Does anyone have any literature on the installation of face sprinklers (the sprinkler along the first row of a rack on the "face" of the rack)?
I have an AHJ who is saying that the height of the pipes serving the face sprinklers must not meet the definition of "hindrance" or "obstruction" in the building code.
The face sprinklers in my situation are placed on first row of a rack system with the face sprinklers of the upright type. (2015 NFPA-30 220.127.116.11 (6)). The sprinkler line is located parallel with the face of the rack. The bottom of the pipe is 4"-6" below the bottom of the rack.
I have checked for the definition of what he mentioned and I can't find anything in the building codes. Building code is 2015 IBC/IFC. Also checked the NFPA-13 handbooks but the installation requirements are concerned with sprinkler deflector versus the piping itself. Thanks in advance!
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