I had a loft bed built into my condo. The bed is up near the ceiling and there is a large red water pipe just above it. It carries the water to the sprinklers but its not a sprinkler itself. My bed is about a foot and a half below this pipe. Is this legal?
Since there are no sprinkler heads, valves, or such involved -- there's no need to maintain any set clearance from the pipe with nonstructural, non-fire-partitioning elements, such as furniture. (NFPA 13 has no minimum clearance requirement for sprinkler piping that I can find, save for the 9.3 requirements on clearance through firewalls, and those are both a) driven by seismic concerns and b) on the order of an inch or so.)
Yes. It's legal. I'm not a lawyer and this is not legal advice.
I think you're talking about positioning portable furniture (not really portable, but you know what I mean).
If the loftbed is permanent construction, you'd have to look a little harder at this. Even in that case, I suspect you'd be fine. Because this sounds to be a dry standpipe for fire fighting.