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Cristian Galang
What is the occupancy classification of an emergency generator building?  The building is 250 sq. ft. and it is dedicated to the house the emergency generator. I'm contemplating Industrial occupancy and Storage occupancy.   Thanks, everyone.
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Bob Allingham
According to NFPA 58, the minimum clearance for a relief valve to a source of ignition is 5 ft for an exchange cylinder, and 10 ft for a tank filled on site. It was always my understanding that if a cylinder that COULD be filled on site was swapped for an exchange cylinder, the 5 foot rule no longer applies and must be 10 ft. I really need an… (Show more)
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Gene Hammerstein
Power company connected power to my power pole which has an Eaton 200 amp main breaker.  I now need to run power to my barn.  Want to install a sub panel inside the barn. The location of where I will be entering the barn is approximately 15 to 20 feet from the power pole.  I know it's over kill but I'm wanting to install a 200 amp panel inside the… (Show more)
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Mauro Falcati
Good morning, I am facing a desing of a food production industry in which cookies are made. Cookies are conveyed along the site using conveyor belts that run through several fire walls. The building has no sprinklers, but i have already designed the sprinkler protection for the ceiling. The whole building will be covered by roof level sprinklers… (Show more)
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Anantha Krishnan
We have a newly installed wet sprinkler  system . The sprinklers has been installed before hydro test and flushing. The client is asking to remove the sprinklers citing NFPA. is it anywhere mentioned in NFPA ? If so pls mention the clause . 
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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 a building… (Show more)
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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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Cathy Longley
Honolulu Civil Beat photo   People are simultaneously scratching their heads and breathing a sigh of relief about what occurred in Hawaii this weekend. What happened? Why is Hawaii insistent on safety drills and test warnings? Why the delay in retracting the alert? How did citizens react? The notification snafu in Hawaii did not pertain to a… (Show more)
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