ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
Fire source!
by LongRunner. 05/25/18 01:49 AM
Alternative income sources
by gfretwell. 05/24/18 10:07 PM
Furnace igniter leaking noise to stereo
by geoff in UK. 05/23/18 01:18 PM
Opinions Please
by Keith_Mc. 05/23/18 09:22 AM
Quickbooks
by Keith_Mc. 05/23/18 09:19 AM
New in the Gallery:
Plug terminals
Housebilding DIY wiring
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 2 guests, and 11 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
18" Above Floor in Auto Repair Garage #168723
09/13/07 12:39 PM
09/13/07 12:39 PM
C
cgw  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 133
Rochester NY
NEC classifies the 18" above the floor in repair rooms where Class 1 liquids (I assume gasoline) are transfered. What do they mean by transfered? Does it mean dispensed? Or can it mean any place a gas tank may be replaced?

2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides
Re: 18" Above Floor in Auto Repair Garage [Re: cgw] #168727
09/13/07 01:07 PM
09/13/07 01:07 PM
G
gfretwell  Offline

Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,225
Estero,Fl,usa
I think the assumption is that fuel, oil or other flammables may be present on the floor of any commercial garage. That is not an unreasonable assumption. You don't have to drop the fuel tank to spill gasoline. Replacing a fuel pump or working on the carbs/injectors will do it. For that matter motor oil is a flammable liquid. It just has a higher flash point than gasoline. There are also a lot of flammable solvents used in a garage.


Greg Fretwell
Re: 18" Above Floor in Auto Repair Garage [Re: gfretwell] #168745
09/13/07 09:12 PM
09/13/07 09:12 PM
HotLine1  Offline

Member
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,967
Brick, NJ USA
The last debate of this subject resulted in definitions something like this:
"Transfer" does not mean "Dispense" as dispense relates to the service station (pumps) now 'dispensers'.

The opinion was based on the heavier than air vapors collecting within the 18" zone.




John
Re: 18" Above Floor in Auto Repair Garage [Re: HotLine1] #168785
09/14/07 11:13 PM
09/14/07 11:13 PM
A
Active 1  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 687
Grayslake IL, USA
48" might work out better for the end user once you put in benches or equipment.

Re: 18" Above Floor in Auto Repair Garage [Re: Active 1] #168796
09/15/07 10:23 AM
09/15/07 10:23 AM
HotLine1  Offline

Member
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,967
Brick, NJ USA
I should have added that most, if not all jobs that I have been at/on, everything was above 36" minimum; 48" for devices.



John

Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
sparky66wv
sparky66wv
West Virginia
Posts: 2,236
Joined: November 2000
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
twh 12
Popular Topics(Views)
246,903 Are you busy
184,257 Re: Forum
173,498 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.026s Queries: 15 (0.004s) Memory: 0.9700 MB (Peak: 1.1089 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-05-25 11:11:00 UTC