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Rubbish and linen chutes provide a convenient passage for building occupants to dispose of garbage and dirty linen. They are, however, a potential path for smoke and products of combustion to be distributed throughout a building.
Today’s Coffee Break Training, “Rubbish and Linen Chute Protection” explains the requirements to protect these vertical paths.
Your Coffee Break can be downloaded from http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/coffee-break/cb_fp_2009_31.pdf
Always refer to nationally recognized design and installation standards, the product manufacturer or listing details for specific information.
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