Re: Fire Suppression - Stupid question????
From what I have researched, most follow a similar pattern.
HD governs food safety, and cleanliness.
But have no actual jurisdiction over the other areas.... electrical, plumbing, fire safety.
Although, that will not stop them from giving their opinion.
So as far as THEY are concerned, no THEY may not require a hood.
But fire & safety, or fire commissioner may say different.
HD will have no clue ( or at least very little clue ) about what is or is not allowed by code for another department.
I know that where I am, if you have propane for anything, then you need an approved hood and extraction fan.
All based on your BTU's.
Because you cannot burn propane in an enclosed space without the air exchange.
And that means a fire suppression system as well.
Where I am, all of it can only be done by certified installers.
Gas guy for all the propane lines and connections.
Approved guys for the hood and fan.
Fire suppression guys.
So 3 different sets of people required.
PLUS the inspectors.
and about 25 grand.