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Exit / Emergency Lighting #154259
12/08/04 05:18 AM
12/08/04 05:18 AM
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coachman  Offline OP
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Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15
Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
I am bidding a job that includes installing Exit/Emergency Lighting in a hoagie shop.
Does anyone have a link for spec-ing?
Are they required in restrooms?
Small ofice (6x6) within a larger office?
Spacing fixtures along 40ft wall?
Minium candle power? etc, etc

Regards,
Jim

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Re: Exit / Emergency Lighting #154260
12/08/04 07:50 AM
12/08/04 07:50 AM
HotLine1  Offline

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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,084
Brick, NJ USA
Jim:
The UCC (5:23) has basic requirements for em/exit lighting.

Your local Fire Sub-Code is the guy to talk to as to exact locations.

Bathrooms are a 'tough' call, some twp want it, some seem to care less.

What about the job plans?? CH is probably a Class I town and should require sealed, signed drawings??

John


John
Re: Exit / Emergency Lighting #154261
12/08/04 10:40 AM
12/08/04 10:40 AM
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coachman  Offline OP
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Posts: 15
Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
This job is in Philadelphia.

Re: Exit / Emergency Lighting #154262
12/08/04 12:28 PM
12/08/04 12:28 PM
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NJ Wireman  Offline
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Posts: 186
New Jersey (South Jersey)
Better check with the PFD, stop in at any local station and they will be more then willing to help you.

I dont think philly does it yet but some towns are beging to require you to also install them at floor level. So that one can see them while crawling through the smoke. As a firefighter i am ALL for this. You will never see them at the top of the wall through the smoke of an average fire yet at all in a smokey one. Regardless check with the fd.

Here i did some of the leg work for you this is the PFD web site; The contacts section.
http://www.mfrconsultants.com/pfd/contact_info.shtml

Good luck.


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Re: Exit / Emergency Lighting #154263
12/08/04 10:53 PM
12/08/04 10:53 PM
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Posts: 7,084
Brick, NJ USA
Coachman:
Sorry your profile said NJ. Still, contact the Fire Official or Fire Dept.

BTW, welcome to the forums.

John


John
Re: Exit / Emergency Lighting #154264
12/09/04 07:15 AM
12/09/04 07:15 AM
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shortcircuit  Offline
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massachusetts
Check in the Life Safty Code 101...chapter 7 covers emergency lighting and exit signs.

shortcircuit

Re: Exit / Emergency Lighting #154265
12/09/04 10:29 AM
12/09/04 10:29 AM
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Ryan_J  Offline
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West Jordan, Utah, USA
Generally speaking, emergancy lighting is required in spaces or buildings where two exits are required. That would mean bathrooms aren't reqiured. The emergancy lights must put out 1 foot candle at the floor level.


Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
Re: Exit / Emergency Lighting #154266
12/03/05 02:02 PM
12/03/05 02:02 PM
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Paul O'Connell  Offline
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Posts: 56
Allen Park, Mi. USA
coachman:

NFPA 101 Life Safety Code will answer all these questions for you.

Re: Exit / Emergency Lighting #154267
06/09/06 03:39 PM
06/09/06 03:39 PM
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trobb  Offline
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Posts: 110
Iowa City, IA
Firstly, let me say that I am only experienced in res. work, so commercial fire codes are out of my league. However, having an emergency light in the restrooms might be nice- wouldn't want to be on the can and have it go black. To me, that would be a tad unnerving.

Re: Exit / Emergency Lighting #154268
06/09/06 05:37 PM
06/09/06 05:37 PM
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Ryan_J  Offline
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West Jordan, Utah, USA
Quote
Firstly, let me say that I am only experienced in res. work, so commercial fire codes are out of my league. However, having an emergency light in the restrooms might be nice- wouldn't want to be on the can and have it go black. To me, that would be a tad unnerving.


True...but not exactly an emergency, is it?


Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
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