MSHA - Code of Federal Regulations - 30 CFR 18.33
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MSHA - Title 30 CFR
30 CFR § 18.33
Finish of surface joints.


Flat surfaces between bolt holes that form any part of a flame-arresting path shall be plane to within a maximum deviation of one-half the maximum clearance specified in §18.31(a)(6). All metal surfaces forming a flame-arresting path shall be finished during the manufacturing process to not more than 250 microinches. A thin film of nonhardening preparation to inhibit rusting may be applied to finished metal surfaces as long as the final surface can be readily wiped free of any foreign materials.