What is the height and width for the storage of shingles? They have a huge pile of shingles over 100 ft. They take an shred the material.
So old shingles being stored for recycling? I would not want that in one big pile. Look in NFPA 1 Chapter 19: Combustible Waste and Refuse.
I want to thank you for your response. I see in chapter 19 the code 19.1.2 is the only thing there that state you should not allow any combustible waste material to accumulate. This pile is around 100 ft high and wide. Thanks again.
I would say that the definitions of combustible refuse or waste in NFPA 1 could capture used asphalt shingles. 3.3.61 and 3.3.62. So by using 19.1.2 you could dictate the terms by which the materials are stored to ensure the health and safety of all persons and property. Smaller piles with adequate separation would be easier to manage in case of fire. What is your angle? Are you FD, Code or another official?
In a nearby town we had a local firearms range who wanted to build a large outdoor shooting facility to be on a national shooting circuit. They purchased tires and car interior parts to help build berms that would then be covered by earth to absorb any errant bullet. In the end, they couldn't get the project to take off and the DEP stepped in to force the Town to have the material removed citing fire hazards and subsequent environmental damage should a fire occur. The owners were long gone and bankrupt. Needless to say, the issue is that a large pile such as the one you describe would be a major fire problem with significant smoke production for possibly days, with runoff issues. I'd think it wise to minimize the risk and make the piles small enough to be readily controlled in the event of fire.
I contacted our attorney and sent him pictures to show him the hazards that could happen just like a tire fire hard to get out. I'm the Chief and I had a mulch fire that was a nightmare years ago I had to deal with in the midst of winter. It was just like this. A nightmare.
We've found that if your town or State has adopted NFPA 1, it's truly a fire chief's Code. One way or another if you feel the hazard is too great for your capability you can probably address is via NFPA 1.
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