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#110098 - 01/23/06 06:38 PM Sprinkler and Ceiling Fan
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Spotted this one in a hotel in Decatur, IL last weekend.

Yes, that is a sprinkler head next to the ceiling fan.

Not sure if it's the firefighter or electrician who's more concerned!

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#110099 - 01/23/06 07:10 PM Re: Sprinkler and Ceiling Fan
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Wow, I can't believe this was the original install!!!
Ceiling fan must have been an addition. My fire inspector friends will like this.
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#110100 - 01/23/06 08:55 PM Re: Sprinkler and Ceiling Fan
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nice and cozey. that sprinkler isn't for the fire supression system its for a misting system on hot summer days
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#110101 - 01/23/06 09:28 PM Re: Sprinkler and Ceiling Fan
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Well, in case of fire, that spinning fan will help whip the water around a wider area.

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#110102 - 01/24/06 12:54 AM Re: Sprinkler and Ceiling Fan
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And when the power fails, the water jet turns it into a turbine so they can keep the bar open during the fire.

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#110103 - 01/24/06 09:08 PM Re: Sprinkler and Ceiling Fan
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Alan - sad part is, this was in a guest room.

I could understand a "party room", but...

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#110104 - 01/25/06 01:43 PM Re: Sprinkler and Ceiling Fan
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You know it even looks like the sprinkler was tweeked a little to install the fan

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#110105 - 01/25/06 01:56 PM Re: Sprinkler and Ceiling Fan
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Tweaked, it looks like that sprinkler head was pushed aside a good 8 inches to make room for the fan. The pipe feeding it must have had enough flex to bend a little. The body of the fan motor probably hides a slot cut into the sheetrock to allow the sprinkler to be moved aside. With that level of care exercised on this install, I would wonder if they used a proper electrical box for the fan....

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#110106 - 01/25/06 09:23 PM Re: Sprinkler and Ceiling Fan
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the other condersing that with celing fan if the motor do "stall" it will build up a bit of heat there just enough to pop the spinker head off [ most will pop open at 135 F temp]

and who ever came up with this set up have not see the major goof there i dont know where the code but it should be in some kind of distance between the " object " and spinker head.


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#110107 - 01/26/06 11:57 AM Re: Sprinkler and Ceiling Fan
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It's in the NFPA Standards 13R-1999 According to CA Building Code & I don't have a NFPA Standards book. Anybody out there that can look that up?

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