The following is a condensed overview of various areas of application of protection and typical source of requirements. (click links for Code text)
RESIDENTIAL NFPA 13D, A1-4 or 13R, 6.10 & Fire Marshal
Codes vary based on Public or Private Water Source and Dwelling Type. Includes Wet or Dry ( 13D 4-3.3.5) System
1 to 2 Family & Manufactured Homes Code Text: NFPA 13D, A1-4
Up to 4 Stories High Code Text: NFPA 13R, 6.10
Estate Sales: For Liability and Safety reasons a full system inspection should be performed prior to close of Escrow and system operation reviewed with new owners.
Things To Know: – Owner/Tenant awareness guide”
How a Sprinkler works video clip
How a wet system works slide show
Christmas Tree Fire video clip
NFPA 13D 2002, para. A1-4: The responsibility for properly maintaining a sprinkler system is that of the owner or manager, who should understand the sprinkler system operation. A minimum monthly maintenance program should include the following:
(For further information see NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water Based Fire Protection System)
NFPA 13D 2002, para. 4-3.3.5: Testing. Before freezing weather each year, the solution in the entire system shall be emptied into convenient containers and brought to the proper specific gravity by adding concentrated liquid as needed. The resulting solution shall be permitted to be used to refill the system.
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