Please help! What is the requirement for standpipes on the top level of a fully sprinklered open parking garage?
On the covered levels that are sprinklered, the hose travel distance is allowed to be 200 feet based on NFPA 14-13 Section 188.8.131.52. For levels that are not sprinklered (the top level is open to the sky), the same NFPA section states the hose travel distance is 150 feet.
So, on a 6 level parking deck I've got standpipes located such that 200 foot hose travel distance is accomplished on the covered/sprinklered levels. What happens when I get to the top/open level?
Thanks in advance!