• Nonrechargeable (nonrefillable) extinguisher

    NFPA-10 mentions Nonrechargeable (nonrefillable) fire extinguishers by definition and states they are excluded from the 6 year test with a lifespan of 12 years.  Are they allowed by NFPA code in a commercial offi...
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  • NFPA 96, Section 7.8.3

    Hi NFPA 96 requests a non combustible wall for grease duct termination in  7.8.3 (1): "7.8.3 Wall Terminations. Wall terminations shall be arranged with or provided with the following properties: (1) The termin...
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  • Transverse Flue Space on Floor Level

    transverse 3" nominal spacing I assume that is upright to product so water can work its way down. If product is only stored on the floor level  does the same nominal transverse flue space need to be maintained. P...
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  • NFPA 13, 2010 vs 2013 shared support structures

    NFPA 13, 2013 version has additional provisions to support sprinkler piping from shared supports under 9.1. NFPA 13, 2010 version does NOT have these additional sections and is more general. Was it / is the intent of ...
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  • LPG detection system cables

    I would like to know in which NFPA that requires the cables used in the LPG detection system shall be fire rated cables? is it NFPA 54 or 70? which section exactly, please?
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    Reference to Sections - , , 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 basica...
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  • Galvanized fittings for LP?

    Can someone give a definitive answer as to whether a standard galvanized malleable iron sch40 pipe fitting is considered a "Zinc-aluminum alloy?"   NFPA 54  ( in the 2021 edition) states that...
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  • what organizations have authority to approved dispersed aerosol system by nfpa 2010? what another standards exist for this system?

    what organizations have authority to approved dispersed aerosol system by nfpa 2010? what another standards exist for this system? 
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  • Front door entry porch protection per NFPA 13R

    In a NFPA 13R (2019) System, the balconies and patios that are accessible through the dwelling units are protected with a sprinkler head per . Does the overhang at the Entry Porch by the front door need to be ...
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  • Where does it state when to use a yellow tag on a fire alarm?

    Trying to find in NFPA 72 where it states when a yellow tag must be used on a fire alarm system
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  • Retrofit sprinklers?

    Does the local fire rescue department have the authority to mandate that an existing facility that was last renovated and compliant with code in 1993 be retrofitted with a sprinkler system?
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  • Gasoline inside a building?

    As long as the gasoline cans are in approved gasoline containers and the containers are in a metal cabinet like storage container labeled flammable, should there be any other concern if say the metal cabinet was in a ...
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  • Questions related to NFPA1901 from KFI

    Dear, Sir. I have some question related to NFPA1901. I worked in KFI(Korea Fire Institute which public company is ceritification company in South Korea). I attached word file our question. So, could you p...
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  • Is it required to use Heat detectors for kitchens

    Is it required to provide heat detectors instead of smoke detectors at kitchen area?   Annex A of NfPA 72, does not recommend the use of smoke detector. But there is a distance allowed that the smoke detector is...
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  • of NFPA 38 – Marijuana Growing, Processing, or Extraction Facilities.

    The subsection is written as follows: Extraction and post oil processing operations including dispensing of flammable liquids between containers, shall be performed in one of the following location...
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  • Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres Ref.

    I am undertaking an experimental study regarding oxygen-enrichment in a room due to a potential oxygen leak to determine the need to install oxygen monitors or not. NFPA 53 defines an oxygen-enriched atmosphere as...
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  • Outdoors-Utility Gas Meter Clearance from Electrical Panel/Meter

    I am in the process of buying a house and got the inspection done yesterday. The inspector said the Utility Gas Meter needs to be at least 3 feet from the electrical panel/electric meter. He said its a potential hazar...
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  • UL 142 AST to Property Line

    Get contradicting information from NFPA 30 and 30A on minimum distance between UL 142 4,000 Gallon Double Wall Steel Aboveground Storage Tank for diesel fuel and nearest property line.   NFPA 30 Table
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  • Code Compliance of Existing Installation

    Is anyone aware of a NFPA code/standard or other citable industry authority that generally discusses that code compliance for an existing installation is determined by the code in effect at the time of construction?&#...
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  • At our maintenance facility our mechanic performs hot work (heating up stuck bolts on vehicles) in a designated hot work area.  We have fire extinguishers in this area, however the current company policy is to evacuate in the event of a fire.  Do the NFPA

    51B requirement regarding fire extinguishers available in a designated area mean that we need to have an employee trained in their use for incipient stage fire fighting?  
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