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See it to believe it. Apart from the top picture, nothing in here is staged. Sometimes it is simply a matter of lack of knowledge, but often enough, you may be looking at real-life cost cutting in action (Dollars over Fire Safety). Check the legislative basis of firestops in existing occupancies.

Staged Pic - unsealed Elec. Penetration above Fire Door, resulting in Burn-Through

Allright, so the above picture is staged. But it gets the point across. It is certainly realistic. Nice fire door, fire-resistance rated wall - but no firestop. The economic side? Perhaps $150.00 or so to fix, depending on the actual hole size and choice of materials. But without that (firestop) we just negated several thousand dollars' worth of fire separation and fire door.

Unsealed Hole with Mech. & Elec Penetrants inside a Laboratory where Fire Tests on Firestops are conducted! Money is made off firestop manufacturers here, yet the lab itself does not seal its own penetrations.

NOT staged. In fact, this one is in a fire separation at a laboratory that does fire testing for public safety. Also, while some might frown at the fact that both mechanical and electrical penetrants are going through the same hole, it's really no problem when the firestop has been tested that way. 3M for instance has several such listings.

Decades' old electrical penetration in control room - unsealed.

This cable penetration was unsealed for about 20 years. Hard to find? Inside a controlroom in a fossil power station. Cabinets with assorted electronic gear covered a number of these holes. This is why when they had a fire in the basement, the control room filled with smoke within minutes of start of the fire.

Multiple Pipe Penetration above 2 Hour Fire Door in Northern Ontario Manufacturing Plant - unsealed for Decades.

This enormous multiple pipe penetration was found in a pulp and paper mill, right above another fire door. This opening was at least 25 years old before it was firestopped.

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FIRESTOP PAGE

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Main Site

Firestop Site

Code Evaluations AVAILABLE!

Glossary of Fire Protection Terms

3M Fire Barriers

Vectorising Drawings and Maps; Paper to CAD

Circuit Integrity Fireproofing

Bounding

Code Req's for Firestops

Essay on Performance Based Codes

Master Spec. Section 07840 Firestopping

Related Sections to 07840

Penetration Seal Drawings

Building Joint Drawings 1

Building Joint Drawings 2

Building Joint Drawings 3

History of Firestops in North America

Warnock Hersey Experience

Firestop Trade Jurisdiction

Achim Hering Bio

Man Made Mineral Fibres

Fire Protection Industry Links

Firestop Products and Equipment

Firestop Mortar

Firestop Silicone Foam

Intumescent Products

Endothermic Products

Insulation Products

Caulking & Paint Firestops

Firestop Pillows

Firestop Devices

Firestop Slide Show 1 of 10 Basics

Firestop Slide Show 2 of 10 Code

Firestop Slide Show 3 of 10 No Seal

Firestop Slide Show 4 of 10 Deemed-to-comply

Firestop Slide Show 5 of 10 Misinstalled

Firestop Slide Show 6 of 10 Re-entered

Firestop Slide Show 7 of 10 Faulty Spec.

Firestop Slide Show 8 of 10 Proper Firestops

Firestop Slide Show 9 of 10 Test

Firestop Slide Show 10 of 10 Smoke and Trays

Sample Firestop Listing

Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning; Boiling-Hot Pressure Washing

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T O S

(Theory of Survival)

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