Re: Ansul hood in the common house kitchen
From: Bryan Bowen (
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2021 12:17:26 -0700 (PDT)
Generally it boils down to the mechanical code plans examiner or the fire
marshal. I think I have a copy of an interpretation from our local building
official justifying the use of a regular (non fire suppression hood) in our
co-ops and cohousing projects here in Boulder. I'll try to dig that up.
There was a code change several years ago that made this a more likely

- b


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On Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 1:06 PM Katie Henry <katie-henry [at]> wrote:

> We've just been told that we will "probably" need an Ansul
> fire-suppressant vent hood in our common house kitchen. Has anyone had
> success in appealing this decision? Any tips? We intentionally eliminated
> gas from the common house and switched to induction to reduce the risk of
> needing such a hood. Grrr.
> Katie HenryHeartwood Commons Cohousing, Tulsa, OK
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