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Fire Sprinkler Tank

Fire Sprinkler Tank

Fire Sprinkler Tank

Hi all, hoping someone can help me out. I have been asked to look at a daycare facility that is needing a fire sprinkler system. The facility is only a few thousand sqft but they are being required to have fire sprinklers. The main problem is that there is only a 1" domestic line coming into the building and the cost to add a new fire service would be over the top. Is there a water tank that might do the trick? I have never done one of these so any help would be greatly appreciated.

RE: Fire Sprinkler Tank

Not for your case, no. Unless you're able to convince the AHJ to allow an NFPA 13D type system which they probably won't.

RE: Fire Sprinkler Tank

I am not a tank expert, however I would agree with MGXFP. The IFC and NFPA 13 point you to NFPA 22.

RE: Fire Sprinkler Tank

Bob which state are you in??

Is there a fire hydrant on site?? if no how far is the closest one??

How far is the closest city water main and what size is it?

RE: Fire Sprinkler Tank

Georgia will allow a 13D system in a daycare center.

RE: Fire Sprinkler Tank

Your client brought a high-risk fire hazard to a jurisdiction. Your responsibility, based on the local fire code, is to provide a reliable water supply. More than likely you will need to provide a static tank and water supply.

I cannot help you unless you provide the building code governing your design, the occupant load for the children (who are probably incapable of self-preservation), and the occupancy classification assigned by the architect

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