Fire protection in plenum space

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 Question by Rick Nicholson posted 16 Oct 2005
 Fire protection in plenum space
If you provide fire protection in the plenum space, such as a fire sprinkler system that meets NFPA 13 standards, are you required to have plenum rated materials installed in the plenum space? Also, if conducting a fire and life safety inspection of the plenum space and you see or find non-rated materials in the plenum, are the building owner required to remove such materials to meet the codes?
Thank you for your time.
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 16 Oct 2005
Dear Rick,

This is going to depend on your local and needs to asked to the AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction). On they can provide this answer.

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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