Re: Ansul hood in the common house kitchen
From: Paul Harrington (
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2021 13:53:29 -0700 (PDT)
This is a great example of how such issues are determined by the AHJ. 
“Authority Having Jurisdiction”. It is usually the fire official and there are 
many variables. Emails like Mark’s might give you some ideas but ultimately you 
will have to work with the building and fire department that are approving your 

> On Jun 1, 2021, at 12:06 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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