• Fire Risk Assessments

    Do NFPA have a standard on how to conduct risk assessments? If so please provide Standard number.  If not a RA Standard is recommended for good use by management and safety professionals. 
    tvanhooser
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  • Flammable storage cabinet

    Can Combustibles be stored on top of a Flammable storage cabinet?
    kstalder
    created by kstalder
  • Cylindrical lock installation

    Can I install, in the field, a cylindrical lockset in a fire rated door? I have read the NFPA 80 regarding this but I am unsure if I can drill a 2 1/8 inch hole for the installation of the lockset. 
    eads
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  • Electrical Outlet placement for modified peninsula/island

    Hoping to get some input on electrical outlet placement on what was a raised bar peninsula that has been modified to a single level island. Pictures below are a snapshot of the electrical blueprint when the house was ...
    delbart40
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  • 34 Dead in "Sleep Over" Diving Boat Fire

    What NFPA  standard (if any) covers sleep over scuba boats or like boats? If not NFPA what US government standard(s) would apply to these types of boats (Coast Guard)?
    tvanhooser
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  • NFPA CODES FOR EXTENTION CORD USE

    ? Are their any NFPA code reference for extension cords use /  violations  such as not being used for permanent  placed commercial kitchen equipment? or through ceiling grids 
    leonardfoti
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  • Lithium Ion battery storage

    I have a question about storage of lithium batteries.  Our company converts gas powered commercial vehicles into electric, we will possibly have on hand 108, 32kwh, 333v nominal, Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt O...
    mike.volkmann
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  • Service life expectancy on smoke detector's

    In a commercial building like a detention facility (jail), does the NFPA have a set standard when you should replace existing smoke detectors, do they have a service life expectancy. What does the NFPA standards ...
    david.sparkes
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  • NFPA 13R Elevator Lift Belt

    In NFPA 13R, Section 6.6.6 & 6.6.8 states that Fire sprinklers are not required in noncombustible elevator shafts where the elevator cars comply with ANSI A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators, and I'm wondering if spri...
    rmilks
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  • Fire pump sizing

    Need help. I need to size my fire pump for ordinary 1. This is a fully sprinkler parking garage with 6 floor 72' high.  Below are the details:   Flow test data: Static Pressure: 70 psi Res...
    rigoberto
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  • CA state amendments

    How do I know my community has adopted the NEC? I’m learning the book in my community college, is that proof enough?
    agarcia302
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  • Minimum distance between domestic LPG tank and electrical meter (NY)

    There seems to be split between those claiming the minimum is 5 ft vs those saying 10 ft. What is code?
    cmanson78
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  • Definition that makes sense of High-rise building

    We are in the design phase of a new dormitory.  We are trying to stay under the 75 feet height requirement of a high-rise building.  Life safety code 3.3.36.6 is about a clear as mud in its definition. ...
    bpellegrin
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  • Motion Sensor Lighting

    NFPA 101 2012 Edition 7.8.1.2.2 (5)   - Does (5) mean the switch controller is to turn on the motion lights when the fire alarm system is activated or just function with the motion sensor during motion to the de...
    dustin.phillips
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  • 1960's codes

    Working on a building that was built in the early 60's and need to see what the NFPA codes were back in the day. Anyone know if these are available for viewing?
    veritas99
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  • Possibly toxic exhaust vent

    In a hospital enviroment, there is an old, unused trash shoot to be used as a possibly toxic exhaust vent. The trash shoot/ shaft has a fire rating of 2 hours. Since the newly proposed exhaust duct MAY, on occaision, ...
    jim.hays.jr
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  • Inspection Checklist

    Hi, my company is looking to perform an inspection on a facility to ensure it complies with NEC regulations. Are there any resources to assist with this aside from just referencing the code book directly? Perhaps a sp...
    dkboutin
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  • Fire Sales Rep

    It appears CMS- Center for Medical & State operations adopted NFPA 2012 101 and 2012 Nfpa99. on the testing of healthcare facilities Fire Dampers and Fusible Links. I'm trying to confirm what the frequency is on t...
    pcorse
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  • GENERATOR ROOM FIRE DETECTION SYSTEM

    GENERATOR ROOM FIRE DETECTION SYSTEM ACCORDING TO NFPA.WHICH ONE IS BEST HEAT DETECTOR OR FLAME DETECTOR.
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  • NFPA 780 and Seismic Anchoring

    I have been challenged to provide anchoring of a roof top lightning protection to withstand seismic-induced stresses.  I cannot find any resource that provides any help on how to properly restrain ...
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