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Opinion: Audible and visual alarms

Inquiry: 

99-10

Subject: 

Audible and visual alarms

Code:

1998 SBC/1997 Uniform Building Code,  1341.0405, Item N

Submitted By:

Minnesota Building Officials Uniformity Committee

Approved By:

Thomas R. Joachim, State Building Official

Issue Date: 

July 28, 1999 

Question:  

Does the installation of the water flow alarm, in a normally occupied location inside the building per section 904.3.2, necessitate the installation of audible and visual alarms in the additional locations described in Minnesota Rule Part 1341.0405, Item N? 

Answer:

No. The flow alarm only requires an audible alarm to be installed at a normally occupied location. The locations described in MSBC 1341.0405, Item N are intended for full fire alarm systems.

Approved by the Building Codes and Standards Interpretation Committee

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