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SECTION 912 FIRE DEPARTMENT CONNECTIONS 303
Delete Section 912.3 and replace as follows:
F-912.3 Fire hose threads. Fire hose threads used in connection with sprinkler and standpipe systems shall be approved and shall be compatible with fire department hose threads. Fire department connections shall have a minimum of two 2-1/2 inch (64 mm) internal threaded swivel fittings having National Hose standard threads with caps.
1. Manual dry standpipe systems with 6-inch (152 mm) or larger risers shall have three 2-1/2 inch (64 mm) internal threaded swivel fittings having National Hose standard threads with caps.
2. Limited area sprinkler systems in other than basements and stories without openings, are not required to have a fire department connection.
3. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 13R systems shall have a fire department connection with one 2-1/2 inch (64 mm) internal threaded swivel fitting having National Hose standard threads with a cap, and NFPA 13D systems are not required to have a fire department connection.
Delete Section 912.5 and replace as follows:
F-912.5 Fire department connection signs. A durable, weather resistant sign shall be mounted at each fire department connection indicating the type of system (sprinkler, standpipe, combined sprinkler and standpipe or test connection). Wording on signs indicating the type of system shall be a minimum 1-inch (25 mm) high. Other information shall be a minimum 1/2-inch (13 mm) high. Where the fire department connection does not serve the entire building, a sign shall be provided indicating the portions of the building served.
Enrolled bill numbered this as F-912; renumbered by Code editor.