NFPA 501: Standard on Manufactured Housing

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Maximize safety for manufactured housing by following the latest industry accepted practices in the 2013 NFPA 501.

NFPA 501: Standard on Manufactured Housing covers all the equipment and installations used in the design, construction, transportation, fire safety, plumbing, heat-producing, and electrical systems of manufactured homes.

Update to the 2013 edition and raise protection levels for people and property with changes that include:

  • New requirements on safe rooms to provide a safe area for occupants of manufactured housing in areas prone to hurricanes, tornados, and other natural disasters.
  • New requirements on water mist sprinkler systems referencing NFPA 13D: Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes and NFPA 750: Water Mist Fire Protection Systems

Manufacturers, installers, and AHJs can depend on the 2013 NFPA 501 for up-to-date guidance that helps ensure the continued safety of manufactured housing. (Softbound, 103 pp., 2013)

NFPA® 501 Standard on Manufactured Housing 2013 Edition

Chapter 1 General
1.1 Scope
1.2 Definitions
1.3 Consumer Manual Requirements
1.4 Incorporation by Reference
1.5 Data Plate
1.6 Serial Number
1.7 Excluded Structures
1.8 Waivers
1.9 Interpretive Bulletins
1.10 Use of Alternative Construction
1.11 Certification Label
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications (Reserved)
Chapter 3 Reserved
Chapter 4 Planning Considerations
4.1 Scope
4.2 Special Definitions
4.3 Light and Ventilation
4.4 Ceiling Heights
4.5 Exit Facilities - Exterior Doors
4.6 Exit Facilities - Egress Windows and Devices
4.7 Interior Privacy
4.8 Interior Passage Doors
4.9 Room Requirements
4.10 Minimum Room Dimensions
4.11 Bathroom Passage Doors
4.12 Hallways
4.13 Glass and Glazed Openings
4.14 Landings
4.15 Handrails
4.16 Guards
4.17 Stairway Illumination
Chapter 5 Fire Safety
5.1 Scope
5.2 Definitions
5.3 Flame Spread
5.4 Fire Safety of Bathrooms
5.5 Kitchen Cabinet Protection
5.6 Carpeting
5.7 Fireblocking
5.8 Requirements for Thermal Insulating Materials
5.9 Fire and Life Safety Equipment
5.10 Fire Testing
5.11 Fire Sprinkler System
5.12 Attached Garages
5.13 Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Chapter 6 Body and Frame Construction Requirements
6.1 Scope
6.2 Definitions
6.3 General Requirements
6.4 Minimum Standards
6.5 Structural Design Requirements
6.6 Windstorm Protection
6.7 Resistance to Elements and Use
6.8 Formaldehyde Emission Controls for Certain Wood Products
Chapter 7 Testing
7.1 Structural Load Tests
7.2 Test Procedure for Roof Trusses
7.3 Requirements for Windows, Sliding Glass Doors, and Skylights Used in Manufactured Homes
7.4 Requirements for Egress Windows and Devices for Use in Manufactured Homes
7.5 Requirements for Swinging Exterior Passage Doors for Use in Manufactured Homes
7.6 Air Chamber Test Method for Certification and Qualification of Formaldehyde Emission Levels
Chapter 8 Thermal Protection
8.1 Scope
8.2 Definitions
8.3 Materials
8.4 Condensation Control and Installation of Vapor Retarders
8.5 Air Infiltration
8.6 Heat Loss/Heat Gain
8.7 Comfort Heat Gain
8.8 Heat Loss, Heat Gain, and Cooling Load Calculations
8.9 Criteria in Absence of Specific Data
8.10 Heat Loss Certificate
8.11 Comfort Cooling Certificate and Information
Chapter 9 Plumbing Systems
9.1 Scope
9.2 Definitions
9.3 General Requirements
9.4 Materials
9.5 Joints and Connections
9.6 Traps and Cleanouts
9.7 Plumbing Fixtures
9.8 Hangers and Supports
9.9 Water Distribution Systems
9.10 Drainage Systems
9.11 Vents and Venting
9.12 Tests and Inspection
Chapter 10 Heating, Cooling, and Fuel-Burning Systems
10.1 Scope
10.2 Definitions
10.3 Minimum Standards
10.4 Gas Piping Systems
10.5 Oil Piping Systems
10.6 Heat-Producing Appliances
10.7 Exhaust Duct System and Provisions for the Future Installation of a Clothes Dryer
10.8 Installation of Appliances
10.9 Venting, Ventilation, and Combustion Air
10.10 Instructions
10.11 Marking
10.12 Accessibility
10.13 Cooling Appliances
10.14 Circulating Air System
Chapter 11 Electrical Systems
11.1 Scope
11.2 Definitions
11.3 Power Supply
11.4 Disconnecting Means and Branch-Circuit Protective Equipment
11.5 Branch Circuits Required
11.6 Receptacle Outlets
11.7 Fixtures and Appliances
11.8 Wiring Methods and Materials
11.9 Grounding
11.10 Electrical Testing
11.11 Calculations
11.12 Wiring of Expandable Units and Multi-Wide Units
11.13 Outdoor Outlets, Fixtures, Air-Conditioning Equipment, and Other Equipment
11.14 Painting
11.15 Polarization
11.16 Examination of Equipment for Safety
Chapter 12 Transportation
12.1 Scope
12.2 Definitions
12.3 General Requirements
12.4 System Requirements
12.5 System Component Requirements
Chapter 13 Special Construction Consideration
13.1 Scope
13.2 Definitions
13.3 Dwelling Unit Separation
13.4 Exterior Walls
13.5 Electrical Service
13.6 Water Service
13.7 Safe Rooms.
Chapter 14 Referenced Publications
14.1 General
14.2 NFPA Publications
14.3 Other Publications
14.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Structural Calculation Guidelines for In-Transit Conditions for Manufactured Homes
Annex C Transportation Road Test Protocol Guidelines
Annex D Informational References
Index