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Opinion: Audible and visual alarms




Audible and visual alarms


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 


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? 


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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