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    Cut plywood to fit over the window and dooropenings, flush with outside of the molding.Note: For buildings with metal door andwindow frames the alternative is tocut the plywood and 2x4s to fit theinside of the door frame buffed upagainst the band molding.2. Cut the 2x4s to fit the horizontal dimensionof the plywood.
    You will need two 2x4exterior and two interior braces for eachwindow and three sets for each door.For buildings with metal doors and windowframes the 2x4s for the outside will be cut tothe dimensions of the plywood, fitting insidethe door frame, against the band molding. Forthe inside the 2x4s will be cut to the outsidedimension of the door or window frame.3.
    Pre drill 3/8th inch holes in the plywood andthe braces.4. The holes will be placed approximately 1/3of the length of the brace from each outsideedge of the door and window jam.5. The two window braces will be placed 1/3of the distance from the top and the bottomof the window.6.The three door braces will be placed; onein the center of the doorway, and one halfthe distance from the center to the top andto the bottom of the doorway.
    Place the plywood over the exterior openingand nail to the frame.For metal frames place the plywood andbraces inside the frame against the bandmolding.8. Place the 2x4 braces over the interior andexterior of the door or window.9. Place the large washer over the carriage boltand place the bolt through the holes.10.Place washer and nut inside and tightensecurely.
    Torque the nut so that it slightlycompresses the interior 2x4. After all entrances are secured,the interior worker should exitthe building, using a ladder,through a window, if such exists,at least 10 feet above the ground.Nail or screw a plywood sheetover the worker's exit. Patrol thebuilding periodically to checkthe security. MATERIALS NEEDED
    A . 1/2" plywood, grade CDX and 2" x 4" by 8'construction grade lumber.B . 3/8" by 12" carriage bolts (rounded head onweather side).C. 3/8" construction grade nuts.D . Flat washers with an inside diameter largeenough to bypass the wrench neck insidethe carriage bolt head so no lift edge isavailable beneath an installed carriagebolt head.E. 1/2" diameter flat washers for installationbeneath the nut inside the building.
    F . 1-5/8" (6d) galvanized or stainless steel ringshank nails or comparable deck nails.WINDOWSWindows raisedand lowered tocenter of the frameView from inside bldg.Note: Outside view of window is same as viewfrom outside door except with two 2x4braces instead of three.
    DOORSNut & WasherOPTIONALscrew anadditional 2x4to the thresholdbutting againstthe inside ofthe plywoodView from inside bldg.Bolt's to inside 2x4View from outside bldg2x4's cut tofit insidePlywoodcut to sizeand 2x4's cutto fit againstinside doorband moldingAlternate Method:cut plywoodand 2x4s tocover the outsideof the door frame.
    3) The car and counterweight shall be located to the lowest landing.4) All ropes removed.5) Main line fuses removed.6) Service switch opened and the cabinet sealed with a padlock.7) Where landing doors are in use, the doors shall be bolted securely to the closedposition from the hoistway side.
    8) When landing gates are in place, the landing openings shall be totally enclosedand strongly reinforced.EXCEPTION: The lowest landing door shall be locked from the landingside.Fire Alarm and Fire Protection Systems1. All fire alarm and fire protection systems must remain active until specificinstructions are provided by local Fire Department.
    2. The shutting down of fire sprinklers requires a permit signed by the local firedepartment. The Department or Agency will obtain this permit. Shutting down fireprotection systems without a permit is in violation of MGL Chapter 148, Section 27Aand is considered a criminal offense.
    3. In the event that the local Fire Department will not allow the shut down of thesprinkler system:Note to the Fire Department that there will be no heat in the building as it is being"cold secured", therefore any active wet sprinkler system would freeze.Drain interior sprinkler system to prevent freezing, install an exterior PIV betweenthe street shut off valve and the exterior face of the building.
    Leave water mainactive to PIV. In the event of a fire, the local fire Department can open the PIV andflood the interior sprinkler system.Convert existing system to some form of dry pressure activated system.Discuss and agree with the local Fire Department any and all alternative methods ofachieving fire protection.
    4. Water mains supplying the fire hydrants, PIV and other fire protection systems shallnot be turned off.5. Department or Agency personnel will meet with the local fire department and willprovide them with site-specific fire protection requirements.6. Do not remove fire hoses, fire detectors or fire extinguishers from the buildings.
    Power PlantThe power plant shall be shut down in a condition of long-term storage (one year) with the intentionof restart with minimum deterioration. The "dry lay-up" method shall be used in which all systemsare drained. The following are the minimum steps required:1. Power down in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    Check the boilermanufacturer's operating manual for specific instructions.2. Oil delivery should be scheduled prior to shut down, so that a minimum of oil is left ineach tank. The Department should arrange to have all residual oil pumped out by theirsupplier as soon after shut down as possible.3. Allow boiler water to return to room temperature and drain the boiler water.
    4. Clean fire and watersides of boilers to remove scale and soot.5. Install drying agent in both water and fire side of units. Leave manhole access coverson the boiler open.

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