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vmazzeffi
Hi, My question is in regards to the second paragraph of 700.16 which states:   "Emergency lighting systems shall be designed and installed so that the failure of any individual lighting element, such as the burning out of a lamp, cannot leave in total darkness any space that requires emergency illumination."   My company builds a large number… (Show more)
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jpotvin
I need some advice on determining if an attic space is considered a "concealed space" or not and when it requires sprinkler protection. There are so many interpretations of what attics are considered.   My situation is a hospice care facility with a combustible, non accessible attic.   I figured that it is a combustible concealed space in a… (Show more)
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jwalker7
Are there classes/ certifications for field labeling( Rated Door frames/ Rated doors) ? If so can you point me in the right directions. Thanks
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ffz290
I am trying to get to the bottom of an construction issue and was hoping to get some help.  Background This is occurring in a jurisdiction that has adopted NFPA 1 and 101. Significant construction project in which there is a change in occupancy of part of the area from a mercantile to an assembly area over 300 people.  The architect did not… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Click to view contentAlmost every day in the news, we read about (another) house fire. Families, first responders, communities severely affected. Homes damaged or completely destroyed. Last year, unfortunately, was no different. In particular, the last few months of 2019 were difficult for the fire department in Worcester, Massachusetts, a city not far from NFPA… (Show more)
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gtfso
Is there any code reference to these new scooters for charging requirements and protection for their charging stations?
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mikeshook
I am working on a unshelled peanut storage warehouse and I can't find in the code  where it is exempt from sprinkler system in this warehouse.   In my 40 years of experience you never want to install sprinklers in a bulk grain storage warehouse.  It is not effective in fighting a fire in bulk grain storage.   Can anyone point me in the right… (Show more)
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richard.barry
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 an atmosphere in which the concentration of oxygen exceeds 21% by volume, BUT...for how long? Does anyone know of a study, code,… (Show more)
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