm trying to clarify sections of NFPA 72 for a residential application.    Section 23.16 refers to requirements for "Low Power Radio Wireless Systems".  But then you have Section 29.8.2 regarding "Interconnection".  Our application is a residence with a Burg/Fire panel and battery powered smoke detectors.  Our smoke detectors appear to comply… (Show more)
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Leigh Hoey
I am with an airline in Canada and the fire prevention officer in 1 of our locations has advised we must change all of our ABC portable fire extinguishers mounted on mobile equipment to Purple K type. The individual is referring to NFPA-410 as the basis for this requirement. We have reviewed NFPA-410 and see nothing in this document indicating… (Show more)
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Aldo Cisternas
Hello:   First off all, I want to thanks NFPA for having on-line forums in which we can ask technical questions.   I work for a Chilena GLP Company called Abastible, and we have had some problems interpreting the NFPA-58, Chapter 10 (Buildings or Structures Housing LP-Gas Distribution Facilities)   The Application says "This chapter applies to… (Show more)
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Seyed Mohammad Hosseini
Hello I have a question, I cant understand the meaning of this sentence, I cant imagine the meaning of average ceiling height , , Height of the peak.  can some one help me and show me in a picture by  placing of heat detector in  a example
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Elsa Lopez Diaz
NFPA 2001 Clarification. We are under an inert gas system design (IG-541) . Our system is class C fire and according to NFPA-2001 table A.5.4.2.2.b minimun design concentration of 38.5% shall be used.   My concern is related to concetration target to calculate the discharge time. There are two paragraphs on NFPA-2001 that will divert to a… (Show more)
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