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#110098 01/23/06 09:38 PM
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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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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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nice and cozey. that sprinkler isn't for the fire supression system its for a misting system on hot summer days [Linked Image]


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Well, in case of fire, that spinning fan will help whip the water around a wider area. [Linked Image]

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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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Alan - sad part is, this was in a guest room.

I could understand a "party room", but... [Linked Image]

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You know it even looks like the sprinkler was tweeked a little to install the fan [Linked Image]

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Tweaked, it looks like that sprinkler head was pushed aside a good 8 inches to make room for the fan. [Linked Image] 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.... [Linked Image]

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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.


merci , Marc


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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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