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  • Obstruction Investigation

    December 12th, 2012

    Obstruction Investigation

     “Is an obstruction investigation required every 5 years or whenever one of the 14 conditions exist?”

    We have reviewed NFPA 25, 2011 edition as the applicable standard. Our informal interpretation is that an obstruction investigation is conducted when …

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  • Inspection Forms and NFPA 13 Deficiencies

    November 29th, 2012

    An Informal Interpretation by the AFSA:

    Inspection Forms and NFPA 13 Deficiencies:

    “We perform NFPA 25 inspections per the scope agreements with our clients. The reports are forwarded to the local jurisdiction for review. The jurisdiction has complained that the

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  • Checking the Pitch of Dry Pipe Systems – NFPA 25

    November 14th, 2012

    An Informal Interpretation from the AFSA

    “The NFPA 25 standard requires inspections from the floor. Our understanding is that this does not require one to crawl around in attic space to insure the dry system is pitched properly with proper

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  • Recalled Sprinklers

    September 12th, 2012

    Recalled Sprinklers: The Georgia State Fire Marshal’s interpretation regarding voluntarily recalled sprinklers is the recall is voluntary and not mandatory.  Identifying a voluntarily recalled sprinkler or withholding identifying a system as compliant solely because of the presence of voluntarily recalled …

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  • Landscaping Around a Hydrant

    July 11th, 2012

    An Informal Interpretation from the American Fire Sprinkler Association.

    “On a recent fire hydrant inspection it was noted that the hydrant was less than 18 inches above the ground due to landscaping installed since the installation. Although it is outside

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  • Is Your Sprinkler System Ready For The Winter?

    October 22nd, 2011

    Almost every building in theUnited Statesis subject to severe winter weather. Buildings in the northern and central parts of the country may be more at risk, but the south is not exempt from ice storms and artic blasts. Actually, recent …

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  • Automatic Drip on Fire Department Connections

    October 20th, 2011

    An Informal Interpretation from the American Fire Sprinkler Association:  Automatic Drip on Fire Department Connections 

    “Is a ball drip in a FDC required if the run is only 3 ft?  I have 20 plus buildings with all the same arrangement.”…

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  • Inspectors: Qualified or Not?

    August 31st, 2011

    Fire sprinklers systems can be complex, and the inspection standard, NFPA 25, is a complex document.  In Georgia, inspecting a sprinkler system according to this standard requires a license, and this license requires a base line of education and demonstrating …

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  • Corrosion on Sprinkler Head

    August 17th, 2011

    An Informal Interpretation by the AFSA:

    “What is the definition of corrosion? If a sprinkler head is chrome and has turned green but does not have any build up on the sprinkler head is this corrosion? Does this sprinkler head …

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