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Attic Eaves and Hips

Attic Eaves and Hips

Attic Eaves and Hips

Question on attic layouts, superficially hips. In an effort to design a better attic we've started looking into placing heads directly under the hips. The picture attached is a quick sketch on top of on 2016e NFPA 13. If we are trying to stay under 8' against the slope between heads, on one side of a hip our coverage per head would 4' x 7'6" max, but then on the other side of the hip it would be reversed, creating an uneven coverage area. I feel like I'm missing some easy to understand thing here, but any advice would be helpful.

RE: Attic Eaves and Hips

Are you using Tyco attic sprinklers?

RE: Attic Eaves and Hips

We are not, just standard uprights.

RE: Attic Eaves and Hips

It looks like you would have more than enough coverage there. Standard sprinklers need only be 6 ft. apart, not 8 ft.

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