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Bare Wires and Styrofoam

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Bare wires and Styrofoam don’t mix. Don’t let this kind of wiring go on inspections. Stay alert out there.

Heavy Timber and Open Junction Boxes

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These old buildings are almost extinct and most that are still around are not occupied anymore. But, the one’s that are still need to follow the code. Take a look at the heavy timber construction and the open junction boxes.

The Ingenuity Files

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Dish soap bottles are now adequate for electrical outlets.

Burnt Breakers

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Burnt or melted breakers indicate overloads or other major electrical problems.

Vertical Fire Stopping

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Fire stopping is crucial to maintain fire rated floor, ceiling and wall assemblies.

Multiple Story I-Joists Floors

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I-joists are used on all floors. Remember this when searching floors above the main level. Be careful and keep the construction in mind when making your attack.

Creative Wiring

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Great wiring hard to come by. Who wired this? They did a great job.

Identifying RTU’s From the Interior

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Take care to look above you and identify RTU from the interior.

Thomas Hotel Fire, 1961

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Simple oversights on fire inspections could make a difference in an emergency. Be thorough and enforce the fire codes.

2×4’s for Locks

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Great use of a 2×4! Someone thought its was a good idea to put a 2×4 in the door to keep it locked. But, it will also do a good job of keeping people in during a fire. If it is dark and people are panicked, that board could cause some big problems. The board […]

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