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Old 12-11-2019, 12:38 AM
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My employer, back in the 60s got a hold of some fallout. Test fallout. Someone with DCPA ordered up tons of sand graded similar to what they saw from existing above ground nuclear tests. We for example dumped a few hundred pounds on the roof , washed it off with fire hoses, and inspected how much got retained in the roof drain piping. While most washed out of the building, areas near the roof drains would be “ no linger” zones. These tests also verified that the fire pumps were adequate to was off the roof. Apparently they really had to dial the flow back, to get the low pressure stream needed.

While the basement was underground, with 18” walls, there was only a minimum of 6” of concrete in the first and second floor, so minimizing the fallout on the roof was important.

As for ventilation, commercial buildings with makeup air can ingest fallout, due to the much higher velocities in the air intakes- really not analogous to single family dewellings at all.
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