A Comma Really Can Make all the Difference

Elovitz, Gary
August 2010
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Aug2010, Vol. 82 Issue 8, p16
The article presents the story between the plumbing inspector and contractor about the size of water pipe in a school in Massachusetts. The inspector cites that the state's code uses different demand factors for office building than for schools. The contractor insist that the pipe sizing was good and that there may be an error in the book where they get the code. However, days later the inspector tell the contractor that there is no error, it was the comma used between the words in the code.


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