NFPA 13D: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and M

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Install home fire sprinkler systems with the updated 2016 NFPA 13D and protect lives.

More and more homeowners throughout the United States consider sprinklers to be the ultimate in fire protection. In fact, sprinklers are proven life-savers that reduce the risk of dying in a home fire by about 80% while significantly protecting against property loss.

The 2016 edition of NFPA 13D: Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes is your source of up-to-date criteria for every aspect of sprinkler design, water supplies, equipment, and placement.

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Installers and contractors need the revised 2016 NFPA 13D to complete jobs correctly, work with the latest technologies, and reduce risks while maximizing efficiency. Changes in this edition include:

  • Added clarification on the re-use of sprinklers
  • A new figure addressing the positioning of sprinklers to avoid obstruction where there are sloped ceilings
  • A new sketch showing an insulation practice using tenting in an attic or concealed space

The 2016 NFPA 13D also includes the latest information about antifreeze use. Install home fire sprinkler systems with NFPA 13D and save lives! (Softbound, 58 pp., 2016)


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NFPA® 13D Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, 2016 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope.
1.2 Purpose.
1.3 Retroactivity.
1.4 Equivalency.
1.5 Units.
1.6 New Technology.
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General.
2.2 NFPA Publications.
2.3 Other Publications.
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections.
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General.
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
3.3 General Definitions.
Chapter 4 General Requirements
4.1 Sprinkler Temperature Ratings.
4.2 Tube.
4.3 Listed or Labeled.
4.4 Smoke Alarms.
4.5 Documentation.
4.6 Qualifications.
Chapter 5 System Components
5.1 General.
5.2 Aboveground Pipe and Equipment.
5.3 Underground Pipe.
5.4 Pre-Engineered Systems.
Chapter 6 Water Supply
6.1 General Provisions.
6.2 Water Supply Sources.
6.3 Multipurpose Piping System.
6.4 Manufactured Home Water Supply.
6.5 Common Supply Pipes.
Chapter 7 Installation
7.1 Valves.
7.2 Drains and Test Connections.
7.3 Pressure Gauges.
7.4 Piping Support.
7.5 Sprinklers.
7.6 Alarms.
7.7 Attics.
Chapter 8 Sprinkler Position and Location
8.1 Design Criteria.
8.2 Position of Sprinklers.
8.3 Location of Sprinklers.
Chapter 9 Protection from Freezing
9.1 System Types.
9.2 Antifreeze Systems.
9.3 Dry Pipe and Preaction Systems.
Chapter 10 Discharge and Hydraulic Calculations
10.1 Design Discharge.
10.2 Number of Design Sprinklers.
10.3 Piping Configurations.
10.4 Pipe Sizing.
Chapter 11 System Acceptance
11.1 General.
11.2 Acceptance Tests.
Chapter 12 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
12.1 General.
12.2 Inspections and Tests.
12.3 Maintenance.
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Informational References