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Codes vs Standards

Codes vs Standards

Codes vs Standards

Hi all,
This probably has been presented before, I have a project specifing ASSE 7010 & 7020 as the critera, anyone know where I can get a free copy? or how do they differ from NFPA 13D and applicable 13??

RE: Codes vs Standards

NFPA 13D & 13 are the governing standards. If ASSE has anything more strict that those NFPA regulations than it must be approved and adopted by the local AHJ's.
In my opinion you should stick to NFPA Standards and if something else is required then consult the AHJ's.

RE: Codes vs Standards

thanks I usually follow codes first and standards second

RE: Codes vs Standards

FYI when a standard is adopted it becomes the code.
Take for example the NFPA standards. They ar enot the code unless adopted by a jurisdiction.

RE: Codes vs Standards

The only thing ASSE has to do with fire sprinklers might be backflow prevention which is governed by local codes and requirements.

RE: Codes vs Standards

I agree. ASSE has no relevance with fire protection at all.

RE: Codes vs Standards

I was told that ASSE 7010 is a standard to design and install residential fire spkr sys and 7020 is for inspecting res. fire sys.  and for the record I wholeheartedly agree, that we fought to hard to keep plumpers out of sprinkler systems this seems to be a way of letting them back in, it was referenced in conjunction with IRC!

RE: Codes vs Standards

Well at least in NJ that is not going to happened. NJ has a statutory mandate that allows only those that NICET certification and State certification to engage in fire protection systems. Plumbers will not pass these requirements.

RE: Codes vs Standards

"Here is a link describing what they are referencing:"

Oh good grief!

I understand a good number of plumbers were looking at this as the golden cash cow until they ran it by their insurance companies.   

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