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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)
5/3/2013 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Private Residence, 5435 Cordillera Ct: single family home - hillside Date of Plans: 4.22.13 This plan review is based on the requirements found within the adopted Editions of the International Building Code, International Fire Code and the related Standards.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 3) HEAD EXTENDERS: BE ADVISED: Head Extenders are not allowed in the City of Colorado Springs.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 6) The fire sprinkler system is being installed by: FENTON PLUMBING 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: WET PIPE - MULTIPURPOSE Type of head (s): RESIDENTIAL K=4.9 TEMP 155 Design Density: 0.05 Design Area: 2 HEADS Adjustments: NONE
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 10) WATER SUPPLY/SYSTEM DEMAND INFORMATION: The Water Flow Calculation show a water supply of having a --75--- PSI Static (AT PRV); 20 PSI Residual; ---300-- GPM Flow. Sprinkler Demand of --26--- gpm, including ---N/A-- hose demand, at ---49-- psi is needed at the SYSTEM GAGE All hydraulic designed systems are to have the Hydraulic Placard information sign secured to the sprinkler riser.
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) 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) 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(MULTIPURPOSE) WARNING SIGN A warning sign, with minimum inch letter shall be affixed to the main shutoff valve and shall state the following: WARNING: The water system for this home supplies fire sprinklers that required certain flows and pressure to fight a fire. Devices that restrict the flow or decrease the pressure or automatically shut off the water to the fire sprinkler system such as water softeners, filtration systems and automatic shutoff valves, shall not be added to this system without a review of the fire sprinkler system by a fire protection specialist. Do not remove this sign.
FYI(MULTIPURPOSE) INSPECTIONS 1. VISUAL INSPECTION: Sprinkler locations will be visually inspected and approved to ensure installation is per approved plans and any deviations do not exceed listing limitations. Piping and supports shall be in accordance with the locally adopted plumbing code and will be verified by the plumbing inspector. 2. HYDROSTATIC TEST: The systems shall be hydrostatically tested at normal system operating pressure, in accordance with the locally adopted plumbing code. Hydrostatic testing will be verified by the plumbing inspector. 3. BUCKET TEST: All systems designed and installed in accordance to NFPA 13D shall undergo a bucket test which will be witnessed by the fire inspector.
FYI(MULTIPURPOSE) COMPLETION DOCUMENTS 1. An owner's manual and installation instructions covering the multipurpose sprinkler system equipment. This information is to include instruction on inspecting, testing and maintaining the system. 2. A copy of the completed Fire Sprinkler System Installer's Certificate. 3. Permanent records such as hydraulic nameplate and general information sign shall be provided.
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 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 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 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) AS-BUILT PLANS All deviations from approved plans shall be documented and submitted to CSFD for archival. Reviews will not be conducted on as-builts, unless specifically required by the fire inspector, as these field changes are often verified as compliant by the fire inspectors. All as-built plans shall be conspicuously marked as such.
Attention(STANDARD COMMENT) JAH - SCHEUDLING 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. 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)
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) DEW REVIEWER CONTACT: If you have any specific questions or concerns about these comments, please feel free to contact me at: Doreen "Dee" Withee, CFPS Fire Protection Engineer II, CSFD 2880 International Circle, Suite 200-7 Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (T) 719-385-7361 / (F) 719-385-7330


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