Oregon Statutes - Chapter 479 - Protection of Buildings From Fire; Electrical Safety Law - Section 479.090 - Stationary ladders; standpipe specifications; hospital requirements.

(1) All buildings requiring fire escapes shall have stationary iron ladders to scuttle holes. A standpipe shall be erected with all fire escapes, with hose attachments at each story, with Siamese connection not less than 18 inches nor more than four feet above sidewalk grade, on all buildings more than three stories in height as follows:

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STANDPIPE TABLE

6- or

4-story5-story7-story

Size of standpipe........................................... 4-inch4-inch5-inch

Size of valves................................................. 2--inch2--inch2--inch

Siamese inlet.................................................. 2-way3-way4-way

Size of inlet.................................................. 2--inch2--inch2--inch

Roof outlet..................................................... 2-way2-way3-way

Size of outlet................................................ 2--inch2--inch2--inch

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(2) Whenever a water supply is available of sufficient pressure, interior standpipes of not less than 1-1/2 inches in size shall be installed in such building described in ORS 479.030, with valve and hose attached to standpipe on each floor, the hose to be of sufficient length to reach any part of the floor. One 2-1/2 gallon fire extinguisher shall be installed and maintained on each floor. The extinguisher shall be kept in good working order at all times. [Amended by 1965 c.602 §17a]

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