Borough of Roselle, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Roselle 7-28-1976 as Ord. No. 1376. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 52.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 66.
A building permit shall be required prior to the installation of any foam plastics in any building structure.
A building permit shall not be issued until such time as the Building Inspector has obtained approval from the Fire Department that compliance has been made with the requirements of this chapter.
On-site sprayed foam plastics insulation shall comply with the fire retardant rating of Reichhold Chemical, Inc., Components 90-733 and 34-842.
On-site sprayed foam plastics insulation shall be mixed and applied only by persons trained in its proper use and familiar with its limitations. It shall be installed in accordance with the supplier's recommendations and local, state and national standards where applicable.
All equipment used for and/or in the area of spraying shall be of explosive-proof design, motors, equipment and the like.
There shall be no open flames, cutting and welding torches, electric heaters, high intensity lamps or smoking materials, such as pipes, cigars and cigarettes, in or around foam storage and installation areas. If hot work must be done near exposed foam plastics, the substance must be shielded from heat and sparks by a thermal barrier such as one-half-inch cement asbestos board. A fire watch shall be provided at all times, No cutting or welding of metal will be permitted which is in contact with foam plastic insulation materials.
Fire-extinguishing equipment shall be provided at both storage and installation sites as required by the authority having jurisdiction of the job.
Storage of board stock is limited to quantities needed for the particular application and shall be stored in a location free from any ignition hazard. No stacking higher than eight (8) feet is permitted. Four-foot aisle space must be provided for access between stacks. Board stock shall be stored ten (10) feet from any building and five (5) feet from any property line and shall be protected from sunlight. If board stock foam is stored indoors, the storage area shall be completely sprinklered.
Storage of liquid foam plastics material is limited to quantities needed for the particular application and shall be stored out of direct sunlight at temperatures not exceeding eighty-five degrees Fahrenheit (85º F.) in a well-ventilated location.
Foam plastics waste components shall not be mixed together for disposal. All waste foam plastics and empty drums and containers shall be removed from the job site daily.
In all new or old construction, all foam plastics shall be covered with fire-rated materials upon completion of each working day and no exposed areas shall exist.
No foam plastics shall be used in contact with chimneys, heater vents, steam pipes or other areas which could be subject to service temperatures exceeding ratings recommended by the particular supplier.
The spraying of foam plastic insulation between existing walls is prohibited.
There shall be no application of foam plastics to exterior or interior walls and ceilings of any narrow or flue-like vertical or horizontal structure.
There shall be no application of foam plastics to interior or exterior walls and ceilings or roofs or other space enclosures without prompt subsequent application of approved wall coverings, gypsum board or equivalent with a fire rating of fifteen (15) minutes.
There shall be no confined storage of foam plastics insulation or foam-covered panels. Excessive quantities in large storage areas is prohibited.
Any violation of the foregoing chapter shall carry with it a penalty of not less than ten dollars ($10.) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.) per day for each day of said violation.