Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: shall be equipped with a clapperchecks and substantial plugs. All Siamese inlet connections shall be recessed in the wall or otherwise substantially protected. (6) Outlets – All dry standpipes shall extend from the ground floor to and over the roof and shall be equipped with a 63 millimeters outlet not more than 1.20 meters above the floor level at each storey. All dry standpipes shall be equipped with a two-way 63 millimeters outlet above the roof. All outlets shall be equipped with gate valves. (7) Signs – An iron or bronze sign with raised letters at least 25 millimeters high shall be rigidly attached to the building adjacent to all Siamese connections and such signs shall read: “CONNECTION TO DRY STANDPIPE”. (c) Wet Standpipes – Every Group H and I Occupancy of any height, and every Group C Occupancy of two or more storeys in height, and every Group B, D, E, F, and G Occupancy of three or more storeys in height and every Group G and E Occupancy over 1,800 square meters in area shall be equipped with one or more interior wet standpipes extending from the cellar or basement into the topmost storey: Provided, that Group H buildngs having no stage and having a seating capacity of less than 500 need not be equipped with interior wet standpipes. (1) Construction – Interior wet standpipes shall be constructed of the same materials as those required for dry standpipes. (2) Size (2.1) Interior wet standpipes shall have an internal diameter sufficient to deliver 190 liters of water per minute under 2.0 kilograms per square centimeter pressure at the hose connections. Buildings of Group H and I Occupancy shall have wet standpipes systems capable of delivering the required quantity and pressure from any two outlets simultaneously; for all other occupancies only one outlet need be figured to be opened at one time. In no case shall the internal diameter of a wet standpipe be less than 50 millimeters, except when the standpipe is attached to an automatic fir-extinguishing system. (2.2) Any approved formula which determine pipe sizes on a pressure drop basis may be used to determine pipe size for wet standpipe systems. The Building Official may require discharge capacity and pressure tests on completed wet standpipe systems. (3) Number Required – The number of wet standpipes when required in this Code shall be so determined that all portions of the building are within 6.00 meters of a nozzle attached to a hose 23.00 meters in length. (4) Location – In Group H and I Occupancies shall be located as follows: one on each side of the stage, one at the rear end of the auditorium, and one at the rear of the balcony. Where occupant loads are less than 500 the above requirements may be waived: Provided, that portable fire-extinguishers of appropriate capacity and type are installed within easy access from the said locations. In Group B, C, D, E, F, and G Occupancies, the location of all interior wet standpipes shall be in accordance with the requirement...
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