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Requirements for Smokers Inside Bldg.

Question asked by jferris on Aug 19, 2020
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2020 by milt.werner

New to forums...hope this question is posted in the correct one:


Renovation of existing single story non-combustible building into a commissary type food for food truck sales. Two large custom barrel smokers in a non-conditioned, naturally ventilated space. Smokers would be directly vented through roof via flues. We are looking for any way to do this without installing hood(s)/ fire suppression (other than portable).


We have seen similar installations without hoods and need to convey a code path to the indecisive building official that could allow this approach. Testing of vapors for amount of grease could be in order. 


Any help or experience would be appreciated....Hood/ fire supression could be a deal breaker for the project.