Are there any exceptions where a sprinkler in not required for balcony off apartments?
Balcony need to have sprinkler in NY State Fire Code.
The IFC (International Fire Code) make an exception for decks and balconies with no roofs over the area.
18.104.22.168 Where a roof or deck is provided above, sprinklers shall be installed to protect attached exterior balconies, attached exterior decks, and ground floor patios serving dwelling units in buildings of Construction Type V.22.214.171.124.1 Where sidewall sprinklers are installed beneath decks or balconies constructed with open wood joists, sprinklers shall be permitted to be installed with deflectors not less than 1 in. (25 mm) or more than 6 in. (152 mm) below the structural members, provided that the deflector is not more than 14 in. (356 mm) below the underside surface of the deck.
Kind of meet the exceptions, even though not stated
No roof or deck above
Or build the building not Type V.
Might see if the AHJ would accept just the patio area non Type V?? As in built just the patio out of non combustible material.
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