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Section 8001 is added to the California Fire Code to read:
Sec. 8001. Referenced standard NFPA 13D. Amended sections as follows:
Revise 22.214.171.124 to read as follows:
126.96.36.199 Spare sprinkler heads. Spare fire sprinkler heads (one of each type or as approved by the FAHJ) wrench, inspectors test key and operation and maintenance instructions shall be provided in the vicinity of the riser.
Add a new 7.1.5 to read as follows:
7.1.5 Pressure-regulating valve. If maximum static pressure from the water supply exceeds 130 psi, a pressure-reducing valve acceptable to the FAHJ shall be installed before the system riser. If pressure reducing valves are installed a pressure relief valve shall be installed and set at 175 psi. When such valves are installed submittal documents must include manufacturer information sheets along with charts showing the dimensions (size) and flow characteristics inlet and outlet pressures at various flows for the type of valve being installed, and the valve shall be included in the design calculations.
Add a new 7.3.4 to read as follows:
7.3.4 Pressure gauge. An approved 300 psi pressure gauge shall be permanently installed at the riser.
Revise 7.6 to read as follows:
7.6 Alarms. A water flow switch shall be provided and located on the sprinkler riser above the check valve and main drain and shall actuate an audible fire alarm signal bell and may be required to be interconnected to the interior smoke alarms. The water flow switch shall be a retarding type with a delay between 15-60 seconds before activation of the signal bell. Alarm bell shall have a minimum diameter of 8 inches and be mounted on the exterior in the vicinity of the master bedroom. The alarm bell shall be clearly audible in all bedrooms with intervening doors closed.
Revise 8.3.2 to read as follows:
8.3.2 Sprinklers are not required in bathrooms where the area does not exceed 55 sq. ft. unless there is door exiting directly to the outside, and the walls and ceilings including behind fixtures, are of noncombustible or limited combustible materials providing a fifteen-minute thermal barrier.
Revise 8.3.4 to read as follows:
8.3.4. Sprinklers may be omitted from carports and open attached porches. However, attached garages shall be protected with intermediate temperature rated sprinklers. Sprinkler heads in garages shall be protected against mechanical damage by approved guards, unless recessed heads are provided. Garage doors may be disregarded in the layout of the fire sprinkler system.
Revise 188.8.131.52.1 to read as follows:
184.108.40.206.1. Where the fuel-fired equipment is above all of the occupied areas of the dwelling unit, at least one quick-response intermediate temperature sprinkler shall be installed above the equipment.
Add a new 10.2.4.1 to read as follows:
10.2.4.1 3-Head Calculation. When design conditions exceed the allowances of sec. 10.2, a 3-head calculation may be required by the FAHJ.
Add a new 10.2.5 to read as follows:
10.2.5 Pressure Cushion. The system shall be designed 10% below available water source pressure during peak usage.
Revise 220.127.116.11 to read as follows:
18.104.22.168 Hydrostatic Tests. Where a fire department connection is not provided, the system shall be hydrostatically tested at 200 psi.
Revise 12.3.6 to read as follows:
12.3.6 Inactive Systems. When automatic sprinkler systems are shut-off or otherwise inoperative for periods greater than 48 hours for repair of service, the FAHJ must be notified immediately.
(Added by Ord. No. 10337 (N.S.), effective 6-19-14; amended by Ord. No. 10356 (N.S.), effective 11-20-14; repealed and reenacted by Ord. No. 10465 (N.S.), effective 4-14-17; repealed and reenacted by Ord. No. 10659 (N.S.), effective 3-26-20)