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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Very true. The code establishes the minimum acceptable practice. At one time, the national code permitted the construction of pressure treated plywood foundations for single family dwellings. Fortunately, they re-thought that after a bit.
    laughing, don't stop there, asbestos siding, shingles and interior pipe insulation. 'Paper meche' septic pipes, aluminum residential wiring, unvented bathroom heaters....

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    laughing, don't stop there, asbestos siding, shingles and interior pipe insulation. 'Paper meche' septic pipes, aluminum residential wiring, unvented bathroom heaters....

    Progress, gotta love it...
    Yep. There's a really long list. I used to always keep that bit of amusement in the back of my mind while watching an inspector solemnly inspecting.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    So who's code enforcers are giving you the problem? I know banks can be very particular if you are borrowing the money from them. that is what I face here, no real code enforcement in rural SW OK, it is the bank on the hook for the money that insists on meeting a certain code. (sort of the same deal on a new car, they insist on full coverage as long as the new car is under a note)

    Now I can see the problems with a retrofit argon fire suppression system. An air tight seal, warning system to alert folks the air will quickly be unbreathable, and a self closing door with a good sealing system are needed for the system to work. Seems more a system for new construction or a commercial building that can be gutted and built solid enough for the gas system. I can see the problems with installing this in a conventional home.

    The panels you wish to install- ummm just how long have you lived in this more rural area? Are there dozens of high tech, sophisticated firms in the area? I ask because you seem a bit snarky over the lack of quick solid answers. If you was confronted by a rather odd, somewhat puzzling tech problem, could you just fire off an answer? I know the guys in my area, a VERY rural county, wouldn't know mainly because they don't have a single instance of all the combined hot mess you want to do.

    The wiring I fully understand, more fires and accidents are caused by poor under code wiring than kids with lighters in my county. this goes double for homes.

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    The panels have been around for years they are used in vehicle applications for firewalls and other applications including insulation. I am retrofitting the server room with a nitrogen extinguishing system. I had originally wanted to have the room evacuated and filled with nitrogen to begin with and then run the temperature to 0 F with the chiller.

    I am not expecting answers right away but I do expect to accommodated. That is not happening as much as it should and is making an expensive project more expensive than it should be. I wouldn't have even bothered to get the system inspected but I am using a contractor to do part of the renovations I don't have time for.
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    The panels have been around for years they are used in vehicle applications for firewalls and other applications including insulation. I am retrofitting the server room with a nitrogen extinguishing system. I had originally wanted to have the room evacuated and filled with nitrogen to begin with and then run the temperature to 0 F with the chiller. I am not expecting answers right away but I do expect to accommodated. That is not happening as much as it should and is making an expensive project more expensive than it should be. I wouldn't have even bothered to get the system inspected but I am using a contractor to do part of the renovations I don't have time for.
    One of the first rules of renovation is nothing will come in on time and under budget, sad but true.

    It will be very interesting to see if your system will work as you wish. I suppose this is a cautionary tale for the rest of us, if you are wanting an 'off label' use of a product, those panels for home use, it would be best to get the code folks a heads up BEFORE starting the money pit project. Another thought- if you don't have the time or expertise to do the work yourself and hire a contractor, who has a livelihood to safeguard, count on him not wanting to skirt things like inspections.

    Good luck

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