1) More information is needed about:RGermain said:
Chris15 said:From what I've picked up on here, you people over in the US have fire chiefs that have the power to make binding decisions on life safety. Emergency lighting falls under life safety, so you would be well advised to
Actually, in most juristictions, it's the building department (village-town-city-county) that issues permits and enforces code issues. The local fire departments SOMETIMES have inspection/enforcment duties, but if a building is in an area serviced by a volunteer department, the inspection and enforcement may not always be the VFD. New York City is a typical location where the NYFD has inspection and enforcment duties, but only after the fact. They do not get involved in the planning and construction phases and even after construction is completed, it's the building department that issues the certificates of occupancy. The FD then only inspects and enforces certain aspects of the building, usually related to egress lighting, alarm and annuciator systems, etc... As example, the NYFD does not keep up with whether our generators are checked monthly, as per code.
Down here emergency lighting and egress lighting are one and the same. Are they not in the US? Regardless, there will be some government department who, if they are feeling petty enough can fail the emergency lighting and consequently shut the theatre down. Have I heard something about electrical inspectors in the past? If so, they might be ones who might have an opinion on this.SteveB said:
I think he is looking for reconmendations, just like every other purchasing thread in this board. Whenever I see I thread that is a you shouldn't do this at home sort of deal I think people are just askign whether brand A or B products are better. But everyone always takes that elitist tone and goes on about how they shouldn't be doing it, and ignores the actual point of the thread.CowboyDan said:Are you thinking of doing it yourself or are you just looking for recommdations?
Might I quote the original postPie4Weebl said:I think he is looking for reconmendations, just like every other purchasing thread in this board. Whenever I see I thread that is a you shouldn't do this at home sort of deal I think people are just askign whether brand A or B products are better. But everyone always takes that elitist tone and goes on about how they shouldn't be doing it, and ignores the actual point of the thread.
Now to me, that sounds like they are planning to do it themselves. Also, whilst you might read the post as being recommendations, not everyone else does. I read it as though they had the intention of doing the work and so that governed my response. Where something like this comes up and it is ambiguous, then there is a need to ensure the safety of all, and so we tend to chime in and say that doing this yourself is not a good idea. Now I know when I say don't do it yourself, I don't intend to kill off the thread, rather I need to impress upon anyone reading the thread that do it wrong and you could be in a very unpleasant situation.