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Steven Hebert
The code for chimneys for gas fireplaces says the chimney going floor to floor over 4 stories must be in a two hour wall. What about horizontal? When the vent leaves the fireplace and connects to the riser the code does not spell out if the horizontal portion has to be rated. I know fire wrap is not legal is there any other wrap that is? Also the
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Daniel Shamalov
I'm an electrical engineering student and I'm graduating in December 2018. For my senior design project, I'm working on designing an automatic transfer switch which can be monitored and controlled using an app that I will program. I'm drawing a circuit for it which isn't finished yet and trying my best to comply with NEC. After my design
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James Johnson
I want to use rigid pipe for conduit in a residential setting, but I want to use the unions/joints and flanges used with black pipe used with gas lines. If I run romex through, is this acceptable to codes
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Melvin Read
We are opening our New hospital soon and I have a question regarding Fire Extinguisher signs.   I believe we fall under NFPA 10 2010.   Is it required to place signage on doors of rooms that have Fire Extinguishers inside the room.  For example:  A small machinery room has a fire extinguisher inside.  Is it
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Gregory Harrington
In what seems like a continuous string of tragedies (earthquakes in Mexico; hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean; and the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting), Northern California is now in the grip of devastating wildfires, which have left at least 17 people dead and another 180 missing – a sad, ironic twist to 2017’s Fire
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Derek Gribulis
I was wondering if anyone else has come across this issue.  I have a building that is 60 feet tall except the elevator penthouse is 67 feet tall  According to the building code, I can use an NFPA 13R sprinkler system.  The Building code official has come back with a comment that in the 2013 NFPA 13R code book section 1.1 states that
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