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John WilsonJohn Wilson
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  • Department Name: Perth Fire Services

Contractor and/or manufacture won’t trump the OBC. As Charles quoted  “Where sprinklers are not required, and when approved by the authority having jurisdiction, it is acceptable to install BlazeMaster products exposed in these areas.”  But before you even get to the OBC 3.2.5.14.(5)  that he mentioned, 3.2.5.14.(1) ‘Combustible sprinkler piping shall be used only for wet systems in residential occupancies and other light hazard occupancies.’ must be satisfied.  There are many factors in play to determine if it needs to be protected:

New construction or existing building?

Does it meet that 3.2.5.14.(1) clause?

If it’s new, what’s the OBC building classification (3.2.2.x.) ?

Are they installing sprinklers as an Alternative Measure to something or are they installing because it is required to be sprinklered?

Building Inspector is likely considering many more factors than the contractor.