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Sprinklers under occupied spaces

Question asked by pbrummett on Jan 5, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 5, 2018 by cdafd

NFPA 13 - 2007 8.15.7.2 allows for the omission of sprinklers in overhangs that are of non-combustible construction, however,  the last sentence of A.8.15.7.2.states that overhangs with occupied space above should be sprinklered.  What is the intent of NFPA with regard to these two statements?  If the intent is to sprinkler any overhangs with occupied space above, why is that not in the body of the code and only in the supplemental material?  It appears to us that the suggestion to sprinkle under occupied spaces really pertains to locations where there are vehicles (drive thru’s, etc.), or storage.  Is that correct?

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