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Valve working space

Discussion in 'Commercial Fire Codes' started by Rick18071, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. Rick18071

    Rick18071 Sawhorse

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    Is there a code or standard section on how much working space is required for sprinkler valves? All I could find in NFPA 13 is:

    8.1.2* System valves and gauges shall be accessible for operation,
    inspection, tests, and maintenance.

    Is this OK?

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  2. cda

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    Access is in the eye of the beholder.

    As long as people can get to the valves and such to turn them on off or whatever good to go

    And able to take the biggest piece out, if replacement is needed

    Good to go

    The picture looks like more room than normally found
     
  3. ADAguy

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    Comes down to your local fire laddies acceptance or rejection.
     
  4. steveray

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    FD/FM decision IMO.....
     
  5. Rick18071

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    The problem is that the fire chief doesn't come out till the final.
     
  6. ICE

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    Well then, it will keep a fork lift from backing into it. It doesn't look like a long handled wrench will ever be required to work on it. Yellow is the favorite color of institutionalized people.
     
  7. north star

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    $ ~ $

    See Section 509.2 in the `15 IFC........Must be "approved access" by the FD.
    We used to require a min. of a 5ft. radius around a riser.

    ~ $ ~
     
  8. ICE

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    That would be the other end of the forklift.
     
  9. cda

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    Well if the Chef, does not like it, when he gets there, than he can get out the frying pan and jump in, or out.
     

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