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Baltimore’s New Building Ordinance.

Issue 16 and Volume 1891 10.

Baltimore’s New Building Ordinance. From the new building law which was recently adopted at Baltimore, Md., the following points are abstracted as of especial interest: Sections 39, 40 and 41 provide that warehouses over two stories or twenty-five feet high shall have fireproof doors or shutters on every window and entrance not on the street. They are to be hung independent of the woodwork. They are to be closed at the end of the business day. All above the first floor are to he made so that they can be opened from the outside. This is not to apply to Government bonded warehouses or fruit storage-houses. Section 43. Joints of chimneys shall be struck smooth inside and plastered outside below the roof at concealed points; firebacks of fireplaces shall be at least eight inches thick. Flues shall go four feet above the roof; none to have less than sixtyfour square…

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