From the Forum: Is a Separate Water Line Required for a Fire Sprinkler System in a Two-Family Home?

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    Their residential renovation plans, which will include installing a fire sprinkler system, have been filed and approved but the plumber is now raising objections. The approved plans call for a single line to serve the house and the sprinkler system. The plumber has alerted them that the fire department requires a separate water line, even in a two family residence. The architect, engineer and plumber are all disagreeing and the homeowner isn’t sure what to believe.

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