Discussions relating to building sprinkler systems installation, maintenance, inspection & service.
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Conducting annual inspection at an Elderly People Home. The home installed a new furnace in a 20 ft. by 20 ft. basement room with sprinkler head protection. The contractor built another room 4 ft. by 8 ft. around the furnace. The room that the furnace is in has no fire protection. Can I install heat detectors instead of sprinkler heads inside the furnace room. Most of the basement rooms and hallway have sprinkler protection, with a few smoke detectors and pulls.
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If the original room had sprinkler protection, you're going to have to extend it into the new "floor area" as well. I'm surprised this "addition" wasn't properly inspected by a local Building Inspector. He would have caught that immediately. Does a sprinkler "flow" annunciate on the fire alarm panel? Are the valves supervised? Good "catch" by the way!