Can non-residential sprinklers be used in a NFPA 13R design?
NFPA 13R lists that residential sprinklers are permitted for use but does not list they are required to be used.
My understanding is that sprinklers used in NFPA 13 for light hazard would exceed or meet sprinkler requirements within NFPA 13R
On this premise, would installing a sprinkler for light hazard occupancy be exceeding NFPA 13R minimums, and thus be acceptable?
We have a dry sprinkler system we are installing in a small existing dormitory built with combustible construction.
We are using a NFPA 13R design approach which avoids sprinklering the attic space, with local AHJ approval. We need to have concealed sprinklers under request of the owner based on the occupancy, but there are not residential concealed dry pendent sprinklers, and the contractor is pushing to install recessed dry residential sprinklers.
Thanks in advance.
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