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fire wall

A fire-resistant wall required by local health and safety codes.Depending on the particular code adopted, a property owner may need to erect fire walls between every 3,000 square feet of space, between spaces rented by separate tenants or owned by separate condo owners, and along exterior walls within a certain distance of a property line.The code will detail the hours of fire retardant required under different circumstances.Doors allowing passage through fire walls must be fire doors.
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"Fire walls" that comply with the International Building Code are not designed for the temperatures encountered during an actual transformer fire.
Then a "filet" bead of sealant is added at the perimeter of every room at the ceiling line, providing an airtight seal between the ceiling gypsum board, and the top plates of the wall framing on both interior and exterior walls and the fire wall framing (Photo 6).
"The asbestos fire wall is in excellent condition and poses no risk to staff or customers.
A compromise to the fire wall debate could be using less expensive alternatives to contain fires, such as fire barrier walls, Germano says.
If you're going to connect your intranet to the Internet, then you'll need to build a secure interface, called a fire wall. The software uses clearance criteria to evaluate people wishing to pass through, either from the outside in or vice versa.
The next level of defense is the so-called fire wall, a computer that protects internal networks from intrusion.
It is important to learn the differences between a fire wall, fire barrier, and fire partition and between a smoke barrier and smoke partition, so that you can properly apply (or not apply) fire and smoke dampers.
The defective fire wall was one of two discovered by Anthony Campbell, then an estates manager for BUPA, during a safety risk assessment in February, 2004.
FIRE WALL: Law enforcement officers watch a fire along Interstate 8 near Alpine, California.
A unique glass fire wall system that looks like ordinary window glass but is actually tested as a wall was selected.
The gospel Jesus came to preach would be a fire wall, and each person to hear it would have to choose to step to one side or the other.
Many attendees were forced to wear nameless badges reading "Courtesy Pass." That won't happen next market; the Mart plans to install a "fire wall" to its Internet site to keep hackers out.