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Clear Working Space?

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Have you ever had that house fire, odor of, smoke in the building or electrical call and couldn’t find the service panel? Well, maybe this is why.

Light Weight Strip Malls

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As you look at this building you can see that it seems to be a series of stores or spaces in a commercial building. Most likely a strip mall type building.

Fire Stopping Pillows

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Basically, the way that these pillows work is that when they are heated, they expand (the plastic will melt away) and fill the void. This maintains the fire rating and prevents fire from spreading and smoke spread is contained.

Who Needs an Extension Cord?

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This is pretty extreme, but this is how we stay employed and busy. Be aware and pay attention to those so-called “B.S.” calls. You never know the difference you could make at that particular time.

More Fire Stopping–Puddy

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If the fire puddy or caulk is not completely around the cables or conduit, when the puddy/caulk is heated and expands, there will be a void on the side that the cable or conduit is touching the side of the pipe or sleeve

Making Sure Beams Fail

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Steel will deform and twist and this beam will meet little, if any, resistance during a fire. I understand that a pocket of concrete will not keep this beam from dislodging, but it there is a reason for properly pocketing these beams.

Who Needs Junction Boxes?

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Just keep your eyes open and take note of this kind of stuff. These situations do start fires.

Firestopping Collars

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No what your builders and contractors are using to protect penetrations in fire rated walls, ceilings and floors. Make sure they are doing it right.

Fire Stopping Sleeve

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Fire stopping sleeves keep fire wall ratings intact and allow penetrations to be protected.

Painted Sprinkler Heads

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Doing a thorough inspection on remodels could prevent something like this. This is a safety issue for both the occupants and firefighters.

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