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#125661 - 09/04/04 05:58 AM Penetrations Here, Who's Responsible?
Joe Tedesco Offline

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Chapter 3, 7, or 8 Installers? See 300.21, and "Fire Spread" in Index of NEC ...

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#125662 - 09/09/04 03:29 PM Re: Penetrations Here, Who's Responsible?
Dave55 Offline

Registered: 05/08/04
Posts: 666
Loc: Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
OK Joe, I'll bite on this one since nobody else will.

Although my first reaction might be...who cares, it looks like concrete walls and floor to me, I suppose by Murphy's Law it would be the perfect place to store a 5 gallon can of gasoline. Therefore, it must be sealed.

Usually it falls on the general contractor to fire-seal, but I always consider it my responsibility unless the general does it for all the trades.


#125663 - 09/10/04 08:48 PM Re: Penetrations Here, Who's Responsible?
harold endean Offline

Registered: 02/16/02
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Loc: Boonton, NJ

I am inspecting several very large senior citizens homes ( 5-7 stories tall, 23 apt. per floor.) There are many trades on the job. The GC handles it that if your trade puts the hole in a fire rated partition, then you are responsible to bring the area back up to the proper fire rating. It does a little tricky if 2 or 3 trades go through the same area, ( ie, pipes, telco, FA/BA system, nurse call, HVAC or elec.)Sometimes the GC will fix that area, after everone is through there.


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