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 System plans must be picked up within 30 days. All system plans left longer than 30 days will be discarded as abandoned.


Review DateStatusComment(s)
10/10/2012 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Canyon Springs at Soaring Eagles, 4904 Great Owl Pt: new townhome Date of Plans: 10.5.12
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 3) HEAD EXTENDERS: BE ADVISED: Head Extenders are not allowed in the City of Colorado Springs effective Immediately. 1/08
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 6) The fire sprinkler system is being installed by: HYDRO PRO This plan review is based on the requirements found within the adopted International Building Code, International Fire Code, and the 2010 editions of NFPA Standard 13, 13R or 13D as applicable. CSFD does not allow any combustibles into a building until a sprinkler system has passed it's final acceptance test performed by CSFD Inspector's.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 7) SPRINKLER SYSTEM DESIGN: Type of System: ANTIFREEZE - 48% GLYCERIN PREMIX Type of head (s): RESIDENTIAL K=4.9 TEMP 155 Design Density: 0.05 Design Area: 2 HEADS Adjustments: NONE Flex Connections: NOT PERMITTED PRV SET TO 60 PSI OUTLET PRESSURE
Approved/Corrected*****(STANDARD COMMENT 9) The following RED-LINED items are to be corrected prior to final inspection: 1. Calculations showing proper sizing of expansion chamber shall be submitted prior to final inspection.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 10) WATER SUPPLY/SYSTEM DEMAND INFORMATION: The Water Flow Calculation show a water supply of having a 111- PSI Static; 20 PSI Residual; 3500- GPM Flow. System Demand of 36- gpm at 45- psi is needed at the PRV OUTLET; 84 psi is needed at the SOURCE. All hydraulic designed systems are to have the Hydraulic Placard information sign secured to the sprinkler riser.
FYI(13-D) HYDROSTATIC TESTING: All systems shall be tested for leakage at normal system operating water pressure. (NFPA 13D:4.2)
FYI(13-D) BUCKET TEST: All 13-D systems will require a bucket test.
FYI(13-D) ELECTRICAL SUPERVISION IS NOT REQUIRED: Electrical supervision is NOT required. This includes all control valves and water-flow switches that are part of this automatic fire sprinkler system. All control valves are to be secured in an approved manor.
FYI(13-D) LOCAL ALARMS: Local waterflow alarms with facilities for flow testing shall be provided on all sprinkler systems. Alarms shall be clearly audible in all bedrooms over background noise levels while all intervening doors are closed. Smoke detectors installed in accordance with NFPA 72 can be used to accomplish this function. NFPA 13D:7.6)
FYI(13-D) TEMPERATURE RATING: Sprinklers shall be installed in accorance with NFPA 13D Table when installing near specific heat sources.
Attention(13-D) CEILING FANS/LIGHT FIXTURES: Pendent sprinklers shall be located at least 3-ft from obstructions such as ceiling fans and light fixtures. Sidewall sprinklers shall be located at least 5-ft from obstructions such as ceiling fans and light fixtures. Where the area of the fan blades encompasses more than 50% of the area of the plan view, additional sprinklers may be required. (NFPA 13D: and
FYI(13-D) SOFFITS AND CABINETS: Where soffits exceed more than 8-inches in width or projection from the wall, sprinklers shall be installed under the soffit. Sidewall sprinklers shall be permitted to be installed in the face of a soffit located directly over cabinets, were the soffit does not project horizontally more than 12-inches. (NFPA 13D:
FYI(13-D): BATHROOMS: Sprinklers may be omitted from bathrooms that do not exceed 55 sqft in area. (NFPA 13D: 8.6.2)
FYI(13-D) FUEL FIRED EQUIPMENT: When fuel-fired equipment is present in the following areas, at least one quick-response intermediate temperature sprinkler shall be installed above the equipment: Attics Penthouse equipment rooms Elevator machine rooms Concealed spaces dedicated exclusively to and containing only dwelling unit ventilation equipment Elevator Shafts Crawl spaces Floor/ceiling spaces Other concealed spaces not used or intended for living purposes or storage. (NFPA 13D:8.6.5)
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 20) LICENSED INSTALLER: An On-Site Installer shall supervise all on-site work on any fire sprinkler project. This On-Site Installer shall have a current Installer Card issued by RBD, on his person, while on the job site.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 21) PRESSURE-REDUCING DEVICE: The PRV set to ---60-- psi outlet pressure. Insure the related pressure gages and valves required by this section are also provided.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 22) PRESSURE EXCEEDING 100 PSI: System pressure, at the sprinkler heads, is shown to be over 100 psi. Insure the hangers are spaced as required by NFPA 13: BRANCH LINES - Distance between the end sprinkler and the last hanger shall be not over 12 inches. ARMOVERS - lengths of unsupported armover to a sprinkler shall not exceed 12 inches. These end hangers (both uses) are to prevent upward movement of the pipe.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 23) MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS: The approved set of Fire Sprinkler Plans, cut sheets on all equipment being installed, and the installation permit are to be on site for all fire department inspections.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 24) CPVC PIPING: Exposed CPVC piping shall be installed per manufacturer's specifications. Never test the system integrity using air or compressed gas! Compatibility with other building components including insulation, fire caulking, plastic sheeting, and other petroleum based products, shall be verified prior to use with CPVC. Insure the pipe is installed in locations that will help prevent damage caused by physical contact.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) CPVC ROUGH INSPECTIONS: Effectively Immediately: Sprinkler Heads shall not be installed on CPVC piping until CSFD has witnessed a visual rough-inspection of all piping and granted permission to install sprinklers.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 25) STAIRS: Sprinkler protection shall be provided underneath the stairway and/or landings if the area(s) is accessible for storage. (NFPA 13:8.15.3)
