Is there a regulatory requirement to have a spare sprinkler head on hand for each type for any type of building/business? I am specifically interested in manufacturing locations. It makes sense but is it a requirement?
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Spare sprinklers of each type must be available inside a sprinkler cabinet in the building's premises. Seen NFPA 13 section 6.2.9
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NFPA tells us;
“The sprinklers shall correspond to the types and temperature ratings of the sprinklers in the property.” (NFPA 13 2010 188.8.131.52)
“The stock of spare sprinklers shall include all types and ratings installed and shall be as follows
300 sprinklers or less = no fewer than 6
300-1000 sprinklers = no fewer than 12
Over 1000 sprinklers = no fewer than 24” (NFPA 13 2010 184.108.40.206)
“The sprinklers shall be kept in a cabinet located where the temperature to which they are subjected will at no time exceed 100 deg.” (NFPA 13 2010 220.127.116.11)
Typically this is a red metal or plastic box mounted near the sprinkler riser. As stated above at least one of each type and temperature is required however two of each is suggested.
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