Sprinklers in indoor handball & racket ball courts. Any known exceptions for sprinkler coverage? Appreciate any available insights.
If no exceptions exist, what have others done to avoid interference with the playing areas?
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6/12/2018 10:40:13 am
It is my belief that there is no such exception. I’ve also seen an informal interpretation from one of the sprinkler associations claiming the same. I’ve used concealed sprinklers, granted the cover-plates will eventually get knocked off. With a little searching you can find small cage “head guards” that are made to screw to the ceiling – I’ve used those once over some low sprinklers in a gymnasium. But 6.2.8 wants listed guards. I wonder how a Tyco Raven might hold up?
6/13/2018 08:03:21 am
Could you consider a low profile institutional sprinklers?
6/26/2018 10:17:35 am
I like this option - if you were able to do low-profile institutional sidewall sprinklers at the highest possible location, then they'd be less likely to get hit and could likely withstand direct contact if they did.
6/13/2018 09:23:23 am
Combustible loading is low so could you get away with a PBD option and not have sprinklered protection? example, more exists?
6/26/2018 10:21:00 am
If it's an NFPA 13 system where sprinklers are required throughout, the requirement would be by NFPA 13 2002-2016 Section 8.1.1(1) without any allowances for omission.
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