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 26) CONCEALED SPACES - This plan did not provide any information on combustible concealed spaces. NFPA 13 requires that "All concealed spaces enclosed wholly or partially by exposed combustible construction shall be protected by sprinklers". There are 12 specific allowances to this section that allow for the omission of sprinklers. If there are combustible concealed areas found during the installation of the system that do not meet the requirements of the 12 allowances, then these areas will be required to be sprinkled. (NFPA 13:8.15.1) IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INSTALLER TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SYSTEM IS INSTALLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STANDARD.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 27) FREEZING CONDITIONS It is the designer's responsibility to provide the building owner with a system design that will continue to function reliably even under adverse temperature conditions. The sprinkler contractor must be conscious of field conditions that may affect the performance of their system, such as drafts, disturbed insulation, installation along exterior walls, etc. and incorporate such conditions into a reliable design.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 31) BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE: The backflow device shown as being installed is a ---AMES 4000B REDUCED PRESSURE--. It is listed for HORIZONTAL installation.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 35) CERTIFICATE OF INSTALLATION: It is the installer's responsibility to certify through this form (attached to the plans) that the system has been properly installed and tested. The form is to be filled out in its entirety PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF THE FIRE INSPECTOR conducting the final inspection and/or acceptance test of the system. FINAL INSPECTIONS WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED WITHOUT THIS FORM BEING COMPLETED.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 36) GENERAL INFORMATION SIGN A general information sign used to identify the system design basis and information relative to the requirements of NFPA 25, shall be provided with a permanently marked weather-proof metal or rigid plastic sign, secured at each system control riser, antifreeze loop and auxiliary control valve. (NFPA 13:24.6)
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 10) INSPECTIONS Due to the dynamic nature of inspectors schedules, PLEASE call your inspection requests in with ample time to allow scheduling. When calling, please have your complete CSFD plan review number(s) ready for each inspection request. ( i.e. 20001234 - HM -2 or 20000012 - CN - 1) The CSFD Approved sets of plans are to be on site for all inspections.
Attention(STANDARD COMMENT) JAH - SCHEUDLING INSPECTIONS: Your assigned inspector is Jeff Hanenberg. Please call 719-385-5982 and choose option 2 to schedule all construction related inspection activities.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 37) ROUGH VISUAL INSPECTIONS: Rough Visual inspections shall be completed PRIOR TO any bucket tests or final inspections.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 38) CONCEALED WORK: The fire sprinkler piping shall not be covered up by walls, sheetrock, ceiling tiles, etc... prior to the CSFD visual inspections of the piping. If the piping is covered, and the inspectors cannot inspect it as is required by Fire Code, the walls,sheetrock, ceiling tiles, etc... will be required to be removed. If this means that finished ceilings will need to be removed, this will be required to be done! (IFC 106.3)
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 39) PLAN REVIEW/PERMIT FEES: All fire department fees are to be paid prior to issuance of any permits. These fees must be paid directly to the Colorado Springs Fire Department - Development Review Enterprise - at 2880 International Circle - Suite 200-7.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) REVIEWS: Colorado Springs Fire Department construction reviews are based upon information provided on the drawings and/or the attached reference material. Issues or features that are not presented within the construction documents are assumed to be complaint with applicable codes/standards. It is the responsibility of the building owner to ensure that minimum code requirement are met as established by the Authority Having Jurisdiction, whether of not the requirements are specifically indicated on the submitted construction documents. The CSFD has reviewed the submittal in accordance with the fire code requirements of the 2003 International Fire Code, CSFD local amendments, City Code Standards, and applicable NFPA Standards. All plan review comments are subject to final on-site field inspections, and testing by the CSFD. Review and approval by the CSFD shall not relieve the applicant of the responsibility of compliance with the International Fire Code. (105.4.4)


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