Digest of the Statutes Relating to the Inspection and Construction of Buildings 1886

Digest of the Statutes Relating to the Inspection and Construction of Buildings 1886

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...end of each and every performance, and shall, in its material, construction, and mechanism, be approved by the inspector. Sect. 140. Every brick building hereafter erected or altered, Htair-"H"'y8.how constructed in to be used for a tenement or lodging house, except those tenement and lodging bouses. Height of exterior walls of tenement and lodging hbttses. Hay, straw, hemp, flax, shavings, burning'fluids, turpentine, campbene, and inflammable oil. where there are not more than four families, and having two separate stair-ways, shall have the stair-ways enclosed in brick walls not less than eight inches thick the entire height, and provided with a ventilating-skylight so arranged with fire-proof appliances that it may be operated from the lower hall in a manner satisfactory to the inspector, and the stair-way side of said walls, if plastered, unless it is an outside wall, shall be plastered directly on the brick-work, and no opening or aperture shall be made in said walls except the requisite doors for entrance thereto and external windows; and the whole area of stair-way not occupied by well-rooms on each floor shall be deafened as provided in section one hundred and two. Other better fire-proof or fire-resisting construction may be substituted for the wood framing and deafening and wire-lathing and plastering by permission of inspector. Every such building, if to be occupied by more than four families above the first floor, shall have such additional staircases or means of egress as in the judgment of the inspector the safety of the occupants shall demand. If such staircase partitions are to commence at a level above the cellar bottom, they may be erected Upon iron girders, and properly protected from fire; and the floor...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236980107
  • 9781236980106