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Question of the Day - #86 Who’s Rule is it Anyway?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:42 pm
by RDavidson
The State Fire Marshal has on its website Interp FP-09 (2007) that addresses sprinklers in single- and two-family dwellings and townhouses (IRC P2904 and NFPA 13D). The interp says that the following conditions must be met:
1 The installed system shall comply in all respects with the national listing.
2 Plans shall be submitted for approval by the local Authority Having Jurisdiction before installation begins.
3 The water supply shall be analyzed and confirmed to be adequate for the proper system operation before the plans are submitted to the local Authority Having Jurisdiction.
4 The pre-engineered tubing and nozzles shall be confirmed as the proper size (based on the existing water supply) to the local Authority Having Jurisdiction.
5 Installing plumbers shall be factory trained and certified for this type of system.
6 The installation shall comply with the applicable provisions of NFPA 13D
7 This policy does not apply to conventionally piped NFPA 13D residential sprinkler systems. All of the requirements for SFMD Policy FP-01 apply to conventionally piped NFPA 13D systems.

Do you believe local building departments are bound by this policy?