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dmahalko
I am not a professional in any regard, just a tech hobbyist that contributes on Wikipedia / Stack Exchange / Quora, etc.   Regarding the recent gas explosions in Massachusetts, I am left to wonder how it is that gas technology has been in use for as long as it has, with it managing to escape the same life-safety protection systems that
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msanders
Section 903.2.8 requires that sprinkler systems be installed throughout all buildings with a group R fire area.  The commentary supports this by clarifying that the sprinkler requirement is for the entire structure not just the R occupancy.   In mixed used commercial, mercantile and Business space with a new introduced/
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elliott.drevdahl
Currently we are building a floor plan that has two combo alarms the living room space. On one side of the living room there’s a master bedroom entry, the other side is a guest bedroom entry space. What are the dimensions for a combo alarm to be installed between a living space and a bedroom space? Can we put one alarm in the middle of the
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ritaguest
With the adoption of the new NEC code, inspectors are shutting down projects with LED downlights in drywall ceilings, saying you have to be able to put two hands up in the fixtures at one time or add an access panel for each downlight.     Is that the intent of section 410.24?  If yes, why?  None of the manufacturers we've
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lisabraxton
https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/FPW/Educate/FPW18Checklist.ashx The September issue of Safety Source, NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available. In this issue you will find: A new Fire Prevention Week™ video to add to your toolkit for presentations. A Fire Prevention Week safety checklist to help your community identify
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gm@novazen.com
Generally, maximum egress travel path is considered to arrive at the number of stairways in a building. However, queuing time(tq) in front of exit stairway doors in each floor is more critical as it is greater than the time taken for horizontal distance (exit travel path) movement on a floor(td). So why do we not consider tq for the number of
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scottsutherland
  A series of California wildfires that killed 44 people was the deadliest fire event in the country in 2017.   That event was one of 21 fires and explosions that were considered catastrophic multiple-death fire events last year, and is presented as part of the excerpted report “Catastrophic Multiple-Death Fires and Explosions
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rmilks
In NFPA 13R, Section 6.6.6 & 6.6.8 states that Fire sprinklers are not required in noncombustible elevator shafts where the elevator cars comply with ANSI A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators, and I'm wondering if sprinklers still would not be required in the elevator shaft when a polymer coated lift belt has been installed within the shaft?
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