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houseguy
Hello, NFPA community! Here are the facts of my situation: I'm a homeowner in central Ohio finishing out my own 1600 sq ft basement (legally permitted, of course) in a single-story, single-family dwelling (built '95). I'm installing two bedrooms which happen to be located under a concrete porch, thus I'm unable to (affordably) install egress… (Show more)
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gburnett63@gmail.com
I am looking for the interpretation of NFPA 96 Chap 14 for solid fuel cooking. I understand the requirements regarding size of the fire box and the installation of a water hose. My question is, Is the hose used for fire fighting purposes or is it intended for cooling of the ashes after the day is done and prior to the removal of the ashes outside… (Show more)
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suhaskurikkal
Dear Team, We have an Aircraft Hangar of size 90*81 M in our project and I am designing the fire protection system for this Hangar as per NFPA 409-2011, section 6.1.1 (3) – overhead automatic sprinkler system with low level high expansion foam system. Kindly review my below queries and give your valuable feedback.       Total Area The total… (Show more)
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Abu Ismaeel
As per NFPA-14 section 7.3.2* “(5) *At the highest landing of stairways with stairway access to a roof, or on roofs with a slope of less than 4 in 12 where stairways do not access the roof”   My question is: If the roof is not occupied but accessible, then is it necessary to install class I landing valve? Or, if I install only one landing valve… (Show more)
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rumana
These kind of facilities have many processes to produce some products that are very flammable (oils and flour). Also Oils are  storaged in tanks and flour in warehouses. How can I protect this kind of occupancy? Can I use low expansion foam systems?   Best regards,
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tfoster@hgi-fire.com
If a rack storage array can guarantee well-defined, vertically-aligned 3-in. transverse flue spaces (e.g., through physical flue stops, etc.), does this meet the intent of what NFPA 13 is ultimately (and technically) after when they are requiring a “nominal” 6-in. transverse flue?    Assuming that the 6-in. “nominal” flue width is intended to… (Show more)
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john_rutherford
Dear NFPA Member,   NFPA 13-2020 Paragraph 7.7 Water Alarm Devices states "Waterflow alarm devices shall be listed for service and so constructed and installed that any flow of water from a sprinkler system equal to or greater than that from a single automatic sprinkler of the smallest K-factor install on the system will result in an audible… (Show more)
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rodriguez@colasrail.com
NFPA 130:2014 protection for battery and UPS Room   Dear Sirs. in my understanding of the NFPA:130: 2014, you shall to protect against fire (clean agent gas) the critical system for Metro, for example; signaling, power supply, telecommunication, but it is necessary to protect the UPS and battery room? if they are installed in different room that… (Show more)
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suhaskurikkal
Click to view contentAs per NFPA 14 - 2016 section 5.3.2.2, 1" hose reel is allowed for Class II hose cabinets and accordingly we are using this type in our project. Our designer take the minimum flow rate as 6.34 GPM (0.4 l/s), minimum pressure 29 psi (200KPa) & 58 psi (400 KPa) for the 1" hose reel in the hose cabinet in the hydraulic calculation.   Actually as… (Show more)
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m.travagini
Good morning, I'm writing to ask for the following clarification: the control valve of a wet system can be installed inside the protected area by the sprinkler system? (specifically insiede the warehouse area). Thank you in advance.
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