National Fire Protection Association

Fighting Fire
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Fighting Fire

Remodelers need to pay close attention to homes with fire protection systems... Read more

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Standard Writing Groups Sue In Copyright Claim

Federal courts have ruled that building codes, once adopted into law, can’t be copyrighted. A new lawsuit will test whether that principle also allows free re-publishing of ASTM standards and similar industry-created consensus-based rules. Read more

Residential Fire Sprinklers
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Residential Fire Sprinklers

Your state may be the next to mandate these systems, so it’s a good idea to... Read more

In The News
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In The News

Florida sings the blue-tarp blues; California chooses I-Codes; second-home market... Read more

In the News
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In the News

Nail gun accidents, California picks NFPA code, Minnesota stucco warning,... Read more

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Notebook

NAHB pulls out of NFPA code process, new device for drying basements, California claimed unfair to nonunion apprenticeship programs, suburb’s no-step entry requirement dropped, Business Tune-Up, more Read more

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Trade Talk: Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters

Arc-fault circuit interrupters Read more

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Notebook

International Codes update, a look at “nominal” sizes in building materials, trend toward minimum home sizes comes to Utah, new tax rules for small businesses, more Read more

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Using CPVC Piping for Fire Sprinklers

Residential sprinklers systems are unobtrusive and effective, but are not usually installed because of cost. One way to make them more affordable is to use plastic piping, as described in this article by a California fire marshal. Read more

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Troubleshooting Common Chimney Problems

Most chimney problems stem from a few root causes, such as improperly mixed mortar and poorly constructed crowns. Unfortunately, once done, the resulting damage can be expensive to repair. A chimney expert shows how to recognize and prevent Read more

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