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  • TIp #18 - hour for hour...

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    NFPA 99-2010: 5.1.3.3.2* (4) If indoors, they shall be constructed and use interior finishes of noncombustible or limited-combustible materials such that all walls, floors, ceilings, and doors are of a minimum 1-hour fire resistance rating.  The 2012 ...

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    NFPA 80-2010: 19.3.1, 19.4.1, 19.4.1.1, NFPA 105-2010: 6.4.1, 6.5.2 Fire and smoke dampers, or combination fire/smoke dampers are tested when they are installed, and again 1 year after installation. The test and inspection frequency shall then be every ...

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Tip #18 - hour for hour...

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NFPA 99-2010: 5.1.3.3.2* (4) If indoors, they shall be constructed and use interior finishes of noncombustible or limited-combustible materials such that all walls, floors, ceilings, and doors are of a minimum 1-hour fire resistance rating.

The 2012 and previous editions of the required a 1 hour door perhaps just an oversight by the NFPA committee who in later editions reduced the requirement to 45 minutes. Surveyors will likely look for a 60 minute door.

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