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Offline BabyEagle

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Fire Sprinklers - Do I Need Them?
« on: May 28, 15, 05:40:48 PM »
I am converting under-house storage into extra living & storage space with 8 foot ceilings.  I need someone who can look at my plans and tell me whether or not I am going to have to install fire sprinklers.  I have called Pacific West Fire Protection (760-249-1220) and the WW Fire Station (760-249-3206) to try to find out some information, but no one ever answers either line.  Does anyone know who I can submit my preliminary plans to so I can know whether or not I am "over the limit" on my addition space and will need to have fire sprinklers added to the project?  Thanks so much! :)
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Re: Fire Sprinklers - Do I Need Them?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 15, 06:29:19 PM »
You may want to contact the County Fire Planning & Engineering Dept. Here is a link...

 http://www.sbcfire.org/fire_marshal/planning_engineering/planning_engineering.aspx

I would avoid giving up your address and try to stay vague... a question like.... I'm just wondering what is required if I remodel/add on to my house. Are fire sprinklers required? or anything else I should know about?

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Re: Fire Sprinklers - Do I Need Them?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 15, 06:56:16 PM »
Well...just talked to Mark at the fire station :2thumbsup:, who gave me a San Bernardino County Community Safety number that I'm going to try next.  (909)386-8402

He was very helpful!  (Our Wrightwood firefighters are awesome!) ;D ;D

We'll see what I find out at this number, but if anyone else has any information for me, please feel free to post.  I can use all the assistance I can get.   ;)

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Re: Fire Sprinklers - Do I Need Them?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 15, 09:23:49 PM »
Thanks Elk!  My only question is, why do I need to be incognito?  I was just hoping to be able to show the plan I have and then ask what to do.  I don't want to get into the middle of a project and find out then that I need to install sprinklers. That would be a super expensive nightmare. 

 If I need to have the plans redrawn so that my project will not need sprinklers, I want to know now.  What will they do if they know who I am and where I live?

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Re: Fire Sprinklers - Do I Need Them?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 15, 09:43:00 PM »
BabyEagle I checked with a Fire Prevention Officer who has worked with the Fire Safe Council on many issues.

I sent your posting to him and he said:
"If the house is already sprinkllered it will require protection.  If not then I do not believe so but the best way to find out is contact our office directly and ask.  (760) 995-8190. "