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Pressurization in an elevator shaft.
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Re: Pressurization in an elevator shaft. By  cbo_3050

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1/9/2002 4:01:00 AM

elevator pressurization and venting is done all the time in high rises. the vent basically allows ''pressure'' to release as the elevator car moves up and down. this vent can be closed during pressurization, or partially closed. the pressurization, typically with the use of fans introduced into the shaft (serving no other spaces) is usually greater than the relief vent, thereby accomplishing positive pressure.

i wouldn''t see an elevator as the type of space 1202.2.7 is referring to. if you read the paragraph it seems to indicate useable, or habitable, space without actually saying that...''or similar rooms''. i don''t see an elevator shaft as a room, or anything remotely similar to what is listed in the paragraph.


   

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