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Sprinkler Coverage Inadequate In Locker Room

Article Number

4.8

Condition

SPRINKLER COVERAGE INADEQUATE IN LOCKER ROOM

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Sprinkler coverage shall not be blocked by partitions (partition walls and framing members) constructed around lockers. Sprinklers are required to be located in such a manner that obstructions do not impede the sprinkler discharge pattern development.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials. Two-Year - Ontario Building Code Health and Safety Violation

Action

Sprinkler heads not meeting the Acceptable Performance shall be repaired.

Remarks

Head spacing limitations and restrictions must be considered when relocating sprinkler heads. This includes the maximum permitted spacing between sprinklers as well as the minimum spacing requirements (minimum requirements to prevent cold soldering of adjacent sprinkler heads). When relocating sprinkler heads, the maximum spacing limitations of the specific sprinkler head must be considered. The hydraulic capabilities of the system must also be considered. When installing additional sprinkler heads, the hydraulic capabilities of the sprinkler system must be considered. NFPA 13, 8.5.5. Further, the spacing to obstruction requirements of NFPA 13, 8.5.5 and the specific requirements of the sprinkler head (if they exist) must be adhered to

  

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