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nyc - 3 Family - Adding laundry area for tenants in Cellar.

rajman

Hello All,

I am looking to add laundry area in Cellar of a 3 Family for Tenants to use. Currently the building has sprinklers in lobby and each floor as per NYC code. If placing laundry in cellar do I need to add additional sprinklers downstairs..

Thanks,

Pooja


 
Sep 14, 18 2:08 pm
Non Sequitur

Maybe.

Hire an architect if you want a real answer.

Sep 14, 18 2:43 pm
G4tor

yes.... wait, no..... wait, maybe..... 

While i try to determine the correct answer, you can peruse the NYC building code in the mean time to see if you can find the answers yourself: https://www2.iccsafe.org/states/newyorkcity/Building/Building-Frameset.html


Sep 14, 18 4:43 pm
rajman

Thank you for the link.

G4tor

No problem. I would charge you for my consulting fees but since you're so cordial. I'll let it slide this time around.

Volunteer

Dryers occasionally catch fire. What happens to your building, and the people in it, if an unattended dryer catches fire?

Sep 14, 18 4:54 pm
rajman

I notice their is a sprinkler in the cellar stairs.

BulgarBlogger

Check NFPA 13R. Laundry Rooms are required to have sprinkler heads. You could theoretically put a washer and dryer inside of a bathroom that is under 55 square feet and get away with not putting a sprinkler head down there...

Sep 16, 18 12:37 pm

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