I have a kitchen chandelier that must be moved about 8" to center it
over the table. My builder said it can't be moved because that would
put it in the same joist bay as a sprinkler pipe and head, which would
not comply with building code requirements. There is not enough room
to move the table. Does anybody have a suggestion how we can get our
Sure, if it hangs on a chain just put a hook to the side
where you want it. You may have to add chain and wiring.
If it has a bar or other solid mount, you could probably
convert it to a chain hanging. Otherwise, your choice is a
different chandelier with chain mounting.
Some jurisdictions now require sprinklers in new
homes. I've heard (and can't verify) that the
sprinklers do little as far as safety for the
homeowner but the percentage of malfunctions
leading to flooding is a problem. I am supposing
the sprinklers make things safer for the firemen,
: Some jurisdictions now require sprinklers in new
: homes. I've heard (and can't verify) that the
: sprinklers do little as far as safety for the
: homeowner but the percentage of malfunctions
: leading to flooding is a problem. I am supposing
: the sprinklers make things safer for the firemen,
Don't most home fires start in either the kitchen or garage?
I've toyed with the idea of installing a sprinkler system in the garage...
Were do you get that lovely bit of disinformation? In the 100 plus
years that the australian government has been tracking the performance
of automatic sprinklers they have had no fire deaths under a working
automatic sprinkler system. In US experience there has never been a
multiple death fire; three or more fatalities: in a space that was
protected by a working automatic sprinkler system. A study by the
Maryland State Fire Marshal found that more than half of the states fire
deaths would be averted if sprinkler protection was universal.
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