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In an NFPA 13 Light Hazard Occupancy, there is an exception that states only structural members are required to be considered when determining an obstruction. Of course this presumes that you are NOT blocking the entire fire sprinkler discharge with the light, and there is the requirement that an installation must meet with the code official's approval. ...


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Since you are in a residential occupancy, you will have residential-type sprinkler heads fit, which means that NFPA 13, section 8.10.6.2.1.3 (or the equivalent citation in NFPA 13R or NFPA 13D) applies: 8.10.6.2.1.3* Unless the requirements of 8.10.6.2.1.4 through 8.1 0.6.2.1.9 are met, sprinklers shall be positioned away from obstructions a minimum ...


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I can't speak to the regulatory side of this, other than to say I'd be very surprised if a custom-built circuit like you're describing would pass an inspection just for the fact that it's a non-UL/CSA approved device on a life safety circuit. Being in a private residence at least will relax the requirements compared to a commercial or multi-tenant building, ...



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