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sprinkler in elevator shaft?

sprinkler in elevator shaft?

sprinkler in elevator shaft?

4 storey wood frame / sprinklered to 13 R

is a sprinkler required in the elevator shaft?

RE: sprinkler in elevator shaft?

It is a combustible concealed space so yes.  But, your elevator code may prohibit it.

I have been involved in jobs where we put the head in for the mech inspector, then take it out for the elevator inspector.  A royal pain!

RE: sprinkler in elevator shaft?

Assuming a true NFPA 13R system then NO.  This is per NFPA 13R (2002 edition) paragraph 6.8.5 which states:

6.8.5  Sprinklers shall not be required in attics, penthouse equipment rooms, elevator machine rooms, concealed spaces dedicated exclusively to and containing only dwelling unit ventilation equipment, crawl spaces, floor/ceiling spaces, elevator shafts, and other concealed spaces that are not used or intended for living purposes or storage and do not contain fuel-fired equipment.

Note that I believe this section was new for the 2002 code and I don't have a copy of the old edition handy.  Might still be able to argue not putting them in there under the old code.

RE: sprinkler in elevator shaft?

yeah..I jumped the gun with a 13 response.

RE: sprinkler in elevator shaft?

gouveia (Mechanical)

Just an add to that some ahj's are building the equipment room to either two hour or the same rating as the elevator shaft and not requiring the sprinkler.

There may be another change to the next 13 to help resolve the problem.

RE: sprinkler in elevator shaft?

My bad did not see the big "R" no the heads in the elevator are not required by 13r, and only would be there if required by some other ahj

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