Is missing a coverplate for a concealed sprinkler a deficiency in NFPA 25 that would be required to be corrected?
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1/12/2023 07:34:10 am
In the 2023 Edition - Yes
Todd E Wyatt
1/12/2023 08:20:15 am
Additional "escutcheon" references from 2023 NFPA 2025 :
1/12/2023 08:28:16 am
That was added in the 2013 ed of NFPA 25 so I'd think that applies to most states.
1/22/2023 06:27:27 pm
In my opinion, replacement of such devices is not required.
Dwight H Havens
1/12/2023 08:48:10 am
Missing escutcheons on recessed sprinklers may be an indication that the ceiling has sagged, causing the outer escutcheon to disengage from the inner escutcheon. If this happens, the distance of the deflector below the ceiling may no longer comply with installation requirements and could impact the water distribution pattern.
1/12/2023 09:19:48 am
If the metal outer escutcheon which is part of the listed assembly is gone, there may be a building code violation if the penetrating building feature is a fire-resistance-rated assembly through a membrane per IBC 2021 Section 714.4.2 Exception 5. Further digging may be necessary to determine whether the membrane being penetrated is rated which is beyond the minimum scope of NFPA 25...but can be included if the inspection contract stipulates. If recognized during an inspection, I would document and indicate as such.
1/12/2023 09:46:09 am
It is now, yes in the most recent edition of 25.There were other editions of 25 previously that didn't expressly state it though.
